I have a lady ordering a cake and 90 cupcakes for a christening and she wants a tulip sitting on each of the cupcakes! At first I thought she just wanted a tulip from a cutter that would lie flat, but nope, she wants an actual flower.
Can anyone help?
Wilton's gumpaste kit comes with tulip instructions. I highly recommend getting it b/c it's really cheap and comes with a variety of flowers and a very good instruction book.
I've made tulips from the Wilton book. They are nice and were easy.
Make sure you charge he for that. It's not easy making tiny flowers.. especially out of fondant. I assume they will be made from fondant so that they will be able to easily eat them on the cupcakes. Gumpaste dries so hard in comparison to fondant.
I charge an extra $1-2.00 for fondant flowers on cupcakes.
I have the rose flower kit from Wilton's from the 3rd Wilton class, but I left my third class book at home in the states and you can't buy them here. I don't remember Tulips being in that book. Is this the same "flower kit"? I also have the stuff from the 4th Wilton class but didn't get to take it when I was home, but don't see anything about tulips in there either.
We are so limited as to what we can get here unless I order it from England or US way ahead of time. By the time it comes I don't know if I can finish 90 Tulips and my other orders until Nov. 1st.
The lady asked me ahead of time would they be 3-d on top on the cupcake and I told her no that it would be a cutout with stem and leaf, she sounded ify but said OK. Then when I told her that would be an extra cost, she looked suprised. Yesterday, she says "no, I really wanted an actual flower made of icing can you do that?"
I guess we will see!
Perhaps yu could get away with making them from royal?
Thanks everyone! I think i figured one out. I took the cutter from a purse cookie cutter that you use to cut out where the handle is and trimmed off the bottom to a semi point and put them together resting in a clean egg carton! SOOO happy!
Way to think outside of the box!
Now make sure you don't do it for free.