How Much Should I Charge For This Cupcake Tower?

Baking By AliBakes6167 Updated 8 Jul 2011 , 2:57am by AliBakes6167

AliBakes6167 Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 1:50am
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........How much would you charge a customer who specifically asked for this cupcake tower? I'm in New Zealand (prices are high here) and charged $175 for a friend. I have another person interested who would be an actual "customer", do you think I should charge more? Even if you tell me what you would charge in America that would be helpful. Thanks!



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jason_kraft Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:15am
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Do you mean just the tower itself or the cupcakes too?

For disposable towers I usually charge the cost of the tower + 20%, for reusable towers I charge 1/3 of the price of the tower + 100% of the price of the tower as a refundable deposit.

If you're talking about the cupcakes, I'd say $3-$4 each for the simpler ones and $7-8 each for the cupcakes with animals, plus $100 or so for the 6" round at the top including the animals. This includes overhead from a rented commercial kitchen.

AliBakes6167 Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:57am
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Do you mean just the tower itself or the cupcakes too?

For disposable towers I usually charge the cost of the tower + 20%, for reusable towers I charge 1/3 of the price of the tower + 100% of the price of the tower as a refundable deposit.

If you're talking about the cupcakes, I'd say $3-$4 each for the simpler ones and $7-8 each for the cupcakes with animals, plus $100 or so for the 6" round at the top including the animals. This includes overhead from a rented commercial kitchen.




Great, thank you. My husband said I should charge around $300, but i'm thinking along the lines of $225. It is for everything, except for the actual tower itself. 24 cupcakes plus a 6" cake and 6 animal figures.

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