I was wondering how much you girls normally charge for gumpaste/fondant flowers. For example roses, orchids, sml blossoms and also bows. I need help putting a pricing list together. Thanks
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good question..i always underprice..i just recently spoke to a lady i did a class with and a cake that I would sell for $25, she sells for $45..we live 10 minutes away from eachother and I'm the one in the city, I need to up my prices.
It depends on the flower - I try to price them by "the bunch" - say 5 red roses - is easier on me (less work) then one white rose, one green orchid, one yellow daisy - etc.
But I use $10 for a full flower (leaves & bud included) as guidline. I'd give a deal if it were all the same flower. I just did a cake with 10 white calla lillies - no leaves - and instead of charging $100 more, I charged her $80 more since they were all the same (less labor for me).
wow...i can't believe you can charge that much for a flower!!
Well, I make my own GP and the "gum trag" ingrediant is very expensive - plus it's usually a 2 day process - one day I do the bases, then they have to dry, the next day i do the petals and finish the flower - and a rose takes an eon to make. It's a lot of labor. Plus, here in NYC, I am pretty cheap compared to everyone else. If a bride can't pay that, I offer fondant flowers, chocolate flowers, or marzipan flowers - all are much less.
Charge for your labor ladies & gents - those flowers are very time consuming!!
PerryStCakes what are your prices on fondant flowers and bows? I'm from Chicago so prices are pretty high here too. And thanks for your reply.
I don't have a specific price for fondant flowers and bows. I usually up the charge for a fondant cake altogether, so if its just a few little things, I don't separate that out. If it were a lot more work - say tons of flowers and/or bows, I would think about how much time it would take me and then charge for my labor (per hour).
I've seen fluffy bows go for up to $45!! That is amazing!