250 Graduation Cupcakes...need Help!!!

Baking By lovinlife11 Updated 22 Mar 2011 , 3:33pm by SweetSouthernBakery

lovinlife11 Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 2:05pm
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I am new at baking and I am having a hard time with pricing. I have a order for 250 cupcakes for a graduation party. It is for a girl I work with. I am doing fondant designs on each cupcake. I am planning on doing gerber daisies, a monogram and maybe a 2011. I am making four flavors. I am trying to figure ou another design and I am having a hard time deciding on price. Any suggestions on either???

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Babs1964 Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 2:20pm
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I think cupcakes are time consuming so I would say nothing less than $20 a dozen depending on ease of fondant design.

leah_s Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 2:52pm
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For a creme filled standard sized cupcake with a bc swirl and a bit of edible glitter, I get $2.75 each/$30 a doz. Fortunately that's the going price in cupcake shops around here. For SIMPLE fondant decos, I add 25 cents per cupcake.

Frankly, I'd buy the gerbers or punch out a simple gerber-ish design from fondant, ditto on using Tappits for the monogram and date.

lovinlife11 Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:10pm
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It seems that the going rate around here is $3. I am posting a few links to some ideas I like. The colors are black and white with the only splash of color being bright colored gerbers. I found these pics that are not necessarily the right colors but similar in design. Am I crazy if I say $1.50 per cupcake?

lovinlife11 Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:14pm
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It seems that the going rate around here is $3. I am posting a few links to some ideas I like. The colors are black and white with the only splash of color being bright colored gerbers. I found these pics that are not necessarily the right colors but similar in design. Am I crazy if I say $1.50 per cupcake?

lovinlife11 Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:16pm
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I can not get the pics I found to attach...any suggestions??

CiNoRi Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:37pm
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As time consuming as they are... id say at least $3 per if its a simple design on top. I tend to charge close to 4... but that's for a pretty detailed topper. icon_wink.gif Around here cupcake with no details on top are around $2-2.50 per

Good luck

SweetSouthernBakery Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 3:33pm
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I just did 200 cupcakes for a wedding and as time consuming and a pain in the neck as they are I wouldn't charge less than 2.50 per cupcake especially if your doing fondant on top. I'm from the hills of TN and still say charge 2.50. It's going to take you a lot of time to punch out 250 designs out of fondant. I know you said your new (I am to) but don't undersell youself. Cupcakes are a lot of work and take a lot of time so I think 1.50 is WAY too low of a price. But that's just my opinion.

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