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post #16 of 40
I am going to have to buy some to see what they taste like now. I bought a small bouquet years ago (about 8 yrs) for my husband for Valentines and I paid about $30.00 for about 5 cookies at the time. They were pretty good that I can recall. Nice and buttery. But I can't remember about the icing.

There is one franchise close to where I live. Maybe I will go there and buy some...

They also had a job opening and I was SOOOOOO tempted to apply... icon_biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 40
Personally, the best thing about CbyD is their website! They have wonderful designs, but that's as far as it goes IMOI! The cookies on the website look NOTHING like what you get in reality (just a bunch of H.S. kids working behind the scenes at my local CbyD)....just stop in a shop and see for yourself. But, be sure to look on the rack of "to be delivered" bouquets. Quite disappointing for that kind of pocket change! And, no kidding, their cookies are 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick and taste horrible (again, IMOI)......AND they are NOT individually wrapped. So, when you tear into the beautiful wrapping on the outside, you're left with exposed cookies! We used to get deliveries from them often where I worked, and once they were open, people handled them all the time because they were curious! That's just nasty!

HOWEVER, aside from all my negativity about their product, to their credit.....what a genious marketing concept!
post #18 of 40
7 cookies for $51.50??? give me the money and i will bake my own.
post #19 of 40
I have to chime in here....
I have never ordered from CBD. But I did order from Corso cookies because I was curious about taste, thickness and how they package them. They were EXACTLY as pictured and the texture was excellent. The cookies were slightly dry but had a very good taste. Not bad to bite into either. I ordered the 5 cookie birthday one and it came 3 days later.

here is their site: http://corsoscookies.com/s.nl/sc.9/.f

BTW... I ordered through another site that didn't say they would be corso cookies. I didn't realize that until I got the box with their branding all over it!! The price was the same though.

-Rezzy
post #20 of 40
Someone sent me cookies from C by D once. The cookies were delish as was the icing. They were very cute! Nicely made and packaged. They are expensive though.

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post #21 of 40
I used to work for C by D. The icing is buttercream (special recipe) and if it is decorated properly, it comes out smooth. I used to shake the cookie a little, and the icing would flow together. I loved the taste of the cookies and the icing. Unfortunately, I had to move because of DH's job, and I had to quit working there. I loved it!
post #22 of 40
Did you ever make this special BC recipe?
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post #23 of 40
I figured that the icing was not a Royal Icing type one. icon_smile.gif

Maybe as far as the decorations go, it depends on franchise. I have to check out the one close to me to see what good or bad of a job they do.

But at least I would think that the owners would want to keep a minimum standard of taste and appearance...
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post #24 of 40
I never made the icing. The owner made it a few times. The franchisee has a choice to use the C by D recipe or to use C by D premade frosting. She mostly used the premade stuff becuase the humidity where the store was located was so high.
post #25 of 40
I received a bouquet when I had my first son (about 4 years ago) and I have to admit, I thought it tasted great, was decorated great, and overall, I didn't have a problem with it. I received a couple cookies about 2 years ago from them and again they were wonderful. There was store here in SD that I went into before and they were very nice and the cookies looked good. Hmmm, I guess it just depends on the franchised location... icon_smile.gif
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post #26 of 40
I've never had a CBD cookie or know anyone that has, but did see a special on Foodnetwork about 2 years ago featuring them. I think, but could be mistaken since it was SO long ago, that the lady said they use RI. I was fascinated as the ladies were decorating the cookies and how they do those designs! Apparently they train their people to decorate each cookie in like 3 minutes! Anyone know if that is actually true? Sometimes it takes me 30 minutes to do just one icon_lol.gif What I remember the most is that they featured a person receiving a cookie bouquet and she was struggling to take a bite and finally had to just break off a piece and she really struggled! It was a horrible site to watch on TV! icon_lol.gif

Anyone know how to make a BC icing that works like RI???? I'm curious.

I'd LOVE some of their cookie cutters though, they're amazing!
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post #27 of 40
I had some of the cookies & I personally didn't like them. They were like rocks, very little taste.

Some of their designs, though, were really cute. I know it takes alot of work designing these cookies, I also do bouquets like them, but I still wouldn't pay that much for them.
post #28 of 40
you could definately use dental work after eating them. they are so thick you have to use your back teeth to bite them. i did not like the flavor of the cookie or the icing. i think whatever they put in them is supposed to be able to last for a long time. but they sure are paying for it in the tasting. i'm curious if they bake and decorate each order right on site???
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post #29 of 40
Around Xmas time, they were showing a lot of cookie shows, and I believe that's where I saw the part where they showed Cookies By Design and how they decorate their cookies. It was pretty cool to see how they decorate them. But the icing was way too thick to be Royal icing... Mmmm, they didn't say that it was though.
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post #30 of 40
This doesn't pertain to C by D but I have to throw this in here. Have you ever had a cookie from Starbucks? I bought my son a cookie with chocolate chunks in it and ended up standing in line to take it back! It was so hard that there's no way you could eat the thing! Maybe it has to do with how fresh they are. . . I'll never buy another cookie from Starbucks though!

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