How much would you pay for a gourmet cupcake?

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  1. cupcakefan profile image60
    cupcakefanposted 13 years ago

    Local grocery stores charge $3.99 for a dozen basic cupcakes.  How about a gourmet cupcake from a cupcake boutique?  Would you pay $3.99 or more for one cupcake?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      NO!  I'd take Krispy Cream over that price mess, Starbucks is high enough

  2. Shadesbreath profile image78
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    Would totally depend on where I was and what the cupcake looked like and was made-of/supposed to be.

    You start doling out that kind of money for a cupcake you are into emotional purchase territory, experiential rather than just a dessert or party treat.

    That said, yes, I would if the mood was right and it looked amazing etc.

  3. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    I have paid $2 for a cupcake, but that was a truly great cupcake with almond paste and a very fancy buttercream frosting in some hooty tooty bakery in San Francisco.  I don't usually pay that much.  I go to Costco and get yummy cupcakes that are 12 for 6.99 (I think)  and they are actually muffins, but I call them cupcakes cuz they're that sweet.  and big.  oh no.  now I need to eat a cupcake.  darn it.

  4. Midasfx profile image65
    Midasfxposted 13 years ago

    I wouldn't pay more then $1 for a cupcake unless it was for a charity or a school bake sale. But then again, I'm very frugal.

  5. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 13 years ago

    No. If I'm going to spend three days' food allowance, darn sure it wouldn't be on one cupcake.

  6. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    Talk about exchange rate. Probably the average price for a cupcake over here would be $4

  7. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 13 years ago

    I personally wouldn't, but I frequent local craft sales as a vendor and there's a lady that almost always ends up next to me who sells gourmet cupcakes for $3.50 apiece. No matter how slow the sale is going, she always leaves with very few or no cupcakes left. These are all about 6" diameter cupcakes from her own recipes, and she makes her own frosting to go with it. She gave me one of her leftovers after a sale last March -- pumpkin spice with buttercream frosting -- and I started to see why people are willing to pay that. Another thing she has in her favor is that at most of the craft sales some kind of food is served around lunchtime, but if any dessert is available it's generally commercially-available cakes or donuts, so most of her business comes after everyone is done eating. I can't say anything about gourmet cupcake shops, but those sales sure do well for her even in such a small town (9,000) and with the current economy.

  8. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    In NZ the average cost of a CupCake is 2x Bunches of WaterCress and 1x Wild Duck Egg... Anything beyond that is too much! hmm

  9. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I'd make my own!

  10. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    If I really really really want it price wouldn't really really matter. My stomach over-rules my brain at times. smile

    1. puter_dr profile image91
      puter_drposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      We have a Gourmet Cupcake shop in town, and we have not been there, but supposedly they charge $5 per cupcake.
      A cupcake would have to be awfully special to be worth 5 bucks.

      I am thinking 2-3 dollars would be my limit for a special treat, but like my wife says, I am  a tightwad.

  11. Writerxink! profile image60
    Writerxink!posted 13 years ago

    I love gourmet cupcake. I would pay six dollars for a cupcake. Remember it gourmet and the ingredient are freshly made to your liking. It would be a occasional treat.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 13 years ago

      I'd probably pay 5 or 10 bucks for a cupcake, because they are super yummy.  It better come with milk though.

    2. Vanmil profile image61
      Vanmilposted 13 years ago

      I would pay up to $12.00 for a cupcake if i knew it was really something special - it would of course have to be somewhat large inorder to justify the cost, with pleanty of icing, decorations and a filling of custard or cream or something else tantalising

    3. CASE1WORKER profile image61
      CASE1WORKERposted 13 years ago

      i have to follow a gluten free diet- if i am out and someone has made a gluten free cake I pay what is asked whatever it is and smile whilst I am doing it!

    4. profile image0
      EmpressFelicityposted 13 years ago

      The other day I spent £1.20 (about $1.80) on a caramel slice in my local pastry shop/cafe.  (It consisted of a triangle of shortbread topped with caramel and chocolate.)  I thought I was being quite extravagant spending £1.20, so the answer to the question "Would I spend $3.99 or its equivalent on a cupcake?" is a definite "no"!

    5. Princessa profile image81
      Princessaposted 13 years ago

      In Paris be ready to pay €3,50 for a take away cupcake  (something like $4,44)
      I am not a cupcake fan, but I admit that I can not resist the "Miss Violette" cupcake smile

      The price is not that bad if you consider that you pay around €6 (around $7,60) for individual gourmet cakes at Fauchon's!

    6. eventsyoudesign profile image60
      eventsyoudesignposted 13 years ago

      I would and have paid a lot for a cupcake, but it was gourmet and worth every penny.

    7. sim0n30 profile image59
      sim0n30posted 13 years ago

      I think i could probably stretch to $5 if it was a really tasty looking cupcake!

    8. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

      I would pay nothing, I'm not into cupcakes.


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