Need Advice On Pricing (It's A Different Situation!! Lol!)

Business By mom2spunkynbug Updated 6 Feb 2010 , 2:50am by cohen1

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mom2spunkynbug Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 2:35am
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Normally I charge $4.50 per serving for custom cakes.

So, I get a call from a (kind of a friend) who owns her own catering service & she is overwhelmed & short-handed, and asks me if I can make a cake for 75 people, and to just let her know what I want for it.

Well I have been in that situation before & know how she must feel, so I agree to do it (it's for tomorrow).

The thing is, all I have to do is bake the cakes, she's got everything else covered. So what to charge for a plain, baked cake for 75 people? No icing, no torting, no decorating...$75? $50?

It is a vanilla cake & she will use it for strawberry shortcake. I went to the grocery store tonight to see how much those little pre-packaged shortcakes are, but there weren't any around.

Thanks for any help!

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cohen1 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 2:50am
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Just my two cents but I would figure out the cost of the ingredients, dont forget to include travel time and then add in your time to bake the cakes.

Hope that helps.

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