Originally Posted by Luraleigh
I live in a small town in the midwest. I did this cupcake tree cake as a favor for my sister. Around here though the going rate is $2.00- $2.50 per serving of cake. I wish I could get what they get in the big cities but it is tough!!
I can imagine that would be the case, especially if you have competition. I started off charging very low prices, and some people still thought it was too much, and others said they felt like they were ripping me off. I've put my prices right up now, and I've still had customers say they dont know how I do it for the price. Go figure!! Im going to charge to make it worth my time and effort. I am doing a cupcake cake in February and im charging $2.30(Australian - $1.70 US) which is far too little, but it's 140 cupcakes plus a 6 inch cake on top, so i will come out on top anyway. I wont be doing any more like that for less than $3.00 ($2.20US) in the future though. Too much work.