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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by shugababie View Post

BatterUpCake, are you talking about yummy goodness catering?  if so, their website says it's $50/hour with 3 hour minimum.....do you have to do something different to get that rate of $50/3 hours?  that's definitely more affordable than what their website says.....

I didn't say $50/3 hours. I said $50/hr for 3 hours......That would be %150. "OOPS..It's in VaBch and is $50/hr for 3 hours" I was implying the 3 hours was their minimum. I should have been clearer.

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by MimiFix View Post

I just checked the Yummy Goodness website. Anyone using their facility would spend a minimum of $150. I suppose if someone had a high-end catering business then the usage fee would not be a problem. Otherwise, I don't understand how a business would make money. Three hours is not enough time to finish a wedding (or any specialty) cake. Multiply the number of production hours times $50. Think about how many cupcakes must be sold to pay for ingredients and rent. At this point it might be time to consider renting a small shop.   

That is exactly what I thought when I was looking into it...luckily I was able to convince my daughter to allow me to use her restaurant kitchen. We didn't want to ix our businesses up so I drew up a rental contract and it is kept strictly business. She even charges me for my meals...but I get my drinks free...lol. My friends always say that is crappy to charge your Mom...but  that is $$ directly from their pocket. Hmmm...IthinkI got off track..lol

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

I didn't say $50/3 hours. I said $50/hr for 3 hours......That would be %150. "OOPS..It's in VaBch and is $50/hr for 3 hours" I was implying the 3 hours was their minimum. I should have been clearer.

i apologize for misreading your comment.....sometimes my brain doesn't move as fast as my eyes.... icon_eek.gif

 

unfortunately as MimiFix pointed out it's still a lot of money for someone starting out.....

 

if i had to pay $150 to make a couple of dozen cupcakes for an order i might as well just give them away.....i don't see how people can afford those kinds of rates....  icon_sad.gif

post #19 of 21

I don't know either...not for bakers anyhow...Maybe if you are catering a picnic and just have to make tons of sandwiches baked beans and potato salad and have a couple helpers. I have no idea how big the oven or workspace is...

post #20 of 21

Hey there where in Loudon are you? Where you told that you needed a totally seperate kitchen? What kitchen did you find to rent if you do not mind me asking. I've recently relocated here and would like to start a small based business but they sure make it hard! 

post #21 of 21

What you need is a door which completely closes off the kitchen from the rest of the house if there are pets in the home.  The guy in my av and his sister, plus a bunch of other reasons, is why I don't have a business.

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