She wants the below cake. We have gone back and forth for about 2 weeks now on the sizes, but she finally decided she wants the bottom tier 12 that will taper into an 11, the middle tier an 8, and the popcorn bag to be 6X4 inches. FYI, the height of all my cakes are standard 4 inch tiers. Anything more than that, you pay for it. So last night, I get the following email:
"The bottom tier will have 2 cakes stacked on top of each other to make the elephant drum, right? So, it would make that tier 8 inches tall, the middle tier about 4 and the popcorn bag about 6 inches tall? Which would make the entire cake about 18 inches tall?"
So basically for the height of the cake, she wants the bottom tier to be 8 inches, the middle 4 and the bag 6. So I replied with this:
"The elephant drum won't be 8 inches tall, it will be around 4-5. If you want it 8 inches, there's an extra charge for the extra cake. The popcorn bag will also be about 4 inches tall. In the photo, all the tiers are the same height for symmetry, so it would be the same case here. Right now, everything will be 4 inches. The price I quoted you was for 4 inches, so anything taller than that will be a percentage more. If you want 6 inches, it will be 1.5 times (50%) more per slice, and for the 8 inches, 2 times (100%) more per slice."
And then today she said this:
"I have a quick question, and Iâm sorry this is getting too complicated. Iâm just confused. Itâs sounding like to me the total height of the cake will be about 12 -13 inches. Which is the height of a rulerâ¦.and when I held it upâ¦it just seems way too small. Also, is each tier a double layer cake and how tall was the cake you made for Jacksonâs birthday (Mistyâs son)?"
I really want to help this woman, but I am afraid her expectations are completely unrealistic when it comes to what should be standard on this cake. 8 inches tall seems like a huge cake. Can anyone help?
As a side note, if any of you remember the shame spiral of the Spider Man cake several months ago, the same person that referred that client has referred this one. So........I have to do a really great job so I don't lose her business forever.