Cake Ball Pricing???

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misterc Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 5:50am
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I have a bride that asked how much I would charge for 300 cake balls. I haven't ever sold my cake balls, they have always been gifts to friends and family. My cakes start at $3.75 per serving. I would love some guidance on pricing cake balls. I thought I could check out what other cake shops are charging locally for them but no one seems to sell them here. I would love some advice. Thanks!

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Sorelle Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 6:11am
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No matter what you charge, if you call them "cake truffles" I bet you could get more for them icon_wink.gif I have seen them priced from $1.00 to 1.50 but it does seem to vary from place to place. I think the best way to price them would be the same way cakes are priced, ingredients plus an hourly wage.

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tinygoose Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 6:47am
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I've haven't seen them for less than $2 and as high as $2.25 undecorated. And I agree, cake truffles.

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misterc Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:32pm
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Thanks guys. I totally agree with the ball verses truffle. I actually call them truffles usually but the bride asked for cake balls and then I had it stuck in my head.

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TexasSugar Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 4:20pm
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I'd look at cost and labor. I haven't made cake truffles/balls so I don't know how much time is involved in the baking balls and dipping them. Also are they decorated or just to be plain?

I'd also sell them in dozen or two dozen or what ever amount a 'recipe' usually makes, I'm the same way on cupcakes though. I wouldn't just sell 6 cupcakes, when the recipes makes 24.

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