I would say to look in the craft section of the craft store, not the cake section. They are probably with the kids crafts.
Try www.papermart.com and go to "boxes". Scroll down to "plastic boxes".
The sugar cookie cakes are beautiful! Does the magazine mention where they got their boxes from?
You might want to try www.efavormart.com
I was just on there and they had some.
Thanks Kos, www.papermart.com has a few different options. I kept searching and I found some on sugarcraft.com also. But they only had one design. I'll have to compare prices and styles between the two.
Barefoot_Contessa, I'll try your suggestion before I order from anywhere. If I'm already at the craft store, then I wouldn't have to pay the shipping prices which can be kind of high.
TMM2001 - thanks for the link. I'll try that one next.
I love these. I'm hoping my sister decides to use these as her favors. Of course, I offered to make them.
These would make fantastic shower favors also.... please, where did you find it? Are they on the Martha Stewart site?
Have you done a search on the net?
Also, you could try Prom party supliy store like STUMPS....They may have it
Thanks everyone. I have lots of comparison shopping to do now.
MomLittr - Here's a link to the Sugar Cookie Cakes. http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe2330042&contentGroup=MSW&site=weddings
..they are just the cutest thing!
I saw them in the magazine and almost bought it just for the photo. I think these are a H**l of a lot easier than icing those little 2inch devils.
I've made these many times, for all different occasions, but I like them best as bridal shower or wedding favors. They are so adorable, but still stylish or sophisticated...love them! Once your cookies are all made and iced, they go together very quickly. Just form a little assembly line....have trays filled with the cookies - all one size on each tray. Then have a bowl of your royal with a spoon, or a piping bag with a size 3 round tip (whichever you prefer) all ready to go. I usually take some card stock in a coordinating color and cut it to fit the bottom of the box - I just lay it on top of the little board that's already in the box. I set all of it up, in the order I need them (largest cookie to smallest then my tiny flowers or whatever I'm using as a topper, if anything), on a long table, with my boxes and ribbon and tags (if using) at the end of it. Then I just use a paper plate and start with the biggest cookie first and start assembling....when I have one finished, I usually let it sit while I make a few more, just to be sure it's set up well...then package. I will typically make 5 or so at a time, then package them all...then make some more, pkg, etc. It really does go fast! And people love, love, love them! You will get so many compliments and orders for more!
I've also done them in flower shapes, squares, ovals...and for regular party favors too. I just customize the icing or cookie color to the party and maybe add a little piping or topper to jazz it up a little bit. Another thing I like about them, is they really can be made in any size....though the larger ones, just as you have pictured there, are really perfect for wedding favors. Have fun doing them!!
JennT - Thank you so much for all of the advice! I will be making quite a few of them so I truly appreciate your tips for the assembly line. If my sister decides against them for the wedding, I will definitely use them for shower favors!
I'm glad my tips helped you!! I'm sure you figured this out, but I forgot to metion the need for the bag or bowl with royal in it...I put a small dot of it between each cookie to anchor it...of course! lol
And my kids love it when I have leftovers of these!! I give them some icing in some bags and let them decorate them...lots of fun!
jennt- what cookie cutter would you use for a baby shower? also what cookie recipe do yoou use for these? I would like to make some for a baby shower..any suggestions?
jmcakes - I found these on martha stewart's site and there is a recipe included. I was going to try her recipe as well as the no fail recipe on CC and then see which one I liked better.
I really like the presentation of those cookies. However, I am not sure where to get the clear boxes.
Very neat idea!
traci - I found them on www.papermart.com (they have several choices) and www.sugarcraft.com had one also. I can't wait to try them!
jmcakes - for a baby shower I used a flower cutter, but the baby was to be a girl, of course!
You can try www.bagsandbowsonline.com. They have a lot of really cute and different bags and bows.
JennT...if you don't mind me asking..about how much do you charge for the cookie cakes?
Sherryb - It kind of depends on the sizes...I don't always make them with the same size cookies as displayed in that picture, though I do use the same number of cookies. I tried other variations, in order to try to get the price down, but it never looked right...lol. So, for the ones pictured - same size cookie, same # of cookies with the same amount of decoration, package, etc. I would charge $12. When I make the cookies smaller, I usually charge around $6-$9. If they want any little flowers or other decorations on them, then I charge a flat fee (extra) for that...more if they're made from fondant, less if piped on with royal. If they supply the ribbon, or choose no ribbon or tag, that can bring it down a little bit. But there's 8 cookies in those little 'cakes', even if some of them are small. For a cookie bouquet of 8 cookies it would cost more like $30 or more...but they would also be more decorated than these are & all would be 3-4 inch cookies.
I had an order of 135 back in the fall...that's 135 individual cookie cakes....talk about a lot of cookies!! But when you're not decorating every single cookie (other than an outline & flooding) it takes a fraction of the time to pump them out. I'm sure some will think that's too much to charge and others will say I should charge more, but that's what people around here are willing to pay & I make a nice profit on them still. It doesn't seem to be an unreachable price range for people in my area. It is sort of a 'high-end' favor, though. The only people I've had purchase them are very well-to-do and are going all-out with the wedding or shower already.
JennT.....Thank you for the pricing....it sounds about right to me.
I have a couple of weddings this summer so I may introduce these.
Sherryb - They seem to go over very well with brides. Especially if they've never seen them before....seems like every bride wants something unique. And if you mention the idea came from Martha Stewart Weddings, with some brides, that alone will pretty much guarantee the sale no matter the price...lol. There's another version of this, don't know if ya'll have seen it, but it's square cookies, simply iced in a coordinating color with white dots around the perimeter of the cookie. They have these stacked, I think 4 of them, in a square box which has the couple's monogram printed on card stock lining the box on all sides...again in a coordinating color. And has the ribbon and tag too. I've only done these twice and they go together even faster, since there's no stacking/construction involved. I charge $8 each for those.
ps3884 - sorry I went OT on your post!
JennT, what size should the boxes be...These are so adorable...I have to try them, you mentioned some that are square, do you have a picture or site where I can maybe check it out to see what it looks like....Thanks for all of the information that has already been given....
This is a link to the picture of the square ones. In the instructions, it says to line the back of the cardstock with glassine paper...this is to avoid any grease from the butter in the cookies from leeching onto the cardstock. I tried it with wax paper, but it slid around too much. And glassine is just too expensive, IMO, so I used freezer paper.
For the size of the boxes, it depends on the size of your cookie. If you are going to make the little cakes pictured, the bottom cookie is a 3 1/2 inch round, so your box needs to be at least that size...a 1/4 inch larger is better because it makes it easier to get the cookie cakes into the box...gives a little working room. Just make sure to put a dab of royal on the bottom of the bottom cookie so it will stay put. If you use different sized cutters, just order boxes that are the same size as the cutter or a 1/4 inch or so larger in width or diameter or whatever that's called...lol
Thank you...Thank you!!!
I found some of these boxes in the wedding supply section of my local Michaels store. That may help any of you who could be looking for them.
another site i have ordered from is www.usbox.com
ps3884 - sorry I went OT on your post! I just thought I would share since I've done them & have some experience with them. I know I can get long-winded, but I just want to share as much detail as I can in hopes of helping others who might want to try these cute little things! I truly didn't mean to 'take over' this post...please excuse me.
JennT - No apology necessary. I thank you for all of the info you've been able to share!!!!
Thanks to everyone else as well who has helped with ideas on where to purchase the boxes.