What Would You Charge For These?

Business By Dsilvey1025 Updated 19 Aug 2020 , 5:31pm by -K8memphis

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Dsilvey1025 Posted 18 Aug 2020 , 8:35pm
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My neighbor wants a dozen of the cupcakes in red velvet   with buttercream icing an the 6 of the sugar cookies in the pink an mint with a baby theme. I'm just starting out baking for money an not sure what to charge. Also any ideas on a baby theme for the cookies would also be appreciated.  Thanks

What Would You Charge For These?

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SandraSmiley Posted 19 Aug 2020 , 2:55am
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To start with, I would not waste my time making 12 cupcakes and certainly not 6 sugar cookies.  A simple box cake mix makes 24 cupcakes and a batch of sugar cookies will make at least 24 cookies.

That being said, I would charge four dollars for a simple cupcake, but I do not do decorated cookies.  I would guess they would sell for at least as much as the cupcakes, because of the work involved.

If you Google baby shower themes, you will find bunches of ideas.

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kakeladi Posted 19 Aug 2020 , 12:41pm
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Sandra is right...you would actually loose $$ doing such a small order:(   Think about the cost involved— time & fuel to shop for ingredients;  gas & electric to bake; soap, water & time to clean up & many other factors all go into pricing.  

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Aug 2020 , 5:31pm
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decorated cookies used to go for $1 an inch so should be that or more now $1.25 or more per inch --

yes the order is too small and the people who will pay what your time, energy and expertise is worth are few and far between -- I'd say there's potential money is niche baking for allergies and for sculptures and weddings --

suzy homemaker can do a dozen cupcakes and buy a roll of sugar cookie dough to toss in the oven -- kwim? sure everybody's gotta start somewhere but if your goal is making money pick a different gig -- if you crave being creative and want an ongoing outlet, carry on --

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