Tiered Cake Serving Amount Question

Decorating By berry621 Updated 25 Oct 2012 , 10:06pm by AZCouture

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berry621 Posted 24 Oct 2012 , 11:40pm
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I have a client who wants a 2 tiered cake for a baby shower. The cake is only for 25 people. What size cakes would you recommend I use to get the right amount of servings?
Also, the cake is going to have lots of fondant decorations on it (lilly pads, frogs, a baby, cat tails, & dragonflies). The cake is otherwise chocolate & WASC & BC,. What would you charge for this cake? Thanks

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CakesbyGeorge Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 12:27am
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I would use a 6" and 10" round

In my area which is conservative I would probably charge about $75.00 but I am sure in other areas you would charge much more.

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KoryAK Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 4:36am
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What is your base price per serving for tiered cakes? I then add to that either by serving (like if the design is a pattern all over) or by piece (like sugar flowers) based on the degree of difficulty. My base price is $7.75 per serving and, without seeing what the decor is supposed to be, I'd probably be adding about $60 in additional decor.

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berry621 Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 9:00pm
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Thats the problem. I'm just starting out and I don't have any base prices yet. I'm not sure how to figure that out so it can be the same for every cake so I always just start from scratch determining the price for a new cake each time.

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AZCouture Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 10:06pm
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A 5/8 would serve 28, and is a darling little cake. I do a lot of those, and they come in at $200 and up.

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