Cupcake Pricing

Baking By thecakeprincess Updated 17 Oct 2008 , 11:12pm by Ooocakes

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thecakeprincess Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 4:36pm
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I've been asked to baked 40 cupcakes with a Halloween theme. How much should I charge per cupcake?

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alvarezmom Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 7:40pm
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Depending on where you are at and they type of design.....what type of design are you doing? Is the icing BC?

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Jewelsx19 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 7:48pm
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I am just a hobby cake decorator, so my prices are pretty low compared to some of the other locals.
I charge $1.10 for buttercream and $1.45 for fondant. I also have mini cupcakes and I do filled cupcakes.

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thecakeprincess Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 7:58pm
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I'm in Texas and the icing will be buttercream. I was thinking of putting little jack o lanterns on top of each cupcake.
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alvarezmom Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 8:07pm
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My cupcake with basic BC w/swirls start at $1.25 with a small fondant accent. If the Jack-o-lantern is fondant I would quote her $1.75. If the Jack-o-lantern is BC then $1.50.

Or if I did the plastic ones I would charge her the $1.25 basic price with the price of the plastic figure.

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alvarezmom Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 8:09pm
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I'm a hobby baker as well. But I charge more for cupcakes because it takes more time...and I try to make each one identical.....

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indydebi Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 8:49pm
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I agree that decorated cupcakes are like cut-out cookies ... they take WAY more time than a regular cake and drop cookies (respectively).

I hate, hate, HATE doing decorated cupcakes. Since they are about the same serving size as a standard piece of cake, I charge the same price .... $3 each. If folks don't want to pay that, then that makes me VERY happy!

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fiddlesticks Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 8:56pm
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I wouldnt go under $2.00!

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Ooocakes Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 11:04pm
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pricing for cupcakes confused me as well... I wasn't sure how much to charge... I have just recently started baking for money... so I went over to the bakery where I work and they were a dozen for 5.00! I changed my mind about making them but luckily the woman who wants them knows the difference between mass production and home-made.

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indydebi Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 11:10pm
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... so I went over to the bakery where I work and they were a dozen for 5.00!



Are these filled cupcake with custom designs? Or are they plain cupcakes with a swirl of icing on top?

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Ooocakes Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 11:12pm
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Originally Posted by Ooocakes

... so I went over to the bakery where I work and they were a dozen for 5.00!


Are these filled cupcake with custom designs? Or are they plain cupcakes with a swirl of icing on top?




They were chocolate cupcakes with swirls and sprinkles. Is that an agreeable price? For scratch or box?

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