Zebra Cake How Much Should I Charge?

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mudderteresa Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 12:26am
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i'm gonna do a 2 layer 8 and 6 inch pink buttercream cake with black fondant stripes on it. how much should i charge?do i go by slices?how many would that make? please help me!

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jason_kraft Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 12:51am
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Before you can set a price you need to determine the cost of the cake. How much will the ingredients cost? How long will the cake take to make and what is your hourly wage? How much overhead do you have (for example, if your state does not allow the sale of food made in a home kitchen you would need to rent a commercial facility)? Add those costs together, with overhead divided out on a per-order basis, then add 20-30% for a profit margin.

An 8"/6" (rounds) would be about 32 servings based on this chart:

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warchild Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 1:08am
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Hi there.

Here's Witons party cake serving chart. It will show you how many servings you need. You might want to save this chart for future reference.


As for pricing, a suggestion would be to see what the going price of cakes similar to yours are in your area, local bakeries etc, and price accordingly.


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jason_kraft Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 2:08am
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Looking at the price of your competitors is a great way to do a reality check to make sure your price makes sense in your market, but you should still make sure your price is higher than your costs, otherwise you will be losing money on each order.

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