Wedding Cake Pricing

Decorating By nmrunyon Updated 24 Jun 2008 , 1:26pm by indydebi

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nmrunyon Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 12:37am
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I was hoping someone can help me with a fool-proof way to give a quote for a wedding cake. I have recently started doing wedding cakes and am finding it incredibly difficult to come up with a quote sheet. I tried the Earleen chart and the other one here and it just doesn't make since (blond moment I guess). I downloaded the Cake Boss program but it isn't helping me too much either. I know I am making this much harder then it should be.

Any suggestions?

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ccr03 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 1:18pm
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I don't have a different wedding/party cake price.

I have my standard price per serving base price. Then using Earlene's chart, I multiply the base price and the number of servings (for example an 8" will feed 15, so base x 15). I charge for the cake they get not how much they need. My base price base includes 99% of design elements and filling. I do charge extra for CERTAIN design elements.


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indydebi Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 1:26pm
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I pretty much do the same as ccr ... except I use the wilton chart because you get more money per cake. My price is a flat-per-serving price, and only last month did I do my first cake that I will charge a premium fee for because of all of the chocolate work involved (my Skyline Cake).

Call it a wedding cake, call it a birthday cake, call it a kiss-my-butt cake, it's all the same cake, same work, same price.

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