Sugar Flower Pricing

Business By DinasSugarShack Updated 27 Nov 2011 , 12:43am by Bridgette1129

DinasSugarShack Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 7:53pm
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How much would you charge for cala lilies and hydrangeas?
I am thinking $5 per cala lily, but not sure on the hydrangeas. It takes about 25 petals to make a little bouquet.
Thanks
Dina

9 replies
jason_kraft Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 8:35pm
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About how long does it take to make each type of flower?

CalhounsCakery Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 8:35pm
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I would estimate how long it would take to do each flower (or little bouquet), add the cost of gumpaste, and charge accordingly.

2508s42 Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 9:14pm
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hydrangeas take FOREVER. be sure to price accordingly. Remember you have to dust all those little petals too, and wire them together, plus you have to account for breakage.

leah_s Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 9:52pm
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Seriously, BUY THEM. www. avalon deco .com. Mark them up 300%. Done.

Yes, srsly.

forheavenscake Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 3:33am
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leah - I LOVE your idea. . .LOL! Question though, how do you handle it when someone asks you about them?? like, if they ask you if you made them etc? Do you just tell them you ordered them, or just tell them you did them (since I'm sure you could do them, just chose not to).

DinasSugarShack Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 3:07am
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Ok, so I looked into buying the hydrangeas, and Holy cow, they are going to cost me about $100 and I haven't accounted for my markup yet.
I don't mind making the calas but the hydrangeas are going to take foreever.
So, any ideas on other filler flowers that are easier to make?

She basicaly wants a two tierd cake that are stacked with a little space in the middle, where I am going to insert the flowers. The pic she showed me had alternating roses with hydrangeas all around the cake, between the bottom and top tier.
But I will switch the roses with calas.
thanks for any input
Dina

tiggy2 Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 2:30am
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Tell her the cost of hydrangeas and let her decide if she still wants them.

Jennifer353 Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 11:04am
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Or use roses and calas?

Bridgette1129 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 12:43am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggy2

Tell her the cost of hydrangeas and let her decide if she still wants them.




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