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?

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.

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 youtube.com.

**marquesha613**

Hi Alice,

I would like to join everyone else by saying "thank you" for the pricing matrix . 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 selfservebaker@gmail.com. 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 (www.gmail.com) 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 http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pmBG94uB5W9zc4X3e1Zl8ew&hl=en

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]

Wow, I think it'll take days for me to unerstand all of this. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

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!!!

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

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

Shannon

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.

Alice,

Have you uploaded version S or is it still a work in progress?

Thanks,

Junebuggey

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!

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.

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

Thank you again !

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!

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!

Never really used excel but this spreadsheet looks great, hopefully I'll figure it out soon. Thanks for sharing.

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

Becca

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.

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.

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.

are 3 d cakes in this matrix? I looked but not sure I am looking in the right spot... Thank you

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!

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