Originally Posted by Debbye27
I just spent $150 dollars at the grocery store for one cake!!! I could profit so much more if I bought items like powdered sugar, marshmallows, and cake flour in bulk!! And is it possible to buy dairy in bulk, like butter and eggs???
Yes. You are going to have to do some local research though, because obviously my local dairy supplier does you no good wherever you are.
Here's what I did - I went to a restaurant one night, they served bread and butter to the table. I sweetly asked my server, "Excuse me, this is the best tasting butter! Where do you get it?" She came back with the package that was stamped with the name of the dairy. I went home, googled it, called them and asked if I could set up a wholesale restaurant account. Done. I get all my dairy thru them wholesale.
As for other stuff like extracts, I did a similar thing, I went to the website of the manufacturer, most have either a link to buy wholesale or a contact page to ask them where you can buy wholesale. I did this with Nielson Massey, they directed me to a local wholesale distributor, I called them and set up an account. Done, I get all my dry goods (flour, sugar, fondant etc ) and extracts from them.
I went to my local cake store. I asked when they get their shipments of new supplies. She said Wednesday morning at about 10. I came back Wednesday morning at 10 and looked at the name of the companies stamped on the sides of the boxes being delivered. Went home, googled it, contacted the companies direct and asked to set up a wholesale account. Done. I now never go to the cake store and get everything I use (dusts, colorings, tools) wholesale.
Moral of my story? Snoop.