I recently posted add to make cakes. Until now I have only made cakes for family and friends. I have received an inquiry about how much I would charge .
I am willing to charge low, as I am new to this. But how low? Also how do I know how much cake to make to feed 35-40 people?
The cakes I have made before are:
chocolate cake with cinnamon and caramel frosting
Vanilla cake with swiss meringue butter-cream
She has asked me if I can make a cake with vanilla frosting and strawberry filling. Does anyone have a recipe they are certain is good for strawberry filling? She also asked me to make cupcakes ' the best flavour you got' ....but I don't really have a wide range.... does anyone have any ideas? recipes?
I truly want to do a good job on this and have always wanted to make cakes for other people but have always been too afraid.
I would appreciate ANY guidance/advice/help/recipe for a newbie. Please help.
Also, how do i plan making this cake for 35-40 people as well as 30 cupcakes for the 24th?
To be honest, I think you should play with recipes before you start taking orders. I don't always feel that a cake that you are getting paid to make is a great time to try out new recipes.
This is a chart that tells you how many servings different size cakes will give you. http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
And this is a thread that will give you some idea of pricing.
You said you are afraid to do cakes for others, what are your fears?
I totally agree with TexasSugar! You need to feel comfortable with what you sell. Taking orders is not the time to experiment. Good luck!