Do You Do Cakes And Cookies?

Baking By 1234me Updated 23 May 2007 , 2:23am by MichelleM77

1234me Posted 19 May 2007 , 6:19pm
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just wondering how many here do both? Or do you only do cookies? I do both and there are many times I wish I only did cookies icon_smile.gif I enjoy them so much more than the cakes! Just wondering what others take on this is?

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mbelgard Posted 19 May 2007 , 8:05pm
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I do both. Lately I've been making my kids more cookies than cake because I don't eat sugar cookies and I'm trying to lose weight. icon_twisted.gif
I mostly do stuff for home so I get to pick what I do and the kids at school beg for my cookies.

Ursula40 Posted 19 May 2007 , 9:27pm
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Just started offering both and enjoy both parts. porblem with cakes, they are needed mostly on weekends and that cuts into family time. Cookies I can make a couple of days ahead to dry them, so I have something to do in the beginning of the week

Momof4luvscakes Posted 19 May 2007 , 9:39pm
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I sell both from my home based business. I am getting to where I rather do the cookies. People flip when I tell them the price of a cake, but they will pay $72 for 24 decorated cookies. Go figure!

alysmom09 Posted 19 May 2007 , 9:40pm
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I like doing cookies more as well. Just starting to get excited about cakes...they make me nervous icon_redface.gif I am hoping to eventually be comfortable with both....practice makes perfect icon_smile.gif

notjustcake Posted 19 May 2007 , 9:47pm
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I do both but rather do cakes, I think cookies are more work, make dough,roll, bake,cool, make icing, decorate then wrap, all that rolling of the dough!! I like cakes better

zoomitoons Posted 19 May 2007 , 9:48pm
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i do both and plan to do both when i get my storefront also. in my area cookies will be a daily thing for the storefront where cakes will probably be more of a weekend need and a few during the week. i would also like to get into pies but that's going to be awhile since i've only done a few in my lifetime lol

tyty Posted 19 May 2007 , 9:48pm
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Originally Posted by icingandsprinkles

I do both but rather do cakes, I think cookies are more work, make dough,roll, bake,cool, make icing, decorate then wrap, all that rolling of the dough!! I like cakes better

DITTO! thumbs_up.gif

lapazlady Posted 19 May 2007 , 9:58pm
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I do only cakes, except for 3 times a year when all my students participate in cookie day. I make 12 dozen sugar cookies, flood them with RI, and then the kids decorate them. Each takes home thier own decorated cookies. Three times a year is more than enough of cookies for me. Give me cakes any time.

mars3131 Posted 19 May 2007 , 10:06pm
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I do both also but definitely would rather do cookies. The cookies are so much fun to do. I am still fairly new to baking but love to try new things.

CupCake13 Posted 19 May 2007 , 10:19pm
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Yup, I do both. And I like to do both - I love the nitpicky small work on cookies, and I like to decorate cakes.

I'm toying with 'hand painted' cookies now. It's like the kitchen is my personal playground. icon_biggrin.gif

notjustcake Posted 19 May 2007 , 10:50pm
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I do cookies also when it I get in the mood I think they are un but i would only do them for my kids I don't know anyone who would pay me $1 per inch maybe because they are not that good, but I would also not do them or anything less than...

thedessertdiva Posted 19 May 2007 , 11:29pm
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I do a little bit of everything...have not done a real wedding cake yet, but someday I hope.

I do cookies, cupcakes, cakes (special occasion/event), cheesecakes, tortes, pies, trifles...basically any sort of gourmet pastry/dessert, I'll try my hand at it. icon_biggrin.gif

thecupcakemom Posted 19 May 2007 , 11:39pm
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I do cakes, cookies and cupcakes, but my favorite is cookies. I've just started doing them and have found my new passion. So many more options w/ cookies.

kneadacookie Posted 19 May 2007 , 11:39pm
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i try to do both. i think i'm much better at the cookies. my cakes need a lot of practice. when i finally get a place though, i'd really like to do a little of everything

disp4so Posted 19 May 2007 , 11:56pm
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I love to decorate both .. but when it comes to baking I prefer cookies..

I am not very good at baking cakes..

If I could hire someone to do my baking I would be in seventh heaven !

icon_biggrin.gif Sherri

vitomiriam Posted 19 May 2007 , 11:58pm
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I've been making cookies for years and started making cakes a few months ago. I actually got inspired to do cakes by seeing all of the beautiful cakes here. You are all so talented! I have alot to learn but I am having so much fun!!!

cryssi Posted 20 May 2007 , 12:08am
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I'm way more comfortable with and better at cookies! I love doing cakes, though! I just don't have as much opportunity... icon_sad.gif

Fairytale Posted 20 May 2007 , 12:09am
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I've been making both for years. Each has its own set of challenges. When I'm doing cakes, I wonder why the heck I bother doing cookies. When I do cookies, I wonder why I bother doing cakes. LOL. Just nuts I guess.

leily Posted 20 May 2007 , 12:11am
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It all depends on my mood. I really really enjoy decorating cakes, but the clean up seems to be a lot worse for cakes. (ugh!!) However I have started to get a good pattern down for cookies so they don't seem to take me as long (I use to hate doing decorated cookies b/c they took so long)

I really enjoy both, but the cookies are easier on my hands and I have problems with them already (darn bakery job!) But I like what I can do with fondant/gumpaste/buttercream. So ask me everyday and i'll give you a different answer

indydebi Posted 20 May 2007 , 12:30am
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Originally Posted by icingandsprinkles

I do both but rather do cakes, I think cookies are more work, make dough,roll, bake,cool, make icing, decorate then wrap, all that rolling of the dough!! I like cakes better

Me too (see my two websites, listed below). Plus wedding cakes are more profitable for the time it takes.

lapazlady Posted 20 May 2007 , 12:07pm
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Fairytale, your cookies are just fabulous. When the kids tell me they need ideas, I put your photo album up on the screen for them to look at. Your skills and talent are amazing!

delicious_designs7 Posted 20 May 2007 , 1:05pm
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I do cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and candies. I love to do them all! I like to change it up instead of doing the same thing all of the time. icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 20 May 2007 , 1:25pm
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I do both!! I always have orders for cookies that match the birthday cake!!

GeminiRJ Posted 21 May 2007 , 12:04pm
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I do both, and like each for different reasons. I love the icing I use for cakes, as it's so easy to work with and tastes divine. The cookies I like because they are so portable, easy to serve, and versatile. (I've fallen in love with cookie bouquets because I get to decorate the pots as well as the cookies, and I love to paint.) But right now, I just want everyone to stop calling wanting things! May is such a busy, busy, month, and I could use a breather.

yankeegal Posted 21 May 2007 , 12:44pm
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I just do cookies...I think the people who do cakes here are amazing-I just don't have the patience.

bobwonderbuns Posted 21 May 2007 , 12:46pm
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I do cakes and cookies, getting into molded chocolate and other candies.

cookiecreations Posted 21 May 2007 , 2:42pm
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I do both as well as pies and cupcakes, but cookies hands down are my all time favorite!

MichelleM77 Posted 21 May 2007 , 2:51pm
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I'm just doing cookies right now. When I have a place to legally do cakes, I would love to do birthday/celebration cakes (scared to death to ever do a wedding cake- would hate to ruin someone's day!), but I've only done cakes for my son's birthdays and need a lot of practice! Until then I'm legal for cakes, will just keep using the family as my guinea pigs. icon_smile.gif

FatAndHappy Posted 21 May 2007 , 2:54pm
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We do cookie and cakes - as well as cupcakes. Up until 1 month ago we did the HUGE chocolate and caramel covered apples and pretzel rods, but the mess wasn't worth it and we are WAY to busy with cakes and cookies.

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