Pricing Help Please!

Business By kaylawaylalayla Updated 8 May 2013 , 8:32pm by jason_kraft

kaylawaylalayla Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:17pm
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i know that it's different based on your area and everything like that. but i just need a rough estimate of what you would charge for a two tier cake ( 8" and 6") decorated in buttercream with a pink circus theme.  

the flavor is graham cracker cake with ganache filling.

what would you charge?and what is the cheapest price you could do it for?

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ellavanilla Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:30pm
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$100

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:44pm
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AStarting at $181.50 before tax or delivery.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:46pm
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do you have a flat rate for a basic buttercream decorated cake by size? and then if the decorations are complex, it becomes more expensive? or if they add fondant?

 

i know my question is probably silly, but i am new and i've really never done this before outside of work.

i'm part of a baby play group in my community and one of the moms needs a cake for 25 people and a smash cake for a first birthday party. she wants a price right now, or as soon as possible, but i would need to go to the store and cost everything out, which i plan on doing, but i'd like to give her a rough estimate now. i'm afraid to undersell myself and then everyone will want a cake that i make no profit on, but i also don't want to be outrageous either so no one will order any...

jason_kraft Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:49pm
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ADepending on your costs you are looking at a price between $100 and $300. There is no single "cheapest price", it all depends on how much you want to pay yourself.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:51pm
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thank you

kaylawaylalayla Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:59pm
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maybe a better question would be,how much would this cost you?

jason_kraft Posted 8 May 2013 , 5:02pm
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Original message sent by kaylawaylalayla

maybe a better question would be,how much would this cost you?

Including ingredients, labor, and allocated overhead, somewhere in the $70-250 range.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 8 May 2013 , 5:07pm
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thank you again. and thank you for not making fun of me.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 8 May 2013 , 5:39pm
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now she only wants a ten inch.

ellavanilla Posted 8 May 2013 , 5:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kaylawaylalayla 

now she only wants a ten inch.

 

Well, that should be around the same price, with those same specs. A 10 inch cake will have more servings than an 8 and 6, but won't require the stacking, a larger box or second cake round,  but looking at your costs, the price should be close.  

 

jen

jason_kraft Posted 8 May 2013 , 8:32pm
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AWhat is this customer's budget and how many servings do they need? These questions should be asked at the beginning of the order process to help quickly narrow down what is reasonable and what is not.

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