Uk Wedding Cake Business. Pricing.

Business By LBean76 Updated 6 Oct 2014 , 4:01pm by -K8memphis

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LBean76 Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 10:40am
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Hi i have a registered wedding cake business in Nottingham. I'd like to know what percentage of profit other businesses use to price their cakes? Currently i charge for costs of ingredients boards etc plus i pay myself £15 per hour and then add 25% profit on top. How does this compare to other registered businesses?


Many thanks in advance



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-K8memphis Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 4:00pm
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hi  lisa -- i don't know your answer but i know it's your third time to ask -- there's a thread located here and it's a fast moving thread where being an american myself i don't understand it all but it's a wonderful group of sweet people and you should be able to get some good information there -- you can tell them i sent yah :-D 

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LBean76 Posted 6 Oct 2014 , 11:15am
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Thanks for taking pity on me, i have also posted on that thread but still no joy! 

Lisa x

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-K8memphis Posted 6 Oct 2014 , 4:01pm
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no matter which side of the pond -- i'd recommend that starting out you charge at least as much as most of your local bakeries with a goal of over pricing them in the near future -- otherwise it hardly pays to do it and you want to cultivate the clientele who 'get' custom cakes -- get as in desire/understand/will pay for -- because even families who would never darken the door of a local bakery for cookies and whatever -- when grandma turns 80 or when suzie gets married they get together and they want 'a. cake.' 


i worked for a chick who had 'an organization' as her principal client -- their orders basically paid her overhead and anything else was her gravy -- she had ordering guidelines set up that she did not follow -- such as they had to give several days notice -- she took all their orders she never said no she would drop everything all the  time to supply them -- she charged peanuts/hardly anything for her stuff -- no actually peanuts would be pricier than her baked goods -- she worked her people and herself into the ground for what? i don't know what but that is just not the way to run a bakery--


so aim high -- you can't go wrong -- best to you

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