I had seen Cake Boss mentioned on several threads and had heard people referring to the expense so I kind of blew it off assuming it was expensive. I'm a hobbyist so right now I don't charge for my cakes but after reading this thread I just watched the video. For a $150 (and a CC discount) this software is amazing well priced. It will probably save you $150 in the first month you use it just making sure you have your cost to profit ratio right. I spend hours in excel just trying to figure out what a recipe costs me and Cake Boss does all the work for me ...my time alone is worth the cost. I work in software and have to say I can't wait for the day I start my own cake business because CakeBoss will be the first thing I purchase. Actually I really want to buy it now but I really really don't need it since I don't charge or invoice but it would be great as a resource for understanding my cost and future needs if/when I do start a business.
For those of you waiting for the "online" version due to cost, if you cost out the software based on monthly expense, to buy the software right out it costs you $12.50 a month (not including the CC discount) and assuming you use the software only for a single year. If you think what you spend time wise managing orders and printing invoices and tracking cost ...this software literally costs you 41 cents a day. I can't imagine anyone even with a home based business wouldn't spend 41 cents a day to have an accurate tracking system of cost, orders and sales tax. And if you use it for two years, it's even cheaper.
OK I probably sound like a commercial but seriously I don't even have the product. I am just a computer geek and was just shocked at how inexpensive the software actually is for everything it offers. And from all the rave reviews I've read about it, it apparently is also a very useful stable product. Again going to show the cost to value ratio is really great for the business owner.
Ok I'll step off my soap box now