Just got an email from either a prospective bride looking for a cake for 50. I was thinking of doing a 10"x3", 6"x3", (52 servings) and 4"x3" (anniversary tier).
I haven't yet quoted an estimate...because I'm curious what the general consensus on this one would be.
How much would you charge?
is it buttercream or fondant? on here, the lowest standard prices are about $2 for bc, $2.50 for fondant - and those are cheap. and then its extra if she wants to get fancier.
of course it all depends on your area your costs etc etc.
$250. If I liked her, I might deliver for free, but my base price is $5 per serving.
To begin with, wedding cakes are 4" tall. It's the standard in the wedding biz, and the standard for every cutting chart I've ever seen.
That said, the Wilton wedding cutting chart - which is the only chart you should use - would give you the option of a 10" square on the bottom and either a 6" round or square on top for the anniversary tier.
Frankly I'd upsell her to three tier round serving 64, not counting the top tier.
Base price for bc only for me is $3 per serving, $10 per tier equipment fee and $50 basic delivery.