(Closed) cupcake brides.. how much are/were your cupcakes?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do a lot of cupcakes and generally charge 2.00 each and up. It really depends on the design detail and if there are any specialty ingredients (flowers, piping, imported chocolate etc.) Just have a chat with her!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am getting 120 cupcakes (60 regular and 60 mini) for $250. So I suppose $2 a cupcake, but not really since some are mini.

I think $250 for 96 cupcakes, especially from someone just starting their business and can use it for their portfolio, is very reasonable!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

$330 for enough to feed 200 guests. Some are normal sized, some are mini but the mini ones are 2 per person.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re paying about 500$ for 50 cupcakes and a small top tier cake.  Not sure the per cupcake cost.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re getting 8 dozen cupcakes, and a 9 inch cake for a little over $200 including tax. I was lucky though: I found someone who was offering a 50% discount if you booked at a wedding show I attended. Otherwise it’d be twice the price.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@icetea:  that is really pricey. For cupcakes  even if you pay $75.00 for your cake that leaves you paying about $8.50 a cupcake . I’d be looking some place different it sounds like you are getting taken on this . Just my thought . 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Marbut4613:  Ha!  You’re right.  Unfortunately we’ve already paid.  So after seeing this thread I was like..hmm we’re paying way more than everyone else.  I went to their site and their prices are waayyyyy different than what we were given…their most expensive cupcake is 3.00 and the price for the top tier cake size we’re getting on their site is 48$.

I emailed her and she said we’re paying 5.50$ a cupcake and 120$ for the top tier cake + a 75$ setup fee. 

I wrote back and said…hmm that seems a lot higher than your posted prices.  But I’m sure you’ll be doing a good job and make sure our cake toppers are able to put on top of the cake which is very important to us.  (She had mentioned that sometimes the cake toppers get put to the side of the cake if they can’t get them to stay).

She said, ours is more because of flowers on top of the cupcake…and that no decorations come with the cakes etc…the website says flowers, ribbon, and sprinkles are standard decorations…so yeah she’s totally swindling us. 

At this point we don’t want a war, it’s a price we’re willing and able to pay as long as she delivers what we paid for.  We’ll make sure of that…and if not she will be getting HORRIBLE yelp reviews. 

She’s also a preferred vendor for our venue…so yeah…and we’re planning from out of state and really trusted our venue to help guide us…not so much…effers!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@icetea:  oh man, that is high, I’m sorry!  That’s crazy that she is a preferred vendor, too.  Ha, one of my venue’s preferred vendors had us do a tasting..she let us taste 1 chocolate and 1 vanilla cake..it left much to be desired!

 

The lady we are going with is charging $2.50 a cupcake and $40 or $45 for the small top tier for us to cut–she’s also lending us her brand new stand for free.

Looking forward to seeing how the cupcakes turned out!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

I got a 6″ cake and 100 cup cakes done for $90 from a baker I found on the bee!

 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate to be “that person” but I’m pretty sure in NY you can’t legally accept money for food made out of an un-inspected kitchen. Meaning you need a license to sell food, including cake cupcakes. It’s totally your call, but I just wanted to point that out.

Ive seen it come into play in my area (I’m a cake maker) where someone decided to sue the cake maker because apparently the cake made someone sick. This baker was just a hobby baker, so of course didn’t have insurance or a license or health inspections, and it turned into an ugly legal battle. Not cool.

 

Just some food for thought. You might want to consider buying the ingredients instead then you’re not technically paying for them. Them maybe a nice bottle of wine as a thank you?

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

if the person baking out of the house says its a donation amount and not a set price then they are allowed to do it in NY . 

 

Then @ICETEA   you bet your sweet butt I’d be asking that lady if she knew what false advertising was and I’d tell her I want the prices she had listed along with what she had listed that was included. She can just as easly pay you back as you paid her. It just breaks my heart that people take advanage of others .

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