AA coworker has asked me to make her daughter's wedding cake (my first). She wants to serve 200! It's really a very simple design. She thinks three tiers instead of two. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3120631/width/200/height/400[/IMG]I'm just not good at pricing. I mostly bake birthday and shower cakes. Any suggestions?
Price this cake the way you price all your cakes. Total up ingredients and supplies, add all the costs incurred in running a business, and be realistic about your time.
It depends, for a profit, for a plain cake to serve 200, between $500-$600.
If just ingredients/supplies only, about $250.
Just did a cake for 200 (and am pretty much a hobby baker who charges for her cakes), that's how I charged for the cake.
With a 16", 12", 9" and 6" you still wouldn't quite reach 200 servings. Do you plan on doing 3 tiers and kitchen cakes?
Is she providing the topper or are you making an edible one? By the time you figure in stacking materials, consumables, your time, etc $600 seems awfully low for $200 servings. Although I do see plenty of areas where BC wedding cakes start at $3/serving.
You really need to charge what you feel comfortable with.