I Need Help With Time Management For These Cookies!

Business By mom2spunkynbug Updated 21 Jun 2010 , 4:44pm by bonniebakes

mom2spunkynbug Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 4:22pm
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I am doing 4 dozen custom designed cookies for a customer. The party is for Saturday, but now they may want to get them on Friday, so I told them the earliest time they will be available is noon on Friday. Sooo...what is a good idea to start making, baking, icing, packaging these cookies?

I'm trying to work backwards...thinking I could package them on Friday morning, so I'd have to ice (royal icing) on Thursday, so bake on Wednesday, and make the dough on Tuesday....does that sound about right? I don't do cookies much!

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cakesbycathy Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 4:25pm
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i would move your timeline up by a day so that they are packaged by Thursday night. It always takes longer than you think it will.
make dough today
bake tomorrow
decorate Wed
package Thurs.

mom2spunkynbug Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 4:44pm
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Thanks! I also have two cakes that are due on Saturday morning, so I don't want to be rushing around with anything!

The sugar cookies are good for about a week, right?

bonniebakes Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 4:44pm
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I think that time line sounds fine - but be sure to allow yourself at least an hour on Friday morning to bag/package.

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