I just made this wedding cake and I'm pretty new in the wonderful world of cake decoration
This one is for a friend - but I was wondering if it was a regular order how much I should charge for this.
Cake details: 3 tier square cake (8", 12" and 16") - each layer is 4". Cake is all red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and buttercream. The whole cake is covered in white MMF. Stacked together with the SPS System (thanks leahs again!)
It really would help me a lot for the next "real" order....
Thank you so much... I love this page... Everything I know about cakes I learned from here!!!!
It's 232 servings so I would charge $2 a serving ($464). Of coarse this price is for my area of the U.S. (New Mexico)- the average price for cakes may be more of less in your area of the country.
My price is $3/serving and I dont do fondant, so in my area, you'd expect to pay $4, $4.50 or more per serving.
232 x $3 = $696
232 x $4 = $928
232 x $4.50 = $1044
I charge from $5 per serving for fondant, and as that's a simple design I wouldn't charge anymore, so $1160
I charge $3.25 per serving for fondant. I wouldn't upcharge, because the design is pretty simple, so for me.
My charges would be:
232 servings x $3.25 per serving = $754
Equipment rental = $35
Total = $789 + tax
I need to start making and selling me some wedding cakes fast!
I charge the same as Bonjovibabe.. $5/serving plus delivery.
I charge the equivalent of 7.85 USD per slice, plus 20% for fondant. Simple design, no upcharge.
Yep, me too, I charge $5 per serving (I only work with fondant) plus delivery and tax!
Chutzpah, I apologize for being so nosey, but where are you located??? I've always wondered ...
what do you mean by "no upcharge"?
BEAUTIFUL cake btw!!! very well done!
No extra charge for design elements or complicated decorations (i.e. sugarflowers etc).
Wow! After reading everyone's post on what to charge I think I need to move to the north so I can actually make a good profit on my cakes!
Thanks everybody for all of this information.
I think here are the pro's talking
OK - I really should think about my price per serving. That makes it so much easier for the next time.
And YES reenie I will move with you to the north for sure.
Again - THANKS AGAIN EVERYBODY....
You don't have to live in the north to get a decent wage for your cakes.. you just have to start charging for them. I know many business in the south that charge decently for their cakes. There are plenty of people up here who don't charge what they should for their cakes too so it's not like it is a guarantee if you live up here you are making good money.. plus we have the whole snow and winter thing.. . I think I'd give a dollar per serving to not be cold 5 months of the year.