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post #16 of 22
lely, you have explained practically perfectly the concept of "overhead" and why high volume (big cakes) merit lower prices than low volume (small cakes) which require higher prices. Scrap factor, set-up and tear-down (clean up), basic material costs (same number of disposable piping bags whether you're decorating one big cake or 20 small cakes), and TIME.
post #17 of 22
I had a bride the other day want 25 smaller cakes with a little bigger cake for the bridal party table. I did not dare quote a price right off the bat because I knew it would be a PITA! I finally mailed her a quote, and I think she is rethinking that. I really did not want to do all that work, so I priced it high enough so if she did decide to do that, it would be worth my while. Do not end up losing money on this deal!!
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post #18 of 22
Definitely go with the highest price. i tried these a little smaller than 3x3 with poured fondant. i must admit they taste great but i would think twice about doing them again. way to hard to frost something that small. i hope it goes well for you.
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post #19 of 22
Here is the site where you can find various mini cakes with pricing.
www.carriescakes.com/cakes.php?style=11&sort=ranking
It confirms it is not worth making them for less than $10! HTH icon_smile.gif
post #20 of 22
SweetHope, what a great reference site! I saved this to show brides if they try to go this route! Thanks a bunch!
post #21 of 22
You are very welcome Indydebi. So many times I have found the mini cake question on the forum and I was very happy when I visited this site. I am sure this can be very helpful.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by indydebi

lely, you have explained practically perfectly the concept of "overhead" and why high volume (big cakes) merit lower prices than low volume (small cakes) which require higher prices. Scrap factor, set-up and tear-down (clean up), basic material costs (same number of disposable piping bags whether you're decorating one big cake or 20 small cakes), and TIME.



Thanks indydebi, I had originally had Overhead typed in, but that words meaning seems to be lost on here so I figured examples are always the best!

Sweethop - That link was a good one, I have bookmarked it also.
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