GGNK Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 7:32pm
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ASince there always seems to be so many questions on pricing, (and I am no expert still trying to figure things out myself before I start my business), I thought I might throw this out there in case it helps someone. (I haven't seen a post on this yet, so if there is I apologize for double posting in case I just missed it but I did do a search for it and nothing came up :)

There is an app for iPhone/iPad (don't know if it's available for android) available for purchase called Cakeulator. I got it a few months ago and am still going through the process of adding ingredient prices (it comes preloaded with prices on many items but I don't know how accurate they are so I prefer to update the prices myself with what I see at my local grocery store.) I have priced (but not actually sold, since I am not a business) the past few cakes that I have made, like the ones for my own kids birthdays and such, just to see what I should charge if I was in business selling to someone else. I realize this app is far from perfect, I have even emailed the creators with things I didn't like about it (in a nice way I hope, at least that was the intent) in hopes that maybe they can fix those things in a future update. It is pretty eye opening though how much a cake *should* cost. When I get my business started I think I would like to purchase cakeboss, but since I can't sell my cakes yet that is too big an investment at the moment. The Cakeulator was only $6 or $7 I believer and it might be beneficial to some others just trying to begin to figure out how to price their cakes.

I hope this helps someone!

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 10:04pm
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good to know--thank you

CasperCakeCreations Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 11:01am
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AI put cakeulator into the search bar on the App Store and it came back no results found. Any suggestions?

liz at sugar Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 10:04pm
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Did you find it yet?  It is there - I just searched and found it.  I love it - although you really have to tinker with the profit settings.  It is by CakeBaker Apps Ltd.

 

Liz

CasperCakeCreations Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 2:06pm
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AI found it on my iPhone, but not my iPad. Is there not an app fir the iPad?

liz at sugar Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 2:29pm
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I'm not sure about an iPad version.  I will tell you that I have the profit percentage set at 200 percent, I think, which gives me 3 times my costs (ingredients/labor/pkg).

 

Liz

JanDunlevy Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 2:46pm
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AThe iPhone version works fine on iPad.

Carrie789 Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 5:41pm
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There is a Droid version on Amazon for $4.53, but the two reviews are very negative.

GGNK Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 3:02am
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AI have it on both my iPad and iPhone. I only had to pay for it once however they did not sync up. So any data I entered on my iPad I have to re-enter on my phone. I think technically it is an "iPhone app" but it does work fine on both.

CasperCakeCreations Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 3:40am

A...so when you downloaded it to your phone it went to the iPad as well, but work done on either device doesn't transfer to the other. I would like to thank you all for all of the advice.

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