Homemade Or Wholesale Gumpaste Flowers

Decorating By fairmaiden0101 Updated 2 Aug 2011 , 1:18am by JoanieB

fairmaiden0101 Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 11:44pm
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I was curious as to who makes their own or buys wholesale gumpaste flowers. I just hate making flowers and am looking into buiyng offline but how does that work when it comes time to charge the customer. Do you charge just what you payed for jthem and the time it takes to place them or as you would if you made them yourself? When asked do you tell the client that you purchase them not make them? Just wondering what you all do. TIA

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leah_s Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:19am
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I buy them. avalon deco .com. Say Hi to David from me.

I mark them up, oh, 300-400 %.

I call them "handmade" which is true. Just not by MY hands.

carmijok Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:42am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I buy them. avalon deco .com. Say Hi to David from me.

I mark them up, oh, 300-400 %.

I call them "handmade" which is true. Just not by MY hands.





Do they not put their prices out there?

FromScratchSF Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 5:39am
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Deleted - I was having a computer issue accessing that website but it turned out it was user error.

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Chef_Stef Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 6:18am
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I love and always use www.discountsugarflowers.com

Great prices, quick shipping, perfect flowers, plus lots of other stuff, and I dont have to make them (I hate making them!).

Love to paint and sell them, though! icon_smile.gif

fairmaiden0101 Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 6:38am
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I have heard that the flowers tend to be thicker for shipping purposes, have you found that to be true?

Chef_Stef Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 4:47pm
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Havent heard that, but I've never seen any that seemed *too* thick; I suppose it could be true but certainly not an issue with the ones I've gotten.

JoanieB Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 1:18am
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I recently bought some from Pfeil & Holing (they can be seen in my photo album for a flower vase cake I did) They were beautiful and seriously I couldn't imagine trying to make all those. Besides, mine would never turn out that well. I'd mark them up too (whatever you feel comfortable with) but for this cake it was for a friend and I only charged her for supplies.

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