olori Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 12:26am
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how much can i charge for fruit cakes.... from 6" an above.? covered in marzipan and sugarpaste. pls someone give me an idea. Thanks

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jason_kraft Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 12:53am
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AHow much do you spend on ingredients for a 6"? How many hours does it take you start-to-finish to make one? How much do you pay for overhead (license fees, insurance, etc.)?

matthewkyrankelly Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 1:23am
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You really need to figure costs.  Fruitcake, if done well(or why do it)  uses expensive ingredients, requires attention weekly with good brandy or spirits, and takes a lot of time.  A thumbnail sketch has these starting at about $30 a pound.  That is about half the size of an 8" loaf.  You might be able to shave some costs on a larger cake.

 

Really nail down your costs or you will lose your shirt here.

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