Hate To Ask, But Input On Pricing Minis Please.

Business By mom42ws Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 4:01pm by michellenj

mom42ws Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 7:34pm
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I would LOVE some feedback with regards to how much I should charge for the minis listed in my photos. Some have more extensive work than others. I think the choc. ganache would be the least expensive of the bunch.

I want to market these as specialty gift items from brides to bridesmaids/wedding party. They are made from the Silverwood (I think that's the name) mini pan so they're about 2.5 inches wide and 3 inches tall??

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1228328


Thanks,

Ashley

12 replies
sari66 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 11:55pm
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They are very pretty cakes and I think you have a great idea. I don't know what price you should charge for your cakes but I do know that with the cost of good chocolate the ganache shouldn't be your cheapest one.

Good luck

sari66 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 12:00am
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They are very pretty cakes and I think you have a great idea. I don't know what price you should charge for your cakes but I do know that with the cost of good chocolate the ganache shouldn't be your cheapest one.

Good luck

mom42ws Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 12:48am
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true, but they were the least labor intensive.

ashley

mom42ws Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 1:03pm
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no ideas here, huh? doesn't anyone make and sell minis?

ashley

sambugjoebear Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:13pm
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I've never sold minis, but to me they're basically one serving of cake, right? I would just use your base serving price per type of cake (fondant covered, bc covered) and then give a minimum order requirement. For example, let's say your regular fondant covered serving is $3.00. Then make the minimum order requirement 1/2 dozen (total of $18.00) or 1 dozen ($36.00). Sounds expensive but well worth the price after looking at your photos. icon_smile.gif

BellaBabyCakes Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:29pm
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Wow, those are simply beautiful! I am just a beginner but I CAN say I would pay way more then a "per serving" price for these. Some people are charging upwards of 5-6 bucks for a CUPCAKE so I wouldn't go any lower then that.

Even cupcakes with just a swirl of buttercream at specialty CC shops start at 3 bucks, your talent, packaging and time are worth something too.

DesignerCakes Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 12:31am
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In my area, minis are cheap at $10 each!! The average price is $12 and up.

todolomio Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 1:34am
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Ok so, first I must say they are beautiful! Second, where are you located? You see you must consider your area before pricing. In new york I saw these minis starting from 8.00 to 14.00 a serving! Salt lake city has a cake designer that sells them at 10.00 a serving. In PR I saw someone selling them for $5.00.

So, check on the web with your competitors and then price you don't want to undercut them or over price them!

Carolina

Denise Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 2:53am
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$10-15 each - not a dime less.

mom42ws Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 12:17pm
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Originally Posted by todolomio

Ok so, first I must say they are beautiful! Second, where are you located? You see you must consider your area before pricing. In new york I saw these minis starting from 8.00 to 14.00 a serving! Salt lake city has a cake designer that sells them at 10.00 a serving. In PR I saw someone selling them for $5.00.

So, check on the web with your competitors and then price you don't want to undercut them or over price them!

Carolina




Just doing a basic web search, I'm not sure that there is anyone doing these in my area. I'm thinking no less than $10 each and I would be marketing these to a more upscale clientelle.

Ashley

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:09am
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I sell 3" single serving cakes for $5-7... but they are very plainly ices.

If they were decorated with fondant, etc., the price would increase to $9-10 each. I don't know that people here would pay more than that.

michellenj Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by mom42ws

I would LOVE some feedback with regards to how much I should charge for the minis listed in my photos. Some have more extensive work than others. I think the choc. ganache would be the least expensive of the bunch.

I want to market these as specialty gift items from brides to bridesmaids/wedding party. They are made from the Silverwood (I think that's the name) mini pan so they're about 2.5 inches wide and 3 inches tall??

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1228328


Thanks,

Ashley




Everyone loves ganache, and it seems really impressive. If that one is your most profitable one, and everyone loves it, market the heck out of it and make some money! I'd price it either the same as the others, or maybe .50 more than the others. If you tell them it's your specialty, they will believe it and be willing to pay a little bit more for them.

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