Hey everybody! I am about to take my first step from hobby baker to legit seller of baked goods by joining my local farmers market (in a suburb of Dayton, OH). I plan on selling mostly cupcakes, but potentially also muffins, cookies, and/or brownies. I have a full-time job, but my hours are about to be cut by one whole day a week, costing me 20% of each paycheck. Coincidently, the workday I'm losing is Friday, and my FM is Friday afternoons 3-7 (weird, I know).
So, to cut to the chase, I need advice!! How much should I make? How should I price things? Should I sell individual cupcakes? Packs of 4? Packs of 6? What's the best way to transport them from my house to the FM? What about hot weather?
For some background: I am required to purchase liability insurance that costs about $250 for the year, and I may also need to buy things like a table and/or tent, since my FM just gives me a physical spot, I provide the rest. My production cost is approx $0.50 per cupcake, not accounting for those big one-time expenses.