Bake Sale Pricing Guide
Keep things affordable, and try to have a range of prices from $1 up so anyone can purchase a cookie or a muffin. Sell more items by pricing things in groups: “3 chocolate chip cookies for $2” or “Cupcakes $2 each or 3 for $5.” This will entice people to spend more money.
In short, you should plan to charge between $2 and $6.50 per cookie, or between $8 and $15 per dozen if you choose to sell your cookies in bulk. When setting your pricing, you should consider the cost of both the ingredients and baking equipment, as well as your time, and complexity of the cookie.
To compute cost on a per cookie basis, I simply divide $48 by the recipe yield (30 cookies) which gives me $1.60 per unit (cookie) for labor. * but don’t forget that Overhead or indirect costs have to be included to price your cookies.
What should I charge for a bake sale?
Try to keep items priced at $1, $2, $5 or more instead of pricing items at $1.50. Comparable Rates. Once you have your menu planned, go around town and see what local bakeries and grocery stores price similar items for. Your prices should be about the same.
It’s possible to turn a nice profit when you’re selling a hundred cookies at a time. As long as you can make them in close proximity to the event, shelf-life isn’t an issue.
How do you price baking?
Your prices should cover your cost of goods sold, or COGS, at the very minimum. The formula to calculate your COGS is: Cost per serving + Labor cost per item + Variable Costs + Fixed costs + Startup costs.
Subway Menu Prices
Find out the cost of items on the McDonalds menu.
|McFlurry||Snack $1.79, Regular $2.39|
|Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie||1 Pc $0.39, 3 Pc $1.00|
|Strawberry and Crème Pie||$0.89|
You might have to round up each cookie to at least 60 cents or about $7 per dozen in order to not just avoid losing money but make a sweet and tidy profit. Check out your competition for pricing ideas. Consider offering bulk or wholesale prices for large orders, but don’t forget to maintain a profit on these sales.