I'm very new at the cake business and am selling only my second paid cake. It is to feed 40 people and will be two tiers (10" and 6"), buttercream with fondant zebra stripes, a fondant loopy bow, fondant "50" for a woman's birthday, and fondant Beads around the tiers. My standard price for buttercream cakes is $2.00 a serving. Do I charge extra for the bows, etc. or do you all include that in your per serving price? If you do charge extra, can you give me an example of how much? Thanks so much
I do simply because it using gumpaste and fondant costs me more too. Not to mention the time to perfect it and making sure it dries. You should calculate how much extra that would cost you to do those decorations above and beyond the plain buttercream cake as well as your time. Good luck!
I don't charge for each additional element...but I do add money per serving for how much decoration, in general, the cake is. The "busier" the cake, or more detailed, the higher I price it.
I charge $40 for bows.
I don't charge for individual extra items. My price per serving goes up the more elaborate the cake is.
I charge for bows separately. Increasing the price per serving doesn't make sense to me. If I make a bow to go on top of a 6" cake, it's the same bow whether there's one tier below it or 5 tiers below.
Yes, I charge per bow, $20.00 for a regular bow (bow-tie) style and $35-$40 for package style (loopy) bows. Two-toned bows are extra on top of that. Beaded borders are extra as well.