thesweettastes Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 1:37pm
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Hi every one ,i have to make 30 of this mini cakes ,i m not sure how i can cover the cake in grey no problem but how should i make the white design?Thanks for your time!

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melanie-1221 Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 1:53pm
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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. 

thesweettastes Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 2:05pm
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you're a genius! i never thought  about this,thanks! on e more question do you think $ 4.50  each is a right  price?

leah_s Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 2:08pm
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AOnce you complete 30 of these you'll understand why $33542987897575 each would have been justified.

Relznik Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 2:12pm
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you're a genius! i never thought  about this,thanks! on e more question do you think $ 4.50  each is a right  price?


NO!

 

I'd be looking at a MINIMUM of $15 CAD.

 

But I actually think leah_s is nearer the mark with her price!!!!!!!!!

crushed Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 2:13pm
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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.

thesweettastes Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 3:39pm
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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?

thesweettastes Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 3:39pm
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sorry for my english ladies!

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:07pm
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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!!!!!

 

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i would be furious with myself--i would not even speak to me possibly forever or longer

 

<runs screaming>

 

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

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:09pm
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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?

 

no say you got your decimal point in the wrong place and you meant $45 each

 

seriously

 

try to explain the labor

 

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-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:28pm

i was assuming they are one serving size each?

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:44pm

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

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:49pm

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

leah_s Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:56pm

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.

thesweettastes Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

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

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 .

AZCouture Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 5:16pm

Oh dear, hopefully $4.50 will be too much for and you can get out of it all together. Ouch.

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 

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.

 

 

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!

Apti Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 5:45pm
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Once you complete 30 of these you'll understand why $33542987897575 each would have been justified.

Hysterical! 

 

Thesweettaste~~After reading all the comments, you may wish to contact the client and tell her that you made an error in the quote. 

 

"Dear xxx,

 

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. 

thesweettastes Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 6:08pm

Thanks but specific what dose for a proget

.i told her 14.50 let see if she answer me back.

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 6:18pm

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

 

buncha hearts

 

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

 

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remnant3333 Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 6:20pm

Sounds like too much work for the money!!! Hopefully they will change their minds and want something easier to make!!!
 

Aurora42196 Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 6:32pm

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 :)

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