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post #1 of 22
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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!

post #2 of 22

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. 

post #3 of 22
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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?

post #4 of 22
Once you complete 30 of these you'll understand why $33542987897575 each would have been justified.
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by thesweettastes View Post

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!!!!!!!!!

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post #6 of 22
I 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.
post #7 of 22
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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?

post #8 of 22
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sorry for my english ladies!

post #9 of 22

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

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post #10 of 22
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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

 

and the therapy icon_biggrin.gif

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post #11 of 22

i was assuming they are one serving size each?

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post #12 of 22

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

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post #13 of 22

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

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post #14 of 22

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.

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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

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 .

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