I might get my first paying customer. They want a quinceñara cake. They want it to feed around 150 people. Any advice on how to charge?
They want a 3 tier, with fresh flowers for decoration.
Thank You very much
cake is cake is cake.
what's the going rate at independent - stand alone bakeries?
$2/serving? $3 $4 -- match them -- not WalMart et. al.
You are doing custom work not mass produced.
Considering the backyard your in (Chicago) -- I'm betting you would be in the $3 or even $4/serving range.
so that would be $450-$600.
you can add more for the fondant
and they, not you, should buy the flowers -- otherwise that becomes another separate charge in addition to the cake
She said that she had a bakery that was going to charge 150 for a simple cake. What u think?
sounds: WalMart or similar OR not legal.
tiers stacked or sheet cake
flowers provided by bakery? or her?
she's baiting you to lower your price.
$1/serving won't even cover all your expenses and your time.
Hi Illinois People! Yeah! I charge between 1.50/slice, not including decorations or cake stands, it is a cake mix and buttercream that has no butter to up to $10.00/slice and up for cakes completely covered in fondant, specail made from scratch and fondant flowers. My average charge is $2.50 to $3.00/slice, I always ask about their budget first then show them my rates, have them choose what is afforable for them. I do not make fondant cakes for $1.50 or 2.00/slice. I'm finding a lot of people want that. I live South of Chicago. HTH