Finally Done!!!!

Baking By yankeegal Updated 16 May 2008 , 9:21pm by gottabakenow

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yankeegal Posted 9 May 2008 , 2:02pm
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I just finished my largest order I have ever done-2200 cookies! My piping hand is killing me and if I never see another sneaker cookie again-it will be too soon! I think I am going to stick to my smaller orders!

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bonniebakes Posted 9 May 2008 , 2:34pm
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WOW!!! WHat a huge order - good for you!!!

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kneadacookie Posted 9 May 2008 , 3:36pm
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OMG 2200 cookies!! i'd be lucky if i could type after that!! great job! i hope you took pictures of all the cookies together

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GeminiRJ Posted 9 May 2008 , 5:43pm
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I am amazed that any one person could do that many decorated cookies and not be crippled for life! My hand kills me after only a few dozen. And all your cookies are so beautiful.

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Lemonydoodles Posted 9 May 2008 , 6:02pm
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My hand aches just reading that number!! Congrats icon_smile.gif

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terri76 Posted 9 May 2008 , 6:07pm
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WOW!!!!! icon_eek.gif

How long did it take you?!

That's amazing!

Don't forget to post pictures!!

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yankeegal Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:18am
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I will try to post pictures tomorrow-I am currently recharging all of my camera's batteries so I can be ready for my son's prom tomorrow.

Terri-It took me about 6 days to do the actual decorating. I tried to break it up some-400 one day, 500 another, and so on.... I am so glad they are done-delivered tomorrow. I don't even want to look at them!

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Ah-na Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:39am
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Wow!!! I can't wait to see the pics!

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shellzey Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:51am
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that is amazing. can't imagine doing 500 in a day. what were they for? i guess you paid for your son's graduation activities with this order huh LOL

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Dee1219 Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:13am
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I love your work!! Do you float your RI or do you use Fondant? I love your work your cookies are amazing!

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beachcakes Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:24am
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HOLY COW!!! I have to do 3 dozen tonite and am dreading it! Can't wait to see a photo!!!

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bakinccc Posted 10 May 2008 , 12:53pm
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WOW! I didn't even know it was humanly possible to do that many cookies in one order!!!!! That's really impressive to say the least. I have an order to do this coming week for 200 but they're all on sticks and that takes up sooooooo much more room. I'm going to have to get creative!! What did you do with the cookies each day to keep/store them until the whole order was done? Did you store them at room temp or freeze them?

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jadak Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:16pm
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icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif OMG...2200 cookies??!!!! That is soooooooo many cookies. I am also curious what they were for. I am also wondering what you charged per cookie to make that many. Do you offer a bulk discount or charge more to cover your medical bills? icon_lol.gif

Seriously, that is amazing and I can understand why you're happy to have those completed and delivered.

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terri76 Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:19pm
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I couldn't imagine doing 400 or 500 total, breaking them down into 100 or so a day, muchless 500 a day!!! everybody's wondering...give us all the details. icon_wink.gif

I really admire you honey! Did you have any help or did everyone just stand around with their mouths open watching in amazement?

Like I said, details honey details... icon_biggrin.gif

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kjt Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:38pm
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icon_surprised.gif that is amazing!
Cal I pour you a glass of wine-a mimosa perhaps?!?
I think you should think about changing your CC name to yankeeirongal icon_biggrin.gif
Very impressive. I can't wait to see them posted...would you mind replying to this thread when you do, so I won't miss them?

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kimmyboo925 Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:50pm
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That is pretty amazing.. cant wait to see the pics.. .couldnt imagine where 2200 cookies would be going.... we dont expect you to answer any questions.. just rest those hands.... please!!

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cakemommy Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:52pm
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Good grief!!!! Well, judging from all the cookies in your gallery the very last cookie will look just like the first! Take a break...a LOOOONG break! What about counter space for decorating/drying and such?!?!?! icon_confused.gif My goodness!!!!! I cringe with I do more than 12!!!


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yankeegal Posted 16 May 2008 , 5:02pm
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Thanks everyone...

It was a long week. Unfortunately as I posted in my complaining post-my camera is no where to be found after DS's prom weekend. I am going to attach the two pictures my brother took.

The cookies were for a fundraiser for a gentleman killed on 9/11. He worked for this company that commissioned me to do them and they use the money for scholarships in his name. They chose my high top sneaker cookie (in my pics) because that is what he wore all of the time. This company contacted me in February so I had plenty of time to prepare and organize.
All of the dough was made about 3 weeks ahead of time and frozen. I made 28 batches of NF-I had extra left over.
I prebaked the 184 dozen cookies during the two weeks before and froze them.
They ordered 800 dark green, 700 blue, 700 red. All of the icing was made ahead as well. I believe it was 5 or 6 batches of each color and 2 to 3 batches of white for each sneaker color.
I have 35 stackable racks-the nice big ones that were able to hold 1 dozen apiece so that is how I broke it down. I also have some smaller cheapy racks(about 20) that would hold about 10 cookies each. On the days I had 700 to do, I had to use my big plastic bins as well. There were cookies everywhere!
I would base coat one day-add the white trim and accents the next. I had to package them before I could move on to the next batch. I used my impluse sealer-which was a god-send.
I had two really horrible days-Wednesday and Thursday because I had to do 700 cookies in that time. (Never again!!!!)
I was up and working at 4:00 am and went to bed at 11:30/12:00 for 3 of the days.
The cookies were packaged in boxes sized 24 x 18 x 10- 2 layers of 150 cookies in each box. (300 total)

Was it worth it?
Pros-great cause, lots of exposure in a huge company. Money was good.
Cons-I was miserable-by Thursday I thought if I saw another cookie I would go crazy.
My hand is still very sore.
Had to turn down multiple orders(Mother's Day week) in order to get this done.
My family is just now talking to me again-I was awful and flipped out by the end of the week.

Mmmm...I'll get back to you on whether or not it was worth it.

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gottabakenow Posted 16 May 2008 , 9:21pm
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WOW WOW WOW! were they feeding cookies to the whole world maybe? icon_eek.gif

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