I live in an area where there are 5 small towns very close to one another. Some people would consider my area rural. I charge $1.25 per cupcake, $1.50 if they want filling. Pricing for me depends on several variables, i.e. how "fancy" the customer might want the tops to be decorated. For instance, this weekend I have an order for 50 cupcakes for a baby shower. Each cupcake will have chocolate buttercream icing, topped with toasted coconut ( to look like a bird's nest) topped with tiny easter eggs that look like baby birds with upturned beaks, looking for food. Two chocolate eyes have to be put on each "baby" plus a dab of icing that looks like a beak. Each cupcake will have a chocolate filling, about a tablespoon in each cupcake. I am charging $2.25 for each one of these cupcakes. My customer is willing to pay this amount for the order. Some people might think that's too expensive, but after adding up the cost ,I need to get that amount for these particular cupcakes. Most of the time all of the hours it takes to decorate certain items aren't added on, so I have to look at each situation to determine costs. Hope this helps you with your questions.