Cupcake Prices?

Baking By Sarah2418 Updated 16 Feb 2012 , 6:29pm by KoryAK

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Sarah2418 Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 6:25pm
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What would you charge for the three different sizes of cupcakes by the dozen? So like the mini, reg, and jumbo cupcakes sizes by the dozen without any decorations, candy and such. Thanks.

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sillywabbitz Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 6:41pm
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As you will hear from everyone pricing is based on your cost and your area not someone elses. So you need to figure out how much it's costing you per cupcake. You then need to research your market. How much do other bakeries charge (not walmart or target) but actual bakeries. Are you cupcakes special? Gluten free, gourmet flavors...high end ingredients.
All of this comes into play in your pricing.

My cupcakes are $2.50 each and that is filled and frosted with a big swirl (or dipped in ganache) and this is my gourmet flavor line. I don't price out "vanilla cupcakes with buttercream". It's not what I want my business to be. I will do them upon request especially for kids parties but why would someone pay custom prices for basic cakes. That price includes sprinkles or a small fondant flower. Anything more elaborate and prices go up. I don't do minis or jumbo.

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ElenaIuliana Posted 13 Feb 2012 , 1:10pm
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thank you very much for this topic!

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CupcakesbyLee Posted 16 Feb 2012 , 7:51am
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I charge about $40 per dozen for my regular sized (medium) decorated cupcakes - that's about $3.30 a cupcake. I feel that it is a reasonable price to cover the ingredients and time I use to make them.

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KoryAK Posted 16 Feb 2012 , 6:29pm
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We have a CupcakeBar in our shop and they are $4 each or $22/6 and $42/12. Edible image coin, sugar flower, etc... adds $.50 each.

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