Working Out Profit On Cakes

Decorating By topicyang Updated 10 Aug 2011 , 6:25pm by usmdesigner

topicyang Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 6:28am
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okies i think i have written down everything for this cake i'm doing.. costs and all.

I guess my question is,,,, after expenses on cake supplies and time + o/heads,,,, what markup would you add to some things? eg. 5%? adn also what type of profit can one normally make after all expenses has been accounted for?

I worked it out,,, that i made $75 profit.. this is using that Cake Boss program.... not sure if this is right, i guess i need to know what you'd mark up if you do.

thanks

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jason_kraft Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:04pm
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We typically set our prices by adding a 20-30% markup to our cost.

Whether $75 profit is good or not depends on the cost of the cake. For a $300 cake it's pretty good, not so much for an $800 cake.

usmdesigner Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by topicyang

okies i think i have written down everything for this cake i'm doing.. costs and all.

I guess my question is,,,, after expenses on cake supplies and time + o/heads,,,, what markup would you add to some things? eg. 5%? adn also what type of profit can one normally make after all expenses has been accounted for?

I worked it out,,, that i made $75 profit.. this is using that program.... not sure if this is right, i guess i need to know what you'd mark up if you do.

thanks




What is the cake boss program? You link doesn't work. (well not for me anyway)

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