Freaking Out, First Wedding Order!!

Business By jnestor Updated 27 Mar 2008 , 5:24pm by ccr03

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jnestor Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 3:08pm
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Ok...I've been doing this cake decorating deal for about 2-3 years (I'm a WMI, and I have a cake resell business), and all of a sudden within in the last month, I've got a ton of orders for cakes! (I wanted this a long time ago!) Anyways long story short, I'm freaking out because of a friend of a friend wants me to do cupcakes for her friend's wedding. I thought maybe 50, 100, but no she wants 200 with gumpaste starfish in July! Ok, now here's the thing, I don't know how to charge for stuff like this. 200 cupcakes is a lot! Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to charge for 200, plain cupcakes, normal size, with gumpaste starfish?! I have to bring her sample cupcakes, and a price list next Friday. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm excited, and scared out of my mind, at the same time!

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Doug Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 3:13pm
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minimum $2 each...

just like charging for a normal wedding cake by the serving.

1 cupcake = 1 serving

and for all the work of doing all those little starfish which requires extra materials, a special cutter, and lots of time....tack on at least 50 cents each...

so that's MINIMUM of $2.50 each for a total of $500

just because they're cupcakes does NOT make them cheaper than a real cake. in fact due to PITA factor, more expensive.

try it....go out to a custom bakery (not Walmart or grocery store) and price one fancy cupcake. it will cost more than one serving of custom cake.

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ccr03 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 5:24pm
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I'm have to agree with Doug on this - one cupcake = one serving.

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