I was recently asked to make a cake for a small wedding. The couple just wants the top tier to be real cake and the rest to be ' dummy' layers. I have no idea what to charge for a mostly 'dummy' cake. Any advice would be appreciated.
To me, a dummy cake is just as much work - and in some ways more work - than a "real" cake. I would rather not do them and therefore charge the same price. For ME, the only place they are justified is when the structure needs a firmer foundation than cake will provide.
I charge the same price because dummies cost as much to buy as making a cake. Then you are still using buttercream/fondant to cover it just like you would a regular cake. they want a dummy for dramatic look, they pay
Thanks for the response / advice. It really helps out alot!!