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Pricing for wedding sweets and cake

post #1 of 4
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Hi, I'm making my first wedding cake and sweet table desserts for a family members wedding. I'm trying to figure out some pricing for everything but don't have much experience selling large amounts. If anyone has any pricing ideas that would be really helpful!!! I am not setting up the sweet table only dropping off the desserts. I will be making:

3 tier wedding cake yellow and chocolate no fondant serving approx 100 people
The cake will be plain no decoration flowers will be added later by the florist

7 mini sized desserts about 75 of each:
Lemon bars
Chocolate chip cookies
Bride and groom Cake pops
Mini Cheesecakes
Apple pies
Pumpkin pies
Red velvet cupcakes

I am of course going to give her a good discount but I want to know what standard prizes might be for minis and the cake.
Thank you!
post #2 of 4

Since we are not sure where you live, it would be difficult to give you any idea of pricing...

 

Your costs may be different than ours...

Your time it takes to make these items may be different than ours...

Your laws on what licensing you are required may be different than ours...

 

Please remember though that a "good discount" shouldn't leave you in the red cost wise...

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thank you I'm in chicago
post #4 of 4

You should call around local bakeries and pretend that you are the bride.  Ask for prices.

 

Check out your local bakery counter to get prices too.

 

Keep these prices for your reference.

 

With regard to family discounts, BE CAREFUL.  There have been threads here in October.  Better read them.

 

I think that the best way to do this is to provide the customer with a price quote and a discount rate. Set the discount rate at the level that you would provide to all family members.  If it's 25% that's OK.

 

You should also be prepared to say that you need to earn the minimum wage (at least) for your work, and that is how you set the discounted rate.  Mentioning "minimum wage" gets the message across that it's not right to ask you to work for free.

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