I booked a 10x10 booth at a fairly large 3 day home show....probably just over 5000 visitors. I only sell by the dozen as they are just slightly bigger than the minis- for $15 and have no idea how many to bake. I'm thinking 200 dozen??
Have any of you done a show like this and if so what kind of sales did you see.
Thank you for any advice
A dozen cupcakes for $15?
i would devise an individual serving size for this -- when i'm trotting around a big event i don't want to carry around leftovers -- cupcakes are impulse food -- make it easy for them to indulge--
so you don't figure on many sales here out of 5,000 participants -- i don't know -- i'd say ramp it up -- doncha think?
too little or too much????
That's the going price where I live
Well I was just wondering more for the dozen packs what I should make. I will be making individual as well (probably 1,000 of them) That's why I'm asking because I really have no idea. I've only done a few farmer's markets where people have been happy to buy by the dozen.
They're not a true cupcake but that's the closest thing I can refer it to.....they're a lot heavier and I do give out samples
I'm in the UK so don't actually deal in $$ but from my few visits to the us using $$ I have a small idea of what that can buy and what the equivalent ££ are.
I would say you are seriously under charging at $15 for a dozen. With the greatest respect are you making any real money from these?
I eat with my eyes and if they taste as good as they look I would happily pay $3 each. Maybe $30 for a dozen..
I sooooo agree w/.eat.cake. especially from the pic you posted! As for how many dzs I suggest like 100. Any chance y ou can make more after you see how it goes the 1st day? From the few home shows I have attended, food - especially something to take home is not what people will consider buying in lg quantities. Instead it would be the singles you might need more of.
Thank you....Cupcake stores charge that for their full size around here but I never thought I could get that for my minis.
Maybe I'll try $20 and see how that goes ;-)
They cost me about $4.50/dozen including packaging and labels
its hard to tell the size from the pic, but you say they are just bigger than minis, so maybe $15/dozen isn't bad? -if they are closer to cupcake size then i too would say maybe you are undercharging.
instead of selling in dozens, have you thought about selling in half dozen or in a 4pk if you don't want to sell individual? like previously said i don't think people are going to want to walk around with all of it.
Well I'll definitely make more $$ off singles so I will plan for that. Thanks!
It's hard for me to find that size package in my size. I need 1.62 (1 5/8") bottom dia and usually ones in that size are too short to accomodate for icing. The dozen package I have is quite small
I do a lot of events with my dessert food truck. As a rule of thumb, 10% of attendees eat dessert.