Charging Decorations

Decorating By officialamysue Updated 5 Mar 2010 , 3:25pm by officialamysue

officialamysue Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 2:23pm
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Does anyone charge extra for decoration on cupcakes and cakes? I'm trying to work my pricing range out for various items.

For example:
Mini taste cupcakes- 1.00 each, 20.00 dozen, 1.25 with alcohol flavor
Classic cupcakes- 2.00 each, 25.00 dozen, 2.25 with alcohol flavor
Jumbo cupcakes- 2.75 each, 35.00 dozen, 3.00 with alcohol flavor
Cupcake in a cup- 4.00 each, 45.00 dozen, 4.25 with alcohol flavor

Does those sound pretty good or does it make it sound like i'm too cheap or expensive? I live in iowa so were not in the areas where its more of a higher price and everyone around this state (to my opinion and others) are penny pinchers.

Would love to hear feedback on this!

Thanks.

9 replies
leah_s Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 2:30pm
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Why would a doz mini cupcakes cost me $20? I'll take 12 individuals for $1 each, please.

Oh and a doz classic for $2 each rather than the doz price too.

And I'll take the jumbos at the each price also.

officialamysue Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 2:32pm
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oops, meant to put 12.00 my bad!

officialamysue Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 2:34pm
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so you mean 12.00 for a dozen of mini taste cupcakes, 24.00 for 12 classic, 33.00 for jumbos?

What about decoration fees.

CustomizingCakes Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 2:38pm
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Hmmm......so what does cupcake prices have to do with decorations? And I agree that there must have been a mistake in the dozen price quotes. It just doesn't make any sense. sorry

officialamysue Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 2:43pm
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Revised.


I need opinions on my pricing range for my cupcake line!! Mini taste cupcakes- 1.00 each, 12.00 dozen, 1.25 with alcohol flavor Classic cupcakes 2.00 each, 24.00 dozen, 2.25 with alcohol flavor Jumbo cupcakes 2.75 each, 35.00 dozen, 3.00 with alcohol flavor Cupcake in a cup 4.00 each, 50.00 dozen, 4.25 with alcohol flavor Does it sound affordable? My cake flavors are more designer style instead of a store flavor

Well what i had meant is like some bakeries charge extra if theyre special ordered decorations and fondant cutouts etc. tryin to figure out my menu pricing...

leah_s Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:04pm
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your jumbo and cup doz prices are still wacky.

What's the advantage to selling a doz, if it's just the each price times 12?

Yes, I do charge more for decorations on the cupcake, just like I charge more for decoraions on a cake.

TexasSugar Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:12pm
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On my calculater 2.75 x 12 = 33 and 4 x 12 = 48. Why charge $2 more because it is a dozen? If you are rounding the price up to make it more of an 'even' number, then I'd leave out the individual cupcake price.

Actually I wouldn't even give out an individual cupcake price, unless you were an store front that sold them individually. Other wise I would only take orders for a doz or two doz cupcakes, not the inbetween numbers.

mamawrobin Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:18pm
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I agree with TexasSugar, I would only list prices for a dozen or more. I would just leave out individual prices.

officialamysue Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:25pm
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okayk, so im not a store front business, im doing this from home. so i officially decided they have to order by dozen and texas i love your though on this so im goin to go with your route. and leah how much do you charge for decorations?

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