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boss can't price! pls help.

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i work for a cupcake  bakery in northern va and my boss is clueless about pricing (not really my job?)- customer wants this amateur-looking thing and she wants to charge $150 for 20 servings (Im thinking 9x13)- what do you think? we charge $6-7/serving for simple wedding cakes. thanks! (ps I will not have styrofoam showing!)

post #2 of 13
How do you know the boss is clueless about pricing? If that cake is executed well I think $150 would be an appropriate price.
post #3 of 13

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

 

i think it is adorable

 

it's a foodie/skatie trompe l'oiel

 

if she can get $150 for 20 servings i'd say she's pricing pretty good considering that's gonna take about five minutes to produce

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if you take a three minute break in between icon_biggrin.gif

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post #5 of 13

so do you think the $150 is too much or not enough

 

so you are doing a more intricate design??

 

not exactly sure what you mean

 

i mean to me if this was a ferrari--yeah let's eat the doughnuts and make some fancy schmancy wheels

 

but i like the doughnuts--obviously for a person who's a skater and down to earth, dosen't mind taking some tumbles, getting sweaty, taking chances

 

the doughnuts are cool--i think it works

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post #6 of 13

If your boss can get $150 for that s/he's a marketing genius.

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post #7 of 13
Cake wreak.

Who in their right mind would pay 150 for that?
post #8 of 13
Is it a skateboard? I would never pay $150 for that. Never ever.
post #9 of 13

Oh goodness, that is not a $150 cake, that's a DIY cake for people to do in their homes. 

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post #10 of 13
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thanks guys!  mostly my thoughts exactly (way too pricey for something too amateur). Customer said "no thanks"!  Boss admits she is clueless (doesnt decorate). I guess I should have encouraged her to go lower!  Hard to know what to do when the shop sells mostly small $6-8/serving wedding cakes. Sometimes I feel like I will never learn the "business brain"....

post #11 of 13
I thought the picture was just for inspiration...if a customer came to me with that picture I would have a sketch drawn up to show how it would look with an implementation based on the customer's budget.

There's nothing wrong with a business owner not being able to decorate if they have resources they can work with to help estimate how long a cake will take and price accordingly. If she is consistently making sales at $6-8/serving for simple cakes I'd say she is doing quite well.
post #12 of 13

the picture is so pathetically homely it's own mother probably abandoned it

 

it's kind of a stretch to call it 'inspiring' even though i think it's clever

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