I'm thinking about instituting a minimum order for cupcakes of 2 dozen, until I am up and running full time. What do you think?
I'm also going to be limiting specialty cakes to 8 inches and up, unless the order is for a tiered cake.
are you opening a retail shop with walk in customers?
if not then i think a minimum dollar amount is more efficient
because you will get an order with a picture of say a 10x8x6 and they book and then they call back and say oh we only need two servings and one of those is for a 2 month old
it's less of a headache to me to set the dollar amount--then the few of them that try & dumb you down only get so far
sure I can do a one inch with a half inch tier on top for you--it's $150, which is my minimum order
just a thought
I have a minimum order of $50 for cakes and 2 dozen for cupcakes.
The smallest size cake I offer is an 8" round, unless it is a tiered cake.
It's not worth it for me (time or money-wise) to turn on my oven for less.
I will echo the thought of using a dollar amount as your minimum. That's what it really comes down to doesn't it? How much is your time worth? Ours is $75 for special orders. We have an open retail shop and of course there is no minimum order for things we have in production.