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post #16 of 54
That is some of the best info I have read in a while, and it is appreciated.
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Knowledge is a candle that when shared, doubles the light, but the insecure person believes knowledge is a candle that is diminished when it is split between two wicks.
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post #17 of 54
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Originally Posted by weirkd

Wow. Well put!
I actually get a lot of people saying that they go to a baker that is outrageous in price. I dont feel right charging people something like $16 a cupcake!



I sell lots of cupcakes for $15 each icon_redface.gif

They are NOT a packet mix - they have a core of ganache and detailed fondant work - they are time-consuming to say the least!


I HAVE calculated my prices correctly though - using VERY detailed processes and if I sold them for less I would be treading water... regardless of whether I feel RIGHT about the price or not.
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post #18 of 54
I LOVE THIS! Spot on.
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post #19 of 54
This is the stuff I need and want to hear!! Thanks for the great advice!!
post #20 of 54
Snarkybaker,

You rock! I couldn't agree more! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
Mireille

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Mireille

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post #21 of 54
But how much should I sell this cake for??? Just kidding, thanks for posting this. If people don't think of their business as a business that's the problem, and they'll never get past that. Selling is part of business, it's not all fun and decorating. But it is fun when they hand you the credit card! thumbs_up.gif
post #22 of 54
Oh hells yeah. This should be stapled to everyone's forehead upon entering CC! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #23 of 54
Great post. icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

Mike
post #24 of 54
I don't post much here, but I read LOTS and I don't sell cakes as a business. This post is exactly what is needed here. I agree, everyone who will be selling a cake or wanting to start a business should read this post.

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post #25 of 54
this is, without a doubt, the best thread so far this year.
post #26 of 54
snarky, I just had to read this to my husband.. this is SPOT on advice (I love you in all your snarkiness anyway!)
post #27 of 54
I'm always reminded of this when I get a few "I can't spend that much on cake." and then I get one who wants an elaborate cake and they get their price and say "Oh cool, great."

Hmmm. haha.

The people who have done their homework will know they have to pay a premium price for a premium cake.
post #28 of 54
Snarkybaker....YOU ROCK! thumbs_up.gifparty.gif

Great pricing thread! I know that I could not have started business and be anywhere without CC and the great, experienced people that share their knowledge.

I used to be one of those that was afraid to charge, afraid people might not like it...not anymore. My hubby has realized that it is a waste of time for me to make 9x13 sheetcakes, although I will do them just to get my name and cakes out there. I just opened last fall and still building my clientele. I don't worry when someone calls and complains that they can't pick up a cake for 10 people for $10 right this minute...they aren't my customer. My customer is the lady that called and WANTED a fondant cake that looked like packages and was thrilled to be able to get it. My customer is the one that called excited because she found me and could get a custom cake, understands the cost and wants something fun for her twin's turning 18.

Before I opened, I actually raised my prices from what I thought I was going to charge. I just had new brochures printed but when I have them printed again (it could be 6 mos or more), I'm likely to raise them again.

Snarky, you and all of the others that do get paid for what you do, inspire the rest of us who weren't (or aren't icon_wink.gif ) as confident in our cakes.
post #29 of 54
Wow! Applegumkitchen! Those are some awesome cuppies! I'd gladly pay $20 for one of those, so your price is a steal! icon_biggrin.gif
post #30 of 54
Yeh, this should be a mandatory read when you sign up here.

"To complete yur registration, please READ this!" icon_biggrin.gif

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Of course I match Wal-Mart's price on cake! :eyeroll:
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Of course I match Wal-Mart's price on cake! :eyeroll:
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