How Do I Charge For The Cakes I Do??

Decorating By angelleyes Updated 14 Jul 2011 , 2:24pm by TexasSugar

angelleyes Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 4:15am
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Ok i'm new to all this... I don't know how much to charge for a cake little or big. I'm still finding recipes and ways to do things. In the past week I have had friends and clients (I also do hair) want me to make cakes for them. I don't know how much my work is worth since i'm just starting out . Any ideas? Suggestion? Anything help lol

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jason_kraft Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 4:27am
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The first thing you should look at is whether or not you can legally accept payment for cakes. Some states allow you to sell cakes made from home, while others require a separate commercial kitchen. You'll also want to look into business liability insurance to protect your assets.

If you live in a state that allows selling cakes made from home, you can determine pricing by looking at all your costs for a product (including ingredients, labor, and overhead) then adding 20-30% for your profit margin.

angelleyes Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 3:05am
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Ty for the link it helped icon_biggrin.gif

TexasSugar Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 2:24pm
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Welcome. icon_smile.gif

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