I got an email request for a quote for a 1st birthday cake. Among other things, I always ask what the budget it, number of servings, and if there is a theme. The theme is Marvel Charcters. Number of servings: 100 The budget: $200.00.
Here is what she wrote:
"My first thought about having a cake for my son's 1st birthday was the letters of his first name in each cake, his name is JOHN FELIX so I was thinking if we can have a 9 cakes (simple) vanilla or chocolate flavored. But I also have the idea of having a big grand cake with his face on it or a sculptured mini of him, then small cupcakes to be given to the guests particularly the kids. Please give me a quote for these two.Thank you so much."
First of all, that budget is WAAAAAAY too low for either of the ideas. Second, I would never make a cake sculpted of a 1 year old's face, so that his family can hack it up! I'm also not sure how 9 cakes with the letters of his name on them would fit the theme. I somehow don't think they'd be "simple" cakes.