Originally Posted by 1234me
I used to think like some of the others - cake is cake so why charge more for weddings?
But then I started doing more weddings.
I offer free tastings for my brides - which is time and ingredients.
I spend more time emailing and going over things with brides which is my time.
So I do charge a little more for wedding cakes than I do for regular party cakes because I do not offer tastings for those (unless they feed more than 100) and I don't spend alot of time corresponding with party cake customers.
Of course, I also charge delivery for wedding cakes or anything over two tiers. I do not deliver two tiers - customers pick those up!
And there's where it gets tricky and obviously up tot he discretion of the individual baker. I can pick every one of your examples apart and show where for me, it doesn't matter and how I have priced myself to compensate for all of that if it needs to or if it even becomes
an issue. But really, what I was talknig about was across the board upcharging simply because it's a wedding. For example: a three tiered plain white cake with ribbon wrapped around the tiers. One price simply for it being a birthday cake; and another just because it's a wedding cake. Let's say there isn't any more communication needed, no tasting involved; just because it's a wedding cake period. That's what I mean. I think that's silly.