I am in talks with Susan G Komen Race for the cure to sell cupcake and a few cakes for their expo. They have 8,000 race participants picking up their packages. Many will come with family or friends.
They have never had any food at their events and are willing to get all of the permits etc...I don't expect any competition there
Now what I need advice on is how many cupcakes to make for 2 days. I plan to sell the minis by the dozen, jumbos and regulars singularly, packs of 2, 4 and 6. Also I want to do some cute 6" cakes and stilletto cakes. At first I was going to donate all of the profit but they told me today there is a minimum $1,000 donation (which I see no problem with).
She says most runners don't eat cupcakes....lol. I beg to differ...they may not buy a dozen but I know MANY runners and I have seldom met one that could not resist a gourmet beautifully decorated cupcake from time to time. Also there will be friends, family and volunteers. I am thinking at least 1,000 cupcakes (not counting the mnis) and about 30 cakes. Maybe even 2,000 (thank goodness I just bought a deep freezer!). I just don't want to take them home. Questions"
1. How many would YOU do and realistically expect to sell?
2. How would you break them up? How many packs of singles, 2,4,& 6?
3. How many business cards would you order for this?
4. How many flavors would you offer?
I plan to get a large banner made, more business cards, t shirts for 2 workers..so those will be additional costs over normal. I am trying to find clearance packaging, cake boards, baking cups etc.... so if you see any good deals let me know please! Thanks for your tips!