AI had someone ask me if I could still make the cake a quarter sheet. But take of the height n add it to the sides to make it longer but still charge qrtr sheet price.
AWhat's crazy about that? The quantity of cake won't change, it will just be a shorter, wider quarter sheet cake. Am I missing something?
I'm having trouble understanding what you mean.
So instead of stacking the layers, she wants them laid side by side, right? So that it's a just a larger single layer of cake?
That's fine, but shouldn't be the same price. You need a bigger cake board, and the decorating surface just got doubled, so I would charge accordingly.
Sounds like she wants a 1/2 sheet, not a 1/4 sheet. I have separate prices for single layer sheets and double layer filled sheets. Like scrumdiddly says - you should charge extra due to additional supplies (boards/boxes) and more decorations required. Plus 1/4 sheets are relatively easy to handle. 1/2 sheets (especially single layered ones) are very delicate and can break easily - i.e. more of a hassle, i.e. more of a charge!
And wouldn't you need twice the icing? If you start with a 2" layer (untorted or filled) and are now splitting it into 2 - 1" layers, you would need more icing for the top, correct? Is your customer trying to get by with less cake for more people?
AThe half sheet should be priced higher. Our quarter sheet cake with 2 layers has a starting price of $69, and a half-sheet single layer starts at $84.