SharonZ Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 1:47am
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This is my first cookie bouquet. Please give me your honest opinions.
Thanks,
Sharon
LL

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TRisser Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 1:48am
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very cute. love the mugs and your cookies look great!

patticakesnc Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 1:51am
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I love them.. They are so cute!

Derby Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 1:55am
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super cute! I'd buy one!

satin Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 1:58am
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Very nice! I did bouquets for my family members last year and believe me it does take time. the mugs are great. Have you thought about putting the back cookies up higher and the front cookies lower so you would be able to see them all? Hope I said that right. I just wouldn't know if it would tip the mug. Anyway, the cookies look great. Hope the best for you.

maryak Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 2:07am
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They look adorable!! thumbs_up.gif

Akesunflower Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 2:22am
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Super job! I'd buy one too!

soccermom17 Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 2:34am
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Nice Job.
These should sell quickly!

tricia Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 3:17am
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You did a great job...I made some this weekend...will post them soon..
How much do you ask for yours? I am thinking about asking from $12 to $18

nglez09 Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 3:20am

I'm craving those with a cold glass of milk- and I'm full and have a cold! icon_razz.gif

Luby Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 3:24am

Your cookies look absolutely adorable - great job on the decorating. I agree that the ones in the back should be higher or the ones in the front lower. Other than that they are absolutely perfect.

RisqueBusiness Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 3:29am
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Originally Posted by nglez09

I'm craving those with a cold glass of milk- and I'm full and have a cold! icon_razz.gif




NO milk for you!! builds up mucus!

DianeLM Posted 18 Dec 2006 , 4:13am

These are absolutely adorable! You did a great job! I agree with the others as far as making the back cookies higher. Another minor suggestion would be to align the cookies so the ones in front block the view of the sticks in back. Then, if any sticks are showing up front, just cram in a little more filler. I'm just one of those who prefers when the sticks don't show. Personal preference.

SharonZ Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 2:03pm

Thank you to everyone for the nice comments. I took your advice and re-arranged my bouquets. Next time, I'm using a denser styorofoam.
Do they look any better now?

Tricia,
I'm thinking about selling them for between $15-$18.
Thanks,
Sharon
LL

jillchap Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 2:14pm

they do look better now (not that they looked bad before), i think they look great!!

CarolAnn Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 2:15pm

Nice job! They look great!

koolaidstains Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 2:24pm

Your second arrangement looks much better. Don't underprice them, cookie bouquets at cookie shops cost a LOT of money. with 6 cookies I don't think $20 is too much!

aligotmatt Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 2:30pm

They look great!

lapazlady Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 2:32pm

Very nice! I'd think $15. is a bit on the low side. How about $20? Look at all the time and effort those cookies really took. Great job, they'll go very quickly. thumbs_up.gif

soccermom17 Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 3:09pm

That did make a nice difference. They look very polished.
good job.

SharonZ Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 4:14pm

Thank you everyone! I will take everyone's advice and price them at $20. I'll let you know if I have any bites.
Thanks,
Sharon

SharonZ Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 12:21am
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Originally Posted by SharonZ

Thank you everyone! I will take everyone's advice and price them at $20. I'll let you know if I have any bites.
Thanks,
Sharon




Well, the cookies bombed. I didn't sell one bouquet. Everybody thought they were too expensive. icon_sad.gif I'll give them to my grandson's.
Sharon

elvisb Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 12:28am

That's too bad. People don't realize the time and detail that we put into things. Your grandson's will love them though.

BTW--If people thought they were too expensive, did anyone bother to suggest a price to you? Or was it insultingly low? I would be curious to know what people thought they were worth.

SharonZ Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 11:03am
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Originally Posted by elvisb

That's too bad. People don't realize the time and detail that we put into things. Your grandson's will love them though.

BTW--If people thought they were too expensive, did anyone bother to suggest a price to you? Or was it insultingly low? I would be curious to know what people thought they were worth.




It was insultingly low--one person offered me $8.00. icon_cry.gif Can you believe it! The other remarks I heard was "I can go to Walmart." I should have known better with the cheapskates in this town. It's very discouraging.
Sharon

SweetResults Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 11:57am

That's too bad - sure they can go to WalMart - for a stale crappy cookie!! thumbsdown.gif

But better to give them to your grandchildren and have them appreciate and enjoy than to undersell your work. They looked beautiful, I'm so sorry no one appreciated them.

glory2god Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 1:18pm
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Originally Posted by SharonZ

It was insultingly low--one person offered me $8.00. icon_cry.gif Can you believe it! The other remarks I heard was "I can go to Walmart." I should have known better with the cheapskates in this town. It's very discouraging.
Sharon




8 dollars? icon_evil.gif so what did they want to buy? the coffee cup or 2 cookies?........your cookies look great and your choice of cups was right on the mark. i agree that your grandchildren will enjoy them.

RisqueBusiness Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 3:17pm

So, what can they get at Walmart fo 8 bucks? That sucks...but if that is all they want to pay...then maybe make yours look like theirs..lol

Let me give you a little tip...

If you would've come in all out of breath and placed them on a table and said.

"OH MY!! These are selling like hot cakes!!! I barely managed to set these few aside for you guys to see."

I"ll bet you DOLLARS TO COOKIES..you would've SOLD OUT and had orders for more!!!

People suck and always want what they can't have!!! Remember that for next time! lol

SharonZ Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 8:17pm
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Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness

So, what can they get at Walmart fo 8 bucks? That sucks...but if that is all they want to pay...then maybe make yours look like theirs..lol

Let me give you a little tip...

If you would've come in all out of breath and placed them on a table and said.

"OH MY!! These are selling like hot cakes!!! I barely managed to set these few aside for you guys to see."

I"ll bet you DOLLARS TO COOKIES..you would've SOLD OUT and had orders for more!!!

People suck and always want what they can't have!!! Remember that for next time! lol




I think you are absolutely right. My husband is so po'ed he said he was going to take them and sit in a parking lot in town, put them on the hood of the car and sell them that way. icon_lol.gif There were people last weekend doing just that with a crudy basket with two cookies and a toy that looked like it was dragged on the floor for a year and they were selling for between $8-$12. The people were going crazy over them. Go figure! Maybe I should take a bite out of each cookie, wrap them back up and sell them that way. icon_evil.gif They'd probably sell like crazy.

jescapades Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 11:25pm

they look great! i especially love the snowmen! excellent job! good luck!

tricia Posted 23 Dec 2006 , 11:32pm

I sold ones for $12 with 3 cookies and the containers with 5 cookies I sold for $15, but also it depends what kind of container I used.....

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