Pricing Cupcakes!

Decorating By MamawJ Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 2:34pm by TexasSugar

MamawJ Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:08pm
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I just got my first order for a wedding cake consisting of a 2 layer 6" topper and cupcakes for 55 to 60 people. I have no clue how to charge them for the cupcakes!! Any ideas or sugesstions would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:22pm
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Most places charge anywhere from $2.50 and up per cupcake depending on the embellishments.I charge $2.50 for a simple BC swirled cupcake.If I am doing gumpaste or small flowers on each cupcake the price goes up from there.Once the bride decides what stlye she wants you can charge her accordingly.

MamawJ Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:26pm
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Thanks! She is getting married on the beach and reception at the pier, so (of course) going with the sea shell theme! I will make a few samples and let her pick!! Thank you!

Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:30pm
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If you are adding chocolate shells or gumpaste seashells then I would most definetly charge anywhere from $3.00 and up....Cupcakes are very tedious and time consuming so don't let it fool yah!!

MamawJ Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:43pm
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I appreciate your advice. My husband and I were just talking about how helpful you all are when ever I have had a question! With your help, my Diet Pepsi and a big box of Junior Mints--I might just survive this decision I made to sell my cakes!! LOL icon_lol.gif

leah_s Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:48pm
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I get $2.75 for each standard sized cupcake with a swirl of bc on top. All my cupcakes are creme filled. ANYthing on top, cake sparkles, small flowers, wafer paper snowflake, etc takes it immediately to $3 or more.

Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:57pm
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Your Welcome..Everyone needs help and guidance....icon_smile.gif

Mensch Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 6:53am
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99 cents

prterrell Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 7:31am
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$999. I price less than Charm City in order to remain competative. icon_biggrin.gif


Seriously, though here's ALL you need to take into consideratoin:
1) cost of ingredients including shipping or gas + wear and tear on your vehicle to go to the store
2) cost of utilities used while making and decorating: electricity, gas, water.
3) how long it took you x how much you want to make per hour

If you know that, then you can figure out how much to charge for ANY cake.

Mike1394 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 10:16am
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.95 apiece

Mensch Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:00pm
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Dang Mike, you a-h*le. Stop undercutting me.


Mike1394 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:03pm
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Originally Posted by Mensch

Dang Mike, you a-h*le. Stop undercutting me.


Competition Baby icon_biggrin.gif

Loucinda Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:25pm
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I hate cupcake wedding cakes. A lot more work than a regular cake, IMO. Remember you are having to pick each one of those buggers up a couple of times EACH (X 60 cupcakes). Also make sure you have a plan in place for transporting them - they fall over and get messed up easy if not properly restrained!! I am in the $2.50 - 3.00 each range too, but take the advice of the PP's and make sure you aren't shorting yourself.

Letty79 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:46pm
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Pricing your cupcakes also depend on your location!

vagostino Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:02pm
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not really a pricing comment but be sure you make way more buttercream that you think you'll need....those suckers take a lot! Also, consider the cost of it when coming to pricing

TexasSugar Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:34pm
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To me cupcakes should be close to your regular cake prices if they are filled and decorated on top.

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