Mybearsbaby Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 2:23am

AHow much would you charge for cookies like these? I am attempting to attach a picture but in case it doesn't load right, they are sugar cookie with pink royal icing and a dark pink tiara with scalloped edges they are about 3.5 inches wide.[ATTACHMENT=1458]Screenshot_2014-01-18-19-41-12.png (380k. png file)[/ATTACHMENT]

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Croxholden Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 2:29am

AI have no idea, but they are beautiful

soledad Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 3:06am

At Least $3.00 each, and I would use a  TIARA transfer. see following link  http://thebearfootbaker.com/2014/01/royal-icing-transfers-stocking/

 

http://thebearfootbaker.com/templates/

 

Hope it helps.
 
CIAO!
Apti Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 3:09am
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Originally Posted by Mybearsbaby 

How much would you charge for cookies like these? I am attempting to attach a picture but in case it doesn't load right, they are sugar cookie with pink royal icing and a dark pink tiara with scalloped edges they are about 3.5 inches wide. 


IF the cookies TASTE fabulous, and IF they cookies look as good or better than or exactly like the photo, and IF the person pays a rush fee or provides enough notice, and IF the person ordering pays BEFORE delivery  (the info on the bottom of the photo says:

 

"I need about 10 of these by Monday!!! Please help!! No bakeries can.."

 

Then I would charge $7.50 a cookie. 

 

[I just made up that number, because that is what I would charge if someone was willing to pay $75 for 10 cookies needed in 2 days.]    There is a reason that each cookie would be expensive, and there is a reason that "No bakeries can [help].."  These are CUSTOM COOKIES. 

 

Custom cakes or cookies are luxury items.  If someone wants these particular luxury cookies, and wants them in a hurry, then they will be willing to pay luxury prices.   (The cookies also need to be exceptional in taste, appearance, and packaging appearance.)

MBalaska Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 3:25am

Yeah expensive is right.  Just those hand piped dots would take me forever to get neat.  Those cookies are adorable, but a lot of work.

MBalaska Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 3:26am

Yeah expensive is right.  Just those hand piped dots would take me forever to get neat.  Those cookies are adorable, but a lot of work.

MBalaska Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 3:26am

Yeah expensive is right.  Just those hand piped dots would take me forever to get neat.  Those cookies are adorable, but a lot of work.

MBalaska Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 3:36am

AHoly Smokes Batman, the computer went nuts again. OOPS.

Mybearsbaby Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 12:01pm

AThanks y'all! I have sold lots of cupcakes but cookies are more of a hobby. When asked to make these, I knew I could do something similar but had no idea where to start price wise. Thanks a bunch!! And thank you sole dad for the transfer link! :)

Mybearsbaby Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 12:04pm

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Holy Smokes Batman, the computer went nuts again. OOPS.

Lol...gotta love those computers :) BTW...love your profile pic...cute! :)

howsweet Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 7:11pm

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Originally Posted by Apti 
 


IF the cookies TASTE fabulous, and IF they cookies look as good or better than or exactly like the photo, and IF the person pays a rush fee or provides enough notice, and IF the person ordering pays BEFORE delivery  (the info on the bottom of the photo says:

 

"I need about 10 of these by Monday!!! Please help!! No bakeries can.."

 

Then I would charge $7.50 a cookie. 

 

[I just made up that number, because that is what I would charge if someone was willing to pay $75 for 10 cookies needed in 2 days.]    There is a reason that each cookie would be expensive, and there is a reason that "No bakeries can [help].."  These are CUSTOM COOKIES. 

 

Custom cakes or cookies are luxury items.  If someone wants these particular luxury cookies, and wants them in a hurry, then they will be willing to pay luxury prices.   (The cookies also need to be exceptional in taste, appearance, and packaging appearance.)


Exactly. I don't do cookies anymore because the cheap cookie ladies put me out of the cookie business.

MimiFix Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 8:25pm
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Exactly. I don't do cookies anymore because the cheap cookie ladies put me out of the cookie business.

 

Careful, howsweet. Some of them are CC members.

Godot Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 9:59pm

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Careful, howsweet. Some of them are CC members.

Judging from all the pricing threads I'd say most of them are.

howsweet Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 10:47pm

AI think some people just love making them or something. I guess, as opposed to cakes, you get to the fun, artsy part sooner.

Godot Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 10:48pm

AIt still doesn't justify undercutting!

howsweet Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 9:03pm
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It still doesn't justify undercutting!


I'm with you there. I just always try to figure out why, why, why people undercharge and that's what I've kind of decided is one reason it's more prevalent with cookies. Cookies are so manageable, you know? Less mess in the kitchen, you don't have to learn how to bake or make fillings and icings. You don't have to learn all sorts of different techniques or even how to cover a cake in fondant. They don't take up much space or have to fit in the frig. Basically, I'm saying easier entry.

jessicamh Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 1:21am

I do cakes and cookies and I can tell you that if you are taking your time and using detailed techniques decorating 2 or 3 dozen cookies takes just as long as baking and assembling a layered cake with filling, buttercream, and fondant accents. 

howsweet Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 5:33am

AJessica, not sure if that was in response to my post, but if it was, I said nothing about how long it takes. My point was that it's easier to get into the cookie business than the cake business and it seems like it's perceived as more fun to some people because so much of the time spent is on "painting" the cookie.

Apti Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 4:14pm


Superb article!  Everyone should bookmark that makes (or thinks of making cookies for sale).

SPCOhio Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 7:07pm

AI would consider this design to be fairly simple and thus the price would be driven more by size. I agree that $3.00 for about a 3 inch cookie of this design is appropriate (at least in my market). But I also agree that a rush order that requires me to adjust my week's schedule would jack the price up a bit, probably more like $4 per cookie.

I make cookies and cakes as well, and I find cookies to be much more manageable in terms of time and mess. I can break cookie decorating down in smaller chunks of time, but if I'm rolling out fondant for a three tier cake, I'm kinda stuck for awhile. I never thought I'd say it, but I enjoy doing cookies more because they are smaller and more flexible (at least for me at this point; I'm still a bit of a novice at both).

MBalaska Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 7:52pm

You'll notice on the website there's pricing for both 'Character and Logo' cookies.

jessicamh Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 3:04am

AYou are right spcohio. The work can be more "spread out" with cookies. I've noticed (at least for me) decorating cookies are more mental work and cakes are more physical work. Lol. Does that make sense?

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