I've been asked about doing tuxedo strawberries for a dinner the night before a wedding. This would be for November 16th. I've never made them, but I've seen pictures and tutorials and know that they aren't difficult, just time consuming. She wants about 30 and is saying to bring them the night before. However, I know that they have a short shelf life. I have a regular day job so don't have the luxury of doing them the same day. I would advise her that I would drop them off on the way to work on the morning of the 16th which means I can do them Thursday evening minimizing the time to less than 24 hours.
1. Do you think this is reasonable? I have no idea how long it takes to make one.
2. I don't want to use Wilton candy melts or have to deal with tempering chocolate. I can get Guittard A'peels. I've never used them though. Do they melt easily and taste good?
3. Finally, this is my cousin (who is an event planner) asking me for her daughter's wedding. I'm already making wedding shaped sugar cookies and have given her a really good discount. I have no idea what to charge for these and know they can be expensive due to the time involved. Anyone have any idea what the going price in Toronto is? Or what is a reasonable price? I don't want to overcharge but I don't want to undercharge either. Who knows, this could lead to future requests.