KimmyKatCakes Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 1:53am
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I have someone who is wanted these scrolled cake pops. I quoted her $4 each. I am a registered home bakery and have an EIN # with IRS, so I do collect taxes. 

 

Does this seem high?

 

 

 

 

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AnnieCahill Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 12:28pm
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I don't think so.  Truthfully, if it were me, I would probably charge more just as a deterrent.  I think I would go insane dipping all of those and having to individually decorate them like that.

kazita Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 7:52pm
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AThose are cute and very time consuming im surprised someone would pay that price even though $4 isnt expensive just because of all the work I just think people are really cheap when it comes to cakes or cakepops

bakermamacakes Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 8:47pm
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I'd say charge what you think your time is worth. If they don't like the price, they'll cancel their order, and you won't be stuck spending on hours working on something for little to no pay :) 

jason_kraft Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 9:40pm
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AHow long will it take you to make each one? $4 might be on the low side.

KimmyKatCakes Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 3:41am
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I would probably take me from rolling to dipping to finish work about 20 min each I guess. I am going to try to make one tomorrow to see what the actual time is. It is for a friend, but I am no longer offering huge discounts for friends. She is also trying to make me feel bad for not making the cake.She can't afford it she says, but yet she can set up a whole table from pinterest ideas, LOL

 

I agree, I tend to overprice certain orders higher, so if I do get hired for them, then I am getting paid very well to do them.icon_biggrin.gif

jason_kraft Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 3:46am
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I would probably take me from rolling to dipping to finish work about 20 min each I guess.

Given a reasonable wage of $15/hour, the labor cost alone for each one would be $5, and that's not including ingredients or markup. A price of $4 would probably be equivalent to paying yourself $7-8/hour.

Norasmom Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 4:02am
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I have made those before for Christmas, red with green scrolls.  Once you do a few practice ones, they won't take 20 minutes each.  If the customer is willing to py $4 each, then that is the right price.  It's all about what the market will bear.  Where I live, $2.00 is about the max I could charge.

SkyRyder20 Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 6:42pm
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it takes a lot of time to do cake pops, and scroll work is even more work. i say you're pretty much on target.  BUT you will always find customers who are hoping to get something as cheap as they get, so if they're not happy, don't take it as an offense.  they need to realize that time is a lot of your cost.

MonogramE Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 2:50pm

In my area the cost of a cake pop is about $2.00 MAX, people just won't pay for it. I charge $15 a dozen for simple, dipped and sprinkled.

annabananana Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 5:35pm

AWell if $2 is the Max people would pay then they shouldn't be getting any scroll pops like that. Those are worth at least $4. I hate reheating chocolate like that.

MonogramE Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 6:22pm

AAgreed, like I said I simply dip and sprinkle for $2. ;)

cattx01 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 9:27pm

AThe detail of those pops deserve $4+ per pop. If she wants a duscount offer rolled and dipped pops.

smile22 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 2:33pm

i charge $25 a dozen u get em dipped sprinkes, sugar, or swirls. i dont do fancy shapes or things with fondont. if you want just plain colors no sprinkles etc its 20.00 a dozen its very labor intensive i used to charge 15 a dozen but i was not making any profits off of it. 

jason_kraft Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 3:47pm

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i charge $25 a dozen u get em dipped sprinkes, sugar, or swirls. i dont do fancy shapes or things with fondont. if you want just plain colors no sprinkles etc its 20.00 a dozen its very labor intensive i used to charge 15 a dozen but i was not making any profits off of it. 

I'm curious, how long does it take you to complete an order for a dozen cake pops from start to finish (elapsed time and hands-on time)?

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