Family And Cupcakes

Baking By Noyaya Updated 22 May 2013 , 4:37am by sewlo

Noyaya Posted 21 May 2013 , 10:18pm
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I was looking at the pricing of you guys' cupcakes.  My sister-in-law asked me to make some cupcakes for their family reunion.  I was only charging her $1.00 per cupcake and she told me that was too expensive and that someone made her some cupcakes for 50 cents per cupcake.   I told her to let them do their cupcakes for the family reunion.  Was I wrong?

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Norasmom Posted 21 May 2013 , 10:39pm
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Maybe since you are family she was hoping you would bake them for free.  However, she should know what cupcakes cost in your area and compensate you at least for ingredients.  $1/cupcake is barely that. 

manddi Posted 21 May 2013 , 10:50pm
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AWhoever is doing hem for 50 cents is losing money. You would probably lose money at a dollar a cupcake.

Annabakescakes Posted 22 May 2013 , 2:52am
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No, you are not wrong! I may do them for a $1 as a family discount, but there is no way in I will do them for $.50! I would bring them for free, if it were my idea, but when someone asks me to make something, I expect to be compensated.

Norasmom Posted 22 May 2013 , 3:16am
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They must be mini cupcakes.

DebJ812 Posted 22 May 2013 , 3:21am
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AI have a cupcake menu with prices and varities on it--one list for the average customer, one for friends and family so they know up front and know what they're getting themselves into.

sewlo Posted 22 May 2013 , 4:37am
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I sell my cupcakes for $2.50 and have a 20% off friends/family discount.  (This is only presented at my discretion.)  $2.50 is actually the minimum I would charge for my cupcakes (to a regular customer), personally.  I bake from scratch and ingredients are not cheap.  I'm using fresh fruit, butter (at $40 a case), and natural flavorings.  This kind of baking is not only more expensive than just using a mix (which is most likely what the person charging 0.50 is doing) but it takes more time.


Don't sell yourself short!  You were not wrong to turn down the order.  Probably saved you a giant headache!

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