Pricing Cake Pops. Help

Business By SoniaMT Updated 2 Jun 2015 , 9:14pm by Apti

SoniaMT Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 1:05am
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Hey guys. I have been making cake pops at home. I enjoy doing different characters. Everyone is telling me I should start charging people for them. I just don't know how much. I get the whole calculating how much money spent. But more than the money it's very time consuming for some of them. I was wondering what other people are charging for cake pops similar to what I have done. Pics below.

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Apti Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 7:41am
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I just had an entire response completed and this stupid new website format lost it!!!   I really, really, really  don't like the new CC format!!!  

anyway...  most people probably don't sell elaborate cake pop designs like these because they would be too expensive and people may not pay $5 or $6 a pop. 

Your friends are giving you a compliment by saying, "Wow!  These are tiny little works of art!  You should sell these!"   These same friends may not be willing to pay $50 for that cute little basket of Circus or Safari themed pops, however.

SoniaMT Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 2:40pm
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@Apti thanks for the response. I see what you are saying. I wouldn't charge my friends or family but I can see how many wouldn't pay that much for cake pops. 

Apti Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 4:03pm
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Those ARE dang cute cake pops!  My friends and neighbors say the same thing about my cakes, so I just smile and say "thank you for the compliment!"

Isn't it a joy, though, to be able to give such special gifts?   Here's photos of my work, if you'd like to take a look.  I started out as a raw newbie in 2010 and got hooked.  I've spent enough for a used car on my hobby, but wouldn't trade it for anything.

SoniaMT Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 8:03pm
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@apti.  Those are adorable! Absolutely love the mermaid cake! It surely is an expensive hobby but very rewarding. I have seen people sell cake pops and stuff on etsy...not sure how they can manage with the shipping. It would be risky. You should sell your cakes ! I'm sure people would pay for cakes more than cake pops. I just recently started doing cakes. I have been doing cake pops , cookies and chocolates here and there for over 2 years. 

Apti Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 9:14pm
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Quote by @SoniaMT on 56 minutes ago

@apti.  You should sell your cakes !

"Thank you for the compliment"  (lol...)

Nah...just as hard to sell cakes.  I could do it if I wanted, but I have no desire to deal with the hassle.   I really thought about it when it became easy and cheap to be a legal "baker from home" in California (I'm in San Diego), but since I don't HAVE to do it for extra money, I'd rather keep the freedom of being a hobby baker. 

Once in a while I'll get a request to make a cake and if I decide to make the cake, I just ask that a donation be given to a local charity instead of "payment". 

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