Hello colleagues! I need advice please! A bride has contacted me about having cupcakes instead of cake for her wedding, I have not make wedding cupcakes before and I'm worried about under/over pricing them. She wants the one on top to the left, with the gumpaste rose etc. how do you think I should price them, like a regular bday cupcake ? Or shoul I increment the price cause is a wedding? Thanks in advance for your help , I appreciate it!
AThe price should reflect your cost. The examples you've shown are more labor-intensive than a regular cupcake so they should be priced accordingly.
There are at least 4 gp flowers, plus dragees plus the cupcake. I'd be at $5 - $6 each. My regular cupcake with a swirl is $3. But tha'ts me and my costs.
Correct me if I'm wrong but that rose looks like modelling chocolate (a bit more tastier than GP). Not sure how that would change labor and pricing.
AThanks guys! You've been very helpful ")
AAlso, please remember that people tend to eat more cupcakes for some reason....especially if she requests more than one flavor. A just serving suggestions accordingly.
Always kills me when brides think cupcakes or buffet will be cheaper! Really? The more options the more people will take more than one piece!
WOW! You know, I am a lazy baker. I just wouldn't want to touch making hundreds of those roses...No matter the compensation. I get bored easily and like to switch up what I am doing, too, so those would take me 3 months, lol.
Oh, oops! My small roses are $4 each, and I would add that to the cupcake cost, and another $1 to put the smaller flowers and dragees on... You'd be looking at $7 each, here.
I would suggest balancing out the cost by using some "filler" cupcakes with the smaller flowers only, and dragees only. Those would be $2- $3 each.
not that you asked, op, but you could adorn the cupcake stand with a smattering of roses and still get the same effect for bridelette
who probably has no idea of how much this amps up the price--to have one on every cake i mean
and maybe suggest ribbon roses which are slightly less complicated of course
and roses can be piped on to a great effect too
like you didn't know already--just cake chatting ;)
Someone has probably told the bride that cupcakes are a cheaper option, I charge more per cupcake than I do for serve of a tiered cake . They are more work. I usually give a price for both and let them decide , ( I hate doing cupcakes so charge accordingly ) I rarely have to do them and when I do I am paid well for the trouble/
Thanks so much to all!
The rose is GP, and she wants the big rose in almost all of them.,
I agree, is mor work do the cupckaes thatn the actual cake, and for some reason, people think are cheaper...
Well, I'll get to work, thanks again!! ")
also--one other thing
i think the decor including flowers on a cupcake should be edible or clearly discernible as not edible
it's a one serving cakelette and it would be awkward to send out the message--oh don't eat the flower/s
or people could eat it but it's not really pleasant eating
you pull everything off and there's this mangled piece of food left for me to enjoy
i don't know--it seems a little unfoodlike or unbecoming to wedding guests a bit
it seems edible but yes/no maybe/maybe not
you could but why would you--most won't some will
some will like it some will wonder why they ate it--why they put it on there
to me the cake is a reflection of the bride and this reflects some confusion
to me it punctures the bridal ambiance balloon
random thought--just chatting
That's a good idea.
I will say that cupcakes are cheaper in one regard : you don't have to pay the caterer a slicing fee.
APS. BUY the GP roses, esp when we're talking about this many.