How On Earth Do I Price A Topsy Turvy Cake??

Decorating By bobwonderbuns Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 4:13pm by bobwonderbuns

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 1:43pm
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Hi Everyone!

I recently took the plunge into the world of the topsy turvy cake and now I have several orders for them (who knew?) icon_lol.gif The question is, how on earth do you price them??? Any thoughts?

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bakingpw Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:33pm
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I just charged $4.50/serving (NY) for any 3D cake.

Doug Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:42pm
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take your regular per serving charge for a standard fondant cake and add a PITA surcharge.

I suggest minimum of 20% to 25% more. Even 1/3 (33%) more would not be unreasonable

Ex. -- current fondant is $3/serving would range from $3.60 (20%) to $4 (33%).

As bakingpw pointed out -- good idea to have a fee for any 3D cake and topsy turvey certainly is a specialty 3D cake.

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:13pm
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Okay then this brings me to my next question -- how to figure out how many servings in a topsy turvy? For example if the bottom tier is a 10, 9 and 8 x 2 cakes, and the top tier is 8, 7 and 6 inch cakes, would I add the total servings for an 8, 7 and 6 inch cake and call that the servings for that tier? (Does that make sense?)

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