Pricing A Wedding Cake With 'dummy' Layers

Decorating By maudie21 Updated 1 Sep 2010 , 10:51pm by maudie21

maudie21 Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 12:53pm
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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.

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Crimsicle Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:01pm
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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.

1234me Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:23pm
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I charge the same price because dummies cost as much to buy as making a cake. icon_smile.gif 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 icon_smile.gif

maudie21 Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 10:51pm
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Thanks for the response / advice. It really helps out alot!!

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