Can anyone let me know if gave too high of a quote? The lady wanted a 2-D purse shaped cake with 45-50 servings. Here is the email I sent her:
-Basic designed 2-D carved cakes feeding 35-45 people(servings depend on how large or small you slice the cake) start at $70.00
-If additional servings are needed, cupcakes can be purchased for $11.00 per dozen or $6.00 per 1/2 dozen. The cupcakes will match the overall colors and theme of the birthday cake.
-The "smash" cake will be free of charge with purchase of birthday cake.
-Delivery is free, up to 15 miles.
Any advice is appreciated!
You mean 3D don't you?
I have only heard it reffered to as 2-d for a cake that will lay flat but be shaped.
WOW! $6 for 6 cupcakes?! A dollar a cupcake?! Can I buy them from you and resell them at my price. Yeah, I wouldn't mind buying the cake purse and resell it at my prices as well. So as you can see I think you seriously underpriced your cake. My 3-D cakes start at $150 & most cupcakes start at $3...for ONE cupcake that is. By the way I have to pay for my gas and keep up the maintence, so delivery is NEVER free.
Your prices are crazy cheap.
If I take a knife to the cake at all, then the price is $5-6 per serving.
Cupcakes are $2.75 for a simple swirl of bc on top. ANYTHING more and it's $3. Some crazy design that I don't particularly want to do are $6-8.
Smash cakes are not free, as I had to buy the flour and eggs to make them. If you've found a supplier of free ingredients, please share the name with the rest of us. It will make my expenses so much more manageable.
And since my car runs on gas and needs an oil change every so often, delivery is never, and will never be, free.
Thank you so much for your help! I have changed all of my prices.
When people ask for a carved cake (I try to avoid using terms like "2-D" and "3-D" because as illustrated above, there is confusion on what those are), I tell them "$150 to start and that's before I even pick up a pencil or find out what you want." It weeds out the "I want a Duff cake for twenty bucks" people.
most definetely! I quote the $150 to start right off the bat before we waste any more of each other's time! My favorite is when they want it to serve like 75 people. And, they want it carved, AND they only wanted to pay like $35.00 for it. lol My biggest struggle of all though is getting people to see that a tiered party cake is no different than a tiered wedding cake. Same work, same cake flavor, icing, details, whatever! I dont' understand why they think a three tiered "party" cake would only be something like $75.00!! I just immediately refer them to someone else. I guess it's up to us to educate them. I really do feel that sometimes those cake shows on t.v. hurt us more than help our businesses because the one thing they never show people is how much people are actually paying for those cakes.