Pricing Help!!

Decorating By AuntieJoannie Updated 7 Mar 2010 , 2:16am by CeeTee

AuntieJoannie Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 8:19pm
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I am just starting to sell cakes and cupcakes as a side income--but I need help knowing how to price them. I want to see some return, but don't want to price myself out of range of getting any sales. Currently, I am not taking orders for wedding cakes; so I just need some guidance on pricing for "regular" cakes and cupcakes. THANK YOU!!!

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Tellis12 Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 8:31pm
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The rule of thumb is to price per serving. So figure out how much it costs you to make a cake and go from there. There are hundreds of threads in the forums about this topic so do a search and see what you come up with. Good luck!

TexasSugar Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 8:38pm
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How much does it cost you to make the cake?

RetiredNavyChief Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 8:39pm
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I finally started charging a minimum on other cakes and went up from there depending on what they wanted. Wedding cakes i charge per serving and buttercream/fondant, fillings, and handmade additions. Search around your local bakeries and see what they charge for non wedding cakes.

CeeTee Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 2:16am
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Read this link. It's Cake Boss's most excellent Pricing Guide FAQ. It will help you out and answer all questions you have.

http://www.cakeboss.com/PricingGuideline.aspx

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