Pricing Matrix For Home & Hobby

Decorating By loriana Updated 21 Mar 2014 , 7:51pm by Jacquie49

loriana Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 7:31pm
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Hi folks,

I shared this on the Wilton forums as well. I have spent many many hours revising Alice Keeler's professional matrix to be used for the home and hobby cake decorator.
Please feel free to download, change and use at your discretion. Hope it helps other decorators out there!:

http://www.lmk4.com/home&hobby_cakematrix.xls


Thanks, Lisa Kerbes Costello
Heavenly Cake Creations
http://www.lmk4.com

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crislen Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 11:56pm
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Wow! That looks great. I've saved it for future use... when I can actually sell cakes!

Thanks for doing all that work icon_smile.gif You've made my life so much easier.

sherik Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 12:09am
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Thank you so much, this is very helpful icon_cool.gificon_wink.gif

ladyonzlake Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 12:30am
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Thanks so much Loriana! This makes things less confusing as I'm not to good with Excel. I started my own price matrix but it's noting like this. I'll have to incorporate mine into this one! Thanks again!
Jacqui

loriana Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 3:56am
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Hi folks, you are very welcome. I spent a lot of hours adjusting this for a home baker since some of the stuff didnt apply to us like sales tax, credit card processing, etc...

I also simplified it a bit, especially the instructions. If anyone has trouble or does not understand how it works, feel free to email for help. I am already using this and finding it very helpful to determine how much frosting I need, how many people a cake will feed, how much a gumpaste flower is really worth icon_wink.gif

Lisa (Loriana)

armywife1 Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 4:13am
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Awesome! I'm not selling.... yet. This will help so much when the time comes, though. Thank you so much!! thumbs_up.gif

Lorendabug Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 5:10am
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I have a pricing matrix (might be Alice's) and it is not easy to follow. But, this one is great! Thank you!

marecip Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 6:20am
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Lisa..Thanks so much!!!
I gave it a quick run through & it seems simply enough. My question is how do I adapt this for scratch cakes & homemade fondant?

kettlevalleygirl Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 1:28pm
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Is Alice's on CC somewhere??

Sweettooth1120 Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 1:36pm
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Loriana- Thanks so much. This will take the guesswork out of what I can charge. You are awesome.

lilsis Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 1:41pm
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thanks so much....greatly appreciated!!

MichelleM77 Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 1:44pm
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I think Alice's is pinned at the top of the Cake Decorating Business forum.

SweetSandee92 Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 1:45pm
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WOW!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!.. I have 3 cakes due this Saturday and using this will greatly help. LOVE IT!!

zubia Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 1:53pm
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Thank you so much .This is great ,I have just recently started doing bussiness and was asking my Dh to simlyfy the alices for me .Thanks you are very sweet to share.
Thanks

cococakes Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 2:10pm
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Thank you Lisa. thumbs_up.gif

loriana Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 3:23pm
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Im very very glad it will help you guys. I believe we are all about sharing here, and it warms my heart that other people can find this useful too icon_smile.gif

Hi Marecip: About adaptations to add your own recipes

This is very easy to adapt. What you will need to do it go into either the cake, filling or fondant recipes tab and scroll all the way over until you get to a blank box. Make sure it has an index number like "13" attached to it.
Then, list out your ingredients the same way the other boxes have them listed out. For instance:

Cake flour 1 lbs 5lbs. $3.00 subtotal will be $.60

And then make sure you list all the ingredients in the same format and "x" them out that you are using them.The top total will automatically total up the price of your recipe to reproduce. Everything else from there is automated (Invoicing, My Worksheet, etc)

Hope this helps, PM me if you still have trouble.

jen1977 Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 3:29pm
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Thanks!

SHADDI Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 3:53pm
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thanks you so much, what a great job you did...

icantcook Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 5:49pm
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I am such an Excel Dunce. Thank you for sharing your version.

MandyBs Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 11:24pm
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Thanks so much Lisa!

loriana Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 3:09am
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Very welcome everyone. For those who may not be selling cakes, this is still handy to plan how much you are spending (for your own knowledge and future reference as to how much your cakes are worth)

Lisa

sharlene_marie Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 3:03pm
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Can someone please send this document to my email? I keep trying to save it and my internet explorer shuts down when I do so. My email address is [email protected]

I would greatly appreciate this...

Thanks

ElectricCook Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 11:12pm
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Thank You. I really appreciate the time you took to share with us.

KASCARLETT Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 12:09am
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Thank you so much Lisa! I haven't read it all yet, but I will - it looks so simple!

Thanks again!

morgansmommy Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 2:53pm
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Hi there! I have been trying for weeks to download a price matrix. could someone be so kind to email and attach it for me. my email is [email protected]
I really appreciate it!!! icon_smile.gif

loriana Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by morgansmommy

Hi there! I have been trying for weeks to download a price matrix. could someone be so kind to email and attach it for me. my email is [email protected]
I really appreciate it!!! icon_smile.gif




Sure thing! Ill send it over via email now. If anyone ever has trouble downloading it, please feel free to PM me, email me, etc... icon_smile.gif

Loriana (Lisa)
[email protected]
www.lmk4.com

MeliaJ Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:38pm
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I tried following the link in the orginal post, it tells there is no page. Can you email to me as well to [email protected]


Thanks!
Melia

xstitcher Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MeliaJ

I tried following the link in the orginal post, it tells there is no page. Can you email to me as well to [email protected]


Thanks!
Melia




I'm having the same issue as well icon_sad.gif .

loriana Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:00pm
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Sure! I have re-attached it for everyone. See below this message.

xstitcher Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:19pm
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I can see it now Loriana. Many thanks. thumbs_up.gif

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