Fist off, I am so nervous! I've been making cakes for my family and friends for a few years. And lately they have really been pushing me to start selling my cakes and cookies - and I'd love to! Well, my cousin has arranged for me to do the desserts for her book club tomorrow night. I'm so excited, but still nervous - What if they don't like it as much as my family? What if they are not interested in purchasing anything? The usual doubts
Anyways, my cousin's friends are already asking if I'm going to have business cards and such. I will have little take home bags w/ my name and number b/c I know there will be plenty of leftovers. But I have no idea what to tell her about pricing. I won't be at the party - too nervous to stick around and want to get true feedback
Here is what I'm making and what prices I was thinking of:
NFSC w/ RI & Fondant - $2-6 depending on detail and size
cake balls - $10/dz
mini-cupcakes w/ icing - these are just to taste different cake and icing flavors, but cake prices would be $2-4 per serving
petit fours - $15/dz
chocolates - depends on size and detail
Please let me know what you think. Thanks!!!
without knowing your area, your pricing sounds good.
And stop "what if-ing" everything. you can what-if something to death! I tell my kids, when they start this, "Yeah, well ... what if my butt was blue?"
That usually shuts 'em up!
I don't know my area either, that's part of the problem You can find cakes and cookies like mine, but you'd have to go downtown - too much trouble for most people I know. And their prices are about the same if not higher. Most order from Wal-Mart, Sam's and Costco and they are just sheet cakes.
And you're right, I need to have more faith in myself!!