I have a large order of cupcakes coming up and the women just called and said she meant to tell us when she ordered that she needs gumpaste flowers on each cupcake and the order is only a few days away. Me, always eager to please said " no problem" now I have to figure out what will be a quick yet pretty flower (since they are for a wedding) that I can produce 300 of them with out losing my mind.
Any help or ideas would be huge!!!!
If you're near the east coat, order from www.avalondeco.com David will ship the same day he gets the order if you call by 3pm.
If you're on the west coast, try www.discount sugarflowers.com. I'm pretty sure they are out of California.
PS It's always helpful to put your location in your profile.
Please tell me you told her there would be an additional fee How complicated are the flowers? If you can't buy them, I would recruit help (in my case my mom and probably a friend) and assembly line the heck out of them. Good luck!
Please tell me you told her there would be an additional fee
I was just thinking the same thing. I hope you told her there is an upcharge for the flowers.
I totally agree that you should buy the flowers, since you are in a time crunch.
Royal icing or a nice stiff buttercream would be quicker and more palatable.
Basic cherry blossom goes super quick!
Last summer I did 150 for a wedding in no time!
How bout ribbon roses or duff roses? Super easy a d super fast...
I agree with ordering them!
I really hope you told her there would be an extra fee with the addition of a flower on each cupcake, lol!
Honestly if it's only a few days away and if you don't decide to order them...I would buy or make up some fondant in a few different coordinating spring colors and use a gerbera daisy punch and layer a few on each cupcake.
I did tell her that there would be an extra charge. I think I will try two or three flowers today and see how long it takes me to make each one. thank you for your help and keep the suggestions coming...Please
I would say a big old daisy would be a lovely addition to a cupcake
A 5 petal blossom is easy... especially if you have the veiner. Place a 4mm silver dragee in the center and it is very nice and perfect for a wedding. Now... they still take time. I made 400 in a day though (mine were hydrangeas, but it's the same exact process). I had to edge mine in gold too so that added some time as well. If you don't have the cutter/veiner then I'd order something premade.
lilmisbakesalot's idea is really awesome. Not only elegant but very simple with cutouts - the petal plunger set has saved my life several times
These are very pretty.
And this is out of stock here, but maybe you could get it somewhere else. Veiner for 5 flowers at a time.