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Charging for Single vs Double Layer Sheet Cake

post #1 of 13
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I hate them, but so many people want them. I know a lot of you charge less per serving for a sheet cake than you do a regular (2-4 layer) cake.

My question:

Do you charge your base price for a double layer sheet cake?

My base price for cakes is $2.75. Gets a layered & filled cake.

Sheet cake is $1.75/serving.

Would you charge $2.75 for a layered/filled sheet cake?
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post #2 of 13
Sure.
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Our base rate is $3...For sheet cakes, that's the one layer with buttercream frosting...They luck out on the filling...Therefore, for a double layer filled we'd charge double.

HTH

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Originally Posted by Sweet_Guys

Our base rate is $3...For sheet cakes, that's the one layer with buttercream frosting...They luck out on the filling...Therefore, for a double layer filled we'd charge double.

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So for a 2 layer quarter sheet it's $6 a serving?

And for a 2 layer 8 or 10 round it's how much?
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We charge $3 per serving for the rounds.
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You know what, I did that wrong.

We charge $3 per serving for our cakes. For a party cake, we use one 2" cake torted in half and the cake yields half as much as a wedding cake. For the wedding cake, we charge $3 per serving but use Earlene's method for cutting the cakes. Those cakes are two 2" cakes with a filling in between the two cakes.

For the sheet cake, we count it as a party cake with just one layer at $3 per slice. If it's two layers with a filling in the middle, it's double the servings at $3 a slice.

Does this clear things up k8? We think we confused you at first. Is it late or something?! icon_smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Sweet_Guys

Our base rate is $3...For sheet cakes, that's the one layer with buttercream frosting...They luck out on the filling...Therefore, for a double layer filled we'd charge double.

HTH

Paul & Peter



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Originally Posted by Sweet_Guys

We charge $3 per serving for the rounds.




Wow.
I mean just charge the $3 and double the servings no?
Same math kinda sorta.

Same number of servings? In double layer as single layer?

You're making me think too hard & my eyes to cross.
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Originally Posted by Sweet_Guys

You know what, I did that wrong.

We charge $3 per serving for our cakes. For a party cake, we use one 2" cake torted in half and the cake yields half as much as a wedding cake. For the wedding cake, we charge $3 per serving but use Earlene's method for cutting the cakes. Those cakes are two 2" cakes with a filling in between the two cakes.

For the sheet cake, we count it as a party cake with just one layer at $3 per slice. If it's two layers with a filling in the middle, it's double the servings at $3 a slice.

Does this clear things up k8? We think we confused you at first. Is it late or something?! icon_smile.gif

Paul & Peter



We did confuse me. icon_lol.gif

But I gotcha now. icon_biggrin.gif

Myself, I just use one size serving. Less for me to deal with--apparently my confusion threshold is low. Not to mention two against one!! lol--And I know some hostesses cut eensy weency servings anyway.
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post #9 of 13
Hello ran into this thread and just realized that I'm probably handing out free cake...lol i hope i understand this, I believe the set base price per slice is doubled if I make 2-2" cakes not matter if its round or not. So if I make one single layer 9x13 and say that it serves 24 and then I add a second layer then it now serves 48? And that's what I would charge. 48 servings?
post #10 of 13

I wouldn't double the price, but I would add more by calculating my costs and figuring out what kind of profit I want to make.  $6.00 a slice for a sheet cake seems hefty, unless it's incredible, which I have indeed seen on this website!!

post #11 of 13
Thank you! icon_smile.gif so if someone says I need a cake for 20 people. It will typically be a single layer cake? Thank you
post #12 of 13

When i make a 9x13x2 or 11x15x2 etc. I usually torte the layers., put delicious fillings in betweeen, etc. decorate as they say. I charge base price for that. If they want another layer, filled ,etc. i add an extra charge for that. Maybe not double the price but certainly its more. If they just want one layer or even two and just b/c inbetween these layers(not torted) then the price is lilttle less than if with filling. If they got the money , then i got the time to do as they wish. Ain,t gonna stand there and bake and torte ,etc for nothing. I don,t like thick layers and then filling etc. I like to torte them and make them so much better tasting. hth I always ask them to let me use fillings. They usually do. I just as soon do what we are calling sheet cakes as any other cake. A good tasting cake , whether it is stacked round, square or whatever is what we all want to produce. My sheet cakes don,t compare to walmart, etc. I don,t use plastic decos . I make all with my hands and cutters, etc. I am proud of every cake i make. I see beautiful sheet cakes here on c/c and sharon zambito has a great dvd on sheet cakes. She is one of the greatest cake decorators out there today.

post #13 of 13
OK I gotcha! I have been automatically giving 4" cakes. But I was not torting each 2" layer just in between the two cakes having only one layer of filling. I will have to try it. I think you're right, it would taste better. So I make 2-2" cakes I would have four layers of cake and three layers of filling, right? Sorry I know I sound like I'm not listening but I am :-/
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