What Would You Charge? (Pic)

Business By elie Updated 19 Apr 2009 , 9:23pm by elie

elie Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 9:10pm
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What would you charge for a cake like this one for 100 people?

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solascakes Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 9:18pm
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what are the sizes

elie Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 9:23pm
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Hmm, haven't figured that out yet. It has to serve 100. I will probably have to do another tier. I was thinking of giving her a per person price. Thanks in advance!

Mindy1975 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 12:54pm
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If it were a two tiers, and you needed to serve 100, then I would use a
14, 10,......that's about 100 servings. I'm not sure how that will look having two big cakes as the two tiers though. That's the thing...it doesn't get small at the top like what you see in the picture. Another option would be to make the smaller cake, and then have a sheet cake in the kitchen. There are many options there. The cake isn't that hard to duplicate, so I would charge about $200 -$250. For those larger sizes, the 14, and 10. If it were the smaller sizes, like a 10, and 7, then I would charge about $150 -$200. I have to tell you that I live in Central Illinois, and the prices around here are pretty low. Very seldom do you even get orders like that, and wedding cakes usually aren't done over the top. My last one was a 3 tiered simple fondant to serve 100 and I charged $350 for it, and I still got a wierd look from the bride. lol I took a deep breath and just let her think on it for a moment and there was no problem after that. lol I'm sure someone else on here will give you a different price based simply on location. It can vary so much! ahhhhhhhh I wish we could all get paid what Duff gets paid! icon_eek.gif Good luck. It looks like a fun cake!

ccr03 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 10:05pm
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I see the average fondant serving price start at $3.50-$5.50. So based on that, you are looking at $350-$550.

I'm on the lower scale so I would do $350 + $25 for the booties = $375.


Chef_Stef Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 10:50pm
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I'd charge, for 100 sv, with the booties and sign:

In BC with fondant accents: $440.00

In all fondant, $490.00

FromScratch Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 11:55pm
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I'd charge $500 for the cake and $40 for the GP accents and do a 6-9-10 configuration. icon_smile.gif

That should say 6-9-12 rather than 10. I'm leaving it though since it was referenced in another post. icon_biggrin.gif It's been a looooooooong day.

ccr03 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 12:06am
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jkalman, how did you come up with that configuration for 100 ppl? what chart do you use?

FromScratch Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 12:08am
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Oh woops.. I meant 6-9-12.. icon_redface.gif

apparently I use the chart that I got from the flying unicorn... LMAO!! icon_lol.gif

Kitagrl Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 1:54am
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$5/serving using the Wilton party chart.

elie Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 2:01pm
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Thanks for all the great feedback! Now I have a pretty good idea where to start. Thanks for the sizes too, I was kinda lost with that.

elie Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 9:23pm
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Just sent her an email, told her it would be $2.50 per serving with the cake covered in buttercream with fondant decorations, 3 tiers. I also told her if she wants additional flavors (cake, filling) it would be $0.25 extra per serving per flavor. I know it may be on the cheap side, but I figure if I at least make $150, its worth it. Also, she has asked to place a couple more orders for next month, I don't want to scare her away with crazy prices. I'll let you know what she responds.

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