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post #16 of 37
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Thats very pretty. I can see why you charged so much. Ill get a picture of one of mine. I just cant seem to charge as little as 15 for this.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1903595.html
That was made with 6 cupcakes and fondant.
post #17 of 37
Thank you! Maybe charge $20. I don't know how much time was involved in putting this together. The only easy part is icing the cupcakes.....LOL the only thing that may get labor intensive is the actual arranging so that everything looks the part. You also have to take into account the individual cost of the items put in the pot (i.e. the pot itself, tissue paper, lollipop sticks, etc.) For my cupcakes my base start per cupcake is $1.00 for basic flavors and $1.50 each for what I call premium flavors. I'm quite sure that this is still under priced considering the labor involved. I am an extreme bargain hunter so I can usually find my stuff for cheap. The basket I used for the 48 cupcakes only cost $9 at a craft discount store. If I had gone to one of the retail stores it would have easily cost me $20. Hope this helps.
post #18 of 37
Just remember that hunting out a bargin takes time, that u should
charge for.
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post #19 of 37
I managed to teach a class on how to make cupcake bouquets and total of supplies was around $20 for 5 bouquets.... 5 regular sized cupcakes each. I'd say shopping wisely was the key. I just purchased terra cotta pots and we wrapped them in tissue...eliminating the need to paint them. We also added silk flowers to fill in any holes...I found those on clearance for .25...I shop all year long for "deals" on silk flowers...always after any major holiday and decor change....
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post #20 of 37
I cut my tissue paper into squares and them grab the center and gather it so it poofs out to points, sometimes I'll attach it to a skewer stick but mostly just use a dowel rod to shove it into place.



Here are some bouquets I've done........I use the cup method for all of them (again because it's cheaper....styro balls are about $6 each where I live, and I can get 200 cups for $2.00)


Guess I can't attach pics today thumbsdown.gif

Here are links

19 standard cupcakes in 5oz. plastic cups (total costs about $2.00)

http://www.freewebs.com/khalstead/apps/photos/photo?photoid=34795243


30 minis in a pot (customer prov. containers) total cost about $3.00

http://www.freewebs.com/khalstead/apps/photos/photo?photoid=72003332


more minis (simple terra cotta pot w/ tissue paper adhered with spray adhesive, customer even gave me the sparkly papers) These only have 13 minis in them

http://www.freewebs.com/khalstead/apps/photos/photo?photoid=87880465
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post #21 of 37
[quote="KHalstead"]I cut my tissue paper into squares and them grab the center and gather it so it poofs out to points, sometimes I'll attach it to a skewer stick but mostly just use a dowel rod to shove it into place.



Here are some bouquets I've done........I use the cup method for all of them (again because it's cheaper....styro balls are about $6 each where I live, and I can get 200 cups for $2.00)


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post #22 of 37
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-672414-0.html&sid=c4d859808745e84f735a15a2edc7e0b4

check out this thread.....I put tons of pics on there showing the cups and the finished bouquets
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post #23 of 37
IMHO there are some things that you need to keep in mind when making cupcake bouques.
1. Did you buy your supplies (flower pot, tissue paper, styro ball) at wholesale prices or did you pay market prices?
2. Where in this wonderful world do you live? Things cost more in certain parts of the world. ( I live in Ontario Canada and I buy most of my supplies in the U.S. because it's much cheaper.....no such thing as $1 stores here anymore....more like $2 or more stores)
3. What is minnum wage were you live?
4. How much is your time worth?
5. How long did it take you to make the bouque?
6. What is the going rate for that product in your area?

So you see, there is no exact pricing for something like this. You have to take all these things into acount. It may cost 1 of my U.S. cake buddies to make a bouque $7.00, but here it would cost me $14.00.
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post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-672414-0.html&sid=c4d859808745e84f735a15a2edc7e0b4

check out this thread.....I put tons of pics on there showing the cups and the finished bouquets



wow!! i love that idea!!thanks for sharing it!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #25 of 37
thanks for this thread it was very helpful..making these for a bridal shower. Using them as centerpieces and dessert!
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post #26 of 37
What would you pay for my cupcake bouquet. I was thinking of charging R280 which is more or less $40. it has 8 cupcakes in. But im thinking i should drop the price to like R220 = $31

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post #27 of 37

I agree that people spend money on things that look professional.  I just started making the bouquets and the first one I made I was charging $40 because I had $20 in materials plus 10 cupcakes it took me about 2 hours to make. (including material shopping time)  The lady that purchased it from me told me that I was not charging enough so she paid me $75.  I usually figure my materials, plus $10.00 an hour when calculating my pricing.  It works for me and I have been doing specialty cupcakes for about 2 yrs now. Waco, TX

post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by vlrcupcake View Post

I agree that people spend money on things that look professional.  I just started making the bouquets and the first one I made I was charging $40 because I had $20 in materials plus 10 cupcakes it took me about 2 hours to make. (including material shopping time)  The lady that purchased it from me told me that I was not charging enough so she paid me $75.  I usually figure my materials, plus $10.00 an hour when calculating my pricing.  It works for me and I have been doing specialty cupcakes for about 2 yrs now. Waco, TX


Welcome to the forum, vlrcupcake, and Happy New Year (almost).  Since you are new to the forum, you may not have noticed that this thread was from 2011.  It's nice to get some feedback on 2012 pricing along with the geographic location.

 

We'd love to see some photos of your work if you wish to share.

post #29 of 37

the standard amount to pay yourself is 7.50 Hr

post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by Suhaylah View Post

the standard amount to pay yourself is 7.50 Hr
says who? That is nothing. Just barely more than minimum wage! I have skills that not everyone can do so I pay myself $15 an hour.
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