Do You Offer Dessert Cakes?

Business By karenm0712 Updated 1 Sep 2010 , 3:30pm by DefyGravity

karenm0712 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 5:40pm
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I am thinking about offering a line of dessert cakes to my customers but wanted to know a couple of things:

1. If you offer dessert cakes, what flavors do you offer?
2. Do you torte w/3 layers of fillings or just 1 filling?
3. What do you price them out at?

I need a way to bring get more clients and bring in a bit more money....

Thanks!
Karen

16 replies
jason_kraft Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:06pm
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What are "dessert cakes"?

leah_s Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:08pm
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Aren't all cakes for dessert?

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:12pm
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Do you mean cakes that aren't decorated or custom cakes, so for example a chocolate cake with chocolate icing, but no "Happy Birthday" or piping, etc.?

Kiddiekakes Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:28pm
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I think she is referring to the standard type cake that the grocery stores offer (but better..lol) like Black Forest,German Chocolate,Carrot cake etc..I offer 4 types of dessert cakes...BF,Carrot,GC and Oreo.Do I get any orders for them?...not really...I charge way more than the grocery stores and rightfully so...but I haven't had any orders...Boo hoo....

karenm0712 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:58pm
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leah_s - yes, yes, LOL. I guess I should elaborate - by dessert cakes I mean the standard 8 or 9 inch round with no decoration - like what you could buy at your local grocery store or bakery as an after dinner dessert.

Kiddiekakes you got it!

cakesdivine Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 8:39pm
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YES! I have a Dessert Cakes page on my site.

jason_kraft Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 9:58pm
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We offer 8" double layer round cakes for $39 (regular or vegan), $44 (gluten-free), or $49 (vegan, GF, and soy-free). Layers are 2" high and filled with buttercream, premium fillings like ganache or fruit cost $5 extra.

We have several different flavors...besides chocolate and carrot, most of the flavors consist of vanilla batter with an extract added.

About 90% of our business consists of these types of cakes (single tier round or sheet cakes), but most include writing and flowers/balloons or a custom design. Then again, most of our customers cannot serve grocery store cakes due to cross-contamination of allergens.

DefyGravity Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 10:31pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Aren't all cakes for dessert?




Except for when they're breakfast (or am I the only one who has done that?) icon_razz.gif

JulieMN Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 12:22am
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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

Except for when they're breakfast (or am I the only one who has done that?) icon_razz.gif




Ummm....no icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif

_christina_ Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 12:47am
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Yep, me too, Gravity!!

I supply dessert cakes to customers, too. They can order anything. I supply my hubby's Masonic lodge with all their cakes for degrees and occasions. Those are just regular desert cakes but I do try to put something special on them for them.

I also have a customer who regularly buys carrot cakes for his girlfriend so i always throw something on it be it a flower or butterflies. I charge 40 to 50 dollars for them though.

I also make other desserts, too...like whoopie pies, cupcakes, cookies, handmade candy, etc. Keeps things interesting for me!

Kitagrl Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 12:57am
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I don't usually...although I offer 8" tasting cakes for $25 (homestyle iced) for those who are curious about my work before ordering something larger (and if the order is too small for a real "tasting")....and at Thanksgiving and Christmas I've been trying to promote some dessert cakes but so far have not sold too many.

suzylynn58 Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 3:33am
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Yes, I have just added dessert cakes to my menu. Choice of 8" or 10". I have done a couple of different ones in the past just by word of mouth. But they seem to be becoming more popular and they are quick and easy to turn out.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 4:43am
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This is my favorite place to go for desserts. There are pictures here. Maybe you can get some ideas.
http://www.phillipseuropean.com/Desserts.htm

They also sell whole,10" cakes for about $55.

I cannot decide which is my favorite, the Viennese Meringue torte, the Lemon torte, or the Chocolate Raspberry torte. Mmmmm. I think I'll have to stop there on Thursday to take adcantage of their dessert happy hour and get soem treats for my husband's birthday. yum!

Someday I'd like to find some good recipes so I can make these myself.

uniquecreations Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 2:42pm
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I do and that is what I sell the most i have orders pretty much every week for those.

playingwithsugar Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 3:03pm
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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

Aren't all cakes for dessert?



Except for when they're breakfast (or am I the only one who has done that?) icon_razz.gif




Breakfast, lunch, dinner, wherever it fits into my schedule. Along with leftover pizza or chinese food.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

DefyGravity Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 3:30pm
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Good, as long as it isn't just me! icon_lol.gif

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