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post #1 of 16
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Whew! Sunday evening not a single cookie order but by Sunday nite, I had a lady order 20 dozen decorated cookies for Christmas. Now that it's Tuesday--I have a total of 40 dozen decorated cookies for the month of December. Making my dough tonite and starting to bake a few dozen and freeze.

And let's not forget the cake orders--9 so far.

It will be a white Christmas in my kitchen with all the flour flying!!!
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
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post #2 of 16
WOW!! Congrats! You will do a great job...be sure to take lots of pics!

Berta
post #3 of 16
Wow!!! That's a lot of orders to fill icon_eek.gif A white Christmas for sureicon_smile.gif
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Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
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post #4 of 16
AWESOME! I am a little leary...this is my first Christmas. I have orders already, but I am scared I won't have anymore. Is that nuts? i have enough (almost 500 decorated cookies) and I am depressed b/c I haven't had any orders....NOT EVEN DECEMBER YET!!!!

My husband says......RELAX! Guess that is good advice! icon_wink.gif
post #5 of 16
Congratulations to all of you on your orders!! thumbs_up.gif
I don't have any orders yet for December and I am depressed. Any tips on getting some? I thought about making a flyer and sending it to past customers. How do you all get the orders coming in like that?
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post #6 of 16
The one I have is for my cleaning lady for her clients as their gift the other is for my church..the youth group leaders are getting boxes of cookies as their gift. Maybe you could get your flyer out to some businesses like that....Maybe the schools around you? Ask if you can leave a tray in the break room with a couple flyers...OUr teachers are looking for gifts and I notice they love to by while they are at school...since they are there all the time.

Don't worry.... you have plenty of time....

Plus my orders were from people I know....i don't ahve any call ins yet this month either.

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post #7 of 16
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Most are repeat customers that ordered cookies in Oct and Nov. I also am associated with a cooking school/kitchen store here. They have a huge selection of cookie cutters and customers are always asking them if they know of any cookie decorators. They hand them my business card.

I also told the repeat customers when I dropped off their orders that I was only taking and baking for others through December 19th. Do that encouraged them to get their orders in early.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
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post #8 of 16
Whew..that is a lot of cookies!! congrats!! Just think....it's only Nov. 30th...plenty of time to get more orders!
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Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
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post #9 of 16
i think instead of a white christmas it will be a green christmas $$$$$$$$$

congrats!!!!
melody
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by melodyscakes

i think instead of a white christmas it will be a green christmas $$$$$$$$$

congrats!!!!
melody



I was thinking the same. Congratulations and be sure to post pictures!
post #11 of 16
I'm so jealous!!
To baking be true!
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post #12 of 16
CONGRATS. THIS IS MY FIRST I AM TRYING TO GET SOME ORDERS. I AM GOING TO LOCAL BUSINESSES AND GIVING DISPLAYS
KRIS
post #13 of 16
I go an order from my daughter's PALS group for over 400 molded chocolates. Going to try and start on them this weekend. They are giving them to the teachers in their school along with some other items.
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles..." Isaiah 40:31
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"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles..." Isaiah 40:31
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post #14 of 16
That is soooooo awesome. Keep up the good work. Pretty soon we will be seeing your success story on Food Network, Recipe For Success. Congrats!!
post #15 of 16
Mac,
I'm trying to get all this timing down. If you start baking early and freezing the 40 dozen cookies, when will you start decorating and how long do you figure it takes you to decorate that many? After you decorate them, how long before they are picked up or delivered?

I love your cookies. I would have had to start decorating 40 dozen Christmas cookies last summer if it were me. icon_cry.gif

kos
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