Have No Idea What To Charge!

Decorating By MomLittr Updated 11 Mar 2009 , 7:30pm by MomLittr

MomLittr Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 11:09pm
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I have been asked to make a fondant-covered, "topsy turvy" cake to feed 50 people. Anyone of you who do these, what is the going rate? For 50 people, can I do it in 3 layers (what sizes do you recommend)?

Am new at this type of cake and want to price fairly. Thanks!


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1dessertdiva Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 11:41pm
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I have done quite a few, I charge a base price (wedding cake charge) and add 50% for fondant and 30% for sculpted or carved depending on complexity of detail.
The topsey turvey wedding cake I did last weekend was around 470.00, however the Quincera cake was 195.00 (again degree of difficulty)

Also I use more cake for topsey turvey 3 layers instead of 2 therefore more cake is being consumed.

Best of Luck!!


MomLittr Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 10:55am
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I was thinking of charging around $3.50 per serving, making the cake $175.00 for a 50 serving cake. Don't know if the one who asked realizes this will not be cheap.


MomLittr Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 7:30pm
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Now she wants a quote for the topsy-turvy cake, both a 50 serving (2 layers) or 100 serving (3 layers). Is $3.50 per serving fair for this type of thing? I really don't have a base price because I have never done anything other than birthday cakes for friends. I am afraid that if I double the price for the bigger cake, it will be out of her range - am actually only adding the smallest layer if I go three high.

Please, what do you charge for a topsy-turvy cake? I need to get back to her tomorrow.


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