candygirl Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 10:21pm
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WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!?!?!

Agreed to do petit fours for a co-worker's baby shower. I have never done them before, but figure "why not try something new"?

First of all, do they have filling or no? If filling, is one layer enough or 2-3 layers? Secondly, how much do I charge per piece?

$1 each no filling
$1.50 each with filling?

I have looked at bakerie's websites and they charge $30 for a dozen, but there is no way she will pay that!

Once again, thanks for reading!

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klg1152 Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 10:26pm
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The cake shops around here start at $2 each with a 2 dz minimum.

candygirl Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 10:29pm
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Ouch! That seems high. *sigh* I always have trouble asking for what I should...

klg1152 Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 10:34pm
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they are a LOT of work that's why they charge that much - good luck, let us know what you decide

mrsdawnwhite Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 10:35pm
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The instructor that I had charged $30 for 2 dozen and that's her minimum order.. I thought that was expensive until she brought in all the ingredients one night in class and we had to ice, fill, and pour the glaze over them... Then I thought maybe she wasn't charging enough! Those babies are alot of work!


Dawn

qtkaylassweets Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 10:36pm
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I am also do these for the first time and need to figure out what to charge. I myself think even $1.00 each is kind of high!

JoAnnB Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 11:32pm
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Once you try making them yourself (with or without filling) you will see why $1.00 is not enough. These can take a lot of time and effort.

There are some shortcuts, use ganache (lots of it) or candy melts to coat the frozen cake pieces. There are lots of posts on this subject already.

chloesmom Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 11:44pm
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A friend of mine owns a bakery & just did them for $2.00 a piece. She said it took her FOREVER and that it was not near enough! They take ALOT of time and she said next time, she would charge $2.50 each. Think of how much most people charge per serving for a cake....$2.00 to $3.00 ave. for buttercream and $4.00 & up for fondant. Think of each one as a serving....but more work.

sugarspice Posted 18 Apr 2006 , 3:11am
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the local bakery here makes them and they start at $2.99 and go up depending on decoration!

pinkopossum Posted 18 Apr 2006 , 10:08am

Petit fours are a tricky thing to do and price. I'd do a few and then see how much you think they're worth. thumbs_up.gif

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