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
I found this Not sure if it will help. Has anyone resd this book?
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.
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
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.