## Pricing Cookies At \$1 Per Inch ??

By PuffCake Updated 16 Nov 2010 , 1:18pm by indydebi

PuffCake Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 3:28pm
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I feel silly asking this question but how do you determine the size of your cookie? Do you just use the largest measurement? For example, if the cookie is approx 3 inches wide by approx 4 inches tall, is that considered a 4 inch cookie? Or is there some other calcualtion?

I have an elf cookie cutter that is 5.5 inches tall, but only 1.5 inches wide (it's a skinny elf with a tall hat!). How do you calculate based on unusual measurements like that?

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AmysCakesNCandies Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 4:04pm
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Personally I ust use "small" "medium" and "large" and categorize my cutters that way. I have so many odd shaped cutters, that straight up inches doesn't really work for me. I consider the overall size of the cookie. so if I have a cutter that is lets say 4x4 i would price it the same as a cookie that is 6x2.

PuffCake Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 2:05am
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Thanks Amy! So it sounds like you go with the average of the cookie dimensions.

For those of you who charge by the inch, how do you determine the size of the cookie in order to price it? Is a 3x5 cookie charged as a 5 inch cookie because it's that big one 1 side, or is it a 4 inch cookie because that's the average of the dimensions?

indydebi Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 10:57am
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a 3x5 cookie, I price as a 5" cookie. however, there are some that I'd logically alter. for example a baseball bat that may be 1/2" wide by 4" tall, I'd probably sell for \$2 instead of \$4.

BUT .......! The way i'd phrase it to the customer is as a BIG FAVOR! "Thse are \$4 each, but tell you what ..... just for you I'll let you have them for \$2 each. how's that sound?"

they feel like they've Pricelined me and got a deal and I appear to be just the most wonderful person in the world!

I've learned over the years that sounding like I"m giving them "a deal" reduces the haggling time.

mamanorm Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 12:25pm
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