Which ones to do??

Baking By JennT Updated 9 May 2006 , 3:50pm by JennT

JennT Posted 1 May 2006 , 4:05pm
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Ok cookie girls!! I've got a bit of a dilemma and could use your opinions. I'm making about 4 dozen cookies for a luau at my DS's school this Friday night, just as gifts for the kids and to drum up some business. Of course, I want to go with the luau theme....but which shapes to do??? icon_razz.gif

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Zamode Posted 1 May 2006 , 4:36pm
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I think you have enough on your plate Jenn and enough deco smarts to do the right thing and get to it! icon_wink.gif

ellyrae Posted 1 May 2006 , 4:41pm
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how 'bout the tree and shirt for boys, and flip flop and flower for girls? What ever you end up doing will be plain adorable I'm sure!!!!!

MichelleM77 Posted 1 May 2006 , 5:34pm
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Boys sound good and I'd go with the flip flops for the girls. Good luck with everything. thumbs_up.gif

coffeecake Posted 1 May 2006 , 5:38pm
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I have made the flip flops to RAVE reviews from teen and tween girls. The shirts sound cute - you could also do fish.

cakecre8tor Posted 1 May 2006 , 5:45pm
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Yep I would go for the flip flops and flowers for the girls and for the boys palm trees and shirts sound good...you could also do a surf board for the boys icon_smile.gif

JennT Posted 1 May 2006 , 6:29pm
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Thanks for all the input!! I agree, flops 'n flowers for the girls...but what about surfboards and shirts for the boys?? LOL Switching gears, I know...but I just realized I loaned out my palm tree cutter the other day and since I want to get these cut & in the freezer by tonight (to bake off on Wed.) I thought a surfboard would be MUCH easier to cut freehand or with a template. Plus, it wouldn't need as much detail deco as the palm, I think.

BTW - anyone ever done brushed embroidery technique on cookies? Flowers or hibiscus cookies, to be exact? I was thinking if I went w/the hibiscus cutter that it might look pretty neat and use far less icing than flooding the whole thing. Just outline, then pull-out the icing w/ the brush, then yellow line & a few dots for the center thingy..stamen?? icon_confused.gif

sugartopped Posted 1 May 2006 , 6:32pm
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well you could cover the background of the cookie w/fondant instead of royal...much quicker and easier. then do a few of the decos on top w/royal or even some small fondant flower cutouts...b/c that would work for all the cookies. you could use the same cookie cutter used for the cookie for the background.

kalico Posted 2 May 2006 , 9:53am
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I do alot of pineapples, palm trees and surfboards here in Hawaii!
Also, for something "simple" you could just write "MAHALO" - or "ALOHA".

bonniebakes Posted 2 May 2006 , 12:45pm
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great ideas! I love the idea of surf board and hawaiian shirt for the boys. I think the flip flops and flowers will be great for the girls, too!

Can't wait to see the pictures!

JennT Posted 6 May 2006 , 6:27am
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Well...nothing went as planned this week...the cookie order even got changed...LOL. icon_rolleyes.gif
There were 60 cookies in all, but I did 10 extra for back-ups. I charged $125...so after my costs, that put me making $27.50/hr!!!!! icon_eek.gif
Anyway...they were a little rushed, and I got a little jittery/shaky at the end of it and I think it shows, but the customer was very happy. The parents were flipping out and giving me lots of nice complements. I was saying to myself...'It's just a cookie! I've done better! Glad you can't see the way I left my kitchen!!' icon_lol.gif
Thanks for looking!!

bush1 Posted 6 May 2006 , 6:40am
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Great job. The cookies are so cute. Hope you get lots of business!!!

JennT Posted 7 May 2006 , 3:51pm
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Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

tayakaleb Posted 8 May 2006 , 1:02am
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very cute packaging! love the "sand" in the bag.

Zamode Posted 8 May 2006 , 1:21am
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So cute Jenn!

subaru Posted 8 May 2006 , 1:26am
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Great cookies! The 'sand' in the bag was the perfect added touch.

newcakelady Posted 8 May 2006 , 11:28am
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Wow!! How exciting for you!! I am doing my first bouquets this week, also Hawiaan theme. I sure hope they turn out 1/2 as good as yours!!!

Sherry0565 Posted 8 May 2006 , 11:47am
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Those are absolutely Great! You did an awesome Job, and I'm sure you will land tons of business from that! You are so creative! I too, love the sand in the bottom. I would have never thought of that!

Congrats on your new hourly wage! It's a lot more than I make at my full time job as a Laboratory Technologist!!! (and probably alot more fun too!) icon_biggrin.gif

kstgelais4 Posted 8 May 2006 , 2:26pm
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I love the way you packaged them! How did you make the tags?

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 8 May 2006 , 2:34pm
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Awesome JennT! They were perfect!

~Josie icon_smile.gif

JennT Posted 8 May 2006 , 5:44pm
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Awww - thanks everyone! icon_biggrin.gif

JennT Posted 8 May 2006 , 6:42pm
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Ok...here's a step-by-step. I know it's not rocket science, but if you're like me, sometimes it helps to have a visual of something. HOpe these come thru ok and make sense to y'all! icon_smile.gifLL

JennT Posted 8 May 2006 , 6:44pm
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having to do these separately - trouble posting multiple pics icon_redface.gifLL

sgmaluv Posted 8 May 2006 , 6:51pm
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It's a boning tool! We use it in scrapbooking/cardmaking too!

LOVE the cookies! so cute! I'm digging the stripes on the surfboards.

JennT Posted 8 May 2006 , 7:00pm
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next... icon_lol.gifLL

JennT Posted 8 May 2006 , 7:02pm
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finished tag....

JennT Posted 8 May 2006 , 7:07pm
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Originally Posted by sgmaluv

It's a boning tool! We use it in scrapbooking/cardmaking too!

LOVE the cookies! so cute! I'm digging the stripes on the surfboards.

Alrighty...that's my 'DUH!!' moment for today!! I knew that...LOL icon_razz.gif

cande Posted 9 May 2006 , 12:31pm
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Those turned out soooo cute JennT!! And thanks for the tutorial icon_biggrin.gif
Do you use 12 x 12 cardstock or Letter size?

kstgelais4 Posted 9 May 2006 , 3:30pm
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Wow, thanks Jenn. That was great visual. I have a couple of questions though, is that 8x10 paper? so the tags are 4x5 after you cut them? If so do you use the normal cookie bags? Also how do you flip your bussiness info to print it. I am not so computer savvy. lol.

JennT Posted 9 May 2006 , 3:50pm
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The card stock is just letter size...8 1/2 X 11. So, yeah, they're roughly 4x5 once cut. I just buy the 'treat' bags that are on the aisle with the Wilton stuff at Hobby Lobby or Michael's...the ones that have gusseted sides (pleated, sort of)...not Wilton's brand, as they're a little pricey, IMO, but I don't remember the brand on them...they're like $2 or $3 for 50 bags. I think I've used Wilton's cookie bags before, too. The tag ends up being just a little bit wider than the bag itself, but I kind of like the way it looks. You could cut them down, if you like, to the exact width of your bag...but in my mind, that would just take soooo much longer to do. And the difference in width, of the tag and the bag, is so little really.

As for flipping the business info upside down...well - I guess it depends on what kind of program you're using. icon_rolleyes.gif
Lemme know if you have any more questions...maybe my brain will be working better later & I can make some sense!! icon_rolleyes.gif

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