Charging For

Decorating By cakerunner Updated 20 Nov 2008 , 11:05pm by cylstrial

cakerunner Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:05pm
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I have been sked to make heart shaped sugar cookies, coated with white sugar, piped initials on top (BC) I told her I thought about $1 per cookie, is this too much? I am charging $1.50 per serving for a birthday cake for the smae event, my prices are going up the first of the year. Thanks for your help!

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cakerunner Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:17pm
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Please help!

slejdick Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:20pm
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That sounds too low to me.

Many of the cookie bakers here charge $1 per inch (so a 2 inch cookie would be $2, a 3 inch would be $3).

How big are the cookies going to be?

What type of icing are you using?


cakerunner Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:26pm
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she just wants white sugar on top with the initials piped in butter cream.... The cookie will be a 2" heart

aligotmatt Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:28pm
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I charge $2-$6 for decorated cookies depending on the size and difficulty. My biggest cookie has been 4". You should charge more per cookie.

divaofcakes Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:33pm
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I never charge less than $2 per cookie. And that's for something very simple!

cakerunner Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:38pm
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Thanks so much for all the input, really help to see what others charge since there aren't any decorators in my area! No bakeries within a 50 mile radius (at least) besides walmart

SugaryGoodness Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 9:48pm
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I have just started pricing my cookies - and I think they should start at $2.00/cookie for a basic one.

slejdick Posted 31 Oct 2006 , 12:08am
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If you're just sprinkling sugar on them before baking, and piping initials on them, they'll be fairly simple to make. They'll be much less time consuming than flooding with royal icing, and you won't have as much time invested in waiting for them to dry, etc. For those, I would consider charging less than my "normal" decorated cookies, probably $1.50 or so if they're going with a cake order.

Just take into consideration the amount of time you'll have invested, and please don't sell yourself short. There's nothing worse than working on a cookie order and feeling like you're not being paid fairly for the amount of work you're putting in!


pinklesley1 Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 3:14am
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how much woul ou guys charge for making...
corsage cookies... sugar cokies, with fondant and some ri decorations...

ps... she wants 75 fo them...

i checked with my local cookies by design and they tle me $7.25 per cookie... which i thought was CRAZY!!!!

what would you guys charge... HELP!!!

pinklesley1 Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 3:15am
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not corsage... i meant to say CORSET cookies... duh me...

lifonahil Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 4:42am
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Originally Posted by pinklesley1

not corsage... i meant to say CORSET cookies... duh me...

I thought that was great a corsage we could eat. LOL

cylstrial Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 11:05pm
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Cakerunner -- I think you probably need to go with the $1.oo/cookie since you are charging $1.50/slice of cake.

Next time you should definitely charge more for both!!


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