Hello! I am just starting out selling my cakes and I haven't quite got the pricing thing down yet. I am making a Frozen themed cake and will be needing to purchase snowflake cookie cutters. Is this something I should include in the clients cost or should I purchase these out of pocket? Thanks!
Equipment purchases that you know you will use again for other clients or your own purposes I would not pass on to the client. That would be a business expenditure that I would handle at tax time. If it was a super specialized piece that I knew I would never use for anyone else, THAT I would pass on to the client (after telling them about it) and give it to them afterwards. Just my thoughts, I'm sure others handle it differently.
That's what I was thinking but my husband told me to charge the client. I think it would be best to only charge them for what they are keeping like you said. Thank you!
Can't beat $2.49... unless you mess with bidding...lol
Do not charge the client.
You should have factored into the cost of all cakes a percentage for covering growth of your business and maintenance/repairs/replacement of your current equipment.
Awesome! Thank you all!!!