kendraanne Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 10:29pm
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Got a question for those of you who frequently sell decorated cookies!

I will soon be making decorated sugar cookies & rolled chocolate cookies. I want to place them in individual bags that will be tied with a pretty ribbon.

My question is: should I order flat or gusseted bags? Which work best?!

Thanks!!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 10:34pm
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I use the gusseted bags..that way if the cookie is wide or oversized..it still fits!!!

kendraanne Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 11:03pm
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Thanks for the input! I've been having trouble deciding which type of bags to order.

melodyscakes Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 11:03pm
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good question. i use the other ones, not flat ones. anyway i buy mine at hobby lobby and i get 36 for $1.99 thats the only place that i have found near me that sells the size i need. anyway, the cookie sits on the bottom nicely and i tie the bag closed with curly ribbon....and since there is air in the bags, i can stack cookies with out squishing them.
hope this helps
melody

kendraanne Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 11:12pm
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Where abouts in Hobby Lobby do you find them? By the candy making supplies?

melodyscakes Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 11:38pm
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i get those bags by the wrapping paper isle. the are called party bags and there are two sizes. the smaller ones are 50 for 1.99 and the size i use for large decorated cake 36 for 1.99
hope this helps

kendraanne Posted 8 Nov 2005 , 12:43am
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Before I place an order, just thought I'd see if anyone else has input/ideas?

As always....thanks a bunch! icon_biggrin.gif

acookieobsession Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 12:31am
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Hi, I actually use the flat ones. The reason is that I find there is too much excess bag that takes away from the viewing of the cookie. The flat ones seem to work well for all of my cookies and mine are on the thivk side (between 1/4-1/2 inch). I get my bags from sugarcraft...and as a side I also use shrink bags (you can still tie with a bow, and it gives a really nice finished look. I buy those form ebay...a seller called durapak.

Hope that helps. Julia

antonia74 Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 12:36am
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I use the gusseted variety. I like that the excess bag acts as a bit of "padding" between each cookie when I have to pack them in boxes. I also think the bow is easier to tie on each one with gusseted, especially when it's a one-person job! icon_lol.gif

I buy mine in bulk in 3 sizes from Retail Bag, a packaging company in Toronto. They are $7-$11 for 100, but I charge 50 cents per cookie to offset the cost of the bag + ribbon. thumbs_up.gif

izzybee Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 1:51am

I buy the flat ones, and fold over the top and put an occasion appropriate sticker on them. I don't stack them I stand them on end in a rows in a cake box. Hope this helps.

antonia74 Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 2:39am

Oh, I forgot to add...the best way to pack the cookies (to transport to weddings, or for big orders) is to use the accordian/sizzle cushioning paper on the bottom of simple file folder "banker's boxes" you can pick up at any business supply store.

You can fit 3 rows of 13 or 14 cookies nicely, upright in a box! thumbs_up.gif

kendraanne Posted 30 Nov 2005 , 11:31pm

Thanks so much for the additional info!!! I have yet to order my cookie bags...I guess I'm a little on the slow side!!

MrsMissey Posted 1 Dec 2005 , 12:43am

Papermart.com has all sorts of bags, you might want to check them out too!

Here is a link to some of their bags:
http://www.papermart.com/index/index_retail_bag_cello.htm

Cake_Princess Posted 2 Dec 2005 , 4:53am

I use the gusseted bags this way the cookies have some space to breath LOL... I use Alice Cookie icing and it does not dry as hard as royal so I can't afford to have my cookies squeezed in to the bags.

The baggies I used for my Rosebud and Sunflower cookies are actually spice bags that you find @ bulk food places. And they were way cheap too.

Here's the link that shows the packaged cookies.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-10933.html



Princess

SquirrellyCakes Posted 2 Dec 2005 , 5:00am

That is a great idea kiddo. Hhmn, you know I don't think I saw that picture or you cropped and changed it, maybe all I saw was one cookie, not the whole bunch. Anyway, that is gorgeous kiddo, really perfect, don't know how I missed that! Love it!
Hugs Ma

Cake_Princess Posted 3 Dec 2005 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

That is a great idea kiddo. Hhmn, you know I don't think I saw that picture or you cropped and changed it, maybe all I saw was one cookie, not the whole bunch. Anyway, that is gorgeous kiddo, really perfect, don't know how I missed that! Love it!
Hugs Ma





LOL yes Ma... call it desparation. I went to the bulk food place and they did not have the cookie bags. The ones they had were to small. So the next best thing without having to drive all the way to Michaels.... SPICE bags LOL..

LMAO.. you saw the Cookie I scanned before I ate it.... This pic was in the thread on both sites. I took this one without the flash. The other one had the light overhead on and used the flash and it washed the color out of the photo.


Princess

P.S. I gave the guys at work my price list... I go in later and pick up the orders. They love those cookies. LOL kept on bugging me about when I am gonna bring in the prices.

tripletmom Posted 3 Dec 2005 , 5:52pm

Princess, I did the exact same thing! I finally broke down and bought a box, I think it was 300 bags for $10.00 CAD. They work really well and still look god. I just cut the excess tops off after putting the ribbon on and away we go!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 3 Dec 2005 , 5:54pm

Ah, that explains it kiddo! Well they sure are gorgeous and you sure are good at pictures too, along with, avatars and cookies and...
Well that is great kiddo, hope you get lots of orders!
Hugs SQuirrelly

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