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I normally hate pricing questions.. But today I really need your help
So I tried decorating some cookies with fondant not for anyone really, it was just an experiment. I posted them on my FB page & I got a lot of "likes" & "pricing" questions...

It literally took me around 15-20 mins just to decorate each cookie ( not sure if thats normal icon_confused.gif) bottom line ... THEY ARE SO TIME CONSUMING...
So I was thiking of selling them for $5/cookie. Is that too much??
I know it all depends on the costs of ingredients & other factors but if it were you how much would you charge??

Heres a link to my Cookies album

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271871389511692.74038.215268065172025&type=1

Sorry for the question but I'm a total newbie...

TIA
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If (for example) each cookie takes 20 minutes, you pay yourself $10/hour, ingredients are $1, and overhead is $0.50, a good price would be $10/3 + $1 + $0.50 + 20% = $6/cookie.

Here in California we are required to use a commercial kitchen, so adding in rent ($15/hour) and increased overhead (x2), our price per cookie would be $25/3 + $1 + $1 + 20% = $12.50/cookie. That sounds like a lot, but customers will pay that much for detailed decorations, and if they balk at the price you can offer them simpler (and cheaper) alternatives.
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

If (for example) each cookie takes 20 minutes, you pay yourself $10/hour, ingredients are $1, and overhead is $0.50, a good price would be $10/3 + $1 + $0.50 + 20% = $6/cookie.

Here in California we are required to use a commercial kitchen, so adding in rent ($15/hour) and increased overhead (x2), our price per cookie would be $25/3 + $1 + $1 + 20% = $12.50/cookie. That sounds like a lot, but customers will pay that much for detailed decorations, and if they balk at the price you can offer them simpler (and cheaper) alternatives.



Thank you Jason that really helped thumbs_up.gif
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