Post # 1
I emailed my wedding planner lots of pictures of cakes I’m in love with, today she told me that she spoke with a baker in my area and that’s how much the sugar flowers will be. MY GOSH. ARE THEY ALWAYS THAT EXPENSIVE????????
Post # 3
yeah, I think that sounds about right. Real flowers are much cheaper, so we’re doing that. My cakemaker does these amazingly cute sugar butterflies and dragonflies ($5ea), though, so we’re adding a couple of those.
Post # 4
We are having frangipani (plumeria) made to go on our cake out of rolled white chocolate and they are charging $75 total so I’d say your estimate is pretty right. We’ll probably end up with 15-20 (edible) flowers on our cake.
Post # 5
You can get them wholesale yourself for a little less than that (google wholesale sugar flowers) but they are very expensive! I fell in love with one of those sugar-flower-covered cakes but my baker said it would cost like $800, which was way out of our budget. We went with real flowers on top to decorate instead.
Post # 6
It’s crazy how expensive the sugar flowers can be!! We’re going with real flowers on our cake, which I prefer to the sugar variety.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
We placed the order for our cake two days ago. I am thrilled with the amazing deal that we’ve gotten (100 servings/3-tiers/fondant for $400), which for a popular baker in Miami is relatively unheard of. Anyway, when she ran through the breakdown, I was surprised to find that the sugarpaste flowers (2-3 each of anemones and peonies) accounted for a quarter of the total cost. Granted, they look unbelievably realistic (which is the only reason I chose them over actual flowers), so I know that they take a decent amount of time to create.
There are a number of websites that sell sugarpaste/gumpaste flowers. Sugarcraft offers a wide variety. You can also purchase flowers/decoration kits through Wendy Kromer’s site, though they’re definitely a splurge. If you do end up ordering sugarpaste flowers, keep in mind that they tend to be fragile, so some breakage in transit is not uncommon. It may be a good idea to order a few extra.
Post # 8
I’ve seen cake shows on TV where the bakers make the sugar flowers, and they are incredibly time intensive, which is probably why they cost so much! I think that real flowers would be lovely and much cheaper. I’ve heard that some flowers are edible? Maybe that would be a unique option for you all.