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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by macdonaldb View Post

I am pretty new to the business, but I have sold a few tiered cakes. I think your pricing is very good. A lot of work in the flowers that are gorgeous. I would love to know ow you put them together to cascade them as I am not quite there yet. I have failed so many times at trying to do this. Would appreciate any advice ou could give.
Thanks
Brenda

 

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Don't sell my cakes so can't help you there but wanted to tell you that I'm in love with those flowers.  They are gorgeous!

Thank you very much for the compliments.

 

As for the cascade, this was my first as well, so I just did what I thought would work after watching some youtube tutorials and from some previous class knowledge. Some of the flowers were made on toothpicks and others on paper cover wired. l placed them on the cake one by one until I achieved the look and balance of flowers I was aiming for. I think that alone took about an hour of me being indecisive...lol. It also helps that I sketched out the cake before hand too, so I knew what I wanted the cascade to look like. I really wanted it to "bloom" as it got to the base of the cake.  I hope this helps. You can PM me for any more details if needed. Again, thanks so much!

 

Michelle

 

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Michelle

 

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post #17 of 21
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Any more quotes will be greatly appreciated... thanks guys!

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

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post #18 of 21

I came up with 702 also, based on my pricing. I figured at least $150 for the flowers, 3.50 per serving for the bridal cake and 2.50 per serving for the groom's cake.

post #19 of 21
Hello,
Thank you so much for all our advice
on the cascading of your beautiful flowers. You do great work. I will be sure to ask your advice when need. So kind of you.
Thanks again
Brenda
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by DeeDelightful View Post

I came up with 702 also, based on my pricing. I figured at least $150 for the flowers, 3.50 per serving for the bridal cake and 2.50 per serving for the groom's cake.

FIRST< you have to consider where we all live. Prices in CA are alot higher then prices in Chicago, etc...

 

I would have priced similar to DeeDelightful, in that I'd break out the flower pricing from the cake. I don't do sugar flowers like the ones you did so I'd have purchased all of them, then colored them. $150.00 wouldn't cover the cost of buying the flowers, shipping and my time coloring them. I'd have needed $300. for the flowers, min..

 

I think you did a great job pricing!!!

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Originally Posted by Stitches View Post

FIRST< you have to consider where we all live. Prices in CA are alot higher then prices in Chicago, etc...

 

I would have priced similar to DeeDelightful, in that I'd break out the flower pricing from the cake. I don't do sugar flowers like the ones you did so I'd have purchased all of them, then colored them. $150.00 wouldn't cover the cost of buying the flowers, shipping and my time coloring them. I'd have needed $300. for the flowers, min..

 

I think you did a great job pricing!!!

 

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Originally Posted by DeeDelightful View Post

I came up with 702 also, based on my pricing. I figured at least $150 for the flowers, 3.50 per serving for the bridal cake and 2.50 per serving for the groom's cake.

Wow, thank you all so much for your input! It's good to know I'm not under selling myself or under cutting someone else. I know that prices vary from location, so to see the ranges help me for my populated area. I remember the "bad ol days" of working for peanuts because I thought I had to compete with Walmart. Never again!

Michelle

 

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