For any Southern Louisiana decorators... Do you know of local suppliers (shortening/sugar/fondant) in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Covington areas that sell to individuals?
I have a supplier for my boxes/boards, but the actual baking supplies I can't seem to find, without being a licensed business.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance
I'd like to know the same thing. Im from BR and have to buy all of my supplies from party time but their products do not come in big enough packages and are priced too high for the volume that I buy. I'm pretty sure there arent any local suppliers but I'd love to know for sure.
im from Denham Springs and would also love to know the answer, i too buy mostly from Party Time.
I live in New ORLEANS and i buy most of my supplies from Koerner on Jefferson Hwy.Quick blend quick is a hi-ratio shorting, Fillings, Flavors,etc.
cakebaker- is that jefferson in N.O. or Jefferson in BR?
Koerner is located in New Orleans
I too have been buying from Party Time, and would be really interested in finding somewhere that would sell in larger quantities, and better prices. What exactly are ya'll looking to buy? I buy sugar, flour, powdered sugar, etc at Sam's... Both Party Emporium, and Tiger Central will order for you... Maybe if some of us could get together we could order in bulk and get better prices. I think shipping is going to get crazy with the price of diesel sky rocketing...
Will be watching with interest!
I was planning on going by party emporium for the first time today but I would like to know if you think it will be worth my while. What do they carry as far as cakes go? Do they have high ratio shortening? Also, are there prices reasonable or are they more expensive than party time?
They do not have high ratio shortening. The lady said that she would order it for you. She used to carry it, but it was not selling fast enough to warrant stocking it. I did not do a price comparison. She has flavorings, colors, boards, boxes, pans, picks, tips...can't remember more. They do not have as much stuff as Party Time.