Cake Pricing!

Business By araynes Updated 20 May 2012 , 1:12am by tokazodo

araynes Posted 18 May 2012 , 1:18am
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Hello Everyone,
I am new to the cake decorating business and am desperate for help on how to price cakes. I know that you all know the time and effort that goes into a cake. If you could give me some pointers or suggestions on what you guys use to price your cakes. I don't want to give them away for free haha... but my area is not used to paying much for cakes. I also have a picture of a cake that a customer wants and I want to know what you would pay for it.

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jason_kraft Posted 18 May 2012 , 1:36am
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Price = ingredients + labor (hourly rate * # of hours for prep, baking, decorating, packaging, cleanup) + per-order overhead (utilities, advertising, license fees, insurance) + profit margin

vgcea Posted 20 May 2012 , 12:54am
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We should have a pricing sticky and ^^ should be in it.

tokazodo Posted 20 May 2012 , 1:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Price = ingredients + labor (hourly rate * # of hours for prep, baking, decorating, packaging, cleanup) + per-order overhead (utilities, advertising, license fees, insurance) + profit margin




You have this saved on a file somewhere so all you have to do is copy and paste each time the quesiton is asked, don't you? icon_lol.gif

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