I Hate This Question, But...how Much?

Baking By bates123 Updated 1 Jun 2010 , 3:36am by Montrealconfections

bates123 Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:23pm
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I really do hate this question, but I was just charging $1 for these cookies. It took me FOREVER to make them (they needed 75). I've been asked to do some more but I really don't know a reasonable price for them. They are 5", NFSC recipe with MMF. The "S" is 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. What would you do?

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bates123 Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:28pm
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It didn't show...here it is.

sweetpea1972 Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:35pm
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I just did 4.5" round with a round pink fondant circle with names in RI and I charged 3.50 for each. She didn't bat an eye. I'd charge 4.00

BTW the cookies are beautifully done!

bbmom Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:56pm
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Does the person who ordered them know you used to charge $1? if so thats a pretty big jump if they've already ordered, but you were seriously undercharging for a 5" cookie. they are very cleanly done. I agree with the $4 suggestion. Nice work.

cakes47 Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:14pm
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Gosh......your cookies are very well done and a lot of work. I do hope you will have
the chance to up your price at least to $4.00. Let us know how you make out.
Good luck!!! icon_smile.gif

l80bug79 Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:32pm
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I agree with $4.00. two layers of fondant and an initial... $4 easy!

mbark Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:40pm
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they are SO cute! definitely charge more than $1 each!!

leily Posted 21 May 2010 , 6:34pm
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I start with $1/inch. So my base would be $5/ea, i don't do fondant so I am not sure if my cost would be covered using it, so maybe a little more.

Also, depending on how you did the initial, might be a little more for the time.

luv2bake6 Posted 21 May 2010 , 10:29pm
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People in my area would balk at any cookie price above $2, so you guys who are able to charge $1 per inch are very lucky!
Those flower cookies are beautiful btw!

makeminepink Posted 21 May 2010 , 10:44pm
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People in my area would croak too. I would charge $2 and next time I'd try and find a smaller cutter.

Dreme Posted 31 May 2010 , 5:10am
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I love the colors! pretty! Definitely worth at least $4.

maladymay Posted 31 May 2010 , 11:55pm
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Yes, I would agree, $4 easily. What about just piping the inital in royal? That would save you a lot of work!

leily Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by makeminepink

People in my area would croak too..

oh trust me, i have plenty of people that balk at the price. But they are not my customers then, they can go try and get what i'm offering from the local grocery store and i bet they won't get it. It's not worth my time if they aren't willing to pay my price.

icer101 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:18am
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i would sit and twiddle my thumbs before i would charge 1-2 dollars for those beautiful cookies. $3.00-$4.00 for those beauties. like i,ve said before, if they got the money , honey, i got the time. lol

Montrealconfections Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:36am
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I almost fell off the couch when I read you charge $1. OMG that probably doesn't cover your material, supplies the electricity not to mention the wear on your equipment. I calculate $1./square inch, more than fair to charge $4. per cookie. What's the point making cookies at the cost when you left feeling frustrated & tired.

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