Cake Help Please

Decorating By mommyjones Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 12:44pm by rhoslyn

mommyjones Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 8:30pm
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Okay I have a friend that I am making a cake for her budget is $200 but she said she could pay a little more for it if possible. The cake below is what she wants but no drapes but with the pillars and blue roses. She also wants 4 other cmall cakes next to it seperated by pillars also. Do you tink $250 would be a good rpice to charge or should I charge her $300? I have never made such an elabrate cake before and never made a pricy cake so any advice would be good. Thanks

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PiccoloChellie Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 8:49pm
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How many people does she want to serve?

KHalstead Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 8:54pm
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So basically what she wants is a 3 tiered cake covered in fondant w/ satin ribbon and 3 blue gumpaste roses, plus 4 satellite cakes??

I think $250 is an ok price (for a good friend, if you plan on charging just a little more than ingredient costs) but make her buy the pillar/plate set up and get it to you ahead of time!

I could do a 6",8",10" cake with fondant and gumpaste roses for around $300....but you gotta figure all the ingredients for those other 4 cakes AND the pillars....etc.

Even if you do give her this awesome deal..........make sure she knows what that cake WOULD have cost her!

PiccoloChellie Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 9:08pm
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Okay I just did a little math.
10/6/4 for the tiered cake plus 4 6" satellites. That's about 100ish servings. If it's a *really good* friend I'd do those sizes and those sizes only with fondant, the 3 gumpaste roses, and the gumpaste rose topper for $250. She'd have to supply the pillars and the ribbon.

More guests than 100 would = more $$ in the budget or I couldn't help her.

rhoslyn Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 12:44pm
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I think $250 is the right price for the cake your friend wants, just let her know what price the cake is before you start baking, icon_smile.gif

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