AHow'd you do appliqués like these - http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/231247/fabric-inspired-wedding-ca[email protected]/272453/wedding-cakes
The description says silicone molds were created, but any tips on doing it without making molds?
Also, what would you charge for something like this? I know everyone's prices would depend on their cost and labor, but just to get an idea please?
you could get there easily with cutting out pieces of stiff fondant with flower cutters, texturizing and adding outlines by piping and adding some fondant dots & stuff
layer them onto the cake
let them set up with motion--where you lay the cut pieces on flower formers
and onto pieces of aluminum foil that are bent around the way you want
so the flowers dry 'in motion'
the ones that lay between the tiers you'd want to dry carefully in those positions
or do them as you lay them on the cake
put them on with a nice dollop of icing or melted choco on the back so they stand up away from the cake
i'd say $5 to $6 a serving in my area
it's not super complicated or anything the way i'd do it
(making exact molds yes would be much more)
it's a bit more than a standard wedding cake in my opinion--i mean i already have those types of cutters too
fondant covered cake would be additional
y'know maybe up to $7 in buttercream or so
i haven't really looked seriously at my prices in a few years
somewhere around there is where i'd go
AThank you k8memphis! Appreciate your reply! Great tip about drying the foliage in motion :) Any other info on pricing from others please?
Exactly how she said. I'd break out all kinds of flower cutters then pipe details & outlines.
My base is $4.50 per serving. I would charge an additional fee biased on how many flowers are needed...about $15-40 per tier. For a 116 serving that would come to about $5.30 per serving (simple flavors no filling).
AThank you delicious desserts!