dtmc Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 12:24am
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Do any of you sell cookie bouquets? How much do you charge for them? For example a terra cotta pot with about 5-6 cookies fully decorated. I'm thinking of doing this and any tips and/or advice is greatly appreciated.

THANKS IN ADVANCE,
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bbelias Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 12:46am
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I sell cookie bouquets. In my area I am pretty cheap . . . $22.00 for a bouquet of six large cookies or $18.00 for 3 cookies in a terra cotta pot (sometimes the pot is decorated or painted to match the bouquet I am making. I place florists foam in the pot to hold the sticks in the position that I want them and then fill it with crinkle cut paper stuffing (found at craft stores) to cover the foam. I wrap the entire bouquet in large cellophane bags and tie it with a decorative bow. You can see some of my bouquets in my photos.

dtmc Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 2:45am
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Originally Posted by bbelias

I sell cookie bouquets. In my area I am pretty cheap . . . $22.00 for a bouquet of six large cookies or $18.00 for 3 cookies in a terra cotta pot (sometimes the pot is decorated or painted to match the bouquet I am making. I place florists foam in the pot to hold the sticks in the position that I want them and then fill it with crinkle cut paper stuffing (found at craft stores) to cover the foam. I wrap the entire bouquet in large cellophane bags and tie it with a decorative bow. You can see some of my bouquets in my photos.





Do you put the 6 large cookies in a terra cotta pot too?

bbelias Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:22am
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My cookies are on sticks which I insert into the florist foam so that they stand up like flowers
LL

dandelion Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:24am
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bbelias that's beautiful! you don't charge enough! don't underprice your work. you deserve every last penny.

bbelias Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:29am
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Thank you . . . my husband thinks I should raise my prices too . . . I'll have to think about that icon_smile.gif

CakesWithAttitude Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:30am
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All of the places where I live, charge $50 or more for those cookie bouquets of that size. The only difference is it is a brightly painted pot

bbelias Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:34am
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Sometimes I paint the pot, depending on the theme. The ones below were what I did last Christmas. I was even cheaper back then, I was just starting out! This pot was ALOT of work so this year I will charge extra for the special pot, otherwise I will just paint it red.
LL

JennT Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:44am
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Now THAT is CUTE!! thumbs_up.gif Love that little pot! May I please borrow this idea for the pot...so adorable with the fluffy trim!! I know some mom's around here that would go CRAZY for these as teacher gifts, etc! icon_biggrin.gif

CakesWithAttitude Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:44am

Yeah all they do is paint it, not all that decoration. They just charge a lot. The cookies are really thick too. Like 1/2 an inch or more. But still. You could charge that much.

bbelias Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:58am

Borrow away . . . icon_lol.gif

wyatt Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 6:12am

Here is a company that's been in business since the mid 1980's.

www.bloomingcookies.com

They've got some great stuff!

ladyonzlake Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 1:48pm

How big are your cookies? I'm having a hard time finding large cookie cutters. I'd like to have them 4-5". I just ordered some from the cookiecuttershop.com and they are all about 3-4" and I'm sending a few back because they are even smaller. Maybe I'm just used to some of my Giant ones that I have....they are 7-8" and make these others look small.
Jacqui

dtmc Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by bbelias

Sometimes I paint the pot, depending on the theme. The ones below were what I did last Christmas. I was even cheaper back then, I was just starting out! This pot was ALOT of work so this year I will charge extra for the special pot, otherwise I will just paint it red.




OOOH Bbelias, Your Christmas bouquet is SOOOO ADORABLE!! You are very good. I would definatly raise your prices. You are very TALENTED. I just love that Christmas bouquet............

Thanks for you help! thumbs_up.gif

KHalstead Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 2:10pm

I made some for Valentine's Day and had people offering to pay 30-40 dollars a piece for them............hey, who am I to say no??? LOL I just made them for my family and my son's teachers for a gift, never thought people would want to buy them?
LL

4Gifts4Lisa Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 2:49pm

bbelias...you need to raise your prices!

I did a cookie bouquet for my son's teacher, and painted the terra cotta pot in chalkboard paint, so I could write her name on it...turned out very cute!

cat633 Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 3:53pm

I sell cookie bouquets. I charge $20 for 6, $27 for 9, and $36 for 12. People are shocked when I tell them the price but I feel if they want them they will pay it. I don't think anyone would pay more than that here. I live in a small town and I am the only one who makes these type of cookies. Most peple here have never seen a cookie bouquet and are in awe when they see mine. I've had quite a few orders all ready. I put mine in mugs, candle holders, baskets, andy thing neat I can find at a dollar store.

bbelias Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 5:44pm

I love your beer and peanuts bouquet . . . great idea!

KHalstead Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 5:46pm

yeah, I guess people were willing to pay more for mine because the pots were pretty good sized.......like a 6" wide pot.probably 7-8 in. tall

bbelias Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 5:50pm

KHalstead I love your valentines bouquets they are so vibrant!
I like to use 6" azalea pots, they are short but wide. Although when I do 3 cookie bouquets, I use a taller, narrower pot. I like the idea of little metal puckets too but they aren't as steady, sometimes the cookies are heavy and can topple over . . . no one wants broken cookies icon_smile.gif !!!!

KHalstead Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 5:54pm

yeah, I've thought about using those...I see cute little colored buckets at the dollar stores all the time...or those silver metal ones....very classy looking.....I thought about filling the bottom of them (just enough for weight) with some pebbles.....you know how they sell them real cheap...aquarium stones or river rocks?? That would weigh them down....which wouldn't be good if you're shipping them though!!! I shipped mine...that's why I went with bigger pots, I figured they would be more stable or something (who knows LOL)...oh well, none of them broke and neither did the cookies : )

Cake_Princess Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 11:18pm

My smallest cookie bouquet comes with 6 Cookies. They are all about 5 inch cookies. Right now I have my Cookies priced at $5 per cookir for the simple designs. My tulips are on the high end and I priced them at $9 per cookie just because the design is handpainted. If jaws drop at my asking price for my tulips I simply remind people that the cookies are all hand painted and not cut from cookie cutters. So if that's a bit too high for them they are welcome to pick from my simpler designs. Since they have been in my portfolio they have been doing well even with the price.

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