How Much To Charge For A Cake Dummy?

Decorating By SugarMama5 Updated 1 Dec 2010 , 10:30pm by SugarMama5

SugarMama5 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 9:39pm
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I have a customer who wants a 2 tiered wedding cake (16 inch and 14 inch) and wants the top tier to be a dummy tier. Both tiers are going to be covered with fondant. I was thinking I should charge the same as if it were actual cake. I think it will cost the same, or close to the same amount and I know it will take as much time and effort to make it look good as it would for regular cake. Am I OK to do this? Or should I be charging less? What do you think??

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jason_kraft Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 10:13pm
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Many people use the guideline of charging 80% of the cost of the real tier.

BluntlySpeakingKarma Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 10:13pm
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We don't charge any less. But I am so very curious as to the reason for the size of that cake? Are you adding a gigantic topper to it?

SugarMama5 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by KarmaCakes10

We don't charge any less. But I am so very curious as to the reason for the size of that cake? Are you adding a gigantic topper to it?




That's what I thought. The bride has changed her mind a million times in the past 2 months about what she wants. I'm not sure what is behind her thinking on this, but if she wants me to make it, I'll make it. icon_wink.gif

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