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Customer with a crazy request!

post #1 of 7
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I had someone ask me if I could still make the cake a quarter sheet. But take of the height n add it to the sides to make it longer but still charge qrtr sheet price.
post #2 of 7
What's crazy about that? The quantity of cake won't change, it will just be a shorter, wider quarter sheet cake. Am I missing something?
post #3 of 7

I'm having trouble understanding what you mean.

post #4 of 7

So instead of stacking the layers, she wants them laid side by side, right? So that it's a just a larger single layer of cake?

That's fine, but shouldn't be the same price. You need a bigger cake board, and the decorating surface just got doubled, so I would charge accordingly.

post #5 of 7

Sounds like she wants a 1/2 sheet, not a 1/4 sheet. I have separate prices for single layer sheets and double layer filled sheets. Like scrumdiddly says - you should charge extra due to additional supplies (boards/boxes) and more decorations required. Plus 1/4 sheets are relatively easy to handle. 1/2 sheets (especially single layered ones) are very delicate and can break easily - i.e. more of a hassle, i.e. more of a charge!

post #6 of 7

And wouldn't you need twice the icing?  If you start with a 2" layer (untorted or filled) and are now splitting it into 2 - 1" layers, you would need more icing for the top, correct? Is your customer trying to get by with less cake for more people?

 

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post #7 of 7
The half sheet should be priced higher. Our quarter sheet cake with 2 layers has a starting price of $69, and a half-sheet single layer starts at $84.
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