For many bakers, pricing our desserts is one of the most challenging things. We ourselves know that sometimes the prices may come across as crazy, but yet we know & feel all the costs, effort, skill & dedication that go into each bite.
Price can be an indication of quality. This is most certainly true for baking: a product which can be delicious and made better for your body too. The least expensive baked goods are loaded with preservatives, cheap & often harmful ingredients. That is not so at Baked With A Blessing. Here’s how we do it.
Costs to baking: * Tools, pans, mixing, pealing & grinding equipment. * Premium ingredients. * Kitchen costs: Paper towel, dish towels, surface cleaners, green laundry soap, green kitchen soap, garbage bags, parchment paper, plastic wrap, foil, plastic gloves, hot pads, * Packaging: labels, forks, sample cups, office supplies. * Giving back. * Loss: Dropped baked goods or ones that need to be remade. * Utilities, gasoline. * Media: Domaines, website hosting plans, professional email addresses, software & apps, media equipment. * Vending equipment: Props, signage, tents, tablecloths. * Continued training, advertising * Business fees. * Labor costs. * Profit margin so that your company has something to grow with.
The cost of the Processes: * Costing, Communications * Creating shopping lists, inventory * Grocery shopping (3 stores average for each dessert) * Kitchen prepping * Mixing, baking, overseeing, cooling, packaging * Making frosting, packaging, storing, cleaning * Social media, Networking * Continued training * Record keeping, accounting