Charge For Dummy Cakes?

Decorating By tripleD Updated 6 Jan 2009 , 11:49pm by Lil_Belle

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tripleD Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 11:09pm
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This is my first order for a dummy wedding cake. This bride would like a four tier cake only the top two layers real. she wants the one to cut for photos and the top to keep. then she wants sheet cakes for serving. shes having a wedding with 500 guests. what does everyone charge for fake cakes?? please help.

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KoryAK Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 11:30pm
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Same as a real cake, baby. And THEN they still have to pay for the sheets.

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indydebi Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 11:41pm
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Right on KoryAK!

Styrofoam costs close to, same as, and sometimes more than cake ingredients.

Same amount of icing to ice/decorate a dummy as to ice a real cake.
Same amount of time to ice/decorate a dummy as to do a real cake.
Takes up the same amount of space in the delivery van as a real cake.
Takes the same amount of gas to deliver a fake cake as it does a real cake.

And the bride is suppose to get it cheaper ..... why, again? icon_confused.gif

I ran the numbers on my FAQ page to show brides how they will end up spending more by going this route.

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Lil_Belle Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 11:49pm
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My first dummy cakes were the ones on my tiered wedding cake in my pictures and I made the mistake of only charging $60 for all 4 dummies, 'because they cost so cheap'...I was then in tiers because I had so much work to do and then still had to make the real cake for the topper. Overall same amount of work begits the same price in my book icon_smile.gif.

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