The most common question I am asked is about pricing - how much will it cost?. That is a fair question, so I thought I would talk about how cake pricing works for me - and maybe for other bakeries as well. Want to skip to the Pricing List?
SERVING SIZE: The number of people you would like to serve will be the starting point for pricing. For instance, a wedding cake would be $2.50 per serving, so if you wanted to serve 100 people, your price would start at $250.00.
CAKE COVERING: However, if you wanted it to be covered in fondant or my Swiss meringue butter cream, it would cost an additional price.
FILLINGS: Many brides like to include fillings (fresh strawberries for example) which would also affect the price.
This birthday cake was made with my homemade fondant for the top layer and Swiss Meringue butter cream on the bottom tier.
This wedding cake cake was requested to serve 80. It is covered in my sSwiss Meringue butter cream.
CAKE DESIGN: Many people prefer to have a custom design for their special occasion. A photo from my site, or from somewhere else, helps to gauge what the design requirements are. But those requirements will also factor into the price. The more intricate (miniature figures, sculpting, etc) will also factor in to the price.
DATE OF EVENT: The closer the event to the date of the order could significantly affect the price.
So, deciding on the number of servings can provide you a pretty good starting point for cake estimates for just about any bakery. If you view the price list on my website darlascakery.com you can get a pretty good starting point for what your cake price would be.