I seriously hate to ask this as I have searched this forum and read some really good topics and threads about Silent Auctions and how to go about it. I have decided to do the dozen cupcakes as well as a gift certificate.
My question is this: This benefit's other auction items are SUPER expensive! This is for a local firefighter so the items are mainly geared towards men. The one thing I did see geared towards women was a box of botox which is valued at $500. The men's stuff is similiarly priced as well as vacation getaways....everything seems to be above the $300 mark.
I was thinking of doing a GC for $150. Does this sound right to you guys? Or should I go up? I wish I had a dummy cake to showcase but I don't. I think I have time to do one before Saturday but I would have to research that as I don't have a clue what goes into to making one (materials, etc.)
I do mostly buttercream, I do not cover my cakes in fondant and I use from scratch recipes. I am doing cakes decorated with gum paste decos...I mostly specialize in floral, birds, wedding type, bridal shower, baby shower etc. I don't do cartoon characters, I'm just not that artistic.
Thanks in advance for your ideas and advice!
P.S. Yes, I am licensed