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post #16 of 21
Decorated cookies are much too often underpriced due to the fact that customers figure "it's just a cookie" but in fact they are not! They are individual works of art, they are very labor intensive and require much attention to detail just wrapping take allot of time.

If you check out this web page you'll see their pricing, they start at $3.50 (basic design)

http://www.rollingpinproductions.com/Cookies.htm

I don't think that if you give your cookies away or charge a bargain price they will be more appreciated, chances are they'll only call last minute to add 50 cookies to the order. I've found that when I offer my stuff as a gift it isn't half as appreciated as the customers who have forked out their hard earned cash to buy it.
post #17 of 21
Thanks for the link, Montrealconfections! I noticed that Rolling Pin has an average price of $6.50 for a custom design, with a minimum order of $150. Sigh. I wish! I once dreamed of making a living decorating cookies....until cold, hard reality slapped me in the face! I got a little tired of seeing the "bug eyes" when I'd tell someone I'd charge a minimum of $2 for a 3" cookie. I've accepted this as a hobby, and it's one that I greatly enjoy. I envy those of you who have found a niche in this field.
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post #18 of 21
GeminiRJ, it truly is a shame that you out of all people can't make a successful business out of your cookies. They are truly a work of art and people are seriously missing out!!
Having said that, i know what you mean. I, too, envy the ones who can charge a pretty penny and have people pay it.
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

GeminiRJ, it truly is a shame that you out of all people can't make a successful business out of your cookies. They are truly a work of art and people are seriously missing out!!
Having said that, i know what you mean. I, too, envy the ones who can charge a pretty penny and have people pay it.




ABSOLUTELY! thumbs_up.gif

GeminiRJ - you are AMAZINGLY talented and your skills are worth FAR MORE than what you charge.

You never know what "someday" will bring you.

Good luck to you. Your work is awe-inspiring.
post #20 of 21
I made a few hundred cookies for my sons wedding. I had a hard time finding wax envelopes. So at Sams I found deli paper. We cut it in half, used double sided tape on the insides and stamped a really cute bridal theme on the outside. It was terrific. I thought it was a great alternative to bagging when I just needed a sleeve for the cookies. My eleven year old had a great time decorating the bags.
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by qweenie

I made a few hundred cookies for my sons wedding. I had a hard time finding wax envelopes. So at Sams I found deli paper. We cut it in half, used double sided tape on the insides and stamped a really cute bridal theme on the outside. It was terrific. I thought it was a great alternative to bagging when I just needed a sleeve for the cookies. My eleven year old had a great time decorating the bags.



Cool idea! I hope I can remember it!
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