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A coworker has asked me to make her daughter's wedding cake (my first). She wants to serve 200! It's really a very simple design. She thinks three tiers instead of two. 400I'm just not good at pricing. I mostly bake birthday and shower cakes. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 4

Price this cake the way you price all your cakes. Total up ingredients and supplies, add all the costs incurred in running a business, and be realistic about your time.

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post #3 of 4

It depends, for a profit, for a plain cake to serve 200, between $500-$600.

If just ingredients/supplies only, about $250.

 

Just did a cake for 200 (and am pretty much a hobby baker who charges for her cakes), that's how I charged for the cake.

post #4 of 4

With a 16", 12", 9" and 6" you still wouldn't quite reach 200 servings. Do you plan on doing 3 tiers and kitchen cakes?

 

Is she providing the topper or are you making an edible one? By the time you figure in stacking materials, consumables, your time, etc $600 seems awfully low for $200 servings. Although I do see plenty of areas where BC wedding cakes start at $3/serving.

 

You really need to charge what you feel comfortable with.

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