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The CakeUlator Cake Costing App

By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 26 Sep 2013 | comments*Discuss
 

CakeUlator Summary

Simplify pricing and quoting

The CakeUlator is a must for anyone who has a cake making business or who simply wants cake costing/budgeting help. If you don't include cooking time, preparation time, decorating time and even shopping time in your costs you're probably not selling your cakes at the right price. Use the CakeUlator to find out just how much to charge for each cake you sell, to ensure you make a success of your business.

This powerful app is available to download right now for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and all major Andoid devices.

Download The CakeUlator for iPhone from the AppStore Now.

Download The CakeUlator for Android from Google play Now.

What does The CakeUlator do?

In short, The CakeUlator will let you accurately price and quote for your cakes in just minutes.

By pricing a recipe on every ingredient and task used in the preparation (and even delivery) you will know instantly the cost. The CakeUlator then adds a profit margin, defined by you, to determine a sale price, at which point you can quickly send a quote to a potential customer by email or sms.

It's never been easier to send what's guaranteed to be an accurate and profitable quote!!

CakeUlator send quotation
CakeUlator wordle

Where does the pricing come from?

The CakeUlator contains accurate pricing for over 100 ingredients and items used in baking and selling from flour to boxes. To keep our prices current we check them every 30 days against those of the major supermarkets in the UK, Europe, The U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The CakeUlator also has prices for common tasks including shopping, baking, decorating etc.

You can easily add additional ingredients or tasks and edit all our prices, allowing bakers who buy ingredients in bulk to reflect this in their quotes.

How easy is it to use?

The CakeUlator was designed to be both easy to use and intuitive. To price and send a quotation requires just two simple steps:

  1. Open the Recipe tab and add the individual ingredients, tasks and quantities for your recipe.
  2. Open the Quotations tab, add your customer details, select the recipe required and the quantities your customer needs, then press send via sms or send via email. Your quotation has been sent along with an image of your finished creation, if you have one saved on your iPhone.

For instructions on using The CakeUlator take a look at our Getting Started Guide.

CakeUlator is easy to use

Units and currency

The CakeUlator works using metric or imperial measurements and has pricing in GBP (£), Euros (€), USD ($), Canadian Dollars (CAD), Australian Dollars (AUD), New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and the South African Rand (ZAR) for all our items and tasks. So if you're in the USA you might use Imperial/USD, in Europe metric/Euro and in the UK metric/GBP.

Version 2

In October 2012 we released version 1.1 of the iPhone app, which supports the Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Canadian Dollar and South African Rand in addition to the British Pound, Euro and U.S. Dollar.

Version 2 was released in early November 2012 and has support for US Cups, Pints, Teaspoons etc as units of measures in recipes, allows for multiple recipes per quote, offers easier inputting for your own ingredients, has backup and restore, allows printing of recipes and the ability to send recipes out via email. We have recently released the latest version with the added functionality of recipe values reflecting changes in ingredient prices and the ability to select an ingredient by letter. We have a number of ideas for enhancements to future versions which we have already started working on. It would also be great to hear from you so please let us know of any changes, additions or feature enhancements that you would like.

Can we assist you?

Would you like us to add a new ingredient for you, to add a new feature, report an error or simply ask us a question? If so you can send us a message via our support page and we will respond right away.

We believe that if you bake cakes and sell them you will find The CakeUlator invaluable!!

And you think so too...

Here are just a few of the great comments we've had flooding in from users so far:

"Thank you so much for this very VERY clever app! I'm just starting out in the baking for money world and it has helped me so much"

"This app is absolutely wonderful. Used it for the first time and pricing has never been so easy especially the part of paying myself, charging for all the tasks etc - I love that I can adapt it to my own recipe".

"Amazing Amazing Amazing !!!! I almost cried with joy !! I'm able to quote on the move respond quickly and efficiently and it has taken out the stress of the back office work Thank You Thank You !! I'm dyslexic so triple thank you :))"

"I use this practically every day - fabulous app!"

"Can I just say how brilliant this app is? Thank you so much for developing it, we have been waiting a while but it is 110% worth the wait!"

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I have found this tool a great little app. I am also able to input my own ingredients that are not listed originally that I use all the time. I know my time is valuable to me, but to someone else like the customer who has no idea, I explain the process of how long it would have taken them, that helps them understand where my pricing comes from. I'm extremely happy to have this tool!
Lauriscakes - 26-Sep-13 @ 3:50 AM
Any chance of a version of the CakeUlator in Spanish? I live in Spain and a lot of my bakng friends would be extremely grateful. And there are millins of people in SouthAmerica who would use it too. AH
Okertxo - 27-Aug-13 @ 6:36 PM
I bought this app on my iPhone thinking it would be very useful to me. But then i live in malaysia & realised that they dont have malaysian currency on it...how can i fix that...pls help me else i am in a loss.. :-(
temptations - 9-Jul-13 @ 12:57 AM
Pls tell me how i can calculate a cake price
Dune Rose - 1-Jul-13 @ 1:34 PM
Was wondering if this is ever going to be made for a pc. My android phone can't get apps for some reason and this would really be handy to have.
Chelle - 25-Jun-13 @ 11:58 PM
Can i get this app for my apple mac lap top?Really need something like this!
Deanne - 21-Jun-13 @ 2:46 PM
How do I do this on my pc. Don't have a great phone and not that technologically minded lol! But would love to use this. Please help!
warner - 27-May-13 @ 1:11 PM
See the link above for android!
Cakebaker - 9-May-13 @ 10:33 AM
We need this on android please
Noeyg - 9-May-13 @ 10:18 AM
I am new to cake decorating & I don't really sell them but once in a while someone will ask me how much it cost to make some of the cakes I make & I have no clue how to price them. But like others I need to know if this can be used on a laptop. I had thought there might be an answer to one of the other questions. Guess I'll keep watching.
skeeter - 8-May-13 @ 10:58 PM
Would love to see this app for the nook color.
conniecakes - 2-May-13 @ 8:14 PM
can you download the cake pricing app onto a laptop
cupcake - 23-Apr-13 @ 10:31 AM
Is this app available for the ipad ?
abcakes1 - 17-Apr-13 @ 3:44 PM
How soon will this be available for the iPad?
RM - 9-Apr-13 @ 4:53 PM
Hi,I have an Iphone 3 and would love to be able to get this! At mo the ios is not high enough :-( Also...I too would love to be able to download app on to my laptop as would be soooo useful!! I hope you would consider making this somehow available in the near future. Much thanks in advance Adelaide :-)
Adelaide - 5-Apr-13 @ 8:22 PM
don't have an iphone ipad or smart phone.would love this for my laptop
tooshie - 27-Mar-13 @ 11:36 PM
please help! I dont have an iphone and would like this app on a normal computer....how do I do that? kind regards MARELIZE
Marelize - 23-Mar-13 @ 5:35 PM
Is there a way to use it on just a regular computer? I don't have a smartphone or a tablet or anything like that, and I would really love to use this since I'm new to cake decorating and would like some help with my pricing. Thanks! :)
rachel - 20-Mar-13 @ 7:41 PM
Hi, I checked in the play store, but I didn't see it. What is it under?
Cake Diva - 20-Mar-13 @ 5:51 PM
This app is available now for android in the Play Store I bought it a couple of weeks ago now, not sure why they aren't advertising it yet, it is very good x
janet - 13-Mar-13 @ 10:18 AM
Are you going to make these apps available for Android phones and tablets? It's a lot of us, who don't have iPhones or I pads. This would help out my business. Thanks
Marilyn - 12-Mar-13 @ 10:34 PM
Still eagerly waiting for this app on android! meanwhile another available app is stealing would be customers away. just saying.
Shelley - 26-Feb-13 @ 1:56 PM
Can you download this program onto your computer as I do not have a IPhone or Ipad
LJ - 23-Feb-13 @ 4:50 PM
So fed up of hearing this is coming out on android but it never does
Fh - 23-Feb-13 @ 9:32 AM
who is this genius who has come up with this fantastic app,is it a famous chef ??,will he become famous or will he remain anonymous like the Stig from top gear
d8ve k - 22-Feb-13 @ 10:57 PM
I used to habe this app on my Iphone but now that I have a Samsung note 2 i really miss this app. Is this app notr available on Note 2?
sai - 22-Feb-13 @ 10:42 AM
Hi, I am in NZ and purchased this last week. It is great, although some of the prices for the non supermarket items e.g. cake boards, are a little off but easily fixed and I can go in and update the price. I have loaded all of my standard cake recipes. As well as my various fillings, frostings etc. What I find a little frustrating, is that you can only add 3 ITEMS to your quote. If you are doing a 3 tier cake with 3 different cake flavours it doesn't leave room to add different fillings. I realise you can add this to the recipe, but it would be so much easier to leave my cake recipes as is, otherwise I have to go in an update each recipe for each different quote. Sort of defeats the purpose. Would LOVE it if you could upgrade the quote system to add several items. Other than that, I am still finding my way around the application. But what I have sussed so far is fantastic. This app has a lot of potential :) Cheers Es
Es - 20-Feb-13 @ 7:13 AM
I have a sony experia tipo and would love to test it out
Bernie - 19-Feb-13 @ 11:51 PM
Hi, What is the cost of the CakeUlator? Regards, Trish
Trish - 11-Feb-13 @ 2:45 PM
When will cakeulator & cakeometer be available on android?? Can't wait!!!
lilyb - 10-Feb-13 @ 2:00 PM
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