So I have been asked to make a wedding cake. (Hopefully it attached) and I am having a hard time thinking about what to charge for this.
Serve 130 people
Deliver and set up 3 hours away
Basic Flavor and filling
She wants the Bride/Groom to be more personalized and look more like them. I am thinking of just buying Figurines (sp) and personalizing them so they can save them forever.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated
check out this thread on how to price a cake.
Thanks Leily- That helped out. I have just been low balling people so that I could get the experience but now I think I am ready to actually start getting paid for these
i low-balled initally too so I could get experience - and get more orders via word of mouth. But, I have recently come to the realization that my time is worth more than what I was charging, and if someone cannot afford that then I just isnt worth it to me. Because the time I spend on a cake (and we all know they take lots of time), is time that I am not spending with my family, on myself, or whatever. Make it worth your while, otherwise, you will be bitter after all your hard work. and that is never fun....and it should be fun.
Also, re: figurines to look like the bride and groom. I know of someone who does that specifically-and they are as fantastic as she is to work with! She makes them out of polymer clay which the bride/groom can then save as a keepsake. If you are interested, PM me. I cant do people to save my life
don't forget to add a delivery charge. I would charge $100+ for the 3 hour drive. Remember you have to drive 3 hours back for a total of 6 hours + gass $$
Here are two replies I got about pricing an out of town delivery.
Thank you everyone. That helps a lot I know that this is a special time for her and I have known her my whole life but I don't want to get "robbed" on the cost either
kcassano- You are so correct- My time is worth the money and if they don't want to pay for it then I don't want to do the cake Let me see what the girl would like to do and also if I can get some pictures of both of them and I will PM you and see what that lady would charge for the Figures
Thank You all so much!