How Much Would This Cost?

Business By ccsweetshop Updated 4 Feb 2015 , 2:26am by leah_s

ccsweetshop Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 10:39pm
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10857787_754724977952478_7203599370749295576_n.jpg?oh=6fb40d96f16b5253ce1cdbea3b54b02f&oe=55246565&__gda__=1428807380_cc0f29c0058fb8102ca922531d8c579f I would like to know how much you would charge for this cake.  It is 2 layers and 9 inches.  Thank-you!

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Jedi Knight Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 10:48pm
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AHave you added up all your costs, including overhead, all ingredients and non-edibles (boxes, boards, etc)?

How much time do you estimate that this project will take?

Proper costing out and pricing of product is one of the foundations of a professional and successful business.

ccsweetshop Posted 1 Feb 2015 , 2:51pm
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Thank-you for your reply.  I have added up all my costs except for my time.  I plan on doing that with my next project.

shanter Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 3:29am
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The cake would cost 25 different prices from 25 bakers in  25 locations.

MimiFix Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 4:08am
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The cake would cost 25 different prices from 25 bakers in  25 locations.

 

Most accurate answer ever.

Jedi Knight Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 7:49am
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AYup.

Or you could just charge 19.99 and call it good.

MimiFix Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 12:35pm
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Yup.

Or you could just charge 19.99 and call it good.

 

Agreed. For those who refuse to learn (and not use the search function on CC), honorary mention goes to Jedi Knight. 

Jedi Knight Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 6:20pm
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A*takes a bow.......*

Norasmom Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 6:33pm
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:D

Experienced bakers on this website have taken the time to figure out pricing on their own for their businesses and given others tons of advice about how to do so already on this website.  Search and ye shall find.  You are not alone, though.  it's a common Newbie question.

leah_s Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 7:04pm
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Back in the old days on here, the old-timers became soooo weary of this question (and those who would not use the search function) that we just started answering randomly.  $12.95!  $14.95!  $9.99!  and so on.

MimiFix Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 
 

Back in the old days on here, the old-timers became soooo weary of this question (and those who would not use the search function) that we just started answering randomly.  $12.95!  $14.95!  $9.99!  and so on.

 

Then considering the inflation rate, @Jedi Knight is correct.

leah_s Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 7:59pm
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A+1

Jedi Knight Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 8:12pm
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AInflation's a b*tch, man.

ellavanilla Posted 3 Feb 2015 , 10:44pm
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don't forget the potential PITA charge if the customer was really difficult

leah_s Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 2:26am
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AAt this point I think I have to add the cost of getting the copyright permission. that can take a while and increases the PITA fee. I always made my customers get the copyright release and send it to me.

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