Questions On This Cake & Cake Price

Decorating By CakeDiva70 Updated 4 Jun 2009 , 8:38pm by idjitmom

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CakeDiva70 Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 5:02pm
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Hi CC Family: A potential customer wants a price quote on the cake below for 50 people. I feel comfortable doing this cake. (She gave me 3, but I only feel comfortable to do this one? It seems simple with an edible image and fondant cut outs and fondant balls going around. Would you use a 11 x 15 and make 2 layers? If so, can I just stack them or do I need to do something special for 2 layers? Also, what would you charge for this cake? I know some don't like the "what would you charge question", but I really will listen and quote the customer based on what the majority say. TIA - CakeDiva70

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sadsmile Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 6:10pm
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You need to choose pan size according to how many servings they will need. Take into consideration your supplies including how much it costs to have an edible image made.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 6:21pm
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As sadsmile stated you do need to decide what size.This cake looks to be an 11x15 or 12x18.An edible image will cost anywhere from $8.00-$15.00 to be printed depends where you get it done and what they charge so you have to factor that cost in as well.I charge $2.00 per serving for a single layer slab 11x15 feeds about 45...12x18 about 55-60 so this cake would be anywhere from $90.00 to $110.00 without the edible image and fondant cost.I would probably charge $130.00 for the 11x15 and $160.00 for the 12x18...

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cakes22 Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 6:34pm
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I think it looks like a 10x10 square, which would serve 30 (according to Wilton's chart).
Check around your area and see what cakes are selling for and adapt your pricing for your area.
I would do it per serving and if there is fondant a serving could go from $3.50 up (again check you area).

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kakeladi Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:15pm
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A 10x10x4 cake will serve 50 - each piece 1x2x4.
A 12x12x4 yields 72.
The 11x15x4 should give you 77

To make any of them you put filling (can be anything from jam to fruit to buttercream) on top of one after piping a dam of icing around the edge to hold it in, then place the other layer on top of that before icing it all as one cake.

Pricing is hard to suggest...... it depends on your area but most agree it should be *at least* $1.75 to $3 per serving.

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CakeDiva70 Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 9:36pm
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Thanks for the responses! The cake is for 50 people, so it sounds like I probably should go with the 12x18 and charge any where from $1.75 to $3.00 depending on the area.

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idjitmom Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 8:38pm
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A wrinkle I ran into w/ my last edible image cake - I couldn't get the logo I wanted printed because it was copywrited, so I had to come up with something completely different at the last minute (big headache lol!). It makes total sense once I thought about it, but somehow had never occured to me before that...

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