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post #1 of 12
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I make decorated cookies all the time for orders, but usually put them in a half sheet cake box for the customer. This lady who ordered yesterday for her sons bday to bring them to his first grade class, tells me to keep in mind that he has to bring them to school by himself on the bus. I just know for 1 these cookies are going to be banged all over the place!! I usually decorate them with BC (everyone likes them this way & so do I), so I don't want the frosting to get smashed.

I am thinking I can put them in the clear bags but in order for him to carry them, they are going to have to go in a plastic shopping bag or something, THIS is where I know they will get smashed & broken. So, any ideas on packaging these cookies to make them easy to carry yet safe from being too damaged? Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
Ok, I'm feeling a bit mean for the moment-who says it's your problem how he gets them to school? Your job is to make the cookies not delivery! Ok, I'm over it (had to get it out of my system lol!!) Just having one of those days!

That being said, I would have the same concerns and go above and beyond too. What about a manageable size box and the cookies in bags like you said and then layer tissue paper between?
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post #3 of 12
HOW ABOUT A PIZZA BOX? THEY CAN'T MOVE AROUND TOO MUCH IF YOU ARE GOING TO WRAP THEM INDIVIDUALY FIRST .
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post #4 of 12
and you can use popped popcorn to substitute for packing peanuts. I'd put them in a box, such that it would have to left on the floor by the bus driver.
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post #5 of 12
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thanks for the ideas!
Dodibug, that is funny because her email came off kinda snotty, there was no Hi in the beginning, the email started off "However is fine, just keep in mind he has to get these to school on the bus"

So I was trying to think of a way to email her back without being snotty too but getting my point across that I will put them in a box for my husband to take to her at work (my husband works at the same place as her), and she can decide from there how her son gets them to school. icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 12
I agree with dodibug, it's not your problem. A bakery or grocery store wouldn't provide special packaging. That said, bubble wrap or newspaper would keep the cookies safe. Popcorn is good, but would make extra mess for the teacher. I would charge the customer a $5 packaging fee since she's too lazy to wrap the cookies herself. (people!)
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post #7 of 12
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Yes, well, I told her $3 extra.......I agree (people). icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by HomanSweets



So I was trying to think of a way to email her back without being snotty too but getting my point across that I will put them in a box for my husband to take to her at work (my husband works at the same place as her), and she can decide from there how her son gets them to school. icon_smile.gif



I think this is the best idea!

Good Luck! Let us know what you decide.
post #9 of 12
I think bubble wrap may work best for you. Just layer the cookies between sheets of bubble wrap inside the type of box you normally use. But I would still put each cookie in an individual bag...don't know how food-safe bubble wrap is. And after the cookies are all in, then fill in any spaces you might have around the sides with some paper towels, just to minimize any shifting. I would also lay down a sheet of the bubble wrap on the bottom of the box to start with, and just go from there. Good luck! thumbs_up.gif
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post #10 of 12
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Well, that idea sounds fine for an adult to carry a half sheet box, but I have an 8 yr old son, a 5 yr old son & a 2 1/2 yr old son.......Her son is 7 & in 1st grade, I cant see even my 8 yr old bringing them in a half sheet box in 3rd grade! (too big for little arms)......

So, I think I am going to go get a smaller box at Hobby Lobby (I only carry the half sheet boxes so far). But all your ideas are great, just not something I have had to do b4 now icon_wink.gif

Gwenn
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post #11 of 12
If you have a shoe box or something that size, it might work better. Try to find a box that will fit down inside a bag that has handles (a grocery bag or something similar) so it'll be less likely to be tilted as he carries it.

Or, suggest to the mom that she could drop the cookies off at school on her way past either on her way home from work after she receives the cookies or the next morning on her way to work.

Good luck!
Laura.
post #12 of 12
Homan, a pie box might work. My cake supply store carries those. They're maybe a little thicker than a pizza box, but not nearly as big. I've bought them to package cookies in.

Good Luck!
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