Corinne77 Posted 15 Nov 2012 , 5:59pm
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What is the going rate for a two tiered 60 serving cake? My sister and I usually work for cheap b/c we bake for her school, so I'm not sure how much to charge a new customer. I know there are websites out there with opinions on this but thought I'd ask here.

 

Thanks!

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jason_kraft Posted 15 Nov 2012 , 6:43pm
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AHow much will this cake cost you, in terms of ingredients, labor (number of hours * your hourly wage), and allocated overhead (insurance, license fees, etc. on a per-order basis)? Knowing your cost will help determine your price.

BakingIrene Posted 16 Nov 2012 , 5:59pm
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What's your local minimum wage?

 

What's your local price for butter, eggs, flour, sugar?

 

WE cannot possibly give you a price quote because we have no idea of what YOU will have to pay for ingredients, or what you should be paid for your work.  

 

YOU have to figure those things.  Now because you have already been baking, you know how much your cake costs and how long it takes you to make.  So decide how much you want to be paid per hour, and do your calculations accordingly.

 

Please--this isn't any different than scaling a recipe to double or half.  If you can bake a cake, then you can do the arithmetic to set a fair price.

Corinne77 Posted 17 Nov 2012 , 3:17am
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Thank you Jason_Kraft! Your response makes sense.

 

As a new "Business" baker, I frequently come to cake central to ask for the opinions, advice and help from those with more expertise. (Yes, I am making my business legal...zoning, inspection, insurance, etc...).  Most members are amazingly kind and generous with their responses and posts. BakingIrene, your post offered none of the above so I'm not really sure why you took the time to post anything at all. I'm just trying to turn something I love doing into a small home business. 

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