Ppreciouscakes Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 3:54am
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I am opening a bakery but still having problems calculating the cost of my products do someone know wish is the best or have a table of pricing that I can  use?

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leah_s Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:23am
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AI've always just used Excel. You probably already have it.

Chefnme Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:25am
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I haven't tried it, but I have heard Cake Boss software is a good program to use for pricing.

Ppreciouscakes Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 5:44am
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I have it but I don't know how it have been a long time since I use it
 

AnnieCahill Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 2:16pm
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I use Excel.  If you don't have it, go to openoffice.org.  It's an open-source office processing package similar to Microsoft Office.

 

It's easy to use.  Just plug in the cost of your ingredients per recipe and sum it up.  Then of course you need to add on all the other stuff, but to get the ingredient cost it's easy.

SugaredSaffron Posted 4 Dec 2012 , 8:20pm
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openoffice calculator icon_biggrin.gif
 

remnant3333 Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 6:53am
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I love excel!!!
 

leah_s Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 4:56pm
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I have a master list of ingredients and break down how many ounces are in the package, cost of the package and then Excel calculates the prices per ounce.  It links to my recipes spreadsheet with all the recipes broken down by ingredient.  Since all my recipes are given in weights, it makes it easy.  When I buy something, I can update the price and Excel automatically updates the cost of the item on the recipe spreadsheet.  It took seconds to link the two.

AnnieCahill Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 9:09pm
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This is exactly what I do!
 

SnLSweetEscapes Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 11:49pm

I have Cakeboss and I love it!! The only thing that I have difficulty with is determining the amount of overhead such as electricity, water, etc.  Then trying to figure out how much per hour I should be making.  How do you guys figure out the amount of overhead?

cai0311 Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 9:46pm

Cakeboss.  It is wonderful software.  Great customer service.

jason_kraft Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 10:33pm

AWe also used Excel. Familiarity with Excel is a very useful tool when working in the business world.

mydearbakes Posted 7 Dec 2012 , 7:09am

Do use excel. Check out some of the threads here. Some friendly members have uploaded very using pricing matrix spreadsheet. I think they are very useful! =)

Ppreciouscakes Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 6:42am

thank you I will give a try
 

Pearl645 Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by SnLSweetEscapes 

I have Cakeboss and I love it!! The only thing that I have difficulty with is determining the amount of overhead such as electricity, water, etc.  Then trying to figure out how much per hour I should be making.  How do you guys figure out the amount of overhead?


This is exactly how I feel! I love CakeBoss. I purchased it last night but you will still need to compile your annual overheads in an excel sheet listing and spread it over 12 months and then by the estimated number of montly orders.

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