How To Charge For A Dummie Cake

Decorating By DebbieNola Updated 6 Nov 2008 , 6:40pm by indydebi

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DebbieNola Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:26pm
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I have a wedding in December and they want this big show cake of presents. All will be styrofoam and fondant. I work at a hotel where your first 3 tiers comes with the wedding package. The cake will be about 5 or 6 tiers and all together I think there will be 16 "presents." They will have sheet cakes in the back. The style of the boxes will be very 5th Ave., New York City in the 50's. Lot's of time, Lot's of fondant and lot's stryofoam. How do you typically charge for dummie cakes?
Thank you!
Debbie in NOLA

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indydebi Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 6:40pm
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Pretty much the same as for real cake. I give 20% discount for styro cakes just because I'm not baking.

But it take the same amount of icing ... the same amount of time ... the same space in the delivery van ... the same amount of gas to delivery it .... still needs set up ... etc.

Same expenses ... same price.

I actually run the numbers on my FAQ page for brides ... website link is below ... to show them that buying fake cakes + sheet cakes can cost them more than just buying the whole dang cake.

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