i don't believe that 45$ is a outrageous price, but it might be to high a little...is't a 3D cake (even if it's a wilton pan cake), frosted in ganache, fondant decorations, spider figurine etc...i think that 35$ is a good price...it's 3$ per serving.
When i go to a restorant, i buy a piece of cake for 3.50-4$ and it's not even decorated.
I guess, it's also depends on your location.
It's only my point of view :)
I made some cakes that have that sharp edge before...in buttercream and ganache. I found a tutorial on youtube and I also took a craftsy class...here's a picture...I'll try to find that tutorial for you :)
I think I read somewhere that you sould calculate 1.5 cupcake per person...so for 80 peoples, you should bake 120 cupcakes...but that might be exagerated!
Maybe 10 extra, so 90 cupcakes...some people will get more then one!
I'm not a pro, but i think that you could overmix a cake batter.
You need to beat the sugar and butter into a cream, and then add the eggs...at this point you need to beat it a lot!!! That will add lightness to your cake batter, it will add ''air'' to the mixture. Then you add your dry ingredients and liquids. Always finish with the dry ingredients. At this point....do not over beat. I normaly use a spatula at the end to finish mixing my batter.
How was the cake...
I'm making this cake for my nephew in a couple of week.
I'm having trouble finding how to make is arms???
My cake will be covered in fondant...so is arms should also be covered in fondant.
Thank for your suggestions.
I thought of making them in gumpaste, put i'm worried they will fall once in the cake...maybe RK???
I took this picture from the internet, not sure who created it