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post #16 of 18
I bought my cupcake stand off ebay. its incredibly sturdy and was about £50 sterling. i hire it out and charge a deposit which i give back on return. pic in my profile.

price wise i started out charging £6.00 for 6 but went up to £7.00 for 6 due to the new cupcake boxes i got. now seeing as people want really intricate flowers or even little figures,etc on them i charge between £7-£10 for 6 depending on decoration. i also use muffin papers rather than fairy cake ones which give a bigger cupcake and allow me to charge more and make it worth my while but i still find that making say 6 or 12 cupcakes doesnt pay me at all well in the scheme of things when i have to clean piping bags, make different frostings and little figures, etc.

its hard though because people really do look at cupcakes and just think "there only buns, i can get them at a supermarket" so i just had a women there today who enquired about pricing and i told her £7 for 6 and she said oh thats too expensive since there are about 30 of us.".... a crap fresh cream bakery cake from one of the really crappy bakeries in town which has awful piped writing scrawled across it and absolutly no colour scheme costs about £25-£20 here but i guess they'd rather pay that - people really dont see the work that goes into decorated cupcakes....

now wedding cupcakes are a different matter, i love doing them and with there being so many you can realy get a production line going which really cuts time. i charge about £200 for 100 cupcakes and a 6 inch cutting cake with flowers, etc like in my pics which makes me about £150 profit icon_smile.gif
if in doubt stick on more stuff

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if in doubt stick on more stuff

check out my lovely cupcake shop at www.thelittlecupcakecafe.co.uk
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post #17 of 18
For basic cupcakes (swirl piped with tip 2D and sprinkles) I charge $20 per dozen. I prob could charge more, but cuppies are fast and easy, and my TIME is the major thing I charge for. I'm glad they're en vogue right now as I'd generally rather make them as they never give me problems while cakes are occasionally a headache. IYKWIM.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by BJ

How many cupcakes are you making? There are some really great towers at www.coolcupcakes.com They have ones that hold 60 cupcakes and 100 cupcakes. Extremely resonable! The nice thing about these are they are very well made - sturdy! They also allow you to use all the tiers or only as many as you need. I used the 100 one for a wedding I just did that called for 110 cupcakes (put the extra 10 around the base). I charge $2.50 per cupcake for a basic cupcake with just BC icing and then I add from there for any special decorations or wrappers they want.



I have an order for this weekend for 3 dozen cupcakes and a 6" cake for the top tier. I am currently charging $2.50/cupcake and charged $48 for a 6" cake since I think it will feed 8 people - which comes out to be $6/slice. The cupcakes will have fondant accents dusted with pearl dust, dragees and royal icing flowers. These are regular sized cupcakes, not the big ones like Crumbs. I was thinking about raising my prices to $3.50 or $4 per cupcake, but someone told me I won't get repeat customers at that price. Is my pricing fair for the cupcakes and 6" cake?
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