After I read FromScratch's great breakdown of what she would charge for that cake, I wondered how everyone presents the price quote to the customer. Do you just say that cake would be $3000, or do you say, "the base price is $1500, add this and this and this for $ and $ and $ etc. and the total cost would be $3000.
Sometimes I feel like I want the customer to know that the bow is going to be $x extra, but when there are lots of add ons, and I tell them the cost of each one, I feel like I am nickel and diming them. But then, a lot of customers want their "simple" cake, and don't know why I am quoting $75 over the base price for that size of cake.
What are your thoughts - do you just tell them the cost of the cake is $3000, or do you break it down for them?