Do You Charge The Same?

Baking By Claire138 Updated 1 Jun 2012 , 7:04pm by GeminiRJ

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Claire138 Posted 29 May 2012 , 1:52pm
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Just a quick question, do you charge the same for cupcakes as you do for cookies or is cc's considered more work. I'm talking basic cc's with a small topper (like a heart or flower) and basic cookies just covered with fondant.
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Jennifer353 Posted 29 May 2012 , 3:02pm
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How do the ingredients and time costs compare? I'd go purely from those, it depends quite a bit on sizes of both too.

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jason_kraft Posted 29 May 2012 , 3:38pm
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It depends, cupcakes can be more or less work than cookies depending on the size and decorations for the cupcakes or the cookies.

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Claire138 Posted 29 May 2012 , 3:55pm
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Ah, ok. Thanks.

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GeminiRJ Posted 1 Jun 2012 , 5:32pm
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Even the simplest of my decorated cookies are more time-consuming than my decorated cupcakes! Locally, some bakers have no trouble getting $3 for a cupcake with just a swirl of icing.Yet people are shocked if I charge more than $2 for a detailed cookie. Many people just can't get beyond "it's just a cookie". They see fancy cakes and cupcakes on TV and seem to be more willing to pay for those....

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erin2345 Posted 1 Jun 2012 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

Even the simplest of my decorated cookies are more time-consuming than my decorated cupcakes! Locally, some bakers have no trouble getting $3 for a cupcake with just a swirl of icing.Yet people are shocked if I charge more than $2 for a detailed cookie. Many people just can't get beyond "it's just a cookie". They see fancy cakes and cupcakes on TV and seem to be more willing to pay for those....




Please tell me that you do charge more than $2 for your cookies! They are amazing icon_smile.gif

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GeminiRJ Posted 1 Jun 2012 , 7:04pm
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

Even the simplest of my decorated cookies are more time-consuming than my decorated cupcakes! Locally, some bakers have no trouble getting $3 for a cupcake with just a swirl of icing.Yet people are shocked if I charge more than $2 for a detailed cookie. Many people just can't get beyond "it's just a cookie". They see fancy cakes and cupcakes on TV and seem to be more willing to pay for those....



Please tell me that you do charge more than $2 for your cookies! They are amazing icon_smile.gif




I rarely sell my cookies. But when I do, I'd say they average $2. I realized a long time ago that I would never get rich selling my cookies. There just isn't a good market for them where I live.

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