AI figured I would just start a new thread. This will be my first wedding cake and I am having trouble with pricing and sizing she needs to feed around 150 people
i would charge about $5 - $6 a serving plus delivery & tax give or take -- i'm in the u.s.
14x11x8x5 is just over 150
AOh sorry forgot to put that she wants it to be 3 tiers will that not work then? And I have 3 inch deep pans
13x10x7 square is about 160 --
to get 150 servings done in a round 3-tier it goes way under or way over
ASo if I went for the 4 tiers and went 5$ per serving it would be 750 plus my time or would that be all together. I'm sorry if that's a stupid question. I have only done birthday cakes. I don't wanna to over or under sell the cake.
Atypically the 'hourly rate' is included in the $750 -- a lot of home bakers are woefully slow so i've never figured out how they come by these fantastic hourly rates -- but that's just me --
so the object of the game is to be as efficient as possible so that your hourly rate can increase as you become more efficient/ faster
your pricing should be at or above the priciest shop in your area ideally
this is your first wedding cake so i'm tossing out possible goals to attain