grumpyx07 Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 5:27am

So last week I made a couple dozen Halloween cookies and packaged them individually to get some orders in for the holidays. I know a bunch of people at our local Starbucks who passed them around for me, the bank, etc.

Well, I took some to a local home-baked market and they LOVED them. I just finished another 9 dozen cookies to give out more samples today. Just when I was packaging them up I got a call from the market, they want to order cookies to sell in their store! Turns out they gave some of my samples to their customers and every wants more. I told the women I just finished about 100 cookies and she wants them ALL!

I'm so happy you have no idea. Especially since I just started doing cookies in March.

The market also wants to sell some of my cupcakes and cookies through Christmas. I'm so excited I just had to share the news. icon_biggrin.gif

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SugarFrosted Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 5:29am

I hope you have set a good price on them icon_smile.gif

OH! And Congratulations! party.gif

mommachris Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 5:35am

yea for you grumpy...guess you'll have to change your name to ....Happy or better yet....Busy! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

mommachris

ceshell Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 5:43am
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Originally Posted by mommachris

yea for you grumpy...guess you'll have to change your name to ....Happy or better yet....Busy! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif



That's funny! Congratulations grumpybusy! Hey where are the pics?! icon_biggrin.gif

Hollyanna70 Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 6:19am

Yay! Congratulations!!

vonnie99 Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 11:22am

Yahoo for you!!! That is fantastic news - I hope you can keep up with all the orders! Post pictures of the cookies!

mgdqueen Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 12:07pm

Congratulations!!! party.gif

amaniemom Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 1:52pm

Congrats, how exciting. icon_biggrin.gif

candae Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 8:10pm

CONGRATS!!!! thumbs_up.gif Way to go

yankeegal Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 8:20pm

Congrats-how exciting for you!!

tyty Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 8:24pm

That is wonderful! Happy baking.

KarensCookies Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 11:38pm

Congratulations!! That's exciting!

Ginnycakes3 Posted 28 Sep 2007 , 12:00am

yeah! congrat's! icon_smile.gif Would love to see pic's. thumbs_up.gif

grumpyx07 Posted 28 Sep 2007 , 8:52am

Thanks everyone! icon_smile.gif

When I dropped the cookies off today, the women told me to hurry and get back to baking....the cookies will be gone by the weekend. Oh lordy, what have I gotten myself into? lol

I'm charging $2 a cookie as a starting rate, more for the larger ones. Do you think that's too low?

Pictures coming soon I promise. Hopefully by the weekend. I've been in the kitchen baking up a storm today for the market and more samples. Already got 15 dozen done...just have to ice them now.

ValH Posted 28 Sep 2007 , 9:07am

That's brilliant news, congratulations. You're going to be sooooooooooo busy! thumbs_up.gif

BabyC1985 Posted 28 Sep 2007 , 9:14am

congrats and well done

grama_j Posted 28 Sep 2007 , 9:22am

YAHOOOOO !!! What a deal you have going....... CONGRATS !!

ANicole Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 3:22am

That is so awesome. Your hard work is paying off.

I have been busy baking for donation and samples also. I hope to be in your shoes (busy, busy!) soon!!!

Good luck and have fun!

Amber

grumpyx07 Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 5:52am

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

I just got my photos back tonight, I posted them all in the "Cookies!" gallery, but here are a few.

I'd love to know your honest opinions.

Oh, and the cookies I brought in yesterday...there are only 15 left! Yikes...I know what I'm doing this weekend.
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ssunshine564 Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 6:04am

The cookies look great!! Congratulations!! I just saved them to my favs. thumbs_up.gif

itsasweetthing Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 6:42am

Congrats! You should be proud, your work is excellent!

shanzah67 Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 3:45pm

I love 'em! I especially like the Bride of Frankenstein. How big are they?

mbasic Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 4:17pm

These are great! Good job and good luck!

ANicole Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 5:36pm

Holy moly! Those look so nice! I'm so impressed!!!!

Great job!

grumpyx07 Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 5:58pm

Aww, thank you all so very much! I open my email to such nice comments, I've had this happy attitude all week. I love it! lol

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Originally Posted by shanzah67

I love 'em! I especially like the Bride of Frankenstein. How big are they?




All of the Frankenstein cookies are about 4 1/2". It's Wilton's Monster Head Comfort Grip cutter. icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Sep 2007 , 6:01pm

Fantastic for you...$2.00 is fair as any higher and people tend to shy away as they find them "Too" expensive.I have seen the Disnay cookies ahere at our c=grocery store which of course are not handmade and are computer decorated and they sell for $1.49 so you are there.Charge a bit more for the larger ones!!! I wish we had small markets here to sell at but in the big city everyone is so Darn scared to buy anything 'Homemade" due to allergy reactions etc....you just can't sell anywhere.

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