Invoices......what Info Do You Show???

Business By jbrian24 Updated 29 Jul 2008 , 11:06pm by jbrian24

jbrian24 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 11:08pm
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Hello I was wondering if any of you would be willing to share with me what information you show on your invoices. I currently show the supplies cost for the cake, labor either by the serving or hour, misc. costs for anyting like fondant bows, etc., equipment deposits if any apply, and delivery costs. Is this too much of a breakdown of price? Im just curious what other people are showing. Anything anyone shares will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

6 replies
indydebi Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 11:33pm
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I show "Wedding Cake for 100 @ $3/serving= $300". Then I add my sales taxes. Period.

1234me Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 11:44pm
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I just show what they ordered and the cost of it - no details about time/labor/supplies. Like Debi - 1 14 inch round cake at XXXX price. I do it on a professional program with my logo, etc.

FromScratch Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:02am
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I show XXX servings (fondant or BC) at $x.xx/serving, gumpaste charges if any, and delivery charges. Do not show them how much it costs you to make your cakes.. it just gives them ammo to come back at you and ask why you charge so much when it only cost you $xx.xx to make it. It's none of their business what your costs are and it makes you seem less professional IMHO. icon_smile.gif

jbrian24 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 3:20am
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Thank all of you for your responses, they were very helpful.

Chef_Stef Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:39am
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I'm pretty much with deb. Mine say:

100 servings, wedding cake, fondant icing, @$4.50/sv = 450.00

Second line I always put--"Flavors and design per contract"

Add sales tax at the bottom

= Total due

p.s.--If they have separate gumpaste flowers that I ordered or made, they are priced (retail) on the second line as "Gumpaste floral work @ $xx.xx"

jbrian24 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 11:06pm
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Hey homecook,
I like your mom's rule. Thanks for your reply

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