Originally Posted by QTCakes1
I don't get teh design fee at all since she hasn't had to design ANYTHING. I've heard of it, but then there is actual design work involved.
This her exact response to my asking why she couldn't do it in buttercream and about the design fee. The venue is about 30 minutes from her shop.Her response:
Since the cake will be traveling in warmer weather and a bit of a distance than most of our deliveries it is best done in fondant. It would have to be stacked on site and buttercream just does not hold up as well as fondant. Buttercream gets very soft and it is hard to stack and work with if it is not cold. All of the cakes that I do have a design fee. The design fee is the cost of the work that goes into producing the design of the wedding cake.