I am just starting my cake business out of my home, and I am going through confectioners sugar like it is going out of style. I was going to BJ's wholesale club, but they only sell it in 4 lb bags, and that just isn't big enough. Where are you ladies getting your bulk ingredients?
See if you have any local food wholesalers around. Also, if you have your business license and ein #, you can order wholesale from your local grocery store and Wal-Mart. Since I like using 2lb bags of PS, our local grocery store will order it by the case for us and it only takes a couple of days.
We have all of our business stuff and order everything but PS from a distributer. We have found that the one from Sam's club is the best cost and easier to use...it is the 7lb bags.
I buy PS, flour, sugar, oil, vanilla in bulk from costco
do you have a sysco near you? They are a wholesaler for restaurants, schools, etc. If you have a business license and tax ID, you can get an account with them.
I don't have a business but I prefer to buy my ingredients in bulk. I usually get my main ingredients at Costo (business center) or Sams Club. I also buy some ingredients at Praml--a wholesaler for businesses here in Vegas. They do sell to me as well.
Yeah Costco or you could check to see if you have a Cash n' Carry in your area. They are a restaurant supply store.
I was at Sam's on Saturday, and noticed they are now selling PS in a 25 pound bag! I was pleasantly surprised.
They also changed the packaging on their 7 pound bag so it's resealable.
I don't us PS but I get my products from Cash and Carry or Costco
I'm fortunate to have a husband who works for a food distribution warehouse. I buy some things by the case from his work. It is the same price to me as it would be to a restaurant/grocery store. I just wish I had more space to store all of it!
Even so, I still buy my ps from WalMart in the 2# bags. My icing recipe calls for 2# per batch and it is worth it to me to not have to measure it out.