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post #1 of 12
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Hi everyone!

 

I have a bride who ordered 190 cupcakes from me for her February 1st wedding. We have signed the contract and she said she wanted to use these specific cupcake liners because they match the color theme she is using. She sent me a link to the website and I charged her according to the price of the liners she chose. However, the website she sent me a link to does not have enough in stock. I have scoured the internet trying to find the same ones and I cannot seem to find them anywhere. They are all just a little bit different colored blue. Here is the link: http://www.bakeitpretty.com/denim-blue-glassine-cupcake-liners/?

 

Anyone have suggestions of where I might be able to find these liners? If I can't find them I think I will have to let the bride know and have her decide if the Navy Blue ones I found will work. She is a fairly relaxed bride, so I don't think she will scream or anything, but I want to make sure I have checked every possible place first before I tell her. Thanks for your help!

post #2 of 12

Those look like the ones I get from CK products. They are about $8 for something like 500, I think. I'd just set up an account and check into them lickety split.  They look different, but the ones pictured in your post are what you get if you order these:   http://www.ckproducts.com/products/5828/BLUE-BAKING-CUPS-PKG-500-85-31935-/661 (Yes, it's aggravating)

 

Or here they are probably http://www.cakesupplies4u.com/Products/Blue-Glassine-Baking-Cups-by-CK-Products-500-ct__85-31935.aspx  I'd call and speak to a human about the actual color. CK finally started selling lighter blue, so be careful.

post #3 of 12
http://www.layercakeshop.com/collections/colors-blue/products/blue_glassine_baking_cups
Yeah thats about the same color that how sweet just posted
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

You are right those liners look lighter than the ones she requested. Her colors are Navy blue, champagne and blush. I am afraid to order those and have them be way to light. I will call someone and speak to them on the phone. I hope they are able to distinguish between the navy blue and a regular blue. Thanks!

post #5 of 12

If you look through the CK catalogue, you'll see they only sell two shades of regular sized plain colored blue, so you might try checking the item number with them. I promise Product # 85-31935 is a dark blue sort of like a navy, but not a true navy. I can see why the other people called it a denim.

 

Edit: I checked my package for you - that's definitely the same product number, and you can see it in the link from the other people (I put it in bold). Since they even use this in their link, I think they'd have no trouble verifying the item for you even if they're colorblind.  http://www.cakesupplies4u.com/Products/Blue-Glassine-Baking-Cups-by-CK-Products-500-ct__85-31935.aspx And that same number's in the CK link, too. http://www.ckproducts.com/products/5828/BLUE-BAKING-CUPS-PKG-500-85-31935-/661.

 

You could also call the people in your original post and ask if that had been that same product number from CK.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much for the help! I will get this sorted out. It is very confusing when it looks so different between websites. I suppose it is all about the lighting, plus when they are stacked like that they don't always some the true color of just one cupcake liner. Again, I really appreciate all the help!

post #7 of 12
http://www.sweetbakingsupply.com/blue-navy-baking-cups-p-1162.html

These look very similar to the ones you are wanting. Hope it helps!
post #8 of 12

Most of the glassine liners you see for sale in lots of less than 75 come from CK who imports them from China.

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Originally Posted by CakersbyEggers View Post
 

Thanks so much for the help! I will get this sorted out. It is very confusing when it looks so different between websites. I suppose it is all about the lighting, plus when they are stacked like that they don't always some the true color of just one cupcake liner. Again, I really appreciate all the help!

It's all about using Photoshop to make the colors look prettier. Since CK only sells wholesale, everyone knows about their "blue" liners. Someone who buys them wholesale usually is not going to return them - just going to use them as appropriate or resell them. So they don't care. If people were returning them, they'd fix the photo, but it's been like that for years..

 

They also sell some red liners that are as orange a pumpkin.

post #9 of 12
Professionally speaking, before you exhaust yourself to find a potential substitute, let the client know immediately that the link she provided is sold out. A reasonable bride may chose an alternative that is available as she was happy with what the site offered in terms of price and quality already. Too often when you search for an alternative that is not what the client requested you fail. A cupcake liner is a tiny detail for her in terms of all the details she's dealing with in planning the wedding. Get permission to use your best judgement on a new liner or have her pick again.

Good luck!
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by CakersbyEggers View Post

 
Thanks so much for the help! I will get this sorted out. It is very confusing when it looks so different between websites. I suppose it is all about the lighting, plus when they are stacked like that they don't always some the true color of just one cupcake liner. Again, I really appreciate all the help!
It's all about using Photoshop to make the colors look prettier. Since CK only sells wholesale, everyone knows about their "blue" liners. Someone who buys them wholesale usually is not going to return them - just going to use them as appropriate or resell them. So they don't care. If people were returning them, they'd fix the photo, but it's been like that for years..

They also sell some red liners that are as orange a pumpkin.

Viking imports sells liners like that too. I wanted red for Christmas and got red orange, so I called the company and they sent me 2000 more. Then I ordered the tiger stripe and the orange, to go together since they matched in the picture and got 2000 more red orange liners that don't match the tiger stripe liners, that were actually a yellow orange. And the nice bright blue in the picture is denim blue, the yellow bakes to clear, and the white foil is more of a glass blue. I pay retail at michael's now! I don't buy liners over the internet whatsoever. I have 10,000 liners just laying around the bakery.
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post #11 of 12
I buy from a shop on etsy, hers are awesome. They are just as pictured, hold their colours through baking, and show up on chocolate.
For plain colours though, I buy retail, like Anna. I always have a Michaels coupon on me, and everytime I pass a Michaels I seem to buy some, lol.

I would let the bride know asap though, even if you find the same picture elsewhere, and they arrive a different shade, (like Anna was saying), you're the one at fault. I doubt she will really care, especially if you provide some close alternatives.
post #12 of 12

 

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post




Viking imports sells liners like that too. I wanted red for Christmas and got red orange, so I called the company and they sent me 2000 more. Then I ordered the tiger stripe and the orange, to go together since they matched in the picture and got 2000 more red orange liners that don't match the tiger stripe liners, that were actually a yellow orange. And the nice bright blue in the picture is denim blue, the yellow bakes to clear, and the white foil is more of a glass blue. I pay retail at michael's now! I don't buy liners over the internet whatsoever. I have 10,000 liners just laying around the bakery.

I'd forgotten about Viking. They are a little pricier, but I love the better selection. I do a lot of cupcakes. Thanks for mentioning them! Also, it looks like there may be no minimum order, so if I just run out of pink, I could get some without waiting until I'm ready for a full order.

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