(Closed) How much per/cupcake $$$ is good?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been getting $2.50 for decorated cakes and $1.50 for normal ones. I would say it’s normal. here is a list from one of the bakeries I’ve contacted:

Buttercreme decorated – $2.50 ea.
Fondant decorated – $3.00 ea.
Elaborate Decorations / Cookie Embelishments – start at $3.50

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was quoted $2/cupcake from a fancy bakery in NYC (not huge or tiny cupcakes, just regular size). $3 seems normal, if a teensy bit high.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am paying $1.25 per cupcake. I got a discount though, but it was only going to be $1.50 regularly. I have a feeling wedding stuff doesn’t cost as much where I am from compared to larger cities though.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m in LA, and it runs about $3 a cupcake!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in Atlanta, and down here $3 seems a little bit higher than average.  I interviewed 11 bakeries (!) and the highest price I got was $3.50, and the lowest was $1.25.  Most were about $2.25-$2.50.  I ended up going with the lowest not because of the price but because they were SO DELICIOUS.  She also offered mini cupcakes for .69 each to stagger the sizes and let me have an assortment of 5 flavors. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Our cupcakes for our wedding in DC were about $2.40 each since we got a discount for buying so many.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I spent 1.50 per cupcake, this included decorating (which I wanted a very simple swirl like the pic someone posted above minus the flower) and a filling in each cupcake.

I did go with a baker who was starting out her business which is why I got such a great deal.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

$3 sounds a little much considering you are buying in bulk. Magnolia Bakery in NYC (the headquarters of the cupcake revolution lol) charges $2.75 per cupcake when you buy them individually. I can’t imagine this place chagres $3 per cupcake in the store right? You should ask what the normal price is if you walked in off the street and got a cupcake. And then negotiate a disocunt based on the fact you are buying in bulk.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My favorite cupcakes in Chicago cost $3.50 individually or $3.33 when bought by the dozen. Pricey?  Yes.  At least their Frosting Shots are only a $1!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have an awesome cupcake bakery a few doors down from my shop, and commissioned her to do several dozen for an event I was having.  Oddly enough, they went UP in price with quantity.  When she found out I only wanted 4 dozen, the price was $1.50… but if I’d wanted 12 dozen, they were $2.25 each. 

lolwut?

 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I spent apx. $2.50 a cupcake.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If they are high quality cupcakes and are decorated nicely I think that is a reasonable price. My favorite local bakery has $3 cupcakes. I know there are cheaper cupcakes to be had but I really like those ones so I buy them anyway.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If they are high quality cupcakes and are decorated nicely I think that is a reasonable price. My favorite local bakery has $3 cupcakes. I know there are cheaper cupcakes to be had but I really like those ones so I buy them anyway.

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