I need to give a quote on 30 cupcakes with a circus theme and the client gave me some ideas that she liked, but I don't know how to price them. The first one would require a ton of work. How do others price their cupcakes, esp. when each one requires special attention?
Not sure on what to price but I am sure that you don't want to do option 3... Those clown heads freak me out!!
I agree, the first choice is a TON of work, the third choice is creepy and VERY messy to transport. I'd probably go with the second, but not make any of the faces 3-D, just use flat pieces of fondant in layers to make the facial features.
When I price "premium" cupcakes like this, I start at $3 and add more for fondant and my time. I'd probably ask $5 for each of those. I'm near Chicago and this price would not be too high for my area, though your's may be different.
WOW, those are 3 very different choices!!
Do not underprice yourself on the first choice - that is a lot of work for each cupcake.
I would say at least $8-$10 each for the animal ones.
The second choice is very cute but hard to see the exact detail on each - maybe $5-$6 each?
The last has those creepy Wilton clown heads!! Try to steer her away from those!!!
I did do a cool cake for Course 2 where the clowns were drunk!!
LOL! Yes, I hate those clowns, too! ICK! I can't believe anyone thinks they're cute. Blech.
For plain cupcakes, I usually charge about $2/piece and I fill them (unless asked not to do so) so I was thinking about $4-5 for the middle ones. I was just really thrown by the first photo b/c I've never had to do so much modeling. I think $10 may be the lowest I could go. Hmmmm...
Thanks for the ideas!
I think the 2nd option would by far be the best. The first cupcakes were amazing - but very time consuming for you and expensive for the client. And as everyone said, the 3rd ones weren't very cute.
So I'd say $5 a cupcake for the 2nd option.
Don't forget to post a pic!
I would charge $3.00 per cupcake.