Price And Guide Lines

Business By bensmama18 Updated 17 Dec 2009 , 1:56pm by indydebi

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bensmama18 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 11:15pm
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I was wondering how to determine how to charge for a cake- i never know if I am under pricing or over pricing.

another questions- how do you know what size cake you need- lets say they need a cake for 50 people but want a 2 tier? can you share some examples and ideas please thanks

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Mike1394 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 11:28pm
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Why are you pricing at all if you don't have a clue about it. Getting paid correctly is as important as making a cake.


Hit the button to quick.

How much is your cost to make? What segment of the market are you targetting? How much profit do you want to make?


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kelleym Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 11:36pm
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Here's an article I wrote that may answer some of your questions:


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Love2BakeCakes Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 11:36pm
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I just posted a question somewhat similar to this earlier this week. Do a forum search for "How do you determine how many slices you get from a cake."

I dont know how to paste the link for you, or I would. All the responses are insightful, but Indydebi posted a couple of links that have charts. Check them out. Hope this is helpful.


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Loucinda Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:38pm
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There are charts on and that have serving sizes and tiered cake possibilites. Print them out and keep them for reference.

Pricing - that is something you decide (taking all things into consideration).

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indydebi Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:56pm
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Here's a chart to determine servings:

Note that this is a guideline. My customers are welcome to cut any of the cakes in half and serve it to 2 people if they want, but my price is based on the number of servings on this chart. Most caterers/venue cut by this chart.

Here's a chart to show you how to cut a cake to achieve those servings:

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