I received an e-mail about a wedding cake and I am not sure what is customary... here is what was written
"First, can you match a cake I've found on the internet? Also, a couple of places I've found do not charge for the top layer that is saved for the year anniversary. Do you include this layer on top of the prices/sizes listed or is that layer part of your serving estimates?"
Okay so I can answer the first question but the second caught me off guard. Do you include the top layer in the quote if they are not going to serve it? Please help.
It's your choice. Some people charge for the entire cake, some give away the top tier. There's no hard and fast rule.
Personally, I charge for the whole cake - top tier as well. But, I throw in a small cake for the wedding couple to eat later that night and a coupon for a free small cake on their one year anniversary.
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