What Do I Charge?

Decorating By cakemomma13 Updated 23 Jan 2012 , 4:30pm by pieceofcaketx

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cakemomma13 Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 9:52pm
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Hi there,
I am new to this site and newish to cake making. I started about a year and a half ago and am getting better with each cake. I just recently was asked for a quote on 150 cupcakes with bc frosting and an edible cowboy hat on each one. As well as these cupcakes, she wants a cake for on top of the tier (for a wedding.) I live in a relatively small town with only one place that would be considered competition. I have tried getting a hold of that company to see what they would charge but they didn't return my phone call. Does anyone have suggestions as to what I would charge per cupcake? I understand it's hard to say for sure but an idea would be very helpful icon_smile.gif Thanks!

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karateka Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 10:24pm
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Not sure about your area, but I charge $2 each, then the hats would be extra, depending on how they are done...simple mold, or are you hand forming each and every one?

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cakemomma13 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 2:43pm
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They would most likely be an easy cowboy hat cookie cutter so the time would be considerably reduced.

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pieceofcaketx Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 4:30pm
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I would charge $4.00 per cupcake and $72 for the top cutting cake.
A total of $672 not including delivery or set-up.
But this is what I would charge, not necessarily what you should charge.

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