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post #16 of 50

It is irritating when people don't realize the labor that goes into baked goods. You were going to hand paint houses. Will she get that from the grocery store? I had a family member publicly bash my prices on Facebook. I was miffed, but, try to bite my tongue to put forward a good business image. My son, on the other hand, wanted to throttle her.

post #17 of 50

Score!

post #18 of 50

If you look at bakeries websites, they sell their cupcakes for about $2.25 or $2.50 each. I think $2.00-$2.50 is a reasonable price because they are homemade and not from the box

post #19 of 50

Where I'm at (metropolitan city-500,000 ppl) cupcake shops charge $3 per cupcake.  

post #20 of 50

Wow, cupcake seem to be so much cheaper in the US!  Yet another reason for me to come and visit ;-)  You'd probably pay £2 for 2 semi-decent (as in boxed with buttercream topping and some sprinkles) cupcakes from a supermarket and detailed cupcakes made by a professional baker in my area with fondant decorations can come in at £3-5 each.  Head into London and it would probably be more.

 

A friend of mine asked if I would help her decorate a baby shower cake last week and every evening (she was here every night for 4 evenings!) she would say 'I had no idea how much time and work was involved in this'.  Oh how I wish I could record those words and put them on repeat every time someone never wrote back after sending them the prices… :-D 

post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by JoMama View Post
 

It is irritating when people don't realize the labor that goes into baked goods. You were going to hand paint houses. Will she get that from the grocery store? I had a family member publicly bash my prices on Facebook. I was miffed, but, try to bite my tongue to put forward a good business image. My son, on the other hand, wanted to throttle her.

Couldn't agree more! People think you're just going to work for free.

 

I charge 2,50$ for basic cupcakes with icing on them.

post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by SweetShop5 View Post People think you're just going to work for free.

 

 

And many, many people do work for free. We regularly see posts on CC about this. So why should it surprise us when the public expects it? We teach them that bakery items should be cheap, cheap, cheap.

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post #23 of 50
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And many, many people do work for free. We regularly see posts on CC about this. So why should it surprise us when the public expects it? We teach them that bakery items should be cheap, cheap, cheap.

Ya, well I post the base prices of my cupcakes and cakes, and sometimes they still dont seem to understand.

post #24 of 50
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Originally Posted by SweetShop5 View Post Ya, well I post the base prices of my cupcakes and cakes, and sometimes they still dont seem to understand.

 

Posting your prices is excellent. Unfortunately, many consumers don't understand (and worse, don't care) why your prices are so "high" when xx and yy and zz are so cheap. I feel that we're losing the battle.

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Posting your prices is excellent. Unfortunately, many consumers don't understand (and worse, don't care) why your prices are so "high" when xx and yy and zz are so cheap. I feel that we're losing the battle.

Exactly, couldn't agree more!

post #26 of 50
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Where I'm at (metropolitan city-500,000 ppl) cupcake shops charge $3 per cupcake.  
Here in Tampa cupcakes prices range from 3.79-4.00. $8.00 a dozen...please
post #27 of 50

I was just going to ask the Cup cake price thingy. I made Cup cakes in ice cream cones for a party at work....I got asked...after the oooohhhh, ahhhh's...at how good they were and I'd never would think of this idea!!!! but they are great...so how much would you charge to make these??

 

I was like, I'm not sure, it's the first time I've done them...let me think about it....everyone at work...I work in an ER...where we eat quick and running sometimes or we dont eat...ppl ask me to "bring a pretty cake" ....JUST TO EAT!!! Never thinking of all that goes into it. Time, money, use of my oven, colors to tint, etc...

 

So going price would be 1.75 on up??? 

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post #28 of 50
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My cousin finally replied about her housewarming cupcake request. I actually laughed out loud.
 





Seriously...does she think that $.50 each is going to get her GOOD cupcakes? From a GROCERY STORE?

Ugh.

 

What I read in that is that she has a budget and she didn't want to go over that budget for a dessert. You said it's a housewarming party; that means she's just spent a lot of money on a house.

 

As for not having cupcakes in the end, maybe she spent that money on something else.

 

Honestly, there's almost no inoffensive way to tell someone you can't afford something. You either come across as saying you think they charge too much for their work, or, you're so sorry to not be able to get it that you're trying to guilt them into doing it for free. It's really a lose-lose situation.

post #29 of 50

Alaska is expensive, however a dozen cupcakes in the grocery store is usually $7 to $8 dollars.  They sell billions of those. 

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post #30 of 50
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$8 per dozen??? icon_eek.gif

Maybe I will buy some from her and resell them at a more reasonable price. lol

I often charge $8 per cupcake . 

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