What Does Event Stuff Cost in Austin? | Cake Balls (part 2)
Yesterday we asked you…
How much do you think this custom festive cake ball display cost? (in total there were 2000 cake balls + labor, hard costs, decor, design, baking and decorating are all included in this price)
The correct answer was C. $2000-$2500
and on the lower end of that range! Let’s take a look at some specifics…
Cake Ball Display Food Cost
|Passion Fruit Puree||24oz||$22.99|
|Blue Food Candy Coloring||1oz||$5.99|
|Yellow Food Candy Coloring||1oz||$5.99|
|Red Food Coloring||1oz||$5.99|
|Green Food Candy Coloring||1oz||$5.99|
|Vanilla Bean Paste||32oz||$32.99|
|Silver Decorative Sprinkles||2oz||$5.99|
|Cake Ball Sticks||2000||$100.00|
|24 hours ($20)||$480|
Catering coordination – setup, replenishing, etc.
|9 hours ($30)||$270|
Covers insurance, profit, overhead, equipment, cleaning, etc…
|Margin for Company (60-75%)||$663.48 to $774.06|
|Total Cost to Client:||$2039.28 to $2149.86|
so the 43% of you that voted for choice C. $2000-$2500 were right!
(folks, that’s just over $1 per ball)
About this event: The gals at The Vanilla Orchid were a complete joy and pleasure to work with. We got to work side by side with their team on the design concept and execution of the display itself to create something that our client would LOVE (don’t worry, we left the actual baking of the cake balls to the experts). While the cake balls were indiviaually hand decorated to match the colors and theme of the event as a work of art in themselves, the quality of the product and taste was actually the most impressive part of this display. These cake balls were INCREDIBLE. The Vanilla Orchid also catered an appetizer buffet to match the style of the event which was equally as delicious. We recommend them for any of your Austin catering needs!
Photo Credit: Jerry Hayes Photography
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