Pricing Question...

Business By AmberDSouthard Updated 10 Jun 2015 , 11:55am by AmberDSouthard

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AmberDSouthard Posted 9 Jun 2015 , 12:53pm
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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!

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Pastrybaglady Posted 9 Jun 2015 , 6:50pm
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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.

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AmberDSouthard Posted 9 Jun 2015 , 6:54pm
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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!

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johnson6ofus Posted 9 Jun 2015 , 8:44pm
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  • ebay has them cheap if you have time to wait...
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AmberDSouthard Posted 9 Jun 2015 , 9:03pm
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I do have time so I will definitely check out ebay. Thank you!

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810whitechoc Posted 10 Jun 2015 , 7:41am
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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.

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AmberDSouthard Posted 10 Jun 2015 , 11:55am
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Awesome! Thank you all!!!

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