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Decorating By cbyerika Updated 26 Jan 2015 , 11:48pm by craftybanana

cbyerika Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 4:59pm
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Asomeone wants me to make a cake similar to this for 40 ppl w choc mousse filling... No idea what to charge! Anyone have ideas?[IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3325110/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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Apti Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 5:53pm
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$120

leah_s Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 6:26pm
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$160

Jedi Knight Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 9:40pm
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AHave you added up all of your costs, including overhead, ingredients and all non-edibles (boxes, boards, etc)? How much time do you estimate that this project will take?

cbyerika Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 10:24pm
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Original message sent by Jedi Knight

Have you added up all of your costs, including overhead, ingredients and all non-edibles (boxes, boards, etc)? How much time do you estimate that this project will take?

What exactly is overhead?

cbyerika Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 10:38pm
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Original message sent by Jedi Knight

Have you added up all of your costs, including overhead, ingredients and all non-edibles (boxes, boards, etc)? How much time do you estimate that this project will take?

My supplies added up to $41 (us) and I plan on it taking about 5-6 hours total.

craftybanana Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 11:48pm
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Overhead:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overhead_%28business%29

http://missouribusiness.net/article/calculating-overhead-and-price/

 

But in a nutshell: They include indirect costs such as accounting, advertising, depreciation, indirect labor, insurance, interest, legal fees, rent, repairs, supplies, taxes, telephone, travel and utilities.

 

Don't forget to charge a decent hourly rate too, above minimum wage.... most people forget this.

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