Originally Posted by jason_kraft
A basic 8" BC party cake for $48 is about right for a midmarket customer. Assuming you have an efficient process in place, that's less than an hour of labor so you would be pretty profitable at that price point.
Of course, if someone is looking for 24 servings for a party I would sell them a 12" round, an 8" wouldn't yield nearly enough cake.
Yes, and at $48 that cake is profitable for me. This is why I think I feel more comfortable having a base price/cake and then adding on for the time and cost of a more elaborate cake. I guess my fear is getting trapped in a per slice price that doesn't reflect appropriate pricing for me or my client. I have no problem asking for the money, i just don't want to get bogged down in a system that leaves me wondering if it's fair.
I purchased the Cake Boss and I'm slogging my way thru that too. For me, all the details start to confuse me and I panic. I know this isn't everyone's problem. I'm a bit challenged in the spatial relationship dept. Thanks, everyone for the replies. They do help!