Cheri316 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 1:59am
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I have just started making cake balls and I had so much fun! Everyone who tried them loved them and now I am getting asked to make them. I have no idea what to charge for them. Any idea?

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cakecontessa1 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:37am
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I charge 3.50 each for cake balls and lollycakes on a stick are 4.00 each both sold by the dozen

motherofgrace Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 6:06am
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$3.50 each????? I charge $0.75. thats on a stick..

sambugjoebear Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 2:11pm
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I charge $9/dozen. If they want alcohol infused or special decorations on them then I charge extra.

learnincakes Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 2:38pm
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Which recipe do you use for your cake balls? I have tried them and they taste like a mushy mess. I must have missed something I guess.

motherofgrace Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:31pm
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your using too much binder.

Tehre is not recipe really, Just add a tbsp at a time icon_smile.gif

learnincakes Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:32pm
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Thanks, I will try again.

cakecontessa1 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 4:14pm
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Yes 3.50 each! I'm a cake person, this is how we make money? People have no problem spending it.

motherofgrace Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 4:56pm
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ok ok, I get that, im just saying MOST people, charge $9-$15 a dozen thats $.75-$1.25

No need to freak out, I make money off of mine, without charging that.

Anyone else thing I was wrong... geez

cupcakeatheart Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:20pm

If people will pay 3.50, that's awesome! I charge $16/dz and $8/5pk, that's wrapped up nice

cdgleason Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:22pm

I made some cake balls, which I refer to as "bon bons" with leftover cake scraps, crushed oreo cookies and left over butter cream...no particular recipe, but I would guess that I used about 3 cups of white cake scraps, 1 cup of cookies crushed up very fine, about a cup of butter cream....mixed together thoroughly.... I used a pastry blender to mix and it worked perfectly.... then I used a cookie scoop...about the size of a golf ball and made perfect little balls, chilled them, then dipped them into melted white chocolate...... I've been an avid baker for about 15 years and so far... NOTHING has been more popular!
A local bakery sells them for about a dollar a piece but they rarely have them!!

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:22pm

I guess a lot of the pricing depends on your local market. Some areas of the country can get away with higher pricing, while others can not. In my area (SC) I could not get $3.50 for one cake ball, but I can get $2.50(mine are about the size of a jumbo cupcake. I would see what jumbo cupcakes are going for in your area and use that as a starting point, and I would definately charge extra for liqueur's or fancy decorations. Good luck!

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:29pm
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Originally Posted by cdgleason

I made some cake balls, which I refer to as "bon bons" with leftover cake scraps, crushed oreo cookies and left over butter cream...no particular recipe, but I would guess that I used about 3 cups of white cake scraps, 1 cup of cookies crushed up very fine, about a cup of butter cream....mixed together thoroughly.... I used a pastry blender to mix and it worked perfectly.... then I used a cookie scoop...about the size of a golf ball and made perfect little balls, chilled them, then dipped them into melted white chocolate





cdgleason, These sound delicious!!! icon_smile.gif

motherofgrace Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:52pm

Jumbo cupcake?!?! thats huge lol how d othey eat them?

Mine are about 1 inch.

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 6:01pm

Usually with a fork! Thats also how my jumbo cupcakes are eaten, unless of course U have a really big mouth or just dont mind getting frosting all over your face.

JustToEatCake Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:07pm
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Usually with a fork! Thats also how my jumbo cupcakes are eaten, unless of course U have a really big mouth or just dont mind getting frosting all over your face.



Those are some big cake BALLS! Mine I do smaller, I guess when I think of cake balls I think more of cake truffles and that's what I prefer. I actually like putting most of mine on a stick like the christmas ones in my photos.

motherofgrace Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:13pm

JustToEatCake- yea me too!

alvarezmom Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by cakecontessa1

Yes 3.50 each! I'm a cake person, this is how we make money? People have no problem spending it.




At first I was thinking WOW she is really under pricing then when I realized you really meant $3.50 ea I was thinking icon_eek.gif .... That was before I saw your pictures!!! LOVELY!!! I see why you charge what you do. The flower (purple and orange) is that made from Royal Icing?

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:21pm

Obviously there's a big difference in the size of a $3.50 cake ball lol. I wouldn't charge more than $1 ea for a bite size cake ball(as long as there's not a lot of decorations involved). LOL, I'm not paying much more than that for a bite of anything! icon_biggrin.gif

alvarezmom Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:23pm

I charge $15 for 2 DZ. I dont do mine fancy at that price. Just round balls dipped in chocolate and put into a plastic container. Normally I get the colored containers at WalMart. I make a profit on what I do. It's not time consuming for me and I can do plenty at one time! I'm going to make some for Valentine's.

cakecontessa1-Hope you dont mind but I'm going to steal some of your idea's! icon_biggrin.gif

kellikrause Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 11:58pm

What the heck?? I have been throwing out cake scraps for years! I am missing something obviously because cake, cookies and frosting mixed together sounds YUMMY!!! I have to try that soon icon_smile.gif

tyty Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:29am

I charge $1 each for 1 inch cakeballs. How do you put them on a stick, I'd like to try that.

motherofgrace Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:35am

I just stick the sick into itbefore I dip it! It makes dipping easier too!

tyty Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:40am
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Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

I just stick the sick into itbefore I dip it! It makes dipping easier too!




Thanks, I'll give it a try.

preciouspjs Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:06am

I charge $.75 for plain dipped, and $1.00 each for decorated ones... and they're about an inch in diameter. Also, a trick I learned if you dip the stick in chocolate and then in the cake ball, once it sets, it holds a thousand times better..

Christina222 Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:42am
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Originally Posted by cakecontessa1

I charge 3.50 each for cake balls and lollycakes on a stick are 4.00 each both sold by the dozen




What do you consider the difference between a cake ball and a lollycake?

motherofgrace Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:50am

the lollycakes probally have the sticks icon_smile.gif

Christina222 Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:54am

But in her pictures both types have the sticks. That's why I was wondering =)

Ruth0209 Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:57am

I charge $1.25 each. It'll depend a lot on your local market. It'll relate to how much you get for cake per serving.

motherofgrace Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 2:03am

oh then im not sure. sorry icon_smile.gif

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