How much will you charge for these cupcakes

Baking By cerobs Updated 15 Nov 2013 , 4:35am by howsweet

20 replies
hotbaker Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 2:30pm
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2.50 each

cerobs Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 2:33pm
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How much do you charge for a basic cupcake?

hotbaker Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 2:35pm
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$2. I also bake from scratch and use SMB

cerobs Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 2:43pm
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jason_kraft Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 4:04pm
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AKnowing what other people would charge probably won't be very helpful unless you share the same cost structure and target market. Check out the Pricing Formula link in my signature below for details on how to calculate pricing yourself.

Paperfishies Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 2:07am
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AWith my pricing, my over head, my area, my cost of ingredients and supplies and my cost per hour...

$36 per dozen.

boredcap Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 1:50pm
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This will be a great help to know on how much to sell cupcakes:)

howsweet Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 3:06pm
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AThe area you sell in as far as pricing goes is often exaggerated on this site. If you live in Bangladesh, of course, the prices will be drastically different compared to living in the USA. If you have to charge less than what you'd need to charge to make a living in your area because people won't pay more, that means custom cakes is not a viable business in your area, not that you should work for less.

I sell cc's like those very often and I charge $4.50 each. I live in a large metropolitan area with one of the lowest costs of living in the US.

cerobs Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 4:26pm
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Youngcakebaker Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 6:17pm
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AI would say $90 to $100.

Norasmom Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 6:25pm
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$3.00 each.

cerobs Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 6:36pm
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I quote her 100.00 and she said for cupcakes. You got to be kidding.

jason_kraft Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 6:40pm
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I quote her 100.00 and she said for cupcakes. You got to be kidding.

Next time ask for her budget up front to see if it's even worth wasting everyone's time putting together a quote.

cerobs Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 6:42pm
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I will

howsweet Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 10:50pm
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$2 a cupcake? That's incredibly cheap. Lots of people are going to balk at prices because most people can't afford fancy cupcakes and they don't have a clue how much work is involved ...and don't care anyway. They are used to stuff manufactured in China and don't understand why those prices are so low.


I had a lady literally start screaming at me on the phone when I told her my quote for a castle cake. It was annoying, but mainly because I had already let her waste so much of my time. Always get the price range out there asap.


Some people won't tell you their budget. Not sure why - it's as if they think if they tell you, then you're going to cheat them or something.

Relznik Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 11:59pm
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I'd probably charge the equivalent of $4.75 each (I'm in the  UK, so that's approx £3 each)

hotbaker Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 1:01am
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A$2 is for a basic cupcake. no decoration. i'm amazed that is considered cheap. not sure where everyone lives. or how you guys are buying ingredients. I use high end ingredients and puchase @ whole sale prices. I also produce product quickly. believe me I make profit. if someone wants a custom cupcake I start @ 2.5 & go up.

hotbaker Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 1:25am
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AOr I guess it's time to start charging $4.... :)

howsweet Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 4:34am
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The OP was asking about a custom cc. There's a picture on page one of this thread... or am I misunderstanding you?  I charge $2.50 for an undecorated cc, but that's for basic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, not flavors like you'd find in a cc shop where prices tend to be about $3.75 for an undecorated cc.

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