If you do not have a cutter in the correct shape of the accent pieces what I do is draw a template on paper, and use that to cut my shapes out of fondant. Then I'd just attach with gum glue or water and smooth.
you're a genius! i never thought about this,thanks! on e more question do you think $ 4.50 each is a right price?
AOnce you complete 30 of these you'll understand why $33542987897575 each would have been justified.
AI would charge $12 each at the MINIMUM. Those will take quite a long time to complete. If you charge $4.50, you will lose money. Remember your time is valuable.
so what i should do? i sent a emali and i said 4.50 should i said sorry i just notice that was a mistake i ment $14.50?
sorry for my english ladies!
leah's got it!
if i counted right there's at least 30 precise cuts of fondant in each cake in three various colors
30 times 30 is a lot
900 precise fondant cuts, handlings, applications that's 2, 700 fondant touches alone plus a thousand of random handlings
- make & wrap 30 boards (and i'm already pissed off at myself :)
- cut out the 30 different shapes you need times thirty cakes
- apply 900 shapes n.i.n.e. h.u.n.d.r.e.d.
- boxing up 30 things not to slip during delivery when you really want to throw them out the window by now
no no no no no leah low balled the price!!!!!
i would be furious with myself--i would not even speak to me possibly forever or longer
those are really too costly to price adequately
could be done handily by a team
by an individual? therapy might be in order afterwards
it's like when you take your car for a $50 part and the labor is $1000
i would realistically price those about $50 each
and at some point in time i might start talking to myself again
i was assuming they are one serving size each?
upon a little further reflection
i'd calculate the $50 each plus a 10 to 25% upcharge
(they are too expensive to purchase)
but after you cover each one in grey
roll out a long while piece
cut it into a wide long ribbon
cut out the oval shapes and put the hearts on those
make the 'breaks' the cuts in what's left on the table after you remove the ovals
you will have the oval 'holes' bodered by white
so make the little cuts in the top, bottom & side white border (where the ovals were) to make the little squares
put it this way
if you make rows and columns of oval cuts on a piece of fondant
(rows and even partial columns at least)
you can get there
and it will look matchy matchy if you take adjoining cuts
Yes! If you visualize the white part *flat* you can see how to do this in one continuous cut.
I think you're in this for $4.50. It's not really cool to change a price once it's quoted. Chalk it up to learning. Painfully.
you are super funny! i wish i can have u like a real friend!
any way i just realized you are so right ,but i can t tell her 45 even if is what they are worth i m tryng to make client and i m not super busy at the moment so i think i will tell her 14.50 even if i think she will never order it .
Oh dear, hopefully $4.50 will be too much for and you can get out of it all together. Ouch.
ooh that's so cool that i adequately explained what i meant <high five> leah!
so full rows and columns of oval cuts
ovel oval oval oval
oval oval oval oval
oval oval oval oval
this way there will be enough fondant to cover the top of the corners
to make the oval outline on top of each cake too
(i just tested it)
you might even need to cut more than three ovals in each row and column
make the ruler your friend!
Thesweettaste~~After reading all the comments, you may wish to contact the client and tell her that you made an error in the quote.
My apologies for the earlier quote of $4.50 per mini-cake. After some additional research into the time required to make this exact design for 30 mini-cakes, the pricing I originally quoted is far too low. May I suggest an alternative?"
BEFORE you send this, decide what you CAN offer for $4.50 or less for 30 guests. Perhaps cupcakes with a grey fondant top, with a white fondant circle, and a pink fondant heart. Those could easily be made for $3-4 a cupcake.
Thanks but specific what dose for a proget
.i told her 14.50 let see if she answer me back.
if they want it (please god no) it comes down to basically 60 fondant rollings plus hearts
which is of course 59 more than anyone would want to do but
30 grey & then covering
30 whites & cutting & applying
y'know if you had someone to talk to while you were doing this or someone to help
i mean a teenager or a spouse could do a lot and it makes a huge difference
they could trim the grey after you get it to fit--knead it up for you
a ten year old could cut the hearts after you roll it out
those seemingly little things can cut down the overal time you need... on the therapists couch afterwards
Sounds like too much work for the money!!! Hopefully they will change their minds and want something easier to make!!!
ACompanion Cube! Nice! :D there's a video on you tube that might help you out. Just search companion cube cake. This girl does a baking show called nerdy nummies. Baking all things nerdy every week. But that does sound like a lot of work. As a beginner I would have at least charged $10 per cake. Hope this helps :)