I Know, I Know... But How Much Should I Charge?

Decorating By MacsMom Updated 7 Feb 2009 , 9:38pm by MacsMom

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MacsMom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 8:49pm
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A customer is having a tea party birthday for her daughter and is open to ideas.

Her first thought was to have me make 16 individual teapots for the girls, but I have other cakes due that weekend and was hoping to simplify.

So... I thought I'd say that I can do the teapots for $XX.- per teapot, or make a cake at $5 per serving hoping that she would choose the easier, less expensive option, but at least making it worth my time if she stuck with the teapots.

What would you charge? About the size of a giant cupcake, with the handle and spout and simple decor.

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:03pm
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Each one a sculpture I mean that should easily be $20 each. The packaging & delivery are gonna be a factor.

You gotta make & attach a handle & spout for each. Make separate boards. Figure out how to transport without them rolling all over. Ice each one perfectly, make them into tea pots then decorate them.

$20 - $25

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julzs71 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:15pm
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How about one big teapot and then tea cups for the 16 girls.

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ZAKIA6 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:20pm
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not sure what size you are making yours but i came across a teacup (coffee) cake on flickr. its from cupcake envy. they say it serves 1-2 people and are charging $40 each

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupcakeenvy/3259450014/

http://www.shop.cupcakeenvy.com/product.sc?categoryId=2&productId=2

ETA: just reread your post and realized you said teapot NOT teacup icon_surprised.gif
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-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:24pm
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Oh yes I'm all over that. $40 is much much better. I stand corrected. Well the tea pot should be more--$45 with a handle and a spout.
Absolutely.

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by julzs71

How about one big teapot and then tea cups for the 16 girls.




i second this idea....


but still teacups out of cupcakes are a PITA.

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cylstrial Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:30pm
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So what happened with it MacsMom? Are you making the individual ones? Or a big one? Let us know.. =o)

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Susie53 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by julzs71

How about one big teapot and then tea cups for the 16 girls.




I like this idea too.

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MacsMom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:38pm
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O.K., cool beans. Lordy, I was going to say $10 each but I'll say $20. I hadn't thought about packaging! (duh).

I am going to suggest a small teapot cake and individual cake "slices" which would at least be easier to cut and decorate. Do you think $10 for each slice is too little?

I'm in the middle of searching for more cake ideas to send her. Thanks for sending the coffe mug photo ZAFIA6!

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