Hey all! I'm still very new to this, so I'm unsure how to price certain things when it comes to decorating charges. I have a potential client who wants a wedding cake that has a lot of beautiful, but very intricate, piping on it. The design covers the entire cake and almost ends up like lace work. How do you guys price out work like that, and how do you explain it or give it for a quote? I thank you for any advice and help on this.
I think the only thing you can do with intricate work... is guestimate how long it will take you to finish, give yourself an hourly rate and multiply your hourly rate by your estimated time. That will be the figure that you add on top of expenses and time it will take to do any other decorating that is involved. Intricate hand piped cakes are among the most expensive... just explain that to the bride... the longer it takes you.... the more it costs her. Simple..