i got an order for some cupcakes but im not sure what to charge because i really dont do it professionally just yet.
She wants it for easter.
And it will be a basic vanilla cake(any suggestions on what recipe to use will be very helpful) with a white and pastel coloured frosting with a bed of toasted coconut flakes topped with some mm or almond eggs.
she wants 3 dozen.
Ill be very happy if you can give me some ideas on the price.
I'd suggest using the White Almond Sour Cream (WASC) recipe you can find in the CC recipe section and just using vanilla flavoring for a vanilla cake. I've made cupcakes with this recipe before I started baking from scratch for most things.
As for pricing, I'm in Iowa and have a home-based business. I charge a base price of $1.75 each for unfilled cupcakes with a 1M swirl and sprinkles. For the decorations you described, I'd probably charge $2.00 each for unfilled cupcakes - $72 total for the 3 dozen. Pricing may be more or less depending on what's normal for the Dallas area.
Hope this helps!
thank you so much ahartman that really helped.
I too basically charge the $2.00 per cuppie...I was told by a fellow CCer that it is pretty much the same thing as a piece of cake...and sometimes can be more work, than decorating a cake. Be sure to get your money out of it. Hope this helps!