Pricing Question For A 2500 Custom Cookie Order

Baking By Frecklepuss Updated 29 Nov 2010 , 4:23am by soledad

Frecklepuss Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 1:29am
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I have been asked to quote on a custom cookie order of 2500. The sugar cookie is to have a logo made from rice paper on each cookie and packaged individually. They are pressing me for a quote. I was thinking $3/cookie. Does anyone else have any idea on pricing an order like this?

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Kiddiekakes Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 1:41am
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It depends on how big the cookie is and if it is a custom cut design or one you can use with a regular cutter like a circle or star.I would charge anywhere from $4.00-$5.00 for a 4 inch cookie.Make sure you include the price of the packaging and of course the edible image logo so you may even go up more than $5.00 .Depends on your area and what the market will sustain..Some areas couldn't possibly charge that much but some areas can.I wouldn't do them for less than $5.00 as they are very time consuming and take along time to do..Especially 2500 even if you are only adding a EI logo.

msauer Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 1:52am
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I agree with Kiddiekakes on the pricing....generally around here you can get $1 per inch...so a 3" cookie would automatically start at $3, plus your add on for the rice paper logo and the add on for your packaging materials.

I think with this much work if you don't get at least $5 each you're going to be kicking yourself in the end...this is a TON of work!!!

Frecklepuss Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 2:04am
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wow! Thank you so much for your advice kiddiekakes & msauer. It is very much appreciated and I imagined actually having to quit my current job to take on the task of this big order. Don't know if I could get $5 ... and I will buy the copier to do the images myself but I do think maybe $4 or $4.50 now.

indydebi Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 2:12am
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Are you a home baker or do you have a commercial oven, or access to a commercial oven? have you figured the baking time for these? How many helpers will you need to help do these and what is the extra payroll expense going to be? Have enough space for decorating, storing?

this sounds like a wonderful opportunity and I almost envy you!! thumbs_up.gif

debster Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 2:19am
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Sitting here wondering how long would it actually take to make that many cookies????????

Maggiet1029 Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 2:25am
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I am interested to hear what area you are in and what price you settled on? good luck with it, what a great opportunity to do something you love doing......
Maggie

goodiegoddess Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 2:44am
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I do large orders in October for pumpkin cookies. This past October I made 1500 over 4 weekends. I have a regular oven, can bake 24 3' cookies at a times.

If you have the time you can bake and freeze the undecorated cookies. Then just decorate and package in batches.

When do they need the order for?

Why rice paper and not icing sheets?

leah_s Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 2:50am
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Agreed. I would definitely use icing sheets, not wafer paper.

Frecklepuss Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 3:13am
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Thank you again for all the great advice and good wishes.. I dont know why I said rice paper ... I must have had rice on the brain ... definately meant icing sheets!!

I will keep you posted on the price I settle on.

Dreme Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 10:45pm
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Wow I'm in the same boat as you! I have 2000 to get done before the December 3rd for a client's open house. Freaking out cause I have a big wedding cake order as well as two other orders in the same time frame. The opportunity was to great too have turned it down. Mine are diamond rings. $5 each. I will sleep sometime in December. Good luck!

soledad Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 6:10am
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frecklepuss, good luck on landing that order thumbs_up.gif
goodiegoddess, what size is your cookie sheet? and where did you buy it? I have been looking for a larger one that would fit in my oven icon_sad.gif I only have two 1/2 sheet, the full size is too big for my home oven! icon_sad.gif I only bake for my family and friends.
Thank you in advanced!
CIAO

Navyempress Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 8:54am
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Originally Posted by soledad

frecklepuss, good luck on landing that order thumbs_up.gif
goodiegoddess, what size is your cookie sheet? and where did you buy it? I have been looking for a larger one that would fit in my oven icon_sad.gif I only have two 1/2 sheet, the full size is too big for my home oven! icon_sad.gif I only bake for my family and friends.
Thank you in advanced!
CIAO




They do sell 2/3 sheet pans at Costco. I got them at their Business Center but I have seen them online as well. They fit my home oven perfectly.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11333471&whse=BD_827&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BD_827|11113|11180&N=4007132%204294932995&Mo=58&No=16&Nr=P_CatalogName:BD_827&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1⟨=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=bd


Edited to add: I guess they will only ship to California. But I'm sure you could find them if you do a quick search on google.

Frecklepuss Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 12:31pm
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I got the order!!! WOO HOO!! $5/cookie. They need them for early January. I have rented a bakeries kitchen for a steal (they will be closed for front store renovations), hired 2 of their staff plus my daughter for packaging. Excited, scared & in shock too! $12500.00 for cookies! I would never have thought they would go for it but I guess considering the size of this company it kind of makes sense to me now!

Thank you all for your kind advice and well wishes. icon_smile.gif

neelycharmed Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 1:03pm
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That's Awesome!!!
Congrat's and I hope you enjoy all the $$$ icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
Jodi

indydebi Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 7:50pm
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Congratulations!!!!! party.gif Be sure to treat yourself to something special with your profits .... you will have definitely earned it!!

soledad Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 4:23am
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I am so happy for you!!! icon_biggrin.gif I bet , you just want December to fly by...! icon_lol.gif Enjoy!!!

navyempress, thank you for the info. icon_smile.gif I went to check all over the stores here, and they go for $19.99 each. I will check in my Costco here in Miami!

CIAO

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