Hi guys, I am a newbie to cakecentral and so far i'm loving it!
On with my question, my husbands boss wants me to make a carrot cake (never made one before) and he would like to pay me for it but I don't know how much to charge.
1) Im a little nervous because again I have never made a carrot cake
2) Im wondering if I should even charge because I haven't made one before
3) It's my husbands boss, so should I charge less?
I'm just going to make 2 8' round cakes and fill them with cream cheese frosting and then do a basic decoration with the cream cheese frosting (unless anyone has any idea's about fillings or frostings)
Thank you in advance for the help
Let's get things straight from the beginning. Yes charge for it! I don't care if it's for your sister, cousin, or boss.......make this a business right from the start.
Do you usually bake from scratch or box mixes? Which ever, stick to what you know.
Personally for a carrot cake I would start w/a Betty Crocker spice mix and add 1 cup grated fresh carrots - nuts if you want (pecans or walnuts, chop fine). I use pineapple preserves for filling and ice w/buttercream.
As for how much......what size is the cake? Anything that uses one cake mix should sell for about $30-40.
Welcome to CC!
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is pretty pricy to make - if you're unsure about charging, maybe ask him to cover the cost of ingredients only. However, if it were me and this was my first 'paid' cake, I wouldn't want it to be something I'd never made before... search for a well-tested highly rated recipe (I like allrecipes.com, or check out the recipes section on this site).
kakeladi- Thank you your right I should start this as a business right away or they might take advantage of me later. I usually just do box mixes, but I have done a few cakes from scratch as well. As for the size, I was just thinking about doing 2 rounds of 8inch and stacking them.
Tubbscookies- I was thinking the same thing. I was acutally thinking about making a practice cake and having my friends and family try it. I found a recipe here that is from scratch and it seems pretty simple.
Thank you both for the thoughts and advice