I'm new to this forum but I need some help!
I have a small bakery business I run from home...my usual orders are birthday/celebration cakes ranging from 20-100 people and cupcakes.
I've been asked to make a very large cake approx A1 size for a corporate client to mark the milestone of reaching 1000 employees in the company.
I'm also doing 450 cupcakes , so I need the cake to serve 400-500 people. I don't need to serve every single person!
The cake will be square/rectangle so I can put company logo and message on top
I need advice on size of cake (inches or cm), rough price I should charge (not sure if it will have buttercream or sugar paste finish), best way to construct a cake base? I have always used cake board from decorating suppliers, max size I can find is 20"x20".
Any and all advice would be much appreciated!!!
I'm in Ireland, so any stores/ products from the US wouldn't be much help to me :-(
Thanks in advance
Let’s start at the bottom: One suggestion — get a wood board from a lumber supply store Cover it w/butchers/ freezer paper then maybe fondant or cake board (s) so the cake doesn’t touch it I’ll see if I can find a picture or two & post a bit later that might suggest how to build something that large I’m thinking use 4 sheets ea 12x16 or 18”x2” —stack 2 into 12x16x4 — Be sure when delivereringto have lots of help as it will be HEAVY! Also be sure to check any and all doorways to be sure you can get through:) I’ll think of more .....
Are you still needing help with this??
Exactly as kakeladi said, use a piece of plywood for the base and have the hardware store cut it to the desired size or you can easily do it at home, if you have a saw.