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"Can I offset price of the cake with cupcakes to get the price lower?"

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Trending around here is the idea that adding three dozen cupcakes to an order and shrinking the cake sizes will make a three tier cake "cheaper". Heavens to betsy! What a notion child!

The cupcake store in the next town gets$ 2.50 each all day long for their small, dry cupcakes. Apologies if that sounds uncharitable, but there it is. 

Truthfully, a cupcake is a serving of cake with twice as much frosting! I just told this girl I do not offer cupcakes, or cake pops for that reason, and with my cost for ingredients/gas/time/etc.  I cannot afford to make "Cheap-0-cakes" it has to be worth it for me also ..OR time to quit!

post #2 of 40

Good for you.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #3 of 40

I do it all the time. To offset the cost of a cake that's, say, $7 per serving, I will sell kitchen cake at $2.75 a serving or simple cupcakes for $2.50 each.

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I don't think a cupcake is equal to a proper serving of cake.  I can make a 6" cake that serves 12 or with the same amount of batter I can make 24 cupcakes.  A cupcake is a half a serving of cake with a full serving of frosting. 

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Originally Posted by Jess155 View Post

I don't think a cupcake is equal to a proper serving of cake.  I can make a 6" cake that serves 12 or with the same amount of batter I can make 24 cupcakes.  A cupcake is a half a serving of cake with a full serving of frosting. 


I do.  If you read any box of cake mix, it says it fills a 13x9, 2-8", 2-9", or 24 cupcakes.

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I do.  If you read any box of cake mix, it says it fills a 13x9, 2-8", 2-9", or 24 cupcakes.

Right.  They are talking about the thin 1" tall pans for home use.  They are not talking about the 2" tall pans.  One cake mix makes 24 cupcakes or 2  6" round 2" tall to make 1  4" tall 6" round tier - which serves 12.

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post #7 of 40

Well, I happened to have an 8" cake and cupcakes in my freezer, and weighed them just now. The cake weighed 998 grams, and the cupcake weighed 38 grams. So, 26 cupcakes for every 8" cake. (the cupcake was slightly rounded over the edge of the liner.) The cake was 2-4" tall layers.

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Originally Posted by Jess155 View Post

Right.  They are talking about the thin 1" tall pans for home use.  They are not talking about the 2" tall pans.  One cake mix makes 24 cupcakes or 2  6" round 2" tall to make 1  4" tall 6" round tier - which serves 12.


Never heard of a 1" tall pan for home use.  Where's your source?

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The cake was 2-4" tall layers.

You mean 2-2" tall layers?

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Well, I happened to have an 8" cake and cupcakes in my freezer, and weighed them just now. The cake weighed 998 grams, and the cupcake weighed 38 grams. So, 26 cupcakes for every 8" cake. (the cupcake was slightly rounded over the edge of the liner.) The cake was 2-4" tall layers.

 

you weighed them. in grams even. i officially have a cake crush on you thumbs_up.gif

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The cake was 2-4" tall layers.

You mean 2-2" tall layers?

Yes, ma'am, I do ;-) Thank you for mentioning. I was going to write it was 4" of cake.....I should've proof-read!

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Well, I happened to have an 8" cake and cupcakes in my freezer, and weighed them just now. The cake weighed 998 grams, and the cupcake weighed 38 grams. So, 26 cupcakes for every 8" cake. (the cupcake was slightly rounded over the edge of the liner.) The cake was 2-4" tall layers.

 

you weighed them. in grams even. i officially have a cake crush on you thumbs_up.gif

YES! That was my goal ;-)

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post #13 of 40
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I do it all the time. To offset the cost of a cake that's, say, $7 per serving, I will sell kitchen cake at $2.75 a serving or simple cupcakes for $2.50 each.

This girl doesn't want to give $75.00 for a 3 tier for 60.

Even the Pastry chefs cannot get 7.00 for a slice of cake here. The "Premiere" wedding cake shop in our town (over 20 years) is closing up shop this month because they can't make a go of it in this area at 3.75 per serving. It's farm country, nobody sees the value in it. Amish selling bread on every corner. There's a perfectly good Walmart right down the road. 

I guess I feel that I have something of quality to offer, made with luv and the best ingredients I can find. A custom made work of art and at a more than fair price. No discounts. No cupcakes. birthday.gif

post #14 of 40

When potential clients start talking like that, I start talking labor, overhead, and supply costs. Frankly, it's cheaper for the client if I make an 8 and a 12 inch cake and decorate it rather than messing with cupcake pans, liners, filling and filling and filling an icing bag, etc... plus the cost of a "show" cake. It doesn't make financial sense for them, they won't get a "wow" cake (which is why you go to a custom baker), and everyone will know you cheaped out on the cake part of the festivities.

post #15 of 40
I think customers feel like they are getting more for their money if they get cake AND cupcakes. For my last order I gave 3 options, a tiered cake, a 12" round or sheet cake, or a 10" and cupcakes. they chose the ten inch and simply frosted cupcakes even though it cost more. Go figure.
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