Hi all! I am wondering if anyone could inform me how you go about pricing 3D cakes. I seem to be getting orders lately and they want anywhere between 5 to 10 servings.. but i cant make a teeny cake. I am about to set a $50 minimum, and work from there. I feel with some designs they may need 1 serving.. yet a hefty design. Oh, i am confused. Help! And thanks for options in advance
P.S. i believe i am one of the only ones in my area who do them, since we live with cows and chickens for 45 minutes either way. 3D seems to be the rage lately.
You don't price a cake, any cake, based off of the number of servings they need, rather the number of servings they will get from the cake.
Yeah they may only want a cake for 10 people, but sorry, most 3d cakes have to be made bigger to be able to accomplish the design. So I would let them know, if you want this design the smallest cake I can make you serves this many, and is xyz dollars.
Honestly I can't see any craved cake I would make for $50. The smallest single cake I'll bake (8in round) would be $72 in butter cream. That doesn't even count for the extra labor of craving and such.
I charge $5.00 a serving for 3D Cakes with a minimum of $100.00.That being said most of my designs are $150.00 and up..And your are right..You can't make a 3D cakes for 10 people...if they want an elaborate design you are paying for the time,etc it takes to carve a 3D cake not necessarily the serving amount...