What Is This Icing On These Cupcakes??

Decorating By hluterbach Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 6:51pm by Cakechick123

hluterbach Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 10:49pm
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i have a bride that wants this look on 100 cupcakes but i am not sure if it is fondant or some sort of melted something or other. any ideas how to achieve this look? she wants half pink and half brown along with two small 6 inch cakes with a fondant bow on the 6 inch cakes. so also if anyone has any suggestions on how much to charge i would appreciate it. this is my first wedding. thanks, heidi
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tippyad Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 10:57pm
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Those cupcakes look like fondant or rbc to me. CCs tend to dry out faster than cake so don't make them too early.

For price you need to factor in travel time to the reception, assembly as well as your regular cc price. Price varies widely from state to state, city to city. Call around to see what the going rate is for ccs in your area. Don't forget to charge her for the stand unless she already has something for you to use.

Good luck and post your pictures!

peg818 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 11:11pm
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i agree it looks like fondant to me. It also looks like the cup cakes might have been leveled before icing.

butterflywings Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:49am
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i third that that it looks like fondant or rolled buttercream. i haven't done wedding cc yet, so my price not be what your looking for. i charge $15 a dozen for plain, unfilled, buttercream iced cupcakes. if i had to do 100 of them in fondant or rbc, i would deifnitely be charging more.

hluterbach Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 2:06am
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i am just east of milwaukee if that helps with pricing ideas. she wants 100 cupcakes, half with filling and all with fondant tops. then the 2 6in. cakes probably will be buttercream with large fondant bows. i was originally thinking 150 but then i heard about the fondant and now i am not sure. i also have to figure in the cost of the stand which i somehow need to find for cheap. thanks for all your help ladies. i feel sort of lost on this one since it is my first.
heidi

Mac Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 2:30am
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To me, it looks like the poured fondant (that you would use on petit fours) on the cupcakes.

tiggy2 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 4:52pm
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No way would I do all that for just $150. Fondant covered cupcakes (without filling) would cost at least that much if not more. I would also charge a minimum of $10 for each bow on the 6" cakes. Are the cupcakes going to be decorated at all? If so the cost would go up for that.

Mac Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 6:38pm
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My regular buttercream swirl cupcakes are $1.50 each. Fondant covered ones would be $2.00 each. If the 6" cakes were 2 layers--I charge $25.00 each for those--Fondant covered--more.

And maybe more on the cupcakes depending on the design.
My starting price for all of that would be $250.00

Cakechick123 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 6:51pm
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the stand is easy. just get a glas shop to cut you some rounds and stick wine glasses inbetween the layers. You can see a sand like that in my photos.

And that does look like fondant to me too.

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