Alice's Cake Pricing Matrix

Business By alicegop Updated 21 May 2010 , 5:23pm by jayarr

Specialkcakes Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 6:15pm
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I added a new link to the matrix. It should work now.

lozpa Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 6:17pm
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THANK U.....so much....i will take a look at it and figure it out.

sharonben Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 3:41pm
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Thank you for taking so much time to do this and especially for sharing!

tigerhawk83 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 10:42pm
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To Irene and all who want scratch conversions - I have done a few that I have listed below. Converting ingredients is a little harder than liquids because 8oz of weight doesn't always (or ever) equal 1 cup. I found a good link at http://www.onlineconversion.com/weight_volume_cooking.htm. What is nice about this site as compared to others I looked at, is that it has lots of ingredients, and converts both US and UK measures - whichever you prefer.

Here is the way you use it to do conversions for the matrix: For example let's do all purpose flour. In the top box you select your ingredient - so choose flour, US, all purpose. In the next box you put the quantity you want and in the From This box, the weight you want - I buy 5 pounds so 5 goes in quantity and pounds in the From this box. Then in the To this box I select cups [US] and hit recalculate. In the bottom box you get 5lb=22.824 cups. Then divide 22.824 by the 5 and you get 4.56 which is the conversion factor for the matrix.

So here's a few I did
5 lbs AP flour to cups = 4.56
5 lbs granulated sugar to cups = 2.366
2 lbs brown sugar to cups = 2.27
2 lbs confectioners sugar [aka powdered, aka icing] to cups = 3.48
1 lb butter to cups = 2
1 lb butter to tablespoons = 32

Another note: if you are converting large quantity to small [like cup to tsp] then conversion factor should be GREATER than 0. If you are converting small to large [like cup to pound] then conversion factor should be LESS than 0.

Hope this helps - it seems complex but this will give you best answers for non liquid ingredients (sorry - I was a science major in college icon_rolleyes.gif ) Make sure you put in the quantities you buy - you can ignore the density section - it's not necessary unless you have the densities for your ingredients (now that's a REAL science geek)!!!

shalini1 Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 5:15pm
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This is amazing! I'm not that savvy in using Excel outside of just basic formulas and you did suchh an awesome job!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing! I'm downloading, saving, etc etc...WOW.

LovelyCreations Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:02pm
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Links are not working for these downloads. Does n e one know why? Is there another place I can go to get the latest version of the matrix?

prterrell Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 6:55am
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I get a 404 error pop up when I try to click on this.

TheDomesticDiva Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 3:42pm
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I'm not able to download this either, but I'd LOVE to!! Anyone have a way to get it??

txmom9802 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:56am
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I'm not able to download the matrix either. Could someone e-mail it to me Stacey(mod edited.) Thanks.

patty7276 Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 9:13pm
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unable to download the latest matrix. what should i do? my email is (mod edited.) if anyone could email it to me. thanks so much

montanamommy Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 3:48pm
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Can I please get a copy as well. I can't download either

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midnight_baker Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 5:54pm
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Just a quick question, do you use this pricing for all cakes or just wedding cakes? I make a lot of birthday and other special occasion cakes and I am having a hard time figuring out how much to charge.
Thanks

sarahnash_14 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 1:57am
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I can't seem to access the file either. Could I also get it sent to my email?

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Thanks!

chasley101 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 1:52pm
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I'm not able to download either! Please e-mail with attachment, (mod edited.)

Thank you so much for your help!

naubin Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 2:15pm
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I would like this excel file alsoicon_smile.gif Please send it (mod edited.) Thank you for your help thumbs_up.gif

motherofgrace Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 4:02am
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hi there, whenever I download it, it saysd READ ONLY.... and i cant change anything, would love to use it tho!

FlourDiva_com Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 7:28pm
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I am trying to download this so I can look at it and possible use it but I do not see it anywhere!?

Blueyedboyz Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 1:59pm
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Wow! This is fantastic! Possibly more than I will ever completely learn to use, however, I really like the Quote and invoive sheets! Thanks a million!

greengyrl26 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 9:21pm
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I can't access the file either. Can someone please email it to me? Send to (mod edited.)
Thanks!!!

surfergirl67 Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 7:28pm
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I can't download the newest file either, could you please email it to (mod edited.) Thank you! icon_smile.gif

texasbecky Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 9:45pm
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Would someone please email this to me as well?

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Thanks!!

kdaze Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 6:42pm
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can someone please send me the matrix??
Thanks
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tmr137 Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 10:53pm
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can someone please send me the matrix also??


Thanks
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Jesse0977 Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 9:32pm
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I'm not able to download either. Please send me a copy if al possible at (mod edited.)

taliascott Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 4:36am
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I would like the latest version of the Matrix...Please email to (mod edited.) ...the previous version is awesome!!! thumbs_up.gif

fourcscakery Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 2:48pm
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I would also like to get the latest version of the matrix. If someone could please email it to me at (mod edited.) that would be great. Thanks so much for taking the time to create this and your willingness to share it. icon_biggrin.gif THANKS!

fourcscakery Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 2:58pm
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I would also like to get the latest version of the matrix. If someone could please email it to me at (mod edited.) that would be great. Thanks so much for taking the time to create this and your willingness to share it. icon_biggrin.gif THANKS!

AmandaH Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 9:52pm
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Can someone please send the most recent matrix to me? I can't open the file?

Thanks!
Amanda

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ClancyJane Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 10:11pm
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I can't access it either. =( Loved the earlier version, would someone please email the latest updated one? Thanks so much! (mod edited.)

dkwi04 Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 6:15pm
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I'd love a copy as well icon_smile.gif (mod edited.)
Thank you in advance, I appreciate it!

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