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post #16 of 36
I used to get the great value butter for 2 a pound and now it has gone up to 2.84 it's cheaper than what you all are paying but it still has gone up and I use alot of butter for my cakes.
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post #17 of 36
My latest HyVee ad came yesterday, with butter at $1.98 a pound. I'll be stocking up! Thanks for the tip about the Ghiradelli chocolate at Sam's....I'll have to check it out this weekend. My stash from last year is just about gone!
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post #18 of 36
It seems that every year one or two baking items go sky high at this time. I also noticed that cream cheese has gone nuts with an average price pushing 2.50 per 8 oz. package. I start watching the ads now and whenever these things go on special I stock up. Butter freezes well with no noticeable changes for me. I will buy 20 lbs. if the price is right and I have it for the entire holiday season. Does anyone know if you can freeze cream cheese without it changing the texture?? I also have to buy enough of these baking items to feed 400 guests at a fundraiser I do for handicapped children, so my freezer is overflowing at this time of year.
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post #19 of 36
Ah man...you guys have had it good in the US for bakery ingredients...Our prices went up about 4 years ago...sky high...I pay $4.00 for a pound of butter...$7.00 for a 2 pound tub of Crisco...sugar is around $10.00 for 20 pound bag..flour the same.I have had to rasie my prices 3 times in the last 3 years....customers don't like it but what can yah do!!

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post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by coldtropics

If you pay attention... butter always goes up around this time of year at Costco, BJs and Sams... they know even the average holiday baker cant get by without it.,.. so, i guess they figure they'll charge what the market can bare.



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Years ago sugar when out of sight, candy bar prices rocketed, well,
those prices never returned to even close to where they were after
we all knew sugar came down somewhat and was easily available.
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post #21 of 36
Yes, it is greed but not by the farmers. The price of milk is regulated by the goverment. the farmers only make X amt even if the prices for dairy products go up. The middle man makes the money.
post #22 of 36
Yes, I should have specified that. Sorry!
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post #23 of 36
Yes, I should have specified that. Sorry! But then it's also the supermarkets.
With the egg scare....the market here in town jumped prices 40¢/dz within 2
days!!! The other market I use, jumped them 20¢/dz. So here we are with
the holidays coming fast ........ raise the prices!!!! GRRRRRRRRR
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post #24 of 36
This the third topic started on the same subject. And it would have been nice if butter had been mentioned on the title.

I think it is supply and demand. Yes, it is the holidays (next year I will buy butter in the summer and freeze it) , but I also think it is due to all the cupcakery places around the country. The demand is higher. Plus these ingredients are traded in the commodities market. Those cupcake eating brokers know where to spot a place to make money. I remember seeing a commercial where they show this couple eating breakfast and all around them these little bubbles would pop up with where they could invest their money, like wheat, sugar, flour, etc.

I believe it is these high prices that are going to break the cupcake bubble. Let's hope the American Bakers Association has a strong lobby or so something like that.
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post #25 of 36
I did't think about that. Some of the cupcake shops can afford to pay more for the ingredents. Some charge as much as 5 dollars a cupcake. However, for the shops who charge a more modest fee for the cupcakes it could be a real strain to stay open.

However, if you open a shop that makes cupcakes only you take that risk when peoples facination with cupcakes waver.
post #26 of 36
I went to super walmart and got butter and 3.49 for a pound that was 2 weeks ago, went last night and again still 3.49 it was 1.49. My mom was with me and even said what is the cows on strike or something????
post #27 of 36
Yep it's baking season and for the life of me why are they allowed to price increase like this. Last year at Sams I got 90 eggs for 6.39 they went up to almost 13.00 Then 50 pounds of flour was 5.00 went to 10.00 and so on. It's ridiculous we can't up our prices on our customers like that , that's why I HATE holiday baking it's more work for less money. Just think now we are getting into pumpkin roll season each one takes 3 eggs!!! Probably the cream cheese will go up to it's sickening.
post #28 of 36
here's a link about freezing cream cheese:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4617072_can-freeze-cream-cheese_.html
I've tried to freeze it but without very good results. The expiration date on the cream cheese is usually such a long period that it's fine in the refrigerator for a long time. HTH!

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post #29 of 36
Thanks for the link, Melanie.
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post #30 of 36
YES, YES, YES!

I just told someone this past weekend that the price of butter has skyrocketed. Even at the local dairy farm where I usually buy it cheap.
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