AnnieCahill Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 3:48pm

Awesome!  I ordered some 7x7s the other day.  I can't remember what color though. I think it was the light brown because I'm cheap and it's for family.  :)  I LOVE the chocolate brown though!

MBalaska Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 8:26pm

Liz your cookie box is 'bedazzeling'  and makes me miss the Lower 48.

AnnieCahill Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 8:32pm

Liz, is that yellow one a petit four?  Is that springerle in the lower right?

liz at sugar Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 9:20pm

AThanks MB. Annie, yes, petit four upper center. Peanut butter to the left, Scottish shortbread to the right. Center row was lime basil shortbreads, frosted sugar and a macaron. Bottom row biscotti, salted caramel bar, meringues and springerle. Had very nice feedback, which made my day!

Liz

-K8memphis Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 10:00pm

i am shipping my cookie trees again this year and here are my boxes for packing and for the fudge

 

 

that's the tree with the foam lid on it and the gold fudge boxes fit right on top--

 

all fits into the medium mailer for one price shipping-- whew--

 

i'm hoping the foam and the bubble wrap will prevent the white chocolate decor from smearing on the ride west--

 

and please note the gingerbread man tape to really cap off the whole adventure --

 

and i just wanna show you my fudge--it smells so dang good and i've not had one taste...

 

because i've eaten too much gingerbread already-- hahaha

 

this is a 12 x 12 pan mmmmmmm -- be still my beating

 

MBalaska Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 12:15am

beautiful trees, and what nice gifts you sent. ( I had a piece of fudge so you didn't have to.)

-K8memphis Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 12:22am

thank you, mb, so sweet of you-- didja like it? i added a little white chocolate--

 

those are exactly the kind of sugar calories i can handle--hahaha

MBalaska Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 1:20am

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Originally Posted by johnson6ofus 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnieCahill 

 I bought some fom Hobby Lobby today and they sucked so badly...flimsy and cheap and half were falling part. Shoulda known better!

Those cheapy ones are cute but I learned.... TAPE the bottom together when you form them and then they work great! 4 pieces of tape, one at each "joint" and you are good to go!

johnson6ofus:  thank you for the tip ;-D

I bought the one piece cookie boxes (they are always a little squiffy and flopping around.  I use them for jumbo cupcakes.  the 6" x 6" holds 4, the 6" x 10" holds 6,  just perfect height also.

 

Anyhow I put some tape on the inside where the two flaps come together (sort of). Just two pieces of tape and tt really stiffened up the box. Nice and solid.  Thanks so much for sharing.  You'd think I could figure all these things out for myself but my brain is too full of snakes & snails & puppy dog tails & sugar & spice.

johnson6ofus Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 2:00am

:)

 

Amazing what two, three or four small pieces of tape can do for the structure of a box!

AnnieCahill Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 2:43am

AI thought I'd report back. I went with the 7x7x4 light brown box with the window. I'm glad I got the ones with the window! I baked 9 different kinds of cookies and everything fit perfectly. I had three layers of different types of cookies (stacked) but it didn't look sloppy at all. Thanks for your suggestions everyone!

P.s. k8 I love the pic of the fudge with the can of Diet Coke in the picture. Lol!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 7:20am

AFor the recipients who got the "large" cookie package (i.e., 18 shortbreads, 18 oatmeal, and 12 Innsbruck Dream Bars), I used the large Berry Plastics food-gift buckets with handles from The Container Store (7" high, 8 1/2" lid diameter, at $1.99 each); they were a bit cheaper than the squat ones shaped like traditional cookie tins, and had better looking color/decoration schemes. The one that went in the mail needed a couple square feet of large bubble wrap for a snug fit, and a few more square feet to secure it within the smallest shipping box that could accommodate it.

For the recipients who got the "small" cookie package (i.e., 12 shortbreads, 12 oatmeal, and 6-7 Innsbruck Dream Bars), I used holiday-decorated GladWare (if I remember right) containers in the "Big Bowl" size (package of 3 for something like four or five bucks at Target). Which was just big enough, requiring no packing material (but the two that went in the mail required a fair amount to secure them in the shipping boxes).

In all cases, I used separate quart zip-top bags for each of the 3 types of cookies.

AnnieCahill Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 7:27pm

AJames, I haven't received my package yet...

Elcee Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 10:19pm

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Originally Posted by JWinslow 
 

 

Myself? I did 2 kinds of nuts for family this year - lol 


Huh...me, too. What a coincidence. :detective: 

 

And both kinds were a huge hit with everyone who received them. I may have to make them a tradition.

JWinslow Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 10:22pm

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Originally Posted by Elcee 
 


Huh...me, too. What a coincidence. :detective: 

 

And both kinds were a huge hit with everyone who received them. I may have to make them a tradition.


Mine were too!  Thank you Elcee for your recipe :)  Giggle

-K8memphis Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 10:33pm
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill 

P.s. k8 I love the pic of the fudge with the can of Diet Coke in the picture. Lol!

 

ikr--god forbid i should drink any sugar within striking distance of a triple batch of fudge-- :lol: 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 12:12am

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Original message sent by JWinslow

Myself? I did 2 kinds of nuts for family this year - lol 

You mean, you GAVE your family two kinds of nuts, our your family HAS two kinds of nuts? (My own family has more than two kinds of nuts. Hell, it's chock full of nuts.)

JWinslow Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 1:01am

No, my family is completely nuts!

lindseyjhills Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 10:06am

AI know I'm a bit late to the party, but I use these boxes for cookie and treat gifts at Christmas. http://www.foldabox.co.uk/products/metallic-red-medium-gift-boxes-with-red-ribbon [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3159336/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

liz at sugar Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 2:21pm

APretty red box! Wish we could get those in the US!

Liz

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 2:32pm

ALooks vaguely like something The Container Store carries, although not in metallic red, or with a ribbon, as I recall.

liz at sugar Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 2:40pm

ABut that is what makes it unique!

Liz

Original message sent by hbquikcomjamesl

Looks vaguely like something The Container Store carries, although not in metallic red, or with a ribbon, as I recall.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 4:36pm

If it's what I think it is, i.e., anything like these boxes at The Container Store, then "what makes it unique" is that it's made of a heavy, durable cardboard, is designed to remain presentably reusable for years, folds flat when not in use, and costs 3-4 times what ordinary cardboard (or even plastic!) boxes of the same size do.

JWinslow Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:33pm

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Originally Posted by lindseyjhills 

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I use these boxes for cookie and treat gifts at Christmas. http://www.foldabox.co.uk/products/metallic-red-medium-gift-boxes-with-red-ribbon


These are really pretty.  I would buy them :)

-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:35pm

yes those are very pretty--i would open and eat the contents ;)

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:44pm

Having just visited the Foldabox website, I get the feeling that if I were to go over to The Container Store on my lunch break today, and look at the boxes to which I refer, I might find a discreet "Foldabox" logo: I see things there that look like exact matches for what The Container Store carries, and I see that Foldabox has a whole "Bespoke" department that would explain not only the striped ones at The Container Store, but a number of other things I've seen there, that I've never seen anywhere else.

 

At any rate, though, my own criteria for picking gift packaging for baked goods has always been (1) cheap, and (2) reusable. (And it doesn't exactly hurt if it's also U.S.-made, like the large handle buckets I use.)

-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:45pm

nashville wraps has some cool packaging too--

 

http://www.nashvillewraps.com/food-packaging/mc-049.html

 

plus they do custom stuff 

 

http://www.nashvillewraps.com/printed-packaging/showpage.ww?page=printedpackaging

 

they were always great to work with--

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