Hi Everyone! I recently got an order from a return customer who ordered cupcakes from me before. Now I'm doing cakes for her daughter's Baby Shower. 7 of them. She wan'ts 7 - 8" double layer cakes - 4 - Chocolate with Peanut Butter filling (am waiting to hear back if she wants PB Ganache or PB BC) and 3 - White with Raspberry filling. Buttercream icing with fondant circles for decoration. The BC will be 3 colors - White, Mint Green, and Brown as well as the Circle Decorations. I was thinking about $40-$50/Cake - what does everyone think?
How much will the cakes cost you to make it.
At $40 a cake that is only 1.67 a serving. (8in cake has 24 1x2x4in servings.) $48 would be $2 a serving, but that's still very low especially if you are using ganache plus the fondant for decorations.
For me, I would do at least $3 a serving, which would be $72 a cake. So times that by 7 it would be $504 for the grand total of 168 servings.
An 8" cake has about 15 party-size servings (1.5x2x4"). Our starting price for an 8" round double layer with BC only is $44 (about $3/serving). Fruit filling is $5 extra, and fondant circles would probably be $5-10 extra per cake.
Just add up your costs (ingredients, labor, and overhead) then add a 20-30% profit margin to arrive at a fair price for the cakes.