Pricing Gum Paste Shoe? Bow?

Decorating By madras650 Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 8:40pm by sweetiesbykim

madras650 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:50am
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What would YOU charge for a gum paste Shoe? Do you charge per bow? When a cake has more than a few flowers, do you charge per flower or say an extra $1 a slice? What works for YOU?

Thanks in advance!

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MLand Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:01am
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I am looking the same info. Glad you asked this one.

cylstrial Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 1:05pm
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I'm not help either. (I'd like to know how people price the shoe as well).

Loucinda Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 1:13pm
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The shoe and bow take a lot more work - I charge $25. for the bow, and the same for the shoe (and that is a small shoe - I haven't done a large one yet)

cylstrial Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 4:20pm
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That sounds good to me! Thanks!

Loucinda Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 7:29pm
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You're welcome!

txnonnie Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 8:24pm
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Thanks for the question...good information to know. I guess some of the pricing could depend on your location as well.

sweetiesbykim Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 8:40pm
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I just recently noticed on the following info on carriescakes.com :

ADDITIONAL CHARGES:
Various shapes (ie square, hexagon, petal, heart)
add $15 per tier.
Sugar flowers, Fondant bows or draping, Intricate Lace add $25 up per tier (please call for specific quote)
Marzipan, White Chocolate, or Chocolate fondant
add $15 per tier
Sugared grapes or assorted fruit $20 up per tier

I like the "and up" part, as a plain white bow is different for us than a luster dusted bow with pearl trim, for example.

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