skyy815 Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 12:14pm
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ok, i have read so many things about what to charge. The latest thing Ive read was that most undercharge for their cakes.  I have a breakaway cake to do Friday. She needs 25 cupcakes with the cake being a school soccer theme.  I told her $50. do you think its too much?

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AnnieCahill Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 12:29pm
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It definitely sounds like you are undercharging.  What is a breakaway cake? 

Norasmom Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 12:33pm
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What is the cost of your ingredients and how long will it take to make the breakaway cake?  $2.00/cupcake is not unreasonable, depending on your demographic and how detailed the cupcakes are.  If you use fondant accents, I would charge $2.75.  

jason_kraft Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 3:04pm
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It definitely sounds like you are undercharging.  What is a breakaway cake? 

Sounds like a cupcake cake.

OP, add up your costs, including ingredients, labor, and per-order overhead (license fees, insurance, etc.), then add markup for your profit based on local market values. $2 for custom cupcakes is probably too low but since you are the only one who knows your cost structure no one else can answer this question definitively.

leah_s Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 3:16pm
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Also assume its a cupcake cake.  I charge $3 per cupcake.

skyy815 Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 5:05pm
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wonderful! Thanks for your replies! Since we are a small town I try to keep my prices low but profitable. Thanks so much.

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