About recipes

Learn how recipes help you see how much it costs to create a batch of your product and the best price to sell per piece.

A recipe is a list of materials used to create a batch of your product. You can:

  • Check if you have enough materials to make a batch 
  • Track how much producing a batch of your product will cost 
  • Set the best price to earn a profit

By adding recipes in Craftybase, you can reuse these lists each time you create manufactures for your products.

Craftybase automatically calculates your total materials cost based on the current value of the materials in your recipe.

If you use different materials to make made-to-order products, you can skip recipes and learn how to create a manufacture.
Let's imagine Charlie, a small business owner, and how they use recipes to make their best-selling chiffon cake.
To bake one chiffon cake, Charlie uses the following recipe:
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1&1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 7 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Check material stock levels

In Craftybase, Charlie opens the chiffon cake product page and adds their recipe. They see how much material they'd need to make this recipe and if they have enough on-hand material stock. With this information, they stay on top of their stock levels to sell chiffon cakes every week.

Material Quantity On-hand quantity Unit
Cake flour 2 10 cups
Vanilla extract 1 50 tbsp
Granulated sugar 1.5 10 cups
Baking powder 1 10 tbsp
Salt 1 10 tsp

Track material costs

As Charlie adds materials to the chiffon cake recipe, Craftybase calculates the cost of each material. This helps track how much it will cost to make one chiffon cake based on the recipe's requirements and current material stock levels.   

Set the best price

Taking the recipe's total manufacturing cost and the number of chiffon cakes they can sell, Charlie sees pricing guidance information in Craftybase. This helps them decide how much to sell one chiffon cake, so they earn profit with each sale.

Craftybase provides suggested minimum prices if they sell their chiffon cake wholesale, at a physical shop, on Etsy, and more.

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