Cakeboss Software - Worth It?

Business By hopestr Updated 25 May 2014 , 11:21am by Natka81

hopestr Posted 20 May 2014 , 5:43pm
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AHey all,

Does anyone use the cakeboss software? Is it worth it or are there better options out there? If you don't use it, how are you running your business and tracking costs?

Thanks

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owatto Posted 23 May 2014 , 10:43am
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I'm also very interested to find out what people think of it

Shortkaik Posted 23 May 2014 , 11:57am
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I'm interested it but haven't made the leap to purchase yet.  Right now all my recipe breakdowns, ingredient costs, estimates, etc. are in a big complicated spreadsheet.  I also just recently started checking out Wave for invoices and receipts and such, and it seems great for the accounting side of things!

leah_s Posted 23 May 2014 , 12:19pm
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AI use excel. The first sheet has every ingredient I use by price, purchased weight and the spreadsheet then calculates the per ounce price. Eggs are priced each. Other sheets have my recipes with ingredients listed by weight. The recipe ingredients link back to the per ounce price in the original sheet. Whenever I update a cost/ purchased weight etc. all the recipes that use that ingredient automatically update. I also have the yield for each recipe and my retail pricing formula. It took a couple of hours to set up but it lasts forever and ultimately is eady to use3. And I didnt have to buy anything. I suppose that I could feed the calculated info into another spreadsheet to generate an invoice but never did.

MimiFix Posted 23 May 2014 , 1:34pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 

I use excel. The first sheet has every ingredient I use by price, purchased weight and the spreadsheet then calculates the per ounce price. Eggs are priced each.

Other sheets have my recipes with ingredients listed by weight. The recipe ingredients link back to the per ounce price in the original sheet. Whenever I update a cost/ purchased weight etc. all the recipes that use that ingredient automatically update. I also have the yield for each recipe and my retail pricing formula.

 

Yes, Excel works great! My students say Cake Boss software issimply Excel with fancy icons.

hopestr Posted 23 May 2014 , 2:26pm
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AHow'd you go about starting the spreadsheet or is there a decent tutorial out there? I'm not very familiar with it.

craftybanana Posted 24 May 2014 , 10:50pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 

I use excel. The first sheet has every ingredient I use by price, purchased weight and the spreadsheet then calculates the per ounce price. Eggs are priced each.
Other sheets have my recipes with ingredients listed by weight. The recipe ingredients link back to the per ounce price in the original sheet. Whenever I update a cost/ purchased weight etc. all the recipes that use that ingredient automatically update.
I also have the yield for each recipe and my retail pricing formula.
It took a couple of hours to set up but it lasts forever and ultimately is eady to use3. And I didnt have to buy anything. I suppose that I could feed the calculated info into another spreadsheet to generate an invoice but never did.


This ;-D. I've used Excel to organize my church's inventory, classes, etc. I LOVE it! Excel also has free templates you can download from the Microsoft Website. I've used their free invoice templates when I used to work at a museum (handy for PO orders when I could justify not doing a carbon copy on the typewriter). If Excel isn't fancy enough for you, then try Access for more complicated functions. But chances are, Excel will work just fine and if you need help with it, there are tons of free and easy to understand tutorials online. Or I'm sure someone on here will be able to answer you too :D.

 

What can I say, I love spread sheets. I do all my video game cheat sheets, gardening layouts, price comparisons, labels, lists, (etc etc etc) in Excel!

howsweet Posted 24 May 2014 , 11:22pm
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Originally Posted by craftybanana 
 


video game cheat sheets,

Love this! :lol:

Paperfishies Posted 25 May 2014 , 3:33am
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I use cakeboss, I love it.

Natka81 Posted 25 May 2014 , 11:21am
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I use Quickbooks. I bought it to use for my husband flooring company, then decided to use it for me too. 

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