Pricing For A Wedding Cake And Sheet Cake

Decorating By cacakes Updated 12 May 2010 , 12:30am by JanH

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cacakes Posted 10 May 2010 , 8:36pm
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So I'm new to the cake decorating business and I already have a couple orders. My question for the professionals is what kind of pricing do you use? I have an order for a wedding cake and a graduation cake both for 100 people. Would you price them the same? The wedding cake is 3 tier's, two layers each, with a filling. But the sheet cake is just one layer with no fillings.

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leah_s Posted 10 May 2010 , 8:54pm
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You didn't work out your projected costs and pricing when you did your business plan?

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flamingobaker Posted 10 May 2010 , 9:13pm
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I do price a sheet cake (1 layer) differently than 2 layer cakes. But you have to figure out your cost of materials, your time and your area, and work from that point.

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leily Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:31am
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All of my prices are per 8 cubic inches of cake. So either 1x2x4 or 2x2x2. I do have a different price for a 2" high cake than a 4" high cake, but i also include fillings in the 4" tall cake and typically torte them too. I do NOT fill 2" high cakes.

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JanH Posted 12 May 2010 , 12:30am
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..moving to Cake Decorating forum.

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