I have a request to make this cake large enough to serve 100 people. Since I'm relativley new to the commercial side of caking, I'm a chicken when it comes to pricing and like so many others, tend to under-charge.
What price tag would you put on this?
I can't get the picture to upload, but it's two books stacked with a graduation cap on top. I am going to keep trying to get it to load-sorry
Do you have info on details? Design? Sculpted? using fondant? Etc
I borrowed a picture from another CC'er that is the same design and included the link in my original post. I would use fondant and it doesn't appear to be too much carving, although I haven't attempted this one yet!
Here is your image:
do you have a price per serving you use?
i usually start with 4 per serving then see if i can make the cake within that amount of cake... but i tell clients that if they want a design that requires more cake to be able to carve/ to get the given design... i charge them for the full amount of cake i start with
check out this topic on how to price cakes. There is a lot of variables, mainly where you live (which will dictate the prices you pay for ingredients), your recipes, what your skill level is, and what your competition is charging.
$330-400 minimum... with my pricing structure. I'm gue That's a lot of cake! Hope that helps!
I agree, for 100 people that would be at least $350 to $400. You've really got to figure it out based on estimated cost of materials and the time it will take you to make. Our shaped cakes are priced higher than basic or tiered cakes.
Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all of your help!