How Much Would You Charge?

Baking By ABelle Updated 10 Jul 2011 , 11:40pm by SweetBakesOfMine

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ABelle Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 6:59pm
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Hello, a lady wants something similar to these, she wants 100-150, red velvet with cream cheese frosting...I haven't a clue how to price them!

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ABelle Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 7:02pm
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KakeMistress Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 7:12pm
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I would make a sample of each one and find out how long it takes you to make each of the toppers.. HTH

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jason_kraft Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 7:34pm
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Those cupcakes look very detailed, we would probably charge in the $5-6 range per cupcake. That includes ingredient cost, labor cost, and overhead. Most of the cost would be in labor (a reasonable hourly wage) and overhead, since in CA we are required to rent a commercial kitchen to legally sell food. If your state has a cottage food law and you meet the requirements to legally sell food made at home the price would probably be lower.

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Texas_Rose Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 7:35pm
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I would probably charge $3 or $3.50 each...the toppers look really complicated, but it's really a bunch of cutouts and simple flowers that shouldn't be that time consuming, just grouped together to look complicated.

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ABelle Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 7:49pm
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That's what I was thinking about the toppers, they should be fairly easy since they are mostly cutouts...she said something about having silk daisy's on them..

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shuswapcakes Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:17am
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I would charge at least around $3.50 per cupcake. She's going to spend at least that on a cake. Like the previous poster said, it looks mostly like cut outs and once you get into a rythm of things it will probably go faster. I charge $1.99 for a regular cupcake, which is a cupcake made from scratch, usually buttercream icing and sometimes a small candy topper. Anything that involves fondant and detailed work I always charge double. You have to make it worth it for you. Let us know how it goes!

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jason_kraft Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:19am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I would probably charge $3 or $3.50 each...the toppers look really complicated, but it's really a bunch of cutouts and simple flowers that shouldn't be that time consuming, just grouped together to look complicated.



That's the best kind of product from a profitability standpoint -- something that looks really complicated but is simple to make. icon_smile.gif

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brown_suga Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:43am
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I would charge about $3.50 per cupcake. $4.00 may be stretching it but depending on where you live you may be able to quote that price.

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JessiesCreations Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:44am
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Those cupcakes have alot going on, I would charge no less than 3.50 per cupcake.

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ABelle Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 3:00am
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I live in nowhere Missouri lol that's why it's so hard to price things at times...people around here think they should get a 3 tiered wedding cake for $150. Just the way people are around here....some people understand how much time goes into things some people don't...

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Lovelyladylibra Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 5:24pm
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id say 3.00ish a cupcake... more or less depending on where you are

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Cakeuhlicious Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 5:33pm
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Where I live (my specific city), a standard sized cupcake with a swirl of icing on it is typically $2.75 - $3.00 each, depending on the bakery, usually with a discount for high quantity orders. For something that has to be individually cut and assembled like those, I would def. increase that to somewhere in the realm of $4.00, give or take. I live in NW US.

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SweetBakesOfMine Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 11:40pm
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For that kind of detail work......i would charge $30 to $35 a dozen. That's A LOT of detailed work! Especially making those roses and other flowers. I'm making these for a sweet 15 party. I'm charging $25 a dozen. I have to make 180 of these!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/decorada/3985356293/in/faves-nursegreeneyes/

Good Luck!!!

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