Cupcake Store

Business By Scrumptious Creations Updated 15 Dec 2009 , 12:54am by LaBellaFlor

Scrumptious Creations Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:41am
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Interested in opening a cupcake shop. Any one have any ideas how many ovens, mixers, or refrigerators I'd need to run an operation like Sprinkles? Purely cupcakes. Also square footage needed? Trying to get ideas and input so I can do a business plan. thanks

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revel Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:54am
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I found this Not sure if it will help. Has anyone resd this book?
http://www.upwithcupcakes.com/product_info.php?cPath=20&products_id=38

CakeForte Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 6:06am
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Some of my friends have a successful cupcake shop and it is the tiniest place you have ever seen! I think it's about the size of my mom's home kitchen...which is about 150 sq feet.

I'm sure they probably wish they had a larger space...but it works and they're doing pretty well for only being open a year.

costumeczar Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 12:25am
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Just be aware of what's involved. Here's a recent article, the second page details one woman's costs. You have to have a good location and be priced high enough to pay the bills. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/business/smallbusiness/26cupcake.html

LaBellaFlor Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 12:54am
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No one can answer this question for you as well as you can by doing some real research. What type of income are you trying to generate? What are supplies and overhead going to cost? How many cupcakes do you need to sell to make over head plus a profit? Once you figure that out, you can figure out how much equipment you need in order to produce enough product to cover ALL your expenses, including salary.

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