I just wondered where people go to get wholesale prices on items as a vendor.
I just tried Pettinice fondant, and really liked working with it. I paid 40.00 for a 15 lb tub. I would like to know if anyone buys it wholesale, from whom, and for how much?
Also, where else do you go for wholesale prices on other things.
i buy my sugar, powder sugar, brown sugar, flour,and crisco at costco and it saves me a ton of money..plus i get 2% back at end of year that goes towards my next years membership fee. i get 50 pounds of powder sugar for $20.00 which is much better than dragging home a bunch of 1lb bags of it.
I used to buy my Pettinice at the local cake decorating shop where it was a special order and about $80.00 for the 15 pound tub. When I found it at Pfeil and Holing (http://www.cakedeco.com) for $36.95 I was ecstatic because even with 20 dollars shipping that was a good deal. Now I've found it for $35.40 or something like that at a wholesalaer about 45 minutes away where I can pick it up for free or pay minimal shipping because it is local.
I think if you are paying $40.00 for the big tub, you are pretty close to wholesale and not likely to do much better.
I've gotten hi-ratio shortening from Bakemark. It's fifty pounds at a time, but it works out to about 50 cents a pound, instead of $6.00 or soemthing for 3 lobs at the local cake shop. According to the BakeMark website there is one close to you at:
BAKEMARK - GREAT LAKES
120 Victoria Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44515
toll free: 800-688-2253
General Manager: William Benedikt
Sales Manager: Henry Hiss
Regional VP: Tim Dove
They have a lot of other products, but none that I use. You can check to see if any are useful to you at:
I'm sure you could call them and talk about what they could do for you also.
Good Luck and let us know if you find out anything good to share.