Need Help Pricing A Wedding Cake And Grooms Cake, Please

Decorating By gingoreilly Updated 2 Nov 2009 , 7:34pm by __Jamie__

gingoreilly Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 6:49pm
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Hi Everyone! I need your help. This is the very first time for me to do a wedding cake. I have been decorating for about 5 years, but always turned down wedding cakes, because they make me really nervous. This cake is going to be for my best friend's sister and need help on pricing. I am going to make a three tiered wedding cake. 14 inch, 10 inch, and 6 inch. It will be lavendar and white and decorated in scroll work. I will probably be adding some gumpaste flowers as well. I will also be making a grooms cake in the shape of a golf bag with fondant golf clubs and white chocolate and chocolate golf balls. I will probably make about 50 golf balls. I will also be transporting the cake 45 miles. I need enough cake to feed 150 people. We haven't discussed flavors yet, but the cake will be iced in buttercream.

How much do you think I should charge?

Your help is appreciated!! Thank you everyone!

Ginger

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indydebi Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 7:13pm
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I looked at your photos .... you've done tiered cakes. Call it birthday, call it wedding, it's all the same process, same pricing method, same assembly method.

cylstrial Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 7:33pm
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I would just go with a price very similar to what your local custom cake shop charges. Just call and ask what they charge for a slice of buttercream. Make sure you specify it's for a wedding.

__Jamie__ Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I looked at your photos .... you've done tiered cakes. Call it birthday, call it wedding, it's all the same process, same pricing method, same assembly method.




Yeppers to that.

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