For those of you who have the software, Do you add shortening and powdered sugar in the recipe section?
I put them in the Master Ingredients list, then when you use as an ingredient in a recipe, the price is there.
The duplicate post strikes again
I do those items in the ingredients list and then just reference them in the recipes as the above poster said. The only thing I do a bit odd is I do fondant as a "Recipe" because I want to be able to include it on the pricing sheet but I also had to add it as an ingredient so it would have a cost base for the recipe. So I do 1 lb of fondant as a recipe with it's only ingredient being 1 lb of fondant. I buy fondant instead of making my own so that's my little work around. I love the software.
So if I buy fondant for example satin ice 2lbs do I charge the whole 2lb or half?
I set my price for 1lb. Then for each cake I estimate how much fondant I'll need. If it's 2.5 lbs then I put in 2.5 in the recipe quantity for that cake. Does that make sense?
Yes, I do the same as sillywabbitz, with some things. Since I do mostly small items, cookies, candies and cup cakes, I also make a per serving "recipe". The "recipe" consists of, for instance, 1 medium size decorated sugar cookie at $.xx. When I make up an order for 2 doz medium size decorated sugar cookies, I use 24. No deciding how much of that sugar cookie recipe I have to use for 2 doz cookies.