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post #16 of 25
Just a thought I know you already have your list in order...but gingerbread men would be very holidayish and cheap to make too! Also....I think 700.00 is a little better if the advertising means most to you but I am sure you aren't turning a big profit.
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post #17 of 25
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ok, so most of you say that I am still charging to little, which I understand. BUT... what would YOU charge? I am looking for where you would even begin before you give a discount. So if anyone can actually throw out some figures I would appreciate it.
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post #18 of 25
Hi. I have been reading your post. I came up with this figure on what I would normally charge before the discount...$1,110.00. Now...with the discount...$807.00. For sure...you should not short yourself on the 2 cakes. You should charge at least 100.00 for those(50.00 each). I would normally charge 10.00 a dozen for the cookies. I think your discount should be 7.00 a dozen. I think they are still getting a great deal...this will be A LOT of work for you and TIME!!!

Anyways...congratulations on this opportunity and I am sure you will get lots of business !!! Best of luck!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 25
Fair enough, here is my take on it I am home now so I have time to play. icon_smile.gif

I haven't sold many cakes or cookies (haven't been lookin' too)
but if someone where to ask me:

First:
How big is your oven? My oven isn't that big, I can do about a dozen cookies at a time so this would take about 8 minutes (I am guessing) per dozen so a total of 800 minutes this would be 13 hours of baking! Hopefully your oven is bigger than mine. Hence in reality I would be to big a chicken to take on this order. : )

$7.50 per dozen cookies $750 total (the price for fudge or chocolates would be higher as the ingredients are more expensive so this is cookies only with no decorations)

The 12 x 18 cakes $54 each (I haven't sold a lot of cakes, not much experience but I think my decorating is decent, and for each slice to have a piped bulb this seems more than fair, $1 per serving) ingredients, boxes, boards, foil and other misc stuff eats away at this pretty quickly for me...

So my total so far would be: $858 but... I haven't figured out how I would box up the cookies so this doesn't include cookies boxes if those are needed.
Or maybe trays would be easier but I don't actually have trays or have a spot to get even those plastic trays...(unless costco carries them??) so that's about as far as I can get without figuring out how to get the cookies to the location. icon_confused.gif

And if I needed to deliver them and set them up I would add on extra for those. How close are they to you? I might be willing to donate this for such a large order but would I need to set up and decorate the tables or would they be already ready? So much to think about! icon_lol.gif

After sitting down and really looking at all this, yikes, I would never be able to do such an order in my house. My kitchen is soo tiny, I hardly have room for a cake and a dozen cookies, I can't imagine where I would put 100 dozen. icon_eek.gif

Oh and as for a discount if it where me, I would already feel like I was doing them the cheapest I was willing to do them for. So no discount....otherwise I would hate myself, my family would be mad at me for being so crabby, I would be bald form pulling my hair out and slobbering in the corner from lack of sleep. (which probably would all be true anyway)

Best wishes, and don't stress too much. Only you can decide what is the right price for you. icon_smile.gif
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post #20 of 25
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Thank you!!!

My original pricing was near Traci's. But I just wasn't sure what would be a fair discount. The more I think about this order, the more I am stressing over it. How am I going to do it. So thank you to everyone. I quoted them $900.00 So if I do get it I am at least making something for all my stress.

They are about 35-40 miles from me, however I am already in their area the day that they need me to deliver, so I am only charging them 1/2 of my delivery fee. And they will have a table set up for me.

Thank you thank you thank you for everyones help (sorry I got kinda short with my last post, it is a stressful week in our house for medical reasons and then figuring this order, and not getting sleep.... well i'm sure you all understand.)

I will keep you updated!

Leily
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post #21 of 25
My original post quoted $1074, so I think that your updated price of $900 is a fair one..and much more reasonable!! Good luck to you and happy, happy baking!!
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post #22 of 25
Best of luck with your order... Let us know how everything turns out icon_smile.gif
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post #23 of 25
I hope you get it and it leads to lots more business! icon_biggrin.gif
Did they say how long till you would likely hear back?
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post #24 of 25
yes, let us know what happens with this order!!!!! i wish i could get a large order like that.....what an awsome opportunity!!
good luck and happy baking!
melody
post #25 of 25
Good luck!!! I think you gave a very fair price. Let us know what happens!!! icon_smile.gif
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