congrats on #2!!
i think you won't be able to get that profile with those sizes
i think you need cakes that are two inches in difference not 4 inches
10x8x6 or whatever
but the four inch difference will leave a ledge i think
and on the price--$3 is respectable--on the low side but
you know what's what in your area
be careful to not underprice
if you are making the non-edible butterflies then consider charging a bit for those
Thank you so much! 10-8-6 is a better idea do you think the layers in the picture are 2" or 1"?
usually tier sizes are determined by the quantity needed to serve the guests
the guest count
but all i meant was the cake in the picture probably has a two inch difference from tier to tier that then creates a one inch ledge showing all the way around where then the next cake is place on top
so you first proposed a 4 inch difference that leaves a two inch ledge and part of that two inch ledge would show i think
i just gave an example--so you need to determine the size by all those factors--not by my example of ledge size
a 14x10x7 is much bigger than a 10x8x6
To me the bottom layer looks 4", then 2" and 2". Guessed looking at the flowers.
Of course! It just so happens that those sizes would work for the estimated amount of people at the reception too :) The other sizes were a bit over estimated.
AHow much will you be spending on ingredients for the cake? How many hours will it take you to complete? What is your overhead cost on a per-order basis?
is the picture of a two tier cake?
Yes it is 2 tier I believe. It looks a little deceiving with the change from purple to white in the roses don't it? I think I will go with $3.50 a serving and that should cover both my time and ingredients and local delivery/setup fee. Thank you everyone for helping me sort my thoughts on this lol sometimes I just need to speak out loud and then I solve my own problem with a few responses so thank you again!
Would be interested to hear the total
worthpinning: My bride needs 90 servings so we are looking at 12"10"8"6" with the 6" being the anniversary tier (servings based of Earlenes Cake Serving Chart).
$3.50 x 98 sevings (I charge for anniversary tier)
+ $50.00 delivery/setup
What are your thoughts?
AWhat is the $3.50/serving figure based on?
That design is soooooooo easy, that your time factor will be minimal............. I'd do it for $2.50 wholesale and make a decent profit.
May I ask what frosting you used for your flowers? Just beautiful!
AI follow you for $3.50 *98 but am lost as to the 25% charge?
How much will you be spending on ingredients for the cake? How many hours will it take you to complete? What is your overhead cost on a per-order basis?
This is key. None of your calculations amount to much if you are not accounting for the exact costs of making your cake!