Originally Posted by Majka0329
Wow! I cannot believe that I could make so much on it in real world...But, in the area where I live, people do not get that making cake take time and that there is also lots of things you need to actually make it.
I was thinking about doing 10-8-6 plus 4 inch cupcake on the top. I used Earlene's serving chart so I did not think it will be tons of cake.
I was thinking about charging $2 per serving, but I was not sure if that is not too much.
It really frustrates me. I had a customer who told me that $85 is too much for 3 tier topsy turvy fondant cake.
Most custom cake bakers don't
make that much in the real world. If you lived in New York City and had a customer base and were set up to make eye-popping cakes as custom orders, yes, you may get $$$$$ for a cake. However, if you are a hobby baker in a small town, chances are that your customer base will not expect to pay for than $50-$100 for any cake, regardless of size, servings, or complexity.
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Cake forums are chock-full of posts with exactly the same questions and the same frustration and dismay. "It really frustrates me. I had a customer who told me that $85 is too much for 3 tier topsy turvy fondant cake."
Unfortunately, nobody on a cake forum can answer your question. Too many variables. Your skill level, cost of your ingredients, etc.