What To Charge For A 3 Tier Cake - Sweet 16?

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 25 Jun 2009 , 1:36am by indydebi

mom2my3girlz Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:55pm
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my friend has an oder for a sweet sixteen cake for 150 people at least 3 tiers. All fondont cover with roses and swags draping down. Gold and Green colors. she has no idea. I thought maybe 200.00. What would you charge?

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SJ169 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:07pm
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hmm I would charge maybe closer to 300 .. i am doing a two tier fondant cake with polka dots all over it and i am charging 140 for that

SJ169 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:08pm
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i mean if you only charge 200 for 150 people thats only .75cents per serving.

dahir Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:09pm
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If you add that up per slice it is only $1.33 per serving. That's cheaper that a cupcake. How good of a friend is she?

Tracy

Renaejrk Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:10pm
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uh, $200? - waaaay too low! LOL - I'm sure you'll get an "earful" from other cc'ers about charging enough hahaha! I don't know where you live and what your prices are around there, but the absolute minimum you should charge for a tiered cake, even as a beginner, is $2-2.50 a serving, then more expensive for more detailed work! $300-375 minimum - and I would charge more for having to make a lot of gumpaste roses. She not only needs to be compensated for her supplies, but this cake will take a lot of time - she needs more than slave wages for it.

Cakeonista Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:10pm
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Technically fondant with that kind of work, roses and swags should be priced at at least $3.50 to $4.00 per slice which makes a significant difference in price. HTH

Renaejrk Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by mariu

Technically fondant with that kind of work, roses and swags should be priced at at least $3.50 to $4.00 per slice which makes a significant difference in price. HTH




I totally agree - I have only done a few actual paid wedding cakes and have only felt comfortable charging $2-2.50 because they were favors and I can't have a legal home bakery here, mostly just stuff for family/friends. I would definitely charge more after doing more cakes and if I actually had a business. thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 1:36am
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YOu charge the same as you would for a wedding cake. Same cake ... same work ... same price.

150 servings times my $3.50 per serving = $525

You're making cake to feed ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PEOPLE!!

Other Options? Take all 150 to Bravo's and pay $6.99 for a piece of cake. That'll cost her way more than two hundred bucks!

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