This is my 3rd wedding cake. My bride is having 300 guests and only wants 3 tiers. She wants the rest of the cake to be sheets cut in the kitchen. I have never done this.
Do I make 1 or 2 layer sheet cakes?
Do I decorate the to match the wedding cake?
Do I charge the same per serving as the rest of the cake?
I always make a double layer sheet cake but others don't unless they charge extra for it. I usually do something to go with the main cake if they have roses, maybe do rose buds (section it off where it will be cut and have each piece have a rose bud/flower)
I would make the cake 2 layer. I would also keep the decoration very simple, using some of the flowers & border from the wedding cake.
The guests will never see the cake in the kitchen, so when they get a piece of cake they will not know wheather it is sheet cake or wedding cake.
As for the cost.......I would give them a break for the sheet cakes since the decoration is minimal.
I charge 2.50 ( cheap area) for BC and 1.50 for kitchen cakes. 2 layer to match the cake people don't know it's not the wedding cake that way. Doesn't have to be decorated fancy either.
Honestly I don't even decorate the kitchen cakes. .......I just ice them. I do charge less for them also.
Yep, that's the reason they choose kitchen cakes over a 6 tier wedding cake, cheaper per serving.
This sounds like something the bride should be consulted on. Can you ask the bride what she wants and give her the choice. Then charge her accordingly (e.g. if she wants it torted, filled and decorated, I assume you would charge the same per serving as the wedding cake).