Hey Guys I Need Help...please

Decorating By amy78 Updated 13 Nov 2008 , 10:48pm by auntginn

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amy78 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 9:39pm
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Well last christmas I made christmas mice for a friend and she took them to work. Well a lady at work asked her today how much would I charge for 3doz. Oh ya and she wants them on chocolate covered oreos. Sorry guys i'm still in the learning stage and since I have gone back to work I have not had time for cakes icon_cry.gif so I'm still not sure on pricing ??? Please Help icon_smile.gif

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auntginn Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 10:44pm
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I made them last year too for the first time. I had sooo many orders it was so nice. Hope to find something different this year.

Anyway I charged last year $2.50 ea. I am not sure about this year with the cost of supplies high but economy low.

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Auryn Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 1:07am
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what are christmas mice?

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auntginn Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 1:15am
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Oh they are the cutest thing on earth!! Ok with so many talented people here I'd say that with just about everything I see, lol.

Ok, they are mice made with a Hershey's kiss and chocolate covered cherry. Ears made from almonds and all sit on top of a chocolate covered oreo cookie.

I don't have a pic, I sure hope someone does.

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JessDesserts Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 1:26am
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is that $2.50 each mouse?

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auntginn Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 2:15am
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Yes, $2.50 each mouse. And Sugarfrosted thank you for the link.

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Auryn Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 2:34am
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ohhhhh super duper cute
thanks for the link to the pic
its soo cute

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xstitcher Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 4:31am
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Those are adorable!

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jab Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:03am
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Thank you for the link. Those are toooooo cute!!!

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aztomcat Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:26am
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So Cute. Last year I made mice, this year I'll add them to an oreo.

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disneynutbsv Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 11:54am
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What do you think could be used instead of almonds? I have a tree nut allergy...

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aligotmatt Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 12:06pm
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You could pipe a bunch of royal icing ears, like a simple petal shape

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disneynutbsv Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 12:27pm
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Thanks! Or I could make them out of fondant/gumpaste....lol, I didn't have enough coffee this morning, so I couldn't think for myself, icon_biggrin.gif

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xstitcher Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:12pm
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Any suggestions for replacing the chocolate cherries?

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auntginn Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 7:56pm
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Cake balls, pb balls, malt balls, plain fondant center, truffle.

The only thing would then be the tail. I first made them with cherries w/o the stem and used a toothpick, but the stemmed cherry just looks so much cuter.

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xstitcher Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 2:54am
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I never thought about the tail...

Thanks for all he suggestions! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

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amy78 Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 10:19pm
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Thank You Guys!!!!
Sorry I was not able to get back on till today $2.50 is what I was thinking. I told her that a day after I posted but she thinks thats toooo HIGH??? I told her she could do less but don't think she will be ordering after all. Thanks for the input it helped I thought about calling her and telling her that I would do for less but not now!!!

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angelatx Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 10:46pm
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don't feel bad for her thinking you were too high. i had a friend of my sisters who wanted some decorated cookies and i don't usually charge, but i don't know this person and she offered so who am i to refuse and i told her what i would charge and she said it was too much and i said whateva! to my sis. even if i needed the money i would never undersell the time and cost of what it takes to make them. so phooey to her and to your almost cust. who thinks your work and time aren't worth more! hehe icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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auntginn Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 10:48pm
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Good for you amy,

too many times people don't want to pay for whatever reason. Often times they just don't understand how intricate the smaller things can be. They don't realize that as in any other business it goes beyond cost of materials to stay afloat.

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