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post #46 of 53
tuffstuff,
You did nothing wrong, and she is a rude and greedy individual. What is more sad is that you turned to her for help ans she made it all about the bottom line of her wallet.

Live and learn. Good to find out that she is not a friend. She seems to be just a 'user'. And to remove you as a friend from facebook is ridiculous. She obviously has issues that go deeper then a ducky cake. Better to have her out of your life.
post #47 of 53
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Thanks, Lynne3. I totally agree with you. icon_smile.gif
post #48 of 53
I charge per tier of cake.When I have a customer say that they need cake for X amount of people, I ask them how much cake do they think their guests will eat. If they know the people attending love cake then I suggest to go with servings for a party cake. If they don't think many people will want large slices, I suggest wedding servings and people can go for seconds if they want more. I don't charge differently based on the event.

I've noticed that many bakeries still charge per serving, which always gets me confused because are they going to charge me per wedding serving or party serving? Some bakery websites state just one serving amount for a size and some have a range.
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post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by TheSugarLab

I charge per tier of cake.When I have a customer say that they need cake for X amount of people, I ask them how much cake do they think their guests will eat. If they know the people attending love cake then I suggest to go with servings for a party cake. If they don't think many people will want large slices, I suggest wedding servings and people can go for seconds if they want more. I don't charge differently based on the event.

I've noticed that many bakeries still charge per serving, which always gets me confused because are they going to charge me per wedding serving or party serving? Some bakery websites state just one serving amount for a size and some have a range.



I use a range too, and people seem to like having the choice.
post #50 of 53
Just jumping in here and I could be way off, but I thought the only purpose of pricing "per serving" was to be able to quickly and easily come up with a total price?

If that's the case... then anyone using that method should technically have TWO "per serving" prices -- one for wedding serving size, and one for party serving size. No?

I just have trouble understanding the whole "of course a wedding cake is going to cost more... it serves more!" mentality. Your labour and ingredient cost is the same regardless of how many people actually eat it.

Just my two cents though. I dont price per serving, so I'll readily admit I dont fully understand the reasoning that goes into how those cakes are priced out.
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by cookiemonster025

Just jumping in here and I could be way off, but I thought the only purpose of pricing "per serving" was to be able to quickly and easily come up with a total price?

If that's the case... then anyone using that method should technically have TWO "per serving" prices -- one for wedding serving size, and one for party serving size. No?

I just have trouble understanding the whole "of course a wedding cake is going to cost more... it serves more!" mentality. Your labour and ingredient cost is the same regardless of how many people actually eat it.

Just my two cents though. I dont price per serving, so I'll readily admit I dont fully understand the reasoning that goes into how those cakes are priced out.



That's exactly the issue. I take the two main serving charts that people use and give the brides a range. They can decide whether to get a cake that will serve this range of guests or that range of guests, and I charge a flat amount per tier based on the average. nobody really knows how many a cake will serve, because when it gets to the reception site and gets cut, you have no control over how that's done. A range of servings will give you the best guess.
post #52 of 53
Just jumping in here... I charge per serving but have different minimums. For occasion cakes, I have a $150 minimum. For wedding/groom's cake, I have a $300 minimum.
That seems to be the norm around here...
Do you all have a minimum charge?

The great thing about cake is it doesn't feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they're decorating cakes... That's the magic right there. ~ Duff Goldman

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The great thing about cake is it doesn't feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they're decorating cakes... That's the magic right there. ~ Duff Goldman

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post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by Sweetface421

Just jumping in here... I charge per serving but have different minimums. For occasion cakes, I have a $150 minimum. For wedding/groom's cake, I have a $300 minimum.
That seems to be the norm around here...
Do you all have a minimum charge?



I do a $100 on birthday cakes (regular rounds etc) and $200 on 3-D carved cakes, but no minimum on wedding cakes. The smallest wedding cake I usually do is a teeny 4-6-8, and that's a little over $200 if I remember correctly. If someone wanted something smaller it would fall under the $100 minimum category.
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