I only have started to charge for my cakes and I need some guidanceI have an ex co-worker's girlfriend in need of a round cake (she specifically asked for round cake ) to feed 15 people. Her budget is $40.00 and I have agreed to do it. I need to make one large royal icing plaque to sit on top of her cake (it is in the image of a specific male anatomy as it is for a bachlorette party).
Will a 9 inch cake that is 3" high feed 15 people. I plan to have 3 chocolate cake layers (her request) filled with strawberry buttercream. And is $40.00 too little or too much?
Hi! I haven't begun to sell cakes yet (soon I hope!), but I tried to do a bit of research for you!
A 4" high 9" cake would serve 24 people with 1.5x2 inch servings using Wilton's guidelines. I would only assume that a 3" high cake would serve 18 (someone correct me if I'm wrong!!).
$40/18 servings would be about $2.22 per serving. I plan on charging $2.50 for buttercream and $3 for fondant when I finally start selling. I know there are some people on here that only charge $2 per serving for buttercream, so I think your price is pretty reasonable.
Good luck on your cake!!