I have a customer that wants either cupcakes or mini cakes, something I've never sold before.
For cupcakes, would I charge the same amount I do for my cakes per serving or should I charge less?
And for the mini cakes, not sure exactly what she wants in term of shape or size but how much should I charge for these?
mini cakes take FOREVER...make sure to charge enough for them...it depends on where you live of course but if you use fondant...at least $10-15 per cake
cupcakes....I charge $2 per cupcake....but that would be a simple decoration
hope this helps
Around here, mini cakes start at $50 per cake. If they are doing like center piece cakes. For mini individual cakes, it's more like $6/cake.
I start my cupcakes at the same price as my regular servings.
Be prepared for mini or centerpiece cakes....it's a LOT of work and a lot of time. So make sure you are paid for that.
Cupcakes start at my base per serving price and go up depending on design.. mini-cakes start at $20 per cake (3" single tier covered in BC and fondant.. and you'll want to use fondant.. BC alone in a mini is even more of a pain).
They are both a lot of work, but minis are way more of a PITA to fill, frost, and cover than cuppies are.
I like the mini cupcakes, but if you don't have the supplies, that's another cost to consider upfront. Minis tend to tip over easily, so I use the boxes (from BRP.com), to transport them. Minis are great for children because they are bite sized. Beware with minis...because they are bite sized, people sometimes want to have 2 or more each. If the decorating is simple, however, the minis are easier IMO because you can crank out from 2-3 times the amount in the same amount of time for larger cupcakes. Good luck.
I don't think she's talking mini cupcakes.. but rather mini cakes.
Thank you everyone for your responses. I'm trying to push the cupcakes on her as I really don't want to do the mini cakes either. She originally wanted petit fors but I told her right off the bat I don't do those.
I priced her accordingly to all your responses. Thanks again!