I have been so stumped about pricing with the recent surge in people wanting unique tiered or shaped special occasion cakes. I decided to set a base price of $60 for anything I have to carve or anything 2-tier and I was thinking $100 base for a 3-tier, I honestly (and maybe I am wrong) but I can't imagine even wal-mart does a 3-tier cake of any sort for less than $100, yet people really want to pay $100 for a birthday cake, really?
I don't know, my wedding cake pricing I have very straightforward it includes any of my 30 flavors, fillings, any design pretty much, I send brides a pricing and policy list and try very hard to keep it straight forward and clear.
What is the most frsutrating is that I find myself taking more time at times on a $60 birthday cake than I do on my $400 wedding cakes, yet if I want the extra income from special occasion cakes...
I have been in business 12 years and when I opened I did anything anyone wanted, last minute, etc. Than after a few years I decided to not do special occasion cakes except for a few customers that had built a reputation with me, and just concentrate on weddings.
Last year I hired a couple of interns and started increasiny my special occasion workload adding it on my website, etc. to pay for my extra help, but the pricing is so perplexing to me...
Anyone want to share their policies?
Thank you, Tamara