Issue With Pricing Please Help Asap

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Rachel8648 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 4:43am
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I have a customer that wants 300 carrot cupcakes with a gold foil liner, do I ice with buttercream or creamcheese, they want "grass" on top of them all with handmade sugarpaste golf clubs and balls with gold "silverette" candies as tees. Please help me as I'm not too sure what to charge Thanks! Sorry can't upload the picture

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Gingoodies Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 2:53pm
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I would use cream cheese icing (traditional) and charge a MINIMUM of $5 per cupcake

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Rachel8648 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 6:09pm
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I'm just worried about not having the cream cheese stiff enough to pipe the "grass" any suggestions?

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__Jamie__ Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 6:14pm
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Gin, I'm tired of seeing your little spinning chocolate chip cookie. It is ruining my diet. Seriously. Stop already. Hee hee......j/k! icon_biggrin.gif

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PinkZiab Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 6:22pm
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I'm just worried about not having the cream cheese stiff enough to pipe the "grass" any suggestions?




Just add more PS to get it to the right consistency for piping... My normal CC icing is VERY soft, but when I need to pipe with it, I just add more PS and it's perfect.

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Rachel8648 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 7:53pm
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What is PS?

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Rachel8648 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 7:54pm
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What is PS?

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Texas_Rose Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 8:09pm
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PS=powdered sugar

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cylstrial Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 11:00pm
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Rachel - Here's a list of cake central acronyms so that you'll know the lingo!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926.html

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Rachel8648 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 2:39am
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thanks ladies!!

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Mensch Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 2:44am
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300 hand modelled clubs/balls/tees?

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cylstrial Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:02pm
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300 hand modelled clubs/balls/tees?




Yeah, it's gonna be A LOT of hard work for her. She should charge out the ying yang. Or she could tell them that she can put one tee on a cupcake, one ball on a cupcake, etc. That would mean she would only have to make 300 golf items, versus 900 golf items (with 3 on each cupcake).

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Gingoodies Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 1:42pm
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Jamie.. it's my signature. Choc chip cookies is how my DH and I got together! Besides.. I can't find another avatar that I really like. Still looking.

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__Jamie__ Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 3:27pm
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Jamie.. it's my signature. Choc chip cookies is how my DH and I got together! Besides.. I can't find another avatar that I really like. Still looking.


icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I actualy love it, it's funny! Like a hypnotizing "eat me nowwwwwwwwww" cookie! icon_lol.gif

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xstitcher Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 5:18am
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I saw some golf ball candy molds that might work. You could use gp or chocolate.

Here's a pic done with what looks like the candy mold:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplysweets/1606448108/

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cylstrial Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 11:11am
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The molds are a great idea X-sticher!

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