WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR AN ARRANGEMENT OF SUGAR FLOWERS?
Our sugar flowers arrangements are priced exclusively by design. Bakers are familiar with the fact that fine event cakes are priced per slice. The per slice price of a luxury cake increases with the quantity and quality of the sugar flowers and custom sugar details used in the design. Flower choice, complexity of design, and the custom color and reproduction details are variables we consider when determining price. Since no two arrangements are the same, the price is specific to each cake design project.

At Flowering Confections, we enjoy working with potential clients to create a design suitable to your budget. Please call or email us for a consultation.

DO YOU HAVE A CATALOG?
No. Our website serves as our catalogue, yet it is only a small sample of the sugar flower quality and cake design ideas available at Flowering Confections. The possibilities are endless since there is rarely a flower we can not realistically reproduce in sugar. Most importantly, each cake design is based on you, our client. During our consultation, we learn about the flowers, colors, textures and any custom mold designs we will be reproducing on the event cake. We will sketch a one of a kind design based on this information. In many cases, we can pull photos from our files to show a sample of a specific flower or similar custom design work.

WHAT IS THE PRICE PER FLOWER?
We do not have a price per flower because all our sugar flowers are sold by design in order to ensure aesthetic integrity. Each flower is different and even a single flower design may be enhanced by foliage, floral accents, placement, and proportion based on the size and shape of the cake. Please call or email us for a consultation.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO ORDER THE SUGAR FLOWERS AND CUSTOM SUGAR DECORATIONS?
The sooner the better! We require a minimum of three months, yet we may have been fully booked in advance. Because of the time consuming nature of our work, we are limited in the number of cake projects we can commit to in any given time period. Each cake is unique and the time needed to complete each project varies greatly depending on the design and the custom work involved. Please feel free to call or email us regardless of the time constraint. As always, our top priority at Flowering Confections is to provide beautiful cake embellishments to our clients. If it is in any way possible, we will always do our best to accommodate potential clients.

MAY I COMBINE REAL FLOWERS IN THE DESIGN?
At Flowering Confections we love real flowers! We surround ourselves with them for inspiration, but we do not place them on our cakes. At most weddings, flowers play a prominent role in beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements displayed throughout the religious ceremony and celebration. The cake provides a perfect opportunity to represent the beauty of these flowers in a confectionary art form. Properly stored they can remain as a beautiful reminder of your special event.
Note: It is important to never place fresh flowers on a cake without consulting a professional, since some flowers are inherently toxic and others may have been sprayed with pesticides and/or fungicides.

ARE THE FLOWERS EDIBLE?
Yes and No. Flowering Confections are hand crafted from edible ingredients, yet many of the flowers contain floral wires which are not suitable for consumption. Our flowers and sugar embellishments transform your cake into a delightfully viewed centerpiece, but they do not compete in flavor with a delicious cake! Our goal is to represent the beauty of flowers and other design elements in a confectionary art form. We suggest preserving your flowers as a keepsake.
Note: Flowers with wires must never be given to children.

WILL YOU MAKE MY WEDDING CAKE?
No, Flowering Confections specializes in providing custom sugar embellishments for fine event cakes . Although Anne Spindel will occasionally create an entire wedding cake to satisfy her love for baking and cake decorating, Flowering Confections clients are always our first priority. We rarely have enough time to commit to an entire cake production.

HOW DO I PLACE THE FLOWERS ON THE CAKE?
Asked by a Bride:
Flowering Confections needs to work directly with your baker/caterer of choice. To ensure happy brides, we cannot allow them to risk handling these very delicate flowers on such an important day. Breakage is an inevitable and upsetting outcome when the sugar flowers are placed by unskilled hands.
Asked by a Baker:
One of the reasons bakers chose Flowering Confections is to be free to devote their time and energy to other projects. Therefore we are committed to making the process simple and precise. During the design process we will need you to provide us with the cake dimensions. This not only ensures the correct fit of our design against the cake surface, but also allows us to accurately map the placement of the flowers and to provide you with detailed instructions.

DO I NEED TO GIVE A DEPOSIT?
Yes, all our sugar flowers and cake decorations are hand crafted to order.
After an initial consultation, Flowering Confections will require a 30% nonrefundable deposit before we can reserve your event date and begin production. A payment schedule will be clearly defined in the terms of our written agreement.