Brotforms by the dozen - ordering direct from Germany? making them?
I have spent a shameful amount of time this morning (much less all the other time I've spent on this project) trying to figure out the best way to buy or make about 6 dozen (or more) brotforms.
I've sent an inquiry to TMB on quantity pricing. At retail, 6 dozen from them is about 1200$ + shipping....so that's not gonna happen.
Anyone here ordered from brotform.de  or herbert-birnbaum.de ? Both have some super-neato designs! I sent an inquiry to the latter about a US distributor, but I'm not too hopeful. I haven't done any international buying, but I do know from a former job that shipped internationally, shipping, customs, taxes, etc can quickly double (or more) the price of goods.
Any feedback on experience with bulk brotform purchasing from any source would be great.
I was originally planning on making the baskets. I'm launching a kickstarter project soon to raise money for our oven build and thought handmade brotforms would be a great reward and that I could make mine, also. I've only found two examples of homemade brotforms on TFL and both posters seemed to enjoy making them and not recommend doing it. I thought I had found a local basketmaker who could teach me how, but she hasn't been able to find the time. Has anyone else tried to make them? I would think that I'd experience similar troubles to the other 2 who attempted this, but after a few it should get easier, right?