I'm 15 1/2 and I love to decorate cakes but I have not really made a lot of big cakes and I'm not sure how much will feed how many people.
I am making a cake (for a family friend but she is paying me) for the rehearsal dinner of a wedding There will be 20 people, but I have been requested to make the servings more "ample" with some leftovers. I was guessing to go with 25-30 servings but I'm not sure how much cake to make to feed that quantity of people. I will be making a square cake and I was thinking 2 tall layers (2 inches each) but what size pan would be best?
Also for pricing, how much should I charge for a cake this size? Obviously I'll need to be compensated for materials + some for my time but approximately what would be a good benchmark price? The cake will be a black and white cake (striped or checkerboard) with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream decorated in fondant, gumpaste, and chocolate.
Thank you for any advice you may have to offer!
A 9" would be a good size.
Cake Sizing Charts:
How to Price:
thanks for the sizing chart, I'll do a 10 inch square
but the link for the pricing scheme doesn't work.. can you try reposting?
Here is the pricing advice link again, look for the responses by TexasSugar, she gives some great insight.