I made alot of cookies this holiday and there has got to be an easier way to package the cookies.
I've been puting them in the cello bags and tieing them with the little sliver tie that it comes with. But its soo annoying and it takes me forever. Plus the bag gets all wrinkly.
Anyone have any ideas to make them look more professional and faster to pack?
Are you talking about wrapping individual cookies, or a half dozen or more?
Do you make a LOT of cookies, maybe to sell? How many do you put in a bag? How about a one piece clam-shell type plastic bakery box? I make fudge hearts and Easter Eggs and package them in ones like this:
They come in a few sizes. The size I use (5x5x2.5 or so) is about 15cents each in a carton of 500 on that site. That adds up to $75 plus S&H. I bought them somewhere else tho and they've lasted a long time. A ribbon around the box makes a pretty presentation. Inside, I used some Easter grass. You could use tissue paper too. Here's a pic of my fudge hearts to show you how the boxes look:
those look cute, but im talking individually wrapped cookies. only one cookie fits in each bag.
Hmmm, I can't think of a faster way to individually package them. But as far as wrinkly bags go, you might try using a thicker mil bag. I tried saving money and ordered 1 mil poly bags last time... but I will definitely upgrade for my next order - I think 2 mil will work for me, but its probably a personal preference.
I ordered my bags from Uline.
Decorated cookies are SO time consuming all around, and I'm always looking for time saving tips, so thanks for asking a great question!
I use my Foodsaver. I've been doing this for at least 3 or 4 years.
It doesn't vacum seal them, just heat seal. Not sure if all models can do this. I have an older Professional II model.
When I bag decorated cookies, I carefully kind of fold the top back so all of the wrinkles are on the back of the cookie. Then tie. I don't know how much faster you can make the process... just charge knowing that it IS part of the process. I made 300 cookies for wedding favors and I think I spent about 5 hours bagging and tying bows on each bag. Though I was like aaggh this is taking forever, I charged enough that I was getting paid healthily to bag.
oh cool I have a foodsaver. it's an older white one and it has a seal button. Im gonna test a bag and see what happens.
I dont do may cookies so i just buy the wilton treat bags when i need them, do you still think it will work?
And if it does work, won't the top part look kinda plain?
wow aligotmatt 300 cookies, I did 60 for new years and it felt like it was never gonna end
Packaging is a pain, just takes time. That's when you invite a friend, pour them a glass of wine, hand them a pair of gloves, and let the good times roll!
I actually use ribbons instead of those silver ties.
Agree it just takes time ... one cookie at a time.
I did 100 cookies for a wedding and was surprised that it took me a whole hour.
If you have a friend helping, you can do an assembly line. One person opens the bags, one stuffs the cookies, one wraps the tie, etc. With each person doing just one portion of the job, they get faster at that one function and the job actually does move quicker.
Here is how I packaged my holiday cookies. Sandwich bags tied with the holiday ribbon and excessive bagged cut off.
That's a great idea, Silver. I actually got several of those foil containers with clear lids, the kind you can bake a cake or sometihng in and take, and the lids were tall enough that they fit sort of standing up against each other (does that make sense?). That worked out great for gift sets of six or used the cake pan ones for larger batches. Wish I would have taken pictures.
Kayla, the cupcakes and packaging looks Great!
OMG...your cupcakes are gorgeous!
Your cupcakes are just adorable!
aww thank you they were my 1st fondant cupcakes so im proud of them
OMG! I love your cupcakes! How did you do the bottom part of the dress? They are flawless!
Those are great cupcakes
Kayla! Those are gorgeous! And I refuse to do cupcakes...but I'd do those for about $10 each! Hmmm...maybe more!
thank you guys
sweetgreeting I just pleated the fondant and attached it with water and it stuck on
Theres a better pic of the cupcakes in my photos
don't know if this work suit your needs, but what about folding the bag over and sealing it with a sticker that is relevent to the occasion?
First cupcakes decorated this? WOW they look really perfect! And those ideas for packaging are great.
aww thank you eldag