How does one charge for gumpaste bouquets, say 5 daffodils, 3 daisies, 5 carnations, and some tiny fillers, with leaves? Do you include it in the price of a fondant cake? or in addition to ?? TIA
it really depends, i don't like to do the nit pic charge for every little thing, i would like to think that my base prices will cover most decorations. Now for a excess amount of flowers then i will charge more. If the flowers you are describing are for a cake that has a lot of other piping work on it, i would charge somewhere between $75 and $100 extra, depending on what the other work is. If the flowers are the only decoration then i would charge less then if there is more work involved. Mainly because i prefer to do cakes that i can get alot of the work done ahead of time and then just slap the flowers on and call it a day.
I price flowers separate from the cake. If the cake is simple it is priced as a simple cake and if it's detailed it's priced as a detaield cake and the flowers are completely separate. The work you do on them is the same regardless of the cake's decor. Are you making a cascade? A topper? Clusters of flowers all over the cake?