200 Mini Cupcakes For A Shower; What To Charge?

Business By SweetDreams Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 12:35pm by HerBoudoir

SweetDreams Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:30am
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I have a bridal shower in which they want 200 mini (two bite size) cupcakes frosted and each with a small edible image of either a movie reel or one of those black and white striped movie boards on white chocolate plaques.
Any idea of what you would charge for each?

I was thinking 1.75 per cupcake. Is this too much?

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foxymomma521 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:51am
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What do you charge for a regular size cupcakes?

SweetDreams Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:07am
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I think I would charge $2.25 or $2.50 for a regular size version of this.

Do you think it is too much?

foxymomma521 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:14am
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IMHO I think you should charge half of your reg price. (but that's just me)

cakesondemand Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:51am
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I charge $10 per dozen. I just baked 2000 for Thurs and Friday delivery for a university graduation reception on both days.

Erdica Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 11:32am
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I just got an order for 140 mini cupcakes for a bridal shower that is doing only finger foods. I charged $7/dozen. But these are just frosted. Nothing extra added. I think I would charge $1.25 - $1.50/cupcake for the extra detail. I guess it also depends on where you live.

SweetDreams Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 11:34am
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I would normally only charge .75 per mini for a plain frosted one but because I will have to hand carve each movie reel or movie board for the top of each one, that is what is going to take up the most time, I thought that would be worth more than just a quarter for my time. The edible image, the white chocolate would eat up that cost.

Thanks for your input!

HerBoudoir Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:35pm
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I would say for the detail work, that the cost isn't out of line. You may want to break down the costs for your customer so they don't have sticker shock - 75 cents per mini plain frosted, additional 75 cents per custom chocolate piece to top them with.

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