Does anybody know of any wholesale suppliers other than CK Products? My business is very small so I only use them once in a while & just barely make the $100 minimum order most of the time. I'm very happy with CK, but was thinking earlier today about the economy & how so many business are going under. If for any reason CK went out of business, I'd be at a complete loss on where to get my supplies! It would also be nice to have a 2nd place to shop as well. Thanks for any info!
Where are you located?
I am in Arizona, but I'm not really looking for anything local. I'm out in the middle of nowhere so whether it's 20 or 20,000 miles I'll have to pay for shipping. Anyplace in the US should work if you know of someplace.
are there any other cakers in your area where you can combine orders to meet the min? can you 'save up' and order from them once a quarter instead of once a week or once a month, buying enough supplies to last you 3 months, enabling you to easily meet the min?
Good question I'm in California in the Central Valley if anyone knows of a wholesale supplier here for cake stuff. Thanks!
What supplies are you looking for exactly?
Great, thanks! I'm not really too concerned with the minimum order because like suggested, I can order ahead of time to make the requirements. I'm really just looking for a backup source that has anything from pans, drums, supports, boxes, ingredients, etc........
maybe try cateringsupplies.com they sell things wholesale or you can stock up on just a few. They have alot of different options HTH
decopac doesn't have a min. order....and if you order over 70 bucks...free shipping!
Wonderful, thank you so much for the info! I will look into both of those as well.
I doubt CK will go out of business, but I use bakery crafts for many of the cake boards and such. And shipping is free. Boxes I buy locally, but there are lots of places online to buy boxes!
If you aren't able to make a $150 minimum, then you really don't qualify for a "wholesale" account with most places, because wholesale implies a volume discount.
With Pfeil and Holing, if you don't order $150, you have to pay shipping, and that is the lowest I know of.
www.cakecraftshoppe.com wholesales also
I buy my cake drums and gumpaste flowers from Avalon deco they do have a 50.00 minimum but they are super nice and quick shippers.
I just opened a supply shop in Northern California, and I use Linneas as well as CK. www.linneasinc.com.
I actually have not been very impressed by CK. It seems like I order something, then they send whatever the h*** they want, whenever the h*** they want! I finally figured out that I needed to put backorder instructions on EVERYTHING I order. Also, they have sent stuff I have NOT ordered, then not sent a RA after many requests, THEN called to ask why I never returned the item! Um, HELLO? Maybe I just need a good contact there...
Well, I've ordered from Cakedeco.com and was happy with them. It's not exactly wholesale, but it's much cheaper than most sites. Or if you are interested in Indydebi's suggestion, I am in AZ as well and if we are close enough, I would totally be willing to combine orders. (scottsdale)