Viviloops Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 1:04am
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Hello beautiful people!

 

I am starting my cake business and well ... I have tons of problems when it comes to pricing, I saw a sticky in this forum about a Pricing Matrix but I just can't find the link or file to download.

 

Can any of you please help me finding it? I looked already at the CakeBoss software but since Im starting, paying $100-something for it is a lot!  

 

I would really appreciate if you can send me the link or the actual file!

 

Thank you so much in advance! 

 

Viviloops

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bct806 Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 2:53am
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Also, if you need help using it as it can be a bit confusing the first few times

 

selfservebaker.com/guide.pps

Viviloops Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 1:16pm
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Thank you soooo much!!!

 

It asked me to send a request to open it so I did lol!!

 

I read the instructions and it looks complicated, I guess once you start using it it gets easier! :)

bct806 Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 5:20pm
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Yeah, I didn't realize it defaulted to requesting instead of just sharing. I fixed that. The most important thing is pricing how much you spend per recipe before starting.

bct806 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 5:21am
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Also, if you need it, I can send you the matrix I made to price out my recipe.

grayciousmom Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 7:15am
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Hi Bct806,

 

I was wondering if there is a cake matrix for scratch cakes? If so will you please post. I don't use mixes and so I'm not real sure how to use Alice's.

 

Thanks!

bct806 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 7:32am
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I have one that I use to figure out the price of my cake recipe, not how much to charge for the cake itself. http://jasonkraftblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-magic-pricing-formula/

 

He has a great straight forward formula for how to price cakes. If you want me to send you the file for how I priced out my recipe I can. Mine are scratch as well.

grayciousmom Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 9:59am
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Would you please sent me yours so I can see which one works best for me.

 

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Viviloops Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 1:14pm

Yes can you please send it to me?

 

I also do 95% of my cakes from scratch so it would be very useful, I haven't try to use Alice's yet, but might be a way to add the price of cake instead of the box ...

Rosie93095 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 1:31pm

Can you please send it to me also?

Thanks,

bct806 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 3:59pm

Like I said, just to see how much it costs you to make the cake. Doesn't include you time and Labor. I didn't add fondant since not many people here like it. You have to know how much each thing cost you when you buy it and then calculate the price per unit.

Example: I buy butter in 4 lb boxes. I pay 8.88 for that. (No tax here in Fl, if you do, make sure you add it into the price.)

                            4 lbs of butter=16 sticks             So 8.88/16=0.55

It costs me 0.55 per stick to make a recipe of frosting or cake.

 

I have calculations built into it but they are based on what I buy. 

 

 

 

grayciousmom Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 7:46am

Thanks

Rosie93095 Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 2:27pm

Thank you so much!

bct806 Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 12:52am

Very welcome!

Viviloops Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:34am

Thank you soooo much for sharing 

:D

anniepastry Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 4:34pm

can Alice's pricing matrix be used for scratch cakes and if so how?

anniepastry Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 4:38pm

could you send me your matrix. Thanks

bct806 Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 1:53am
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Originally Posted by anniepastry 

could you send me your matrix. Thanks

 

If you are referring to mine. I posted it here. As stated, it only helps me figure out my price per recipe. NOT how much to charge for the cake itself. You can either use this matrix or base it on comps in your area. It should really be priced per serving.

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Originally Posted by anniepastry 

can Alice's pricing matrix be used for scratch cakes and if so how?

Yes. You just have to figure out the price for your recipes. I put a link to the matrix as well as the how to guide in this thread. 

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