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ATTENTION ALL SITE VISITORS
I'm updating my order requirements to $125 minimum. Details as follows:
1. I request that you contact me 2 months prior to the requested date. This allows for setting the date you want, and your choice of the various payment options as follows:
2. For those who insist on calling within the 2 month notification requirement, and if I have the date needed available, will pay the full price upfront to set the date and will be $125 minimum starting order total, even if your order prices out less in my spreadsheet. Cakes, especially custom cakes, require planning, and potential ordering of additional pans, cutters, etc.
I price my cakes based on the current price of ingredients. NO, I don't charge you the full price of a bag of sugar, flour, or carton of eggs or egg whites. I have an Excel spreadsheet app that figures out the cost based on the amount of each ingredient needed for each recipe, being either a portion, or the entire box of cake or pudding mix, for example. The entire box is charged at full price. If I use a portion of a box, it is charged accordingly, as in, if I need a little more batter based on cake pan sizes used, I will portion it out accordingly.
With that said, if I was to charge you what the formulas figure is the price of the cake, buttercream, etc., I would only be recouping the price of the ingredients. I would receive no income, nothing to cover the expense of equipment use, tools, electricity for baking, oven, and hot water use, and my time and effort in working on creating you order. Plus, cleanup expense, as well.
So, with that said, I take what the app has figured for each recipe total and multiple it by, just as an example - 5.5%, to cover my costs and income.
Yes, I do deserve an income just like you do at your job.
I have just added the Cake Pricing Info page to help you in determining the kind of cake you want to order. Forget about the decorations that are on them. Four (4) different sized cakes, each with a description telling you the starting price, and where to find the additional items that will increase the price of each. Take a look and start planning for your cake requests accordingly. Thanks for stopping by. Fran