justfrosting Posted 23 May 2007 , 4:15pm
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I brought a plate to work and already had two requests.

1.00 per berry?

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MeganElizabeth Posted 23 May 2007 , 4:17pm
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Im clueless .. what is a stuffed strawberry? What is in it?

icing_fever Posted 23 May 2007 , 4:20pm
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That sounds pretty good to me. It beats $9!!

justfrosting Posted 23 May 2007 , 4:23pm
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I did mine in a super big hurry. I didn't even take a pic. I carved out a v on the side and stuffed it with a cheap cheesecake mix. Cooled and then dipped in white chocolate.

They were soooo yummy.

chefmumbo Posted 23 May 2007 , 4:23pm
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Here is what I do to figure my price.

Price per berry? Say .27
Total price of stuffing divided by the number of berries? Say .08

Add them together=.35 food costs for each berry.

Divide the total costs by your target food cost. Mine is 30% so I would divide .35 by .30 .35/.30 = 1.166666

I would charge at least $1.25 per berry, and that is if you just put them on a plate and sell them as is. If you involve any packaging, you have to charge for that.

Does that help?

Lenette Posted 23 May 2007 , 4:24pm
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I think more. Just a choc dipped strawberry goes for more than that, on the net they are around $50 or $60 for 12. Stuffing them costs more. I would charge closer to $2 or $3. I know we all have to take into consideration what our individual locations are and how much folks are willing to pay.

Keep in mind that this is a seasonal product, the cost of ingredients is high and it is labor intensive. thumbs_up.gif

emmascakes Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:05pm
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Blimey stuffed strawberries!! Never come across them, they sound lovely!

TheCakerator Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:14pm
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they DO sound good! Where do you cut the v at on the berry? Has anyone used the cheesecake filling that comes out of a tub?

Katskakes Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:21pm
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these sound so good, can someone send me some?! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
ok i think it'll try them after i go strawberry picking, but that won't be til mid-late June or so. I'm looking for suggestions other than cheesecake - i don't like CC.

thanks!

gateaux Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:29pm
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Originally Posted by Lenette

I think more. Just a choc dipped strawberry goes for more than that, on the net they are around $50 or $60 for 12. Stuffing them costs more. I would charge closer to $2 or $3. I know we all have to take into consideration what our individual locations are and how much folks are willing to pay.

Keep in mind that this is a seasonal product, the cost of ingredients is high and it is labor intensive. thumbs_up.gif




I agree with Lenette, if you look at the cost of covered berries online they charge $3-7 per fruit. YES per Fruit, then depending on the place you have to pay for delivery which is not cheap either - overnight and all.

So $2 to $3 dollars is very reasonable to start out. Dont set your price in stone, once these little items become popular they will be flying off the shelf and will need a cost increase. Not to mention if the cost of berries go up because of the cost of gas. icon_cry.gif

Good Luck! thumbs_up.gif

MrsAB Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:30pm

Are there any pics of these stuffed strawberries? I've never heard of them. Sounds very interesting and tasty.

lillykaci1 Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:34pm

They do sound really good. I have never tried to stuff one, but I'm going to try now. So do you cut the berry in half then stuff it or how does that work?????

JoAnnB Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:35pm

One of the Foodnetwork shows (the one with Paula Deen's sons) visited a shop where they make 'stuffed' strawberries. The berries were unusually lage, she cut away part of the end of the berry (not the stem end) and then stuffed and formed a handful of deliciousness over the end of the berry. It enlarges the size and extends the shape of the berry. In a way, it really isn't stuffed. Now the new shaped, larger berry is chilled, then partially dipped in chocolate (white, dark milk, whatever), and placed in a paper holder. Then, she also added sprinkles of appropriate garnishes and drizzles of other colored chocolate. Voila' stuffed berry

The cheesecake was whole cheesecake stirred up with the crust mixed in.

Anything you can shape into something that will hold would work. Most of the items in cakeballs would probably be great. Small berries would still work, just with smaller 'stuffing'

Katskakes Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:36pm

here's the link to the original post:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=285793&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

HTH

Elizabeth19 Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:40pm

I charge $11.95 per half dozen (big strawberries).
I always figure prices by ingredients + labor (what I charge per hour). This way I am never working for pennies. icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:50pm

Here's one website selling coated (not dipped) stuffed strawberries for $9.00 each, shipping is $35.00.

Hurry there are only 30 left:

http://www.emingerberries.com/purchase

Stuffed Strawberry Recipes:
(Some also dipped & stuffed.)

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Stuffed-Strawberries/Detail.aspx

http://www.recipezaar.com/228852

http://www.culinary.net/recipes/desserts/2520-stuffedstrawberries.html

http://www.foodreference.com/html/stuff-strawb-7906.html

http://www.vikingrange.com/consumer/lifestyle/recipe.jsp?id=prod660072

Stuffed Roasted Strawberries:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_31575,00.html

Edited to add - here is a chef claiming a patent on stuffing strawberries:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20060204627.html
(Just noticed it's the same name as the website above. Also patent gives step-by-step photos of how to stuff and coat the strawberries.)

HTH

missym Posted 23 May 2007 , 7:55pm

These sound so yummy!

Melody25 Posted 23 May 2007 , 8:16pm

I just made some Covered Strawberries earlier. I had some left over Ganache and I found these very large beautiful strawberries, so of course I had to dip them! How much do you guys charge for the strawberries un-stuffed?

Cynda Posted 23 May 2007 , 8:52pm

I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY THEM!!

T-Lew Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 6:41pm

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These pictures are strawberries that I made for a customer, and charged $2 per strawberry.

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T-Lew Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 6:42pm

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Sorry posted the same picture twice on my previous post. This is the finished result.

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