Nikki_T Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 8:27pm
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I am just starting to get some small orders for some cake balls and I am just unsure what to charge. I have a local business that is interested in selling them in her store..she will pay me per ball and then resell them..she is waiting for me to give her a price. I am just unsure..I don't want to undersell myself, or ask too much and she says no..I was thinking $1.25 for cake ones and $1.75 each for cheesecake balls. What would you pay for one, or charge. As for size I tend to use the PB mold that is a medium size. I can get around 40 balls per batch, Any feedback would be appreciated.

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motherofgrace Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 8:47pm
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hmmm, well i charge $1 each at my market, but I get 100 plus from the batches.

As for charging me for cheesecake ones, I charge the same for all, but my prices are based on the cost of the cheesecake (the most expensive)

Does that make sense?

onetier Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 4:58pm
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I've seen them online for as high as $3/each and up. I think your pricing is fair. Take into consideration your costs and then double it and see what you come up with.

jengleman Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 4:38pm
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I am very new at this and I am still figuring my pricing out also. So far I have been charging $5 per 1/2 dozen and $10 a dozen. Sounds like I might be under selling myself.

nikkigonzalez Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 12:53am
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I sell them and I am thankfully doing very well with my price. I think it depends on your cake balls. Ive seen horrible looking cake balls for over $3 a piece, if they are that expensive and not well presented no one will pay that amount. I sell my regular balls at $20 per dozen and I have had many professionals tell me thats way to cheap. I do custom cake balls for special themed parties and I charge extra depending on detail. Also, do some research on the going rate for other local cake balls in your area so you can get an idea.

thin4life Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 1:05am
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I was wondering the same thing. I use REAL chocolate, I can't stand the taste of the coatings. I was thinking of charging $1.50 each but real chocolate is a lot more expensive and time consuming so maybe I should charge more. Any thoughts on this?

scp1127 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 6:41am
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Thin4life, I'm with you. I would like to know what they sell for in real chocolate. My fine chocolate wholesale price is $10/lb. I haven't started offering these yet, but my mother-in-law just requested "things that are like candy" to sell at her store as a counter impulse buy. She has a crafters consignment store.

Anyone out there cover in real chocoate? How much do you charge?

carmijok Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 6:52am
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At the bakery I worked for we sold them for $20 a dozen...$23 if we used Italian Cream or carrot cake. they sold like crazy.

scp1127 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 6:57am
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Carmijok, were they scratch and what type of chocolate?

carmijok Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 3:46pm

They started out being a solution to cake scraps but then as popularity grew, we had to bake cake just for cake balls. We used no filler like frosting...only cake that we compressed and kneaded until it looked like cookie dough. We dipped in Merckens chocolate--the milk, white or dark. They were very rich. We once figured 2 slices of cake went into 1 cake ball. There were other shops selling them, but people said ours tasted less sweet. Probably because we didn't add the frosting. HTH!

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 4:22pm

To the OP: In the case you presented, you are selling them to a business who will maintain inventory and ultimately, take the risk of them selling. They also have to make a profit. Keep that in mind when pricing to this customer. Also, you didn't mention what kind of business it is you're selling them to, but make sure they have means of keeping them food safe and fresh.

mplaidgirl2 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 3:16pm

I sell them for $2.50 a piece.
I actually make them with a brownie instead of Cake.
Mine are a little larger than the normal ones.

Starbucks started selling cake pops yesterday for $2.50
a piece. With Starbucks selling them I'm sure they will be even more popular

hercules25 Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 2:06am

I hope you raised your prices that is insanly low. Your leaving yourself no room for profit.

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