Wow, you guys! These cakes are AWESOME!!
I've only ever made cakes for family parties or hubby's unit functions (we donated the cakes... big mistake!) and I have no idea what I would charge in "the real world". Could you give me your opinions on what you think I should price these as when showing them to prospective clients?
Fire Truck cake
19-22? hours start to finish, satin ice fondant and hand modeling/painting. It was like 5x5x20. We had at least 15 people at the party and it probably could have fed 25-30, because the slices were HUGE. I layered WASC and devil's food and used homemade butter cream under the frosting
Royal flush cake, 20 x 24 inches
WASC, MMf, homemade butter cream, hand painted/carved. This was only one layer. I don't know how many it served, because people at hubby's unit function didn't want me to cut it. I ended up with a LOT of cake left over. I was upset. I don't know how long it took, because I also did the next cake at the same time for the same function (but the assembling, carving and covering took much longer than the painting.... hell... the painting was the EASY part! lol)
DOPS cake, 11 x 17 inches
1 layer, WASC, MMF and homemade buttercream Handpainted.
Again, layered WASC, MMF, Butter cream. Rice crispie treats for the engines. Hand painted with specialty cake board. It took about the same amount of time as the fire truck when you add in making the fondant as opposed to buying it and creating/painting the cake board.
The (cake) fusilage was 4 x 4 x 22? Served the whole party and we had approx 30? people therer?