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post #1 of 27
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Hi All,

 

I just want to know a fair price for a dozen of bite size mini-cheesecake would cost? Everything is made from scratch. I'm giving people the option to choose from different toppings, cheesecakes, and crust.

 

Toppings:  Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Kiwi, Oreo's, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cream Cheese Whip, Nuts (Variety), etc..

 

Cheesecake: Plain, Red Velvet, Banana, Pumpkin, Key Lime, Chocolate at the moment.

 

Crust: Graham Crackers (GF optional), Oreo's, Chocolate Chip Cookies, for the moment.

 

This is my first time doing this, and I've already passed out some samples and I already have a few people interested in buying. I've already gotten my food handlers card, so I got that out of the way.

 

Here are samples of what I will be selling.

 

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Thanks,

 

Rhenjay

post #2 of 27

http://www.swisscolony.com/premium-cheesecake-assortment.pro?omSource=SLI&

 

http://www.thefreshmarket.com/dessert-platter

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post #3 of 27
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the size of the cheesecake minis are 1 1/4".

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post #5 of 27

I wouldn't turn my oven on for 1 dozen of anything.  You need a minimum order of 3 or 4 dozen to make this profitable, no matter what price you settle on.  If your pricing is too cheap, you'll get people wanting 1 dozen consisting of this: 2 gluten free, 1 of those with nuts, 1 with strawberries, 3 oreo, 2 banana with raspberries, etc., etc, etc.  And that just isn't a good thing.

 

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post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by liz at sugar View Post
 

I wouldn't turn my oven on for 1 dozen of anything.  You need a minimum order of 3 or 4 dozen to make this profitable, no matter what price you settle on.  If your pricing is too cheap, you'll get people wanting 1 dozen consisting of this: 2 gluten free, 1 of those with nuts, 1 with strawberries, 3 oreo, 2 banana with raspberries, etc., etc, etc.  And that just isn't a good thing.

 

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What she said.

post #7 of 27
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How about if I make it a 2 dozens minimum? Also I am charging an extra .25c for non-stantard crust per cake and non standard cheesecake flavors. I've been getting request for a minimum of 2 dozens with a whole pie. Is $16 good for a original flavor for a 9" cake? 

post #8 of 27

Is that for a cheesecake with cream cheese? It would help if you gave us the amount of ingredients in the 9" cake.

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post #9 of 27
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3 - Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1- Cup Sugar

3 - Eggs

3 - Tbsp Flour

1 - Tsp Salt

1 - Tsp Vanilla

1 - Cup Our Cream

post #10 of 27
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Here's what I'm thinking so far:

 

* $16 FOR REGULAR 9" CHEESECAKE W/WHIP.
* $18 FOR REGULAR W/TOPPINGS  AND FLAVORED 9"  CHEESECAKES .
* $10 PER DOZEN FOR MINI-CHEESECAKES (PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE).
* MINIMUM  OF 2 DOZENS PER ORDER FOR MINI'S.
* .15C EXTRA PER CAKE  FOR NONE-STANDARD CRUST AND TOPPINGS (MINI'S ).
* .10C EXTRA PER  CAKE  FOR CHOCOLATE OR CARAMEL DRIZZLE (MINI'S)

post #11 of 27

a 6" cheesecake in my neighborhood goes for 20 bucks cash & carry and you are about 1/3 to like 20% of the following prices

 

one link is 18 minis for about 60 bucks and the other is an 8" cheesecake over $40

link  >>>>
http://www.qvc.com/Best-of-Juniors-Sampler.product.M105274.html?refType=IOFFER&refNumber=M22737&sc=M105274-DTLR&cm_sp=UPSELL-_-IOFFER-_-2&relType=IOFFER&refLocation=2

 

link >>>> http://www.qvc.com/Juniors-(18)-Holiday-Mini-Cheesecake-Assortment-Search-Results.product.M42202.html?sc=M42202-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-2-_-M42202&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/m/02/m42202.001?$uslarge$

 

this one gets a good review and it's $45 for an 8" two pound cheesecake

 

link >>>> http://www.hsn.com/products/davids-cookies-8-new-york-style-cheesecake/7316749?query=7316749&isSuggested=True&

 

i would recommend re-evaluating your prices and consider eliminating the fifteen cents here and the ten cents there--consider using  more rounded pricing without haivng to stop and do all the math-- a gourmet price and a classic price or something like that--if you get this rolling the nickel & dime thing will begin  to annoy you and  it's confusing imo--

 

you are extremely low on the pricing

 

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post #12 of 27
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3 - Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1- Cup Sugar

3 - Eggs

3 - Tbsp Flour

1 - Tsp Salt

1 - Tsp Vanilla

1 - Cup Our Cream

 

You've got $10 worth of ingredients listed there, at grocery store pricing.  How much is your packaging?  $16 won't really even cover your hard expenses, before figuring labor or profit.  Seek out posts from Jason Kraft regarding pricing before proceeding.

 

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post #13 of 27

you offer gluten free? are you sure it is gluten free? it's quite involved to do gf especially when some people's health is at stake--your gf should be pricier due to the extra work involved--

 

i would reduce the variety and concentrate on volume of a few great cheesecakes that cost enough to make it worth your while and that support the industry--

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post #14 of 27
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Yes, I do offer gluten free crust and g/f cheesecake. I buy the Gluten Free Graham crackers crumbs and G/F Flour from Sprouts and the packaging that I use are quite reasonable from my local restaurant supply store. Most of the ingredients that I use for the cheesecake is usually stocked in my house already and the only thing that I usually need to purchase is the crust and fruits. I just need a good starting price until I get myself more established.

 

Here's what I came up with over the weekend so far:

 

* $18 FOR REGULAR 8" CHEESECAKE W/WHIP.        

* $20 FOR REGULAR W/TOPPINGS  AND FLAVORED 8" CHEESECAKES .        
* $12 PER DOZEN FOR MINI-CHEESECAKES (PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE).        
* MINIMUM OF 2 DOZENS PER ORDER FOR MINI'S.        
* .25C EXTRA PER CAKE  FOR NONE-STANDARD CRUST (MINI'S ).        
* .25C EXTRA FOR NONE FRUIT TOPPINGS(MINI'S)
 
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post #15 of 27
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* $18 FOR REGULAR 8" CHEESECAKE W/ WHIP.
* $20 FOR REGULAR  8" CHEESE CAKE W/ 1 FRUIT TOPPING.
* $23 FOR FLAVORED 8" CHEESECAKE W/ WHIP.
* $25 FOR FLAVORED 8" CHEESECAKE W/ 1 TOPPING.
* $30 FOR FLAVORED 8" CHEESECAKE  W/ MULTIPLE TOPPINGS.
* $2 EXTRA FOR NON- STANDARD CRUST FOR 8" CHEESECAKE.
* $12 PER DOZEN FOR MINI-CHEESECAKES (PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE).
* MINIMUM OF 2 DOZENS PER ORDER FOR MINI'S.
* .25C EXTRA PER CAKE  FOR NONE-STANDARD CRUST (MINI'S ).
* .25C EXTRA FOR NONE FRUIT TOPPINGS(MINI'S)

 

 

 

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