I should specify a loop bow made of MMF or gumpaste. How is that priced into a cake?
Some get up to $40 for a loopy bow because it's considered a cake topper.
would that be a loopy blow?
haha... laughing at my own dumb joke....
Oh Chutzpah... you really are the funniest person on CC
I hate, hate, hate making them so i'd say about $5million should cover your time and hassle.
Still laughing at chutzpah
lol.... so glad I could make you laugh!
I hate making them , too. What I charge depends really on the other design elements of the cake. If the cake is very simple I'll throw in the bow, if the cake is really futzy I will charge for it.
For a full loopy bow.. I'd charge $20 (depending on the size). And make it from gumpaste.. making bows from fondant is a PAIN IN THE ASS. And if it gets warm or humid.. they fall. Gumpaste will dry hard and not flop on you.
chutzpah, your are too funny!
If I design it into the cake then it is included in the price per serving I charge, but if the customer requests random/additional bows I charge 5-10$ depending on the size.
I consider a bow (any style bow) a topper and I get $40 for any and every topper. And I have for years.
For a single, simple bow I may just include it, but if there are several I might charge $5-$10 each, depending on size and whether they have to be painted or dusted, and the overall design of the cake. For a big, loopy bow I charge $25 for a plain, pastel colored one, but I would charge more if it had any details or patterns that have to be painted or piped on. I'm doing one for a December wedding that has to be cranberry red, and I have a feeling I'm going to start charging more for bright/darker colors after that because I think it's going to be a PIA to get the color right.
Wow--once again depends on where you live! I charge $25/bow--Chutzpah you are so funny!!!
Oh, CakesByJen2, how do you get the cranberry red color? I also have to do a christmas wedding cake and her colors are cranberry red and olive green,, and I have no idea how to get the cranberry red!
I was thinking of charging $15 for a loop bow....maybe I should reconsider, lol.
Cranberry red/David's Apple Red, start with Precolored red SatinIce knead in some chocolate Satinice and then knead in some gumpaste powder or ready made gumpaste. At least that's what I do.
Ok, thanks Leahs! I was thinking of adding black, but the brown makes more sense!
The premade, non edible Wilton loopy bows are about $19 here so to make a homemade, edible one ( not that anyone would really eat it) would certainly be more than $20 in my book.
Well, I just made my first loopy bow from gumpaste last week and apparently all the kids at the party ate every last piece of it. I was actually going to post a thread asking if that was really safe?! I like fondant, but gumpaste leaves such a weird, sticky, slimy kind of feel in your mouth.....I can't explain it! But my kids eat small chunks of it too when I am playing around with it. Yuk!!!
I didn't know gumpaste was edible! lol
This is going to be a 9" round or an 8" and 6" round. She only needs 15 servings. It would be kind of ridiculous for me to charge $20-40 for this bow. It does have to be purple though...and now you guys have me worried about getting the color dark enough.
I am thinking about trying MMF with tylose next time I make one. Saw Twilisa do it on youtube and her bows look great.
Well if you add the tylose to MMF you will basically have gumpaste and it will have that same slimy feel. It might taste a bit better.. especially if you are using pre-made gumpaste or a mix.
And a 9" or an 8 & 6" are a lot more than 15 servings.