Help! Pricing Gumpaste Rose Petals

Business By tracycakes Updated 2 Jun 2009 , 12:43pm by tracycakes

tracycakes Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 1:45am
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I talked to a bride this weekend and her cake is very simple buttercream with dripped ganache and rose petals. She hasn't decided on real or gumpaste so I need to price them to give her an idea of what they would cost. I know several people have made gumpaste rose petals so how did you price them? I'm just baffled. I thought I would price a florist tomorrow but still looking to cake central for input.


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FromScratch Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 2:33am
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Making petals is easy... how many are you going to have to make?

indydebi Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 2:45am
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and how many can you make in an hour and how much do you pay yourself per hour divided by number of petals made in an hour = labor cost per petal plus cost of ingredients, etal.

leah_s Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 12:28pm
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The florists around here sell a bag of petals for $10. There are three rose heads worth of petals in the bag.

tracycakes Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 12:43pm
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Thanks everyone! I'll probably need to make around 100 - 120 petals but they go really fast. Thanks for the ideas! hmmm now to figure how many I can make in an hour...

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