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price for mini cakes??

post #1 of 31
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Just had a call for 50 of these mini cakes (will try to post pic) and wondered if anyone does these what you usually charge for them, I know it varies in where you live but just curious.
post #2 of 31
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well I can't figure out how to add the pic when I try to add an attachment it doesn't work??
post #3 of 31
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http://www.beau-coup.com/two-tier-mini-cakes.htm
this is the link and its the blue mini cake with polka dots.
post #4 of 31
The site you posted lists them for $6.50 each. That seems VERY fair.
People think because they are tiny, they should not cost as much, etc...
wrong...Mini's are a PIA.
post #5 of 31
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Thanks for your input, thats what I was thinking too, but $6.50 seems like so much around my area, I don't want to sell myself short though especially if they are a pain!!!
post #6 of 31
$6.50 EACH? Or $6.50 per SERVING?

What size do you call a "mini"? For example, if these are 4" and 6", then you're looking at 15-18 servings worth of cake .... times an average of $3/ BC serving = $36 per cake. If they are smaller, then the price goes up because of the extra work. SMALL cakes = HUGE pita!!!

I wouldnt' do these cakes for only $6.50 each.

It's not just the decorating. To make 50 of these, you're looking at 4 layers of cake x 50 = 200 pans that need prepped and washed; 200 cardboards; anywhere from 50 to 200 trips back and forth to the van to get them into the venue; etc etc.
post #7 of 31
$6.50 seems fair to me, at least they will be fresh and she soes not have to pay for shipping.
post #8 of 31
The ad says the bottom layer of the mini is 3-1/2" in diameter (frosted).
This is prob a (guessing) 1 or 1-1/2" diameter on the top.
Total decorated height is 5-1/2".
Sold to be single servings.
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by jewels710

The ad says the bottom layer of the mini is 3-1/2" in diameter (frosted).
This is prob a (guessing) 1 or 1-1/2" diameter on the top.
Total decorated height is 5-1/2".
Sold to be single servings.


OMG. icon_eek.gif I hate screwing around with a 6" let alone some dinky 1.5"!!!!! Geesh, that's smaller than a cupcake!
post #10 of 31
I'm like Debi, I don't even like messing with 6" cakes! I like cupcakes, but they only get decorated on the top. I'd probably charge at least $5 each for those mini cakes.
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post #11 of 31
For a single tier mini (2x2" ish) I charge $12 to start. And you will too after doing one order icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 31
i wouldn't touch them for less than $12 each. $6.50 is a deal, she should get them from the website if that is what she's comparing them too.

Have you ever done mini cakes? If not, i suggest doing some and then remember you have to do that 50 times. As indydebi said, smaller cakes = HUGE pita, so they cost more!!
I would much rather do a tiered cake to feed 1000 than 50 of those mini cakes.
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post #13 of 31
I made 50 mini cakes for a wedding shower. I will never make them again! They were just a single layer round 3". I dont think I would do them for any amount of money. Seriously. I didnt sleep for 3 days!
post #14 of 31
I'd be looking at $15-$20 each. Once you do them, you'll REALLY understand why.
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post #15 of 31
Imaging trying to ice a marshmallow, smoothly, with buttercream, remembering that you can't hold it in your hand without messing it up and that it has basically no weight to keep it in place on the counter while you ice it. So when you lay the spatula against it, it just moves away from you. Now multiply that times 50. Plus you can't buy 3" cardboards, so you have to cut them all out yourself...50 of them. Now let's move on to decorating.

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