I have a customer who wants a carved Jordan Shoe cake sitting on top of a shoe box. I would use a 12x18 for the shoe (54 servings) and an 11x15 for the box (35 servings)
So I have a total of 89 servings before carving.
For fondant I start at $4.00/serve which would put it at $356. This seems insane to me! My cost for for the cake supplies would be MAX of $70 if I order fondant which I would for this as it's more stable than my homemade. And time should take 9-12 hrs max. Which would put me at $23-31/hr minus a little overhead. I guess when I break it down it's not completely outrageous but let me know your thoughts....
SOO your think its odd to get the amount of money you should be getting?
ADon't forget your profit margin. If you have a 25% markup, a price of $356 leaves you $285 for your ingredients, labor, and overhead.
Why do you have a $4 per serving then?
if someone wants a wedding cake for 90 servings would you also say that $360 is insane?
Also your cost is not $70, its way more than that if you take everything into account. Its not just the flour & eggs, its ALL the overheads that makes up the cost of a cake.