January 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
Wishing you and your family every blessing in 2012. May your year be filled with love, laughter and new experiences. This weekend has given me lots of food for thought. Not necessarily new thought, as I’ve been toying with the idea for a while, but discussions this weekend have urged me to put a plan in place to accomplish this.
I have recently baked a batch of cupcakes for a friend who paid me for the priviledge and have recently been asked how much I would charge to do the baking for a birthday party. This has encouraged me to put some thought into this and actually take a few steps closer to fulfilling this dream. My style of baking leans more to the homebake variety rather than the flash and glamour of Charly’s bakery but I’ve been told that I bake well and they cakes are always delicious.
My post therefore is to get your advice. How do I start? Where do you start when making a price list? Do you have any hints and tips or are you willing to share some of your personal experience in this regard of what to do and what not to do? If you have never been paid to bake but you have paid someone to bake for your before, what did you like about the experience? What didn’t you like? I have listed the items I thought may be often requested and attached a guideline pricelist to start with (based on the price of ingredients). Do you think this is too much…? Too little? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
Lemon Meringue (serves 6-8) R60
Lemon Cheesecake (serves 8-10) R80
Amarula Mud Cake (serves 10-12) R120
Cupcakes (chocolate/vanilla/strawberry/lemon) from R7 per cupcake (discount rates for orders over 3 dozen)
Red velvet cupcakes (with cream cheese frosting) R12 per cupcake
Koeksisters R20 for 12 medium koeksisters
Muffins (chocolate/apple cinammon/banana/cappucino) from R12 for 6
Chocolate Brownies (with or without nuts) from R20 for 12
All baking is done within 24 hours of delivery. Orders to be placed a minimum of 5 days in advance and payment is cash on delivery.
Breaking News: The website for cakes orders is live. For more information go to http://homebakes.wozaonline.co.za/home . Looking forward to supplying you with delicious treats ;o)