How Much To Charge?..

Business By sparkscakes Updated 22 Jul 2011 , 7:39pm by sparkscakes

sparkscakes Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 7:37pm
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I have an order for a pirate treasure chest cake for 60 people. About how much should I charge?.thank you guys!icon_smile.gif

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jason_kraft Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 9:22pm
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Your price should be your cost, which consists of ingredients, labor (your hourly wage), and overhead (insurance, licensing fees, etc.), plus a 20-30% profit margin.

In CA you must have a commercial kitchen that can pass inspection, so if you are baking from home you can't legally charge for the cake. We are also in CA (San Jose area, we rent a commercial kitchen) and depending on the complexity a 3D treasure chest cake for 60 people would probably be in the $300-400 range.

sparkscakes Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 7:39pm
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Thanks but im baking from my friends commercial kitchen. icon_lol.gif

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