Are You Marketing For These Coming Holidays?

Business By indydebi Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 8:17pm by CbyA

indydebi Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:00am
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Friday, Oct 16th: Boss's Day

Sunday, Oct 25th: Mother in Law Day (I'd LUV someone to order a cookie bouquet of bats with a card that says, "Luv ya, you 'ole bat!" icon_lol.gif )

And of course Halloween on Oct 31st!

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4them Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:16am
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Not really, but I might consider those mother in law cookies icon_lol.gif , I have actually started planning my Christmas advertising, I do have some in shop decorated stuff for Halloween.

LaBellaFlor Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:35am
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You know I have just never done cookies. I wouldn't even know how to go about selling them. I make plenty for the holidays, but I just give them away and we eat them.

CbyA Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:37am
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Well, here, right now it is the Annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque,NM I started 2 months earlier making hundreds of cookies for this (my first year) and I been selling a LOT of decorated sugar cookies (of course Balloon cookies) and ends this coming weekend after that I'll be baking for Halloween cookies, last year I did very well on cookie bouquets...since this whole situation went bad for business I started making cookie bouquets and I been doing good... Pumpkin rolls for Thanksgiving and cookie packages for Christmas beside cake orders icon_smile.gif

jenmat Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 5:12am
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Good question!
Just putting together my e-newsletter for Halloween specials now!
Doing cupcake cakes, individual cupcakes and a few sugar cookies. Have not done cookie bouquets- I try to stay in the realm of cake if at all possible.
Anyone have unique cake ideas for Halloween or Thanksgiving specials? I like things that can be produced for those darn school parties.... that is until the schools say that you can't bring sugar in anymore.... really that's happened and its just so uncool.

CakeandDazzle Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 5:28am
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Originally Posted by jentreu

Good question!
Just putting together my e-newsletter for Halloween specials now!
Doing cupcake cakes, individual cupcakes and a few sugar cookies. Have not done cookie bouquets- I try to stay in the realm of cake if at all possible.
Anyone have unique cake ideas for Halloween or Thanksgiving specials? I like things that can be produced for those darn school parties.... that is until the schools say that you can't bring sugar in anymore.... really that's happened and its just so uncool.


I saw these super cute turkeys in my family (circle?) Magazine... mini wonder on its side, sugar cookie and candy corn... I thought they would be super cute for kids....


edited to add- maybe it was in modern baking??

jenmat Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 5:34am
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I have though of doing mini turkeys this year- I've seen them done in Wilton too. Maybe I'll go that direction- last year I did mini pumpkin and pecan pie tarts. They were ok but too much work for what I made on them. Again, I need to teach myself to stick with cakes!

MichelleM77 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:12pm
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I'm working on it, not sure if I will make the special days this month.

CakeAndDazzle, I think it was Modern Baking. Great magazine!

CbyA, my parents were at the balloon festival this year! They got up super early one day to see the lift-off and said it was beautiful.

Kitagrl Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:29pm
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I actually rarely get holiday orders! Weird huh! I guess people splurge for personal events more than holidays around here.

MichelleM77 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:40pm
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Kitagrl, me too. I get the excuse that a lot of people bake for the holidays themselves.

snocilla Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:47pm
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I don't have a business, so no advertising, but I am making a Boss's day cake for my boss. She collects teacups so I am making her a teapot/teacup cake. But I don't know that most people really get cakes for smaller Holidays like Boss's Day. I'm just doing it for an excuse to make a cake! LOL!

neelycharmed Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:24pm
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I haven't done any advertising but am almost booked up until middle of December.
I thought it was going to slow down, but I am very busy. I was going to do a halloween special but can't do it with the orders coming in.
that's always a good thing! icon_smile.gif
icon_smile.gifJodi

CbyA Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 8:17pm
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Yes MichelleM77, it is beautiful but I have to get up at 3:00am to be there early!!! There is people from around the world every year...

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