Wedding Cake Pricing Question

Decorating By pumpkinroses Updated 17 May 2009 , 11:08pm by pumpkinroses

pumpkinroses Posted 17 May 2009 , 12:24pm
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A friend of mine came to me to see if I'll make a wedding cake for a friend of hers to feed 120 people for June 27th. I guess the original baker passed away suddenly and now they are scrambling.

I normally only bake for friends and family but I feel for this bride and I have a some time but I don't know how to price a wedding cake.

The cake she wanted is a Hex layers and Round layers. I was thinking a stacked 15" hex with a 12" round, some pillars then the 6" anniversary cake. The cake will be covered in fondant, have a RI crown and Cinderella carriage, a few small gumpaste pumpkins and flowers. (we'll assume a white cake and buttercream filling at this point).

My question is: If a bride came to you, what would you charge for this?

TIA
Nikki

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auntmamie Posted 17 May 2009 , 12:39pm
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126 servings x $4 per serving = $504

That is the minimum I would go for - plus, I would add at least $25 each for the crown and carriage.

diane Posted 17 May 2009 , 10:28pm
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i would start at $500 and then figure in time, and any extras, like fondant etc. thumbs_up.gif

pumpkinroses Posted 17 May 2009 , 11:08pm
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Thanks for the advice.

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