So, I'm starting to slowly but surely establish my business by making cakes and cupcakes for friends and family such as the ones pictured below. I make and decorate each item from scratch by myself and also whilst attempting to occupy a 2 and a half year old!
My husband however, has very often commented on why i take hours and hours to make decorations and that I am too slow!
Some decorations that I make do take quite a lot of time such as flowers, butterflies, pearls etc... But when I do make the decorations I always make at least 3-5 times more than i actually need which cuts my time down when I need similar decorations for different cupcakes.
All in all, making the decorations in itself can take up to 2-6 hours depending on the complexity of it.
A batch of about 20-22 cupcakes can take a maximum of 2 hours from start to finish to make, bake cool, and frost (with no decoration).
What I would like to know is, how long does it take you all to make cupcakes from start to finish? And also what about if you are making decorations? Especially if you are making something similar to the ones below?
I just want an insight so that at least I know whether I really do take too much time to make decorations, or is it just an art form which does require time?