What To Charge For Cakes?

Decorating By ms_no_name Updated 29 Jul 2008 , 5:25am by JoAnnB

ms_no_name Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:46am
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I am starting to get people wanting to buy cakes from me...Problem is how much do I charge? I live in a very small town and find that things are more likely on the lower end of things compared to a big city.
I have a full size sheet cakes to do ( serving 100) simple white cake with white buttercream and just some wording on it ....can you help me figure out a good price to charge for the cake here in a very very small town.

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JoAnnB Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:25am
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Before you start selling cakes, you may want to be sure it is legal to sell hme baked goods. In a small town, you could be reported to the licensing authority (health department) and fined.

That said, it probably helps to determine a price per serving for cakes. An average sheet cake, single layer, buttercream would provide 2x2 servings. A full sheet 12x24 (approx) would serve about 144
a half sheet, 12x 18 about 100
quarter sheet 8-12 about 48

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