I just shake the disco dust onto the cookie when the icing is still wet. Let the icing dry, then shake the extra off. I do it onto wax paper so I can dump the extra back into the little container since it is expensive.
I was just going to suggest disco dust. It is sooo pretty! I did some crown cookies and used disco dust (pics in my photos). Country Kitchen SweetArt is where I get mine. The rainbow is my favorite to use.
I dont think it is. I've seen other cookiers who charge, say $2 for an unpackaged cookie and $2.50 for a cookie bagged and tied with a ribbon. I've definitely seen people who charge 50 cents more for a packaged cookie.
I just shipped some sugar cookies. I probably over-did it, but none of them broke! I put each of them in a little bag and tied with a ribbon, then wrapped them individually in bubble wrap, doubling it over on the top. Then I stacked the cookies sideways in the box, putting bubble wrap around any extra areas, and kept shaking the box til the cookies didnt budge. I also used USPS.
I'm far from being a pro, just started doing this last summer, but so far mine has all been self-taught with LOTS of help from cc and a long-distance friend.I live close to Country Kitchen so I'll probably try to take some of their classes at some point. I have zero artistic talent outside of decorating cakes and cookies and it cracked me up the other day when one of my husband's friends saw something I made and said "wow, I didn't know you were an artist!" LOL