Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Bride to be picked her cake.....
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bride to be picked her cake.....

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
Well I met with the bride today, It went pretty well. she picked her cake....
I will attach photo... instead of the little white flowers, she wants them blue, with a white dot in the middle of the flower..
I was going to charge her 200.00.. but i made her a list of all of the ingrediants i will need.. totaling a little under 100, so I will get 100 for making the cake.. do you think that is good?
What size cake pans do you think these are?
Im really nervous on making a stacked cake.. any advice will be great. I have read everything on stacked cakes.. and i still dont get it!! LOL!!
how does it go?
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
LL
Ute
Reply
Ute
Reply
post #2 of 36
I'm very excited for you! I don't think you're charging enough though. Seems like you're doing it for little more than cost. What about all the time you'll be putting into making this beautiful cake? What about delivery? Is that included. If you feel comfortable with the price you've set, go with it and enjoy the experience. I think it would be worth more though.
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
post #3 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lisa

I'm very excited for you! I don't think you're charging enough though. Seems like you're doing it for little more than cost. What about all the time you'll be putting into making this beautiful cake? What about delivery? Is that included. If you feel comfortable with the price you've set, go with it and enjoy the experience. I think it would be worth more though.



Hi lisa, you know, i kinda felt the same way.. but I know they are on a tight budget... and then they are friends of ours... and we are invited to the wedding.. so im not charging for delivery.... And its definately going to be a experience!! Do you think that is a nice simple cake.. something a beginner can do? Im so worried about the whole stacking. i dont understand it!LOL
Ute
Reply
Ute
Reply
post #4 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake


What size cake pans do you think these are?
Im really nervous on making a stacked cake.. any advice will be great. I have read everything on stacked cakes.. and i still dont get it!! LOL!!
how does it go?
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!



More important than the size pans is how many servings you will need. Then you can get an idea of what size to make the cakes. Earlene's chart will help with this.

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

I'm so glad she picked a stacked cake. It's one of my favorite looks. Usually so simple and elegant. Just keep the instructions with you as you construct the cake and it should work out great. Do you have any specific questions about stacking?

http://cakecentral.com/article23-Teired-Stacked-Cake-Construction.html
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
post #5 of 36
Good for you!! The cakes looks to be done in 2" increments...possibly 8", 10" and 12". Do you know how many people this will need to serve? Since there aren't a lot of detailed decorations, I think your price is fair
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
post #6 of 36
Thread Starter 
LIsa, thanks for the link to the stacked cakes!! that is what that is considered right?
mrs missy, they are looking to feed about 100 people...
You are right,,, there isnt a lot of detail.. so that is another reason why i thought it was ok..

YOu think i can do this?? LOL im so nervous.
Its due on the 21st, saturday. wedding starts at 2pm...
when do i make the cakes? friday nite and decorate sat. moring
or should i decorate friday nite??
Ute
Reply
Ute
Reply
post #7 of 36
Personally I would decorate Friday and put the finishing touches on Sat morning. That works best for me not adding more stress to the situation.
post #8 of 36
You can do this for sure! I think I would bake early in the week and decorate Friday. That way if you have any problems, you won't be rushed to fix them.
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
post #9 of 36
If the wedgins is on Saturday, I'd say plan to finish all your decorating Friday night. Then plan the rest of your base icing and baking back from that. That way, if anything goes wrong, you have time for a Plan B.

Decorating it Saturday morning for a Saturday afternoon would just be cutting it TOO close for my nerves. It always seems like I get the "unexpected surprised" (and not the good ones!) when I'm trying to do things last minute.

I think the more time you give yourself, the better off you'll be.
post #10 of 36
For the 100 servings, are you going to count the top tier? Will it be saved or served? If saved (most of the time), I think you'd need to make the cakes 14, 12 and 10. This is going by Earlene's chart.
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
post #11 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lisa

For the 100 servings, are you going to count the top tier? Will it be saved or served? If saved (most of the time), I think you'd need to make the cakes 14, 12 and 10. This is going by Earlene's chart.



hi lisa!! thanks for responding icon_smile.gif you will put my mind at ease tonite! LOL!!
no, the top tier will not be saved, she will be serving it
Ute
Reply
Ute
Reply
post #12 of 36
I usually go with Earlene's serving chart too! The servings are a bit more generous than other charts and I feel better about that. Definitely bake early in the week and have it completed by Friday..way too much stress otherwise.
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
post #13 of 36
Thread Starter 
thank you guys!!!!!!! icon_smile.gif!! when you say bake early in the week, do you mean like wednesday or thursday? then will i have to freeze the cake? or can i leave it out wrapped in foil??
Ute
Reply
Ute
Reply
post #14 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake

Quote:
Originally Posted by lisa

For the 100 servings, are you going to count the top tier? Will it be saved or served? If saved (most of the time), I think you'd need to make the cakes 14, 12 and 10. This is going by Earlene's chart.



hi lisa!! thanks for responding icon_smile.gif you will put my mind at ease tonite! LOL!!
no, the top tier will not be saved, she will be serving it



You're welcome...thanks for letting us be a part of the fun! I'm stumped on the size now. 14, 12 and 10 will be more than you need. 12, 10 and 8 won't be enough. There is 13, 11 and 9 which will be close but who has those sizes laying around?
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
post #15 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake

thank you guys!!!!!!! icon_smile.gif!! when you say bake early in the week, do you mean like wednesday or thursday? then will i have to freeze the cake? or can i leave it out wrapped in foil??



You can leave the cakes out covered (plastic wrap). They'll be even better come Sat.
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Bride to be picked her cake.....