I recently took the plunge into the world of the topsy turvy cake and now I have several orders for them (who knew?) The question is, how on earth do you price them??? Any thoughts?
I just charged $4.50/serving (NY) for any 3D cake.
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.
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?)