Hey there, I'm brand new, starting doing cupcakes out of my home as a side job / hobby, since I love it so much! I am working on the pricing right now and have come to a good range for the regular size cupcakes.
I am stuck now on the mini ones. At the grocery store, they're $3 for a dozen. I am doing some for a local business' first anniversary, my first big exposure, and while I want to give them a good price, I don't want to set the bar too low.
I had thought something like $1 originally, but that sounds and looks like a LOT for such a tiny mouthful So I was kind of thinking $15 - $18 for 2 dozen minis....am I way off here? What do YOU charge? And do you base it off how complicated they are? IE just the icing swirl or added decorations, etc.
You may want to figure out your pricing, charge them that amount, and write a discount on the receipt to get the exposure.
My thinking is this: you have a price and more complicated=more expensive. That said $1.50 for a mini w/ BC and sprinkles seems like a lot. The "best" cupcake places are getting about $3 for a regular cupcake.
Do your research. You might be pricing yourself out of the market before you are in it.
I just did mini cupcakes for a bridal shower with buttercream icing, some with small flower decorations on top and some with the couple's initials. I charged $1 each. I agree though with the PP if you charge $1 each and then offer a discount for them since you are starting out, That still leaves you the leeway to charge $1 each in the future when people are totally impressed by them at this event! Good luck!
Mine are $1 each/$12 per dozen, but I have a 2 dozen minimum per flavor for the mini's. I don't want to mix up one of my cake batters for only 12 mini's, especially a more expensive Premium flavor. I've learned that people will order a "buffet" of items and flavors if I don't state a minimum order, and that goes for cookies, cake truffles, chocolates, etc. HTH