So I'm new to the cake decorating business and I already have a couple orders. My question for the professionals is what kind of pricing do you use? I have an order for a wedding cake and a graduation cake both for 100 people. Would you price them the same? The wedding cake is 3 tier's, two layers each, with a filling. But the sheet cake is just one layer with no fillings.
You didn't work out your projected costs and pricing when you did your business plan?
I do price a sheet cake (1 layer) differently than 2 layer cakes. But you have to figure out your cost of materials, your time and your area, and work from that point.
All of my prices are per 8 cubic inches of cake. So either 1x2x4 or 2x2x2. I do have a different price for a 2" high cake than a 4" high cake, but i also include fillings in the 4" tall cake and typically torte them too. I do NOT fill 2" high cakes.
..moving to Cake Decorating forum.