DiLynn Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 5:49pm
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We have an order for frosted sugar cookies for wedding favors. They are to be bagged and tied with ribbon individually. Has anyone done this? We have no clue what to charge for bagging and tying, if they provide the ribbon and/or if we are to find and purchase it. Help!!

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cylstrial Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 8:59pm
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I think most people charge about .50 per cookie for the packaging. If they bring the ribbon, maybe you could charge a little less.

Hope this helps!

simplysouthern Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 9:05pm
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I do cookie favors for a lot of events. I buy the pack of clear bags from my local cake supply store but Michaels and joanns carries them too. Check the candy making area. Anywho, I usual ask my client if there is a specific ribbon they have chosen.....usually that's a no so then I ask about colors. Then off I go in search of a perfect ribbon color. I usually use a zip tie (they come w the bags) and then over that w ribbon. I usually make a tag to go on the ribbon too like thank you or whatnot....my cookie price alone is $2-$4 depending on the design. If they want them wrapped, tied, and tagged I charge $1 more per cookie. I'm in FL in a pretty high end area so not sure my process fly for everyone. You really need to price out what it costs to make and package each cookie including your time to get an accurate amount to charge!
HTH

cheatize Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 11:48pm
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Do you mean twist tie instead of zip tie? They are two different things to me. A twist tie is a paper covered wire. A zip tie is plastic and you place one end of it through a hole in the other teeth. There are teeth on the plastic strip that grip inside the hole to hold it in place.

cylstrial Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 12:31am
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Originally Posted by cheatize

Do you mean twist tie instead of zip tie? They are two different things to me. A twist tie is a paper covered wire. A zip tie is plastic and you place one end of it through a hole in the other teeth. There are teeth on the plastic strip that grip inside the hole to hold it in place.




I'm pretty sure that she means a twist tie. Those are the ones that normally come with the plastic bags. When I thin of a zip tie, I think of what goes on a trashbag.

indydebi Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 1:54am
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$1/cookie is very reasonable just for the bagging/tying. I did 100 cookies for a wedding. they were very simple (dog biscuit shaped with one color flooded icing). The bagging took me more time than the flooding!!

ShyannAutumn Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 5:01pm
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I have done favors before but I've never used the twist ties before. I can see where it would probably be much quicker but I've found it to make them more bulky and distracting when you want to decorate them. I've only used the tie ribbons which seems to come off much easier when trying to open them, yet it keep the bag sealed. (as seen in my photos)

good luck!

DianeLM Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 6:08pm
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I also charge $1 per cookie for packaging with ribbon.

To make tying the ribbon around the bag easier, use one of these clips http://health.beanworthy.com/shared/viewProductImage.html?http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41puMNgx3AL.jpg to hold the bag closed while you tie the ribbon below it.

cylstrial Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 12:19am
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I also charge $1 per cookie for packaging with ribbon.

To make tying the ribbon around the bag easier, use one of these clips http://health.beanworthy.com/shared/viewProductImage.html?http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41puMNgx3AL.jpg to hold the bag closed while you tie the ribbon below it.




That's awesome! I never thought about using something like that!

jlynnw Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 12:42am

I guess I do mine so different. I use a pretty paper, scrapbook, purchased in volumn for a discount. I cut that in half or so for about the samesize as the cookie. I place the cookie in a bag and fold the paper over the top and loop a ribbon thru. Underneath the cookie I have the thank you from the bride & groom, birthday person, etc. I do not have a shop and sell them but have done this for family and my kids holiday gifts and party favors.

cookiemama2 Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 1:10am

I bag and tie all my cookies ( it grosses me out when people pick through unwrapped cookies to choose the one they like best, adults are the worst , they forget the take the one you touch rule! )

And it is alot of work to wrap and tie so for sure charge extra!
I do use scrapbook paper as well. I cut it to the size I need ( the width of the bag X 1 inch or what ever size I want ) roll down the top of the bag and fold the paper over and staple. The paper I can stamp with a message , picture , name ...

jlynnw Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 1:33am

yes, you can explain it better cookiemama2. I staple first, then fold down and use a hole punch side by side and weave in the ribbon, tie bow or whatever looks best. It is time consumming but they really have a professional elegant presentation.

cookiemama2 Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 11:56am

jlynnm do you have a picture. I'd love to see how you do the ribbon.

This is what I've done.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1748444

If I know what I need tags or ribbons for I can sit down ahead of time and make them, so it cuts down time when I'm trying to hurry and bag them!

cylstrial Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 2:17pm
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Originally Posted by cookiemama2

jlynnm do you have a picture. I'd love to see how you do the ribbon.

This is what I've done.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1748444

If I know what I need tags or ribbons for I can sit down ahead of time and make them, so it cuts down time when I'm trying to hurry and bag them!




Those look awesome! I used to do something like that a long time ago - but I just used card stock with my logo on it and I didn't like it because I either had to staple or use double sided tape. So it looks like I need to use your method. icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 2:19pm

I read your messages too fast the first time. You guys are still stapling - but I guess I could do that. I didn't see any staples in your picture cookiemama. I'll have to go look again and see if I just missed it.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 2:20pm

You can get a lot of ideas at splitcoaststampers.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=5649
That's the link for the bag topper gallery. Also, if you go to their main gallery page, then do a search on cello, you'll find other ideas, more with the ribbon tied around.
Also, on the main page, there is a Michaels coupon. That is the kind of ad I would like to see here on cakecentral.

A great place to get bags is clearbags.com they are good quality bags at a good price.

cylstrial Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 2:21pm

Ok, I do see the staples now - but they are hidden very well from the design under the word. I'll stop posting on this thread for a bit. LOL.

cylstrial Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 2:28pm
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Originally Posted by SecretAgentCakeBaker

You can get a lot of ideas at splitcoaststampers.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=5649
That's the link for the bag topper gallery. Also, if you go to their main gallery page, then do a search on cello, you'll find other ideas, more with the ribbon tied around.
Also, on the main page, there is a Michaels coupon. That is the kind of ad I would like to see here on cakecentral.

A great place to get bags is clearbags.com they are good quality bags at a good price.




Love the splitcoaststampers website! Those are awesome!

cookiemama2 Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 6:11pm
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Ok, I do see the staples now - but they are hidden very well from the design under the word. I'll stop posting on this thread for a bit. LOL.





I do staple. I'd love to have a different way because I only bake for friends and family and school treats. I'm just waiting to get a call from school that someone got a staple in their finger!
The cardstock and ribbon idea is awesome but so much work. I'm not making any money off of them!

The website posted above has some great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

MadMillie Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 6:32pm

I like using these glassline bags. You fold them down, punch holes and tie a ribbon through.
http://www.fancyflours.com/envelopesglassine-45-x675.html
You can buy them in different sizes and in bulk pretty cheap.

Rosie2 Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 7:21pm

Great info, thank yo to all!!! icon_smile.gif

jlynnw Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 2:17pm

I don't like the staples to show at all I will bake some cookies and do a photo Jlynn's how to. They are a bit time consumming but I am no in biz so... I have seen on some sites bags with a fold down flap. You pull the paper off and seal shut. Quick and to the point. I will work on cookies tomorrow. DH in college would love a surprise care package I bet!

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 2:26pm

Instead of stapling or doing the hole/bow method, you can fold the top down and use a pretty sticker to close it. You can make a nice monogram on your computer, print it onto card stock, punch it out and add some adhesive to the back.

cylstrial Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 2:29pm
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

I don't like the staples to show at all I will bake some cookies and do a photo Jlynn's how to. They are a bit time consumming but I am no in biz so... I have seen on some sites bags with a fold down flap. You pull the paper off and seal shut. Quick and to the point. I will work on cookies tomorrow. DH in college would love a surprise care package I bet!




Sounds great! I would love to see them packaged your way!

jlynnw Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 4:00am

I could not get the pictures to load on the forum so I set them up in a step by step in the cookie gallery. They look tedious and time consumming but I do not find them any more so than tying a ribbon around the top. The cookies for this weekend have a rubber stamp image my DD did. The wedding cookies have had a footer with the bride and groom's name, under the cookie a special wish(thanks for sharing our day, it was sweet of you to join us, etc). I like having the paper behind the cookie. It really shows off the cookie, just like a nice background in a photo of a cake. You can get all fancy with using 2 or more papers, double stick tape, stamps, and embelishments of all kinds. I do not currently have a shop and so I do have all the time in the world to package. It find it fun. How you found it helpful.

cookiemama2 Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 11:58am

Great Idea! Thanks for sharing.

cylstrial Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

I could not get the pictures to load on the forum so I set them up in a step by step in the cookie gallery. They look tedious and time consumming but I do not find them any more so than tying a ribbon around the top. The cookies for this weekend have a rubber stamp image my DD did. The wedding cookies have had a footer with the bride and groom's name, under the cookie a special wish(thanks for sharing our day, it was sweet of you to join us, etc). I like having the paper behind the cookie. It really shows off the cookie, just like a nice background in a photo of a cake. You can get all fancy with using 2 or more papers, double stick tape, stamps, and embelishments of all kinds. I do not currently have a shop and so I do have all the time in the world to package. It find it fun. How you found it helpful.




Thanks for making that little tutorial! Pictures are so helpful!

jlynnw Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 12:52am

They had to pull the pictures, I did not post them to the right place icon_redface.gif I am sorry for the problem. I will work more on it later. I do not know how to post them to the thread or if there is a tutorial spot for them.

cheatize Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:40am

Can you upload them to flickr and post the link in this thread?

cylstrial Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 2:06pm
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They had to pull the pictures, I did not post them to the right place icon_redface.gif I am sorry for the problem. I will work more on it later. I do not know how to post them to the thread or if there is a tutorial spot for them.




There is an articles area - where the tutorials go. So that's probably what happened! You should definitely get it posted in there. I thought it was great!

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