What Would You Charge For This Cake?

Business By txmom9802 Updated 23 Oct 2009 , 12:23pm by Mindy1975

txmom9802 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 10:33pm
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I think it is a 12,10,8, and 6 inch. WASC cake, with buttercream betweeen layers, covered in MMF fondant, fondant accents, they provide flowers. Each tier with 3 layers..

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__Jamie__ Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 10:47pm
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Is there supposed to be a picture? $5.00/serving to start for fondant covered anything from this gal. 130 servings with the sizes you give.

Mindy1975 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 1:42pm
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I'm in the midwest, small town area, so my pricing won't be the same as your pricing. And when you say 3 layers each, please tell me, you are not baking three pans each! I hope you are just torting! I am working on a cake exactly that size this week for a wedding and it is $500. It's a simple fondant covered cake with silk flowers accenting it.

Mike1394 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 2:14pm
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How much did it cost, and how much profit do you want t make?

Mike

txmom9802 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:51am
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I am torting it, I guess I should of said that. (Still a newbie).. First wedding cake too. Very nervous about it working out. The total I have spent is about $130. I am charging them $425. I have done several stacked cakes, but not 4. Another question? Might sound dumb, to you professionals, but should I stack it here first, or at the site? Thanks..

Mindy1975 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 12:23pm
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they can get pretty heavy, but I try to assemble them all at home,if they are just stacked on top of eachother. And I use two dowel rods down the center, not one. For some reason that makes a huge difference for me. I space them about three inches apart. Sometimes, you will get certain designs on cakes, and you almost have to assemble them at home. I can honestly tell you that with each cake you do , it gets better every time, and if this is your first one, then just allow yourself plenty of time, and take your time. Take several breaks in between steps, clean up in between major tasks, and ENJOY YOURSELF. Best of luck to you!

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