Charging For Gumpaste/ Fondant Flowers

Decorating By mandirombold Updated 8 Sep 2010 , 3:15am by catlharper

mandirombold Posted 8 Sep 2010 , 2:30am
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I have no idea where to start. How much should I charge for gumpaste flowers? A bride wants a band of gumpaste flowers around every tier. I have never had to make this many flowers b4 and have no clue what to charge, do you charge by the flower?

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catlharper Posted 8 Sep 2010 , 3:15am
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Yes, you charge by the flower. If you are purchasing them be sure to add a bit to cover your time/gas/shipping whatever. If you are making them, price them out online and see what it would cost for you to purchase them and then charge that or higher.

I usually add the cost of the flowers into the price of the cake...so if the cake without flowers was $5 per serving I might charge 6.25 per serving to cover the flowers. So let's say I can buy 50 roses at 2.50 each which would add 125.00 to the cost of the cake...lets say I'm charging $5 per slice of cake for a 100 serving cake...I would add 1.25 to that cost bringing the cake up to 6.25 per slice with the flowers. Hope that made sense to you! LOL!

Cat

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