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post #16 of 54
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Originally Posted by scarletcupcake View Post

Lovely tips from fellow bakers, but let's also not forget "hidden" costs like liners, business cards, packaging material, transportation fee (if you're delivering.) I also sample cupcakes from around my town, and judge my prices based on which places I liked and didn''t like.  If people can pay up to $3.00 for a bland cupcake that''s not that good from a shop in town, I am confident my home-baked fluffy ones can fetch that price if not more.  It''s about knowing your market value and being confident in yourself as well, I think.

Absolutely. Had a very in depth discussion about this on my FB page today. Attracting the right market, and leaving the low dollar buyers behind!

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post #17 of 54

I would state a min order of 6 or 12 or some people will order ramdom numbers and you will end up with waste!

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post #18 of 54

My sister-in-law asked me to make 36 cupcakes for their family reunion.  I told her I would charge her $1.00 per cupcake because she is family.  She told me that was too expensive and that someone had made her some cupcakes and charged her 50 per cupcake.  I told her to let them make her cupcakes.  Was I wrong:

post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by Noyaya View Post

My sister-in-law asked me to make 36 cupcakes for their family reunion.  I told her I would charge her $1.00 per cupcake because she is family.  She told me that was too expensive and that someone had made her some cupcakes and charged her 50 per cupcake.  I told her to let them make her cupcakes.  Was I wrong:

I would have told her the same thing. If they want to work for free that is up to them. I know with the recipes I have been making I would be paying her to take my cupcakes @ .50 per cake.

post #20 of 54
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Originally Posted by mombabytiger View Post

I charge $18.00/doz. and $5.00 delivery. Minimum order is one dozen.
I too just started do u think $1 is tp low for a basic bc standard cupcake n $1.25 for fresh strawberries n red velvet?
post #21 of 54
Yes, it is way too low.
post #22 of 54
What should i charge im in the philly area also what about jumbo n mini?
post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by 1newbaker View Post

What should i charge im in the philly area also what about jumbo n mini?

Check out my Pricing Formula blog post (link in my signature below) for a detailed explanation of how to price bakery products in general.
post #24 of 54
Hi all, I'm in the same prediment, I am holding a cupcake stall on Sunday, it's the first one iv done, I will be mocking all sorts of designs, eg
, Cookie Monster, rainbow, and sweetie cupcakes, how much is a god price per cupcake. X
post #25 of 54
Seriously - in three days you'll be standing there selling baked goods to the general public and you have no idea what to charge?
post #26 of 54

okay so im reading what you guys have responded i price my cupcakes 28.00 for 24 ct... and i charge $2.00 extra for decorations on them

post #27 of 54

For my Fondant cakes i charge 60.00 for a 2 tier and 35 for a single tier is that too loww that includes decorations

post #28 of 54
When thinking about the price you are going to charge for your cupcakes and feeling like $x might be too much because it is "just a simple cupcake" there is a point that you are missing. Someone contacted you to make these simple cupcakes because they lack either the time or the know-how to do it themselves. That is what they are paying you for. Your time is not less valuable than theirs is, and your skill didn't just fall into your hands by accident. Have confidence in what you are doing. If you undervalue your work so will everyone else.
post #29 of 54

I have struggled with this issue as well in the past. I used to charge only $1.50 each for a basic swirled buttercream cupcake, but my husband, who helps me with the business, told me I was insane and that I should raise my prices. 

 

I did some investigating on personal businesses in my area and I found that generally the prices started at $2.00 each for basic and went up from there for fondant decor and such. Mind you, these were not storefront businesses - who I find generally charge way to much in my opinion.

 

Now I charge $2 for basic and $2.50 and up for fondant decor. I'm still pretty generous with my prices in regards to fondant, though. icon_biggrin.gif

post #30 of 54
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Originally Posted by amyswtcks View Post

Mind you, these were not storefront businesses - who I find generally charge way to much in my opinion.


I don't know about this. I've been paying attention to how much it costs me to make a quality cupcake and how much time is involved (including prep and cleanup) and $3.75 sounds about right if overhead, staff wages and profit needs to be included!
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