Basic Pricing Help

Business By MomLittr Updated 4 Aug 2006 , 11:02pm by icingcommando

Viks Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 4:23am
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Thanks for sending them, that was very nice icon_smile.gif My darn computer wouldn't open it though icon_sad.gif Oh well!

ConnieB Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 2:32pm
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Jen,

I have heard people on here say they charge no less than $1.00 per cupcake up to $2.50. I am just assuming that it would depend on the amount of work you out into them, and if there are any toppers.

Hope that helps you out a litlle!

KittisKakes Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 2:41pm
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Well Lindsay, you started something - if you don't mind, I'd like to see what you came up with. I know I often under price, but in my area alot of people would rather pay the cheaper price for Wal-mart. I have loyal customers who will pay anything, but I certainly don't want to overcharge them either!

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StandingForJesus Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 2:46pm
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Please send me the price guide too. [email protected]

Euphoriabakery Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 3:23pm
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Thank you for sending the list. It is very simple and will be very useful! However I am just curious, where do you find pudding for 25 cents?

ConnieB Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 3:29pm
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I was just thinking about the .25 pudding, does that cost maybe not include the whole box, maybe just a portion of it. I'm not sure, I was just thinking.

ConnieB Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 4:02pm
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I have a question? I have my first cake order and I am not sure what to price it at. It will be a car shape cake for a childs birthday party. I will just use a star tip and use BC icing. What is the going rate to charge these days?

Viks Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 4:48pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KittisKakes

Well Lindsay, you started something - if you don't mind, I'd like to see what you came up with. I know I often under price, but in my area alot of people would rather pay the cheaper price for Wal-mart. I have loyal customers who will pay anything, but I certainly don't want to overcharge them either!

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That's why I underprice too icon_sad.gif I live in a tiny town where people are used to just getting cheap crap at the IGA, and I'll never bring them around if I charge what I should be charging!

For cupcakes, I charge $8/dozen for the basic, just swirled icing on top & some sprinkles (same price as the IGA) and $12/dozen for the fancy ones...which is still ridiculously low, considering Starbucks sells basic cupcakes for $24/dozen icon_surprised.gif

SweetDreams Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 6:03pm
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I would also love a copy of this list.

Thanks so much!!

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Schmoop Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 6:10pm
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ME TOO! ME TOO! I am pretty sure I am underpricing as well!
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Thanks so much in advance!

lkuptain Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 6:19pm
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Creative Cakes, will you send me a list, too, if you don't mind. I've just started to get orders and have such a hard time deciding what to charge and I feel like if I had a set amount, it would be a little bit easier!!! [email protected] Thanks so much!!

ConnieB Posted 15 Mar 2006 , 7:50pm
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Could someone help me with the pricing of a car shaped cake for a childs birthday party, this is my first "sold" cake and I'm not quite sure how to price it! thanks for your help!

gingoreilly Posted 16 Mar 2006 , 4:45pm
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Would you please send me a copy too. I really need help on pricing. Thanks! [email protected]

gapger Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 12:51am
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I am jumping on board, and asking for you to send it to me also! PLEASE [email protected]

thanks so much!

poppie Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 12:59am
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Creative Cake cn you send me the list too. [email protected]

mjsparkles2001 Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 1:02am
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me too please .... [email protected]

Jennifer1303 Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 1:36am
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Cbowen,

Thanks for the pricing tip on cupcakes! As far as the car cake, I am going to be of no help to you. I just bought the 3-D car cake pan for my son's birthday cake! If it comes out OK I want to sell some too! If you get a price from someone let me know! Good luck, and Congrats on your first order! Sorry I couldn't help!

Jen

namaman Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 4:44pm
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Could I have the list too?? [email protected]

ConnieB Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 5:47pm
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Jen,

I hope that your 3D cake for your sons birthday comes out good, you will have to get a picture online once you are finished so we can see it. Good luck on your cupcakes also! usaribbon.gif

fearlessbaker Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 5:58pm
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I would really appreciate it if someone would send me the pricing list.

ConnieB Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 7:43pm
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Jen,

I have gotten prices on a car cake anywhere from $35 to $55. I guess it just depends on your experience and the area you live in.

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Mar 2006 , 9:00pm
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Originally Posted by creativecakesbylindsay

I did add in the cost of the cake board (only an estimate), and the box.

I put in my matrix...add x cents/dowel. Or x cents/ extra's

I did not include delivary. I only charge if it is a certian distance.

But you could if you wanted.

Would you like me to email my list? So you can see how I did it?




Would you please email me a copy, also? [email protected]
Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to help all of us out! thumbs_up.gif

Jennifer1303 Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 1:22am
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Connie,

I hope the car cake comes out OK too! If it is decent, I will post a picture of it on this site! I LOVE this site!!!

Jen

karinj Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 5:28pm
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Lindsay - me too please - [email protected]
Thanks

futurecakepro Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 11:07pm
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I'm new to this as well. I have my first paid order this weekend and am just pulling a price out of the air! Would you mind sending me your price list as well? Thanks!!!

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steph95 Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 11:40pm
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May I PLEASE have a copy of the list. I use the matrix to get a general idea, but I'd like to see where someone else went with the pricing thing too. There is a woman here that has been doing cakes for quite a while and has a very large customer base. She charges basically $20 for everything that comes out of her kitchen. (her cakes and icing are wonderful!) She charged a friend that for a cake I would've asked at least $30 for. Everyone, including customers tell her she doesn't charge enough, but she stays where she is. It helps to have alot of input on pricing when you're doing this, that way you feel more sure about your charges. ([email protected]) THANK YOU!!!

Jennifer1303 Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 1:12am
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Hello all,

I feel left out now. Can you please sent this list to me as well? It is greatly appreciated!

Jen

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KittisKakes Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 1:20am
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Haven't see any posts from Creativecakesbylindsay in a couple of days. Maybe when she gets this she can just post it here rather than sending it to all of us. I'm curious to see what she's come up with too.

Jennifer1303 Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 1:22am
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That would be even better!

Jen

fittro Posted 30 Apr 2006 , 6:03am
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Could someone e-mail me the price list also thanks Stacy at [email protected]

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