ps3884 Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 12:49pm
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My sisters wedding is coming up and I showed her the picture of these Sugar Cookie Cakes (Martha Stewart). But, I'm having trouble finding this packaging to look into the cost. Can anyone help?

Thanks,
-Penny
LL

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Cake_Geek Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 1:19pm
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I would say to look in the craft section of the craft store, not the cake section. They are probably with the kids crafts.

Kos Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 1:22pm
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Try www.papermart.com and go to "boxes". Scroll down to "plastic boxes". thumbs_up.gif

The sugar cookie cakes are beautiful! Does the magazine mention where they got their boxes from?

kos

TMM2001 Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 1:34pm
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You might want to try www.efavormart.com
I was just on there and they had some.

ps3884 Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 1:37pm
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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. icon_biggrin.gif If not, I'll probably make them for her shower.

MomLittr Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 1:44pm
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These would make fantastic shower favors also.... please, where did you find it? Are they on the Martha Stewart site?

deb

Florimbio Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 1:48pm
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Have you done a search on the net?

Also, you could try Prom party supliy store like STUMPS....They may have it

ps3884 Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 1:53pm
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Thanks everyone. I have lots of comparison shopping to do now. thumbs_up.gif

MomLittr - Here's a link to the Sugar Cookie Cakes. http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe2330042&contentGroup=MSW&site=weddings

MrsMissey Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 2:05pm
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..they are just the cutest thing!

JoAnnB Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 6:49pm

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.

JennT Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 9:38pm

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!! icon_smile.gif

ps3884 Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 11:04pm

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!

JennT Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 11:12pm

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 icon_razz.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif They really are so much fun to make! Just to help convince your sister...tell her that people are very impressed by these as wedding favors...they get tons of ooohs and aaahs!! And they are very much remembered by guests...like I said earlier, people have ordered them from me because they had them at a wedding or shower they attended & then got my name from the bride or MOB.

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! icon_smile.gif

jmcakes Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 2:05am

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?

ps3884 Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 2:57am

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.

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe2330042&contentGroup=MSW&site=weddings

traci Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 3:03am

I really like the presentation of those cookies. However, I am not sure where to get the clear boxes.

Very neat idea! thumbs_up.gif

ps3884 Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 3:12am

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!

JennT Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 3:26am

jmcakes - for a baby shower I used a flower cutter, but the baby was to be a girl, of course! icon_razz.gif I've used the round cutter and made the top one look like a button...and then piped a few little buttons on the sides...then used ribbon with little buttons on it for the box. That one was for a baby boy shower. You could use an oval cutter and then make the top one look like a pacifier?? Haven't done that one yet, but I imagine it might work...lol. I used the recipe on Martha's website, but would imagine they would work very well with the No-Fail cookies, as well.

bikegal Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 4:09am

Dori icon_wink.gif, I just scanned the posts quickly not sure if anyone gave you the answer you needed. The boxes are from a company called Spectrum Ascona the number is 1.800.356.1473. HTH!

bikegal

SHenyd Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 4:15am

You can try www.bagsandbowsonline.com. They have a lot of really cute and different bags and bows. icon_smile.gif

Sherryb Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 4:38am

JennT...if you don't mind me asking..about how much do you charge for the cookie cakes?

Sherry

JennT Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 6:02am

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.

Sherryb Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 2:34pm

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. icon_smile.gif

Sherry

JennT Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 5:51pm

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! icon_redface.gif 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. icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif

missnnaction Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 6:26pm

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....

JennT Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 6:53pm

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel195044&page=3&edfParentCat=&subStyleType=&layout=&catid=cat459&navLevel=3&site=&dp=false

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 icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif The ones pictured usually end up roughly 3 1/2 to 4 inches tall...accounting for thickness of the baked cookie and the royal icing applied to each. It will be a little taller if you have anything on the top that doesn't lie flat. The boxes I ordered are I think 5 inches tall or so, maybe a little taller...I usually have about and inch to 1 1 /2 inches room between top of the 'cake' and top of the box. For the square ones, just use boxes that are the same size as your cutter or 1/4 inch larger...allows more working room for the card stock, etc.

missnnaction Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 7:00pm

Thank you...Thank you!!!

Misdawn Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 7:06pm

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.

klg1152 Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 8:18pm

another site i have ordered from is www.usbox.com

ps3884 Posted 22 Feb 2006 , 10:53pm
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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!!!! icon_biggrin.gif You've been a great help. That's what I love about CC. I can always find the help I need.

Thanks to everyone else as well who has helped with ideas on where to purchase the boxes. thumbs_up.gif

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