I am wanting other opinions regarding pricing of this cake. It was two 8-inch layers, buttercream icing and 35 royal roses. Do you think $50 is too much to ask?
Depending which serving chart you use...If you used Wiltons Wedding serving guide a 2 layer 8 in cake would yield 25 servings. That's a 1 in X 2 in slice. That equals to $2 a serving. I think $2 a serving is probably the average rate. (here in no wheresville, not sure on your location) However I do not sell cakes, so I really don't know if I've helped at all. Hopefully someone more qualified will come along and share their input.
BillieH said it just fine. In some areas, $2 per serving is the norm, while other areas $3.50 per serving could be a more customary minimum. There are areas that can also charge through the roof between $7 - $14 per serving... it's all relative to your location and what others are willing to pay for your creations.
With something like this, do you charge extra for the roses?
I don't think you should charge extra for BC or RI roses.
How much does it cost you to do it? How many time is involved? How much is your time worth? And how much profit do you want to make?
Those are things you need to ask yourself when pricing.
I wouldn't charge extra for the royal or buttercream roses. They really don't take that long, and chances are with that many you aren't going to have to spend alot of extra time on other decorations.
They really don't take that long, and chances are with that many you aren't going to have to spend alot of extra time on other decorations.
Exactly. If you're charging for a decorated cake, it should be included. Afterall, what else would they get if it didn't have basic decorating on it? (Otherwise, it would be a plain iced cake and it would cost a lot less.) I think you should only charge extra for more time-consuming options like gumpaste flowers, figures, extreme piping, etc.