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post #1 of 118
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I would like to put together a basic pricing list as I am being asked to do cakes for others, and need some advice. How do you list your base prices - by cake size (say 8", 9", rounds, square, shaped, etc....) and what do you consider a basic cake - just buttercream with minimal decorations? I live in South Jersey and wonder if anyone knows what the going prices are for this product. Know what Shop-Rite charges, and will definitely be charging a bit more than they do. My first "sold" cake will be the end of the month, and considering charging $20 for an 8" round or $25 for the 9" size....sound right? I agree with alot of you, pricing is the hardest part, and unfortunately the matrix just confused the heck out of me (not good in excel). Thank you all in advance for your input. thumbs_up.gif

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post #2 of 118
I can't use the matrix either (we do not have the software). So I did every cake by hand and priced out the cost of each. And how many batches of icing I needed. It took me about an hour. Then I multiplied that by 2.5-3 depending on the size. So that the price was acceptable.

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post #3 of 118
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Thanks Creativecakes.......I may have to do the same thing. Do you add the cost of delivery and the cake box too?

deb
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post #4 of 118
I did add in the cost of the cake board (only an estimate), and the box.

I put in my matrix...add x cents/dowel. Or x cents/ extra's

I did not include delivary. I only charge if it is a certian distance.

But you could if you wanted.

Would you like me to email my list? So you can see how I did it?
post #5 of 118
I've been having the same problem lately... and like you two, the matrix confuses me like crazy!

Lindsay, I would LOVE it if you could send me your list so I can figure out how to make one. My email is soygurl@hotmail.com
Thanks!

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post #6 of 118
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Lindsay, pls send me what you do also....thanks for your help

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post #8 of 118
would you mind emailing it to me also?

xkuuipo415x@comcast.net

I aprreciate it!
post #9 of 118
could you also send me a list. Than you so much. Here's my e-mail:
victoriadlao@netzero.com
post #10 of 118
Me too Please!!!

cindy6250@yahoo.com

Thanks so much.
Cindy
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post #11 of 118
What's this matrix you're talking about? A computer program for pricing?
post #12 of 118
Could you please e-mail your pricing quide also. Thank you! wimby45@yahoo.com
post #13 of 118
would you please email me your pricing guide too, thank you so much. cbowen2798@yahoo.com.
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post #14 of 118
I'm happy I'm not alone!! I have 10 cake orders this month (biggest order month so far) and the pricing is a killer!!! I feel like I'm either screwing myself or someone is thinking I'm screwing them! (sorry to be blunt) I'd love a copy of the guide you use also. Thanks in advance...

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post #15 of 118
I know what you mean Colieb, Especialy when your dealing with family memebers, they expect a deal but they have to realize that it cost you money yo make the cake and use your time to do it!
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