Dreme Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:08pm
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I normally package my cookies in a cello bag with a white satin ribbon in a brown box with color coordinating tissue paper. For a $15 cookie should I do something special? Will people expect them to be packaged differently than a basic cello baggie? Should they be individually packaged? I need some ideas on how to package more expensive cookies.


TIA

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mayo2222 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:23pm
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Wow, for $15 a cookie I would expect white glove delivery.

Don't have any advice, just impressed you are getting $15 a cookie

Sucrea Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:34pm
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I know that I would have to really be impressed with the package to try a $15 cookie. It would definitely have to be more than a cello bag.

Bskinne Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:45pm
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Can you post a pic of a $15 cookie? Just curious! icon_smile.gif (Maybe that will also help to figure out some special looking packaging, becauase it should be in something more expensive looking.)

crazyladybaker Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:55pm
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I am guessing this is for a HUGE cookie? Please give more details?
Thanks

Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:57pm
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No...Dreme's cookies are Out of this world Sick...and I mean that in a good way...We have all been trying to get her to charge more for them!!!So I am glad to see she is getting that much....as for packaging..Hmm...not sure!!

crazyladybaker Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 4:05pm
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Just took a look at her website and yes, she is very very talented thumbs_up.gif
I hope she shares a pic of this cookie though cause I am dying to see it.. icon_biggrin.gif

Dreme Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 4:09pm
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Aww thank you kiddiekakes! you made my day! I'm still new to figuring out how to price some of the 3d designs as I'm not sure how difficult it will be until I do one. The $15 cookies in question are masquerade mask. I'm about to do a photoshoot for them and some other seasonal items (I know i'm late, been very busy with cake orders). Hopefully after editing they will be up on the site tonight.

They are 6"-7" x 2"- 5" in length. Each one varies due the style of the mask.

Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 4:14pm
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Well I am in awe of your creativeness..I have done lots of cookies but just don't have the patience for some of the designs you created..Don't even like the RI piping...Your cookies are nothing like I have ever seen before....Love them!!

Emmabellas Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:55pm

I think if you want to showcase your cookies, especially for something like the masquerade mask, you don't want so much packaging on the cookie that your work gets lost. I think using the clear cello bags, with corresponding colored ribbons, and perhaps put the cookie up against a colored FDA approved cardboard would make it look lovely. If anything, maybe the box that the cookie arrives in (assuming it's just an individual cookie) could be a fancier box and fill the box with colored tissue that matches the mask. thumbs_up.gif

KimmyKakes4Me Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 7:43pm

Really elegant clear boxes, like the lid is clear, the bottom is clear.....everything.

endymion Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 8:09pm

I was thinking the same thing as KimmyKakes -- clear box.

chrisviz Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 8:12pm

Just checked out your website Dreme... You.Are.Amazing!

Maluisa Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 8:36pm

clearbags.com. Good prices and just about everything transparent you can imagine. They are very helpful on the phone too.

Montrealconfections Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 9:16pm

If the cookie is $15. that means it is worth that, as soon as you get something other than a cello bag it is going to eat into your profit. I understand you want this cookie to be showcased better but at the same time you need to consider the costs? The smallest boxes here cost $0.85 + tax & it requires a longer ribbon I charge extra for boxes.

KHalstead Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 9:39pm

http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=23319&SubGroupID=23312&ParentGroupID=18989#23312


what about something like this?? Would give a nice presentation, it's something they can keep and repurpose, and it doesn't cost THAT much to you for your bottom line! Not sure they're "elegant" enough for YOUR cookies though!

EvMarie Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 10:08pm

KHalstead - great idea....she could even re-use for a collection of mini's.

I do like the clear box idea as well.

Buttttt, if you are at all concerned about price...would consider making an insert for your cello bag? For example...there are many sites that give a formula on how to cut and score a piece of cardstock. You make 4 snips, pre-fold a bit...then a dab of hot glue or I think some use two way tap to secure the sides up. Poof...you have the bottom part of a box & you can custom size it to your cookie. Know what I mean? Sort of like the inside of a "slide" style box. Or, the bottom of a stationary box with out the acrylic top.

They make beautiful cardstock in metallic silver and gold. Of course, white is available. If it's a masq. mask you could use what ever metallic finish you're using on the cookie & match the bow. It might be the compromise between price and looks.

If you're super busy you may not dig this option though. It doesn't take all day...but once you figure out the measurements, it's a snap.

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CookieCrazy_grozzie11 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 10:09pm

I think a clear flat box with coloured tissue under it. love your work.

imagenthatnj Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 10:21pm

KHalstead, pretty box you found!

Ev Marie, that was just what I was about to suggest. The paper topper for the cello bag, right? A pretty piece of nice paper, scalloped; you can make holes with a paper puncher and thread the ribbon through it, depending on the occasion.

There's someone who's making these pretty, whimsical boxes for cupcakes with a clear top, too.

THE PAPER TOPPER (for single cookies)
http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/search/label/pretty%20packaging
http://www.adozeneggs.com/A_favorP.HTM

JulesCupcakes
http://julescupcakes.com/boxes.html

HEIDIS HEAVENLY COOKIES
http://www.heidisheavenlycookies.com/products/Heavenly_Selects-18-15.html

EvMarie Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:24am

imaginethatnj - I forgot about the paper topper idea...that's a good one. Threading the ribbon through too will give the cookie just a bit of sass. Something just a little more special because it's a high end cookie.

I was really thinking about a box. Just the bottom really. They have these templates online that help. You just google, make your own favor box. Or something similar. Here's a link I used for my favor boxes I have on my site.... (i hope it works)

http://www.scor-pal.com/basics/index_files/Page579.htm

It's just the bottom. So, you can place cookie in custom cardstock box, then slide into cello bag. There are some serious scrapbooking projects for fancy boxes....but she'd have to charge an extra $5!! for all the time put in the box.

daltonam Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 12:17pm

Wow, this isn't even my post & I want to say thanks for those web sites. I'm crazy about those scalloped boxes for Jules. I'm sitting here wondering if I could make them & if the time is worth the effort.

EvMarie, I think I understand what you are saying. Kinda a compromise between the bag & the box. You use the bottom of the box as the base/holder for the cookie & still get the clear see though of the bag with the decoration of a bow or such.

imagenthatnj Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 12:33pm

[quote="daltonam"]Wow, this isn't even my post & I want to say thanks for those web sites. I'm crazy about those scalloped boxes for Jules. I'm sitting here wondering if I could make them & if the time is worth the effort.


A pretty box is always worth the effort. I go more for this kind of handmade box than for a plastic clear box. Packaging using pretty colors and papers adds so much more...

all4cake Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 12:48pm

I would leave it as is stated on your site...all cookies come packaged in a clear cello bag with coordinating ribbon...

Nothing more is required. The cost for the cookie is WITH THE COOKIE not the packaging. If you upgrade the packaging for that cookie, it seems to downgrade the work that goes into all the other cookies you do...they should all be packaged equally special. The price difference being the size of the cookie or the difficulty of the cookie. If they wish for the packaging to be upgraded....I would charge extra for it.

EvMarie Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 7:33pm

all4cake...sounds perfect!

Dreme Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 10:58pm

Thank you guys for all of your ideas and help! I really do appreciate it.

I love the idea of the clear box and the one khalstead mentioned. I tried to find something other than a pattern, more so in a solid color, and found some ivory and chocolate ones at jam paper and envelope. Nice site.

After thinking about it, I think for now I will take the advice of Montrealconfections and all4cake. I will offer extra packaging only if the client wants it, for an additional fee that is.

I finally got time to get the cookies up. Still working on getting up seasonal stuff.

Here is the link: http://www.dremecakeartistry.com/home/2010/10/6/a-masked-affair.html

EvMarie Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 11:39pm

Dreme - those masks are super fabulous! Great job! I'm sure your holiday designs will be great as well.

Keep moving forward is what I say! Onward and upward...icon_smile.gif

CookieCrazy_grozzie11 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 11:50pm

Dreme, there are no words. They are spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Absolutely amazing.

teresa61625 Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 1:06am

These are wonderful!! Your work is so artistic and beautiful! I love it all!

cookiemama2 Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 1:21am
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Originally Posted by all4cake

I would leave it as is stated on your site...all cookies come packaged in a clear cello bag with coordinating ribbon...

Nothing more is required. The cost for the cookie is WITH THE COOKIE not the packaging. If you upgrade the packaging for that cookie, it seems to downgrade the work that goes into all the other cookies you do...they should all be packaged equally special. The price difference being the size of the cookie or the difficulty of the cookie. If they wish for the packaging to be upgraded....I would charge extra for it.





I agree to.
Wow your site is amazing. Some of those ( Ok all ) of your dresses are unbelievable. Going back to look some more!

infinitsky Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 2:28pm

I have no idea about packaging but just wanted to say you have the nicest cookies, specially the absolute N-I-C-E-S-T dress cookies.... icon_smile.gif

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