Alice's Cake Pricing Matrix

Business By alicegop Updated 22 Jun 2016 , 4:13pm by mabv812

Omicake Posted 15 Sep 2007 , 12:56pm
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This is the first time I read this interesting post. Thanks, Alice. Am I supposed to use version S if I have Excel and R if I don't?

hdmt704 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 2:59am
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Thank you so much for sharing your work with us! I'm up way past my bedtime playing around with this spreadsheet. It's brought up a lot of costs that I never thought of before.

imacatlover Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 2:33pm
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THANK YOU!!! This matrix is awesome... I'm very impressed with your Excel skills as well!

You mentioned you have developed a Powerpoint... it looks like you could post that to

alicegop Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 2:56am
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Originally Posted by marquesha613

Hi Alice,
I would like to join everyone else by saying "thank you" for the pricing matrix icon_biggrin.gif . I have a question /problem though. I'm not very good with excel.I needed to add a few rows on the basic price sheet for cake boards.It calculated all the way over until I got to the blue cell asking how much was used.How do I adjust the formula or format, so it will work all the way across to the yellow column where it adds the total with sales tax included?

Thanks In Advance

I am happy to answer questions and help with the cake matrix. However, cake baking is my hobby, I teach math and I have 3 kids... so if I can't answer your question right away please be patient!! I'll get to it! I love doing this, I make so many nice cake friends! You can email me at If you look earlier in the thread I believe I l have a link to a powerpoint with instructions.

You MUST have excel to use this... however a work around is to get a gmail account ( and google documents is fantastic! You can do excel over the web and not have to have excel at all!

I have it on a google doc at

I THINK you can File->save as-> and make your own copy to use via the web.

Remember when using the matrix to start by going file->save as and give it a different name so you don't mess up the clean copy! Also, change all the values so they reflect what you do and pay! Don't be afraid to ask for help! I'll do my best to help. [/url]

gateauxdamour Posted 4 May 2008 , 11:57am
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Thank you so much for sharing your matrix! It is very helpful! thumbs_up.gif

jenlg Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:31pm
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Wow, I think it'll take days for me to unerstand all of this. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

msthang1224 Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:51pm
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ALICE, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I'll have to study it to get it down pack because I've never used Excel. I'll probably have many many ?'s for you, LOL. But, Thanks again, I appreciate all of the time & effort you put into this to help not only yourself but others and that's what LIFE IS ALL ABOUT, HELPING ONE ANOTHER, GOD BLESS!!!

srodts Posted 15 May 2008 , 2:00pm
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Alice thank you so much this is so very cool and very helpful. One question how do I change the logo in the customer tab? I have not been able to do it for some reason any ideas when you get a chance will be helpful. Thank you so much again for all your hard work. Oh I have the Q download if that makes a differance

jubeken2005 Posted 22 May 2008 , 12:34pm
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Can i change the currency and price? how will i do it? Thanks!

Shanille21 Posted 23 May 2008 , 1:00am
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i am unable to download....any other way to get the price matrix???

junebuggey Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 4:27pm
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Thanks for all your hard work. I really like what you have done!


Shanille21 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 3:58pm
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I finally downloaded the matrix and think it will help me with my "undercharging" problem. I do have a question......i need to make a wonder mold dress cake.....where should i plug that into? would that be considerer a specialty cake? it only uses one mix so should i consised it a 8" cake w/o layers?and what if i cover with fondant? TIA

alicegop Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 11:39pm
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My matrix probably isn't the best for the wonder mold or character pans. You can estimate by putting in two 8 inch or 2 six inch I would imagine. I should probably also adjust the matrix to include odd size pans.

Anyway, awhile I ago I used my camera to video a little tutorial on the matrix but it was too big to upload to youtube. Recently I bought a mac book and there is an option to send directly to you tube so I did that.

There are TWO parts since the total video was 11 minutes long and you can only have 10 minutes... so I cut it into two parts.

Search alicegop
Right now the 2nd part isn't showing up, but I just uploaded it. If it doesn't show up in the next hour or so, I'll re upload it.

Version S is just a newer version than version R.

junebuggey Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 2:28pm
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Have you uploaded version S or is it still a work in progress?


MessiET Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 9:14pm
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Hi Alice,

Wow!!! What an excellent spreadsheet you have there! I just downloaded it and will be playing with it to get more familiar and comfortable using it. Thank you for all the work that you put into it and also for sharing it with us.

One suggestion, and I am not sure if this is already in the spreadsheet, would be to have one place where you input the price of the ingredients for all the recipes. This way, if the price of an ingredient goes up or down, you just change it in one place instead of changing every recipe that uses that ingredient. Does that make sense? Like I said, I need to play with the spreadsheet more, I am not sure if this is already a feature in there.

Thank you again for your generosity in sharing this! I know it will help a lot of people!

alicegop Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 9:58pm
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There is a place for your ingredients pricing. That is crucial to the spreadsheet to be able to accurately tell you your costs. It is on the recipes tab.

I'll attach version S here if I haven't attached it before.

junebuggey Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 11:54pm
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Thanks for posting version S. I cannot wait to check it out!


Shanille21 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:24am
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Is it just me or is anyone else having a problem opening it?

junebuggey Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 4:51am
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Seems to be a corrupted file. It needs to be reloaded.

Thanks Alice!


laynie72 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 3:39am
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Hi Alice,
Thank you very much for sharing, Iknow this work takes so much time to do... am new at this and now that I can see all this informaion I have realized i have not been charging enough icon_sad.gif

Thank you again ! icon_smile.gif

sweettoothmom Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 5:58pm
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I have Windows Vista and it will not open this older version of excel in a readable manner. It goes to compatible mode and it jumbles the columns.
I also got the corruption errors as well.

If anyone has one in a more recent excel format (Vista) Can you please email it to me.

Thank you!

Tashablueyes Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 5:11am
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Thanks so much for posting this, I have been unable to use it as well, and since I have Vista, I am assuming that's the problem, if anyone figures out how to make this rockin' spreadsheet to work on Vista, please, please, please, could you let me know? Thanks!

monica7 Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 8:42pm
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Never really used excel but this spreadsheet looks great, hopefully I'll figure it out soon. Thanks for sharing. princess.gif

bsanders12 Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 6:14pm
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I downloaded your newest version of the matrix, but when I enter 2 for the number of layers in my cake; the matrix does not add up the costs. I was wondering if I was doing something wrong...thank you

psyndi Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 4:52pm
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Thank you for all your hard work on this spreedsheet, you did a great job. I am just starting a new business and you have really given me a great start on the business side. The only problem I am having is that I don't use cake mixes and I seem to figure out how to insert my recipes. Do you have a tutoral or a post to referr to. Again thank you for sharing you hard work.

naz1905 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 9:23pm
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Hiya all, Alice, Thank you for uploading newest version, I'm trying to put my own recipe in the cake recipes tab, but i'm not understanding what each column is for. What is amount unit amount and price refer to.? How do you work out how many cups you get from one batch. Or more easily, how many serving you get from 1 cup? The cup problem i'v sloved, i have converted my grams measurements to cups. Ie: i know that 1 cup butter is 227g, 1 cup sugar/flour is 128g. On the fillings tab, do you use ready made filling? Thank you for any help at all.

Tashablueyes Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 4:38am
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So I uploaded Alice's cake pricing matrix and let me tell you I LOVED it! I used it twice and it's awesome. But for some reason, now I can't edit any of the fields! Anyone know what happened? I can pull it up and there is my wonderful pricing matrix, but I can't do anything with it. icon_sad.gif

mrsfirebug Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:31pm
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are 3 d cakes in this matrix? I looked but not sure I am looking in the right spot... Thank you

kakbarker Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:01am
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I feel very stupid. I am new to this site and have searched and searched. I am sure it is right in front of my face but I cannot find the matrix. I am so embarrassed!

all4cake Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:08am
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Is there a reason that I can't view beyond page 6?

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