Today I got a call from a famous bakery in town (new mexico), they hired me as baker and cake decorator!
So I went this morning to check few things out.. it's a mess, a big, fat mess!
I realized they don't know how to price a cake: they use half sheet and full sheet cake price (???) and convert it into fondant round cake.. well it's just complicated and it doesn't make any sense!
they also don't know how many servings come out from a certain size of pan, they are totally undercharging or giving away a bunch a cake!
The new owner asked me to fix this mess, setting a price range, figure out the servings, talk to the costumers, write a contract, bake and decorate!
It's like having my own business, isn't it?
BUT I'm afraid that might be too much for me to handle, so can you guys help me to figure it out where to start? maybe sharing a contract I can use or telling me how do you set the price for the extra decorations?
Like flowers, bows, characters, little animals and so on?
any tip of any kind would be great! thank you!