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post #16 of 37
They are great don't be so hard on yourself. I wish my cookies looked that good. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
Blessed are the peacemakers Matt. 5:9
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post #17 of 37
You've just been looking at them too long and too closely. These look great to me and I'd be proud of them!

We truly are our own worst critics. Each time I do an order that I'm not 100% happy with, self-doubt sets in...

"Should I reduce the price by $1 each? Should I start over? Should I call the client and tell her they didn't quite turn out right?"

No, no and no! Your work is great. These were ordered by a customer because they a) don't know how to make these cookies as beautifully as YOU have done and b) they don't have the time to do it.

They look great! Truly. thumbs_up.gif
post #18 of 37
All too true...

If the person could have/wanted to make it and decorate the item themselves then they wouldnt have asked you !!!!!

They probably cant!!!!

Full Price!!!!!
Mix it, Bake it, Decorate it, Eat it!!!
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Mix it, Bake it, Decorate it, Eat it!!!
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post #19 of 37
Your cookies are wonderful. I wouldn't change a thing, as far as reducing the price. You did a great job! icon_smile.gif
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post #20 of 37
another vote for:

ya done good!!!!
Keep on cakin'!
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Keep on cakin'!
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post #21 of 37
I went through the same thing last week! I made a 3-D NASCAR cake that fell way short of what I wanted to do. I was so disappointed in my cake that instead of the $40 that I quoted the client I only charged them $20.00.

A week later I got a really lovely thank-you note saying how much the cake added to their special day and that they really looked forward to working with me again. First thank-you note I have ever gotten for a cake......

Long story short...I should not have lowered the price, I still worked hard on the cake and the customer was vey happy after all. As previously stated, we really and truly are our own worst critics often to our own detriment.

Your cookies really are lovely and there is no mistaking what they are, you put a lot of hard work into them. Nope, don't lower your prices one cent!
post #22 of 37
The cookies look great stop beating yourself up. Really great job with the Alice cookie icing. It can be difficult sometimes.
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The 6 Ps Law states Proper Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance.

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post #23 of 37
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Thanks guys. It's nice to come here when you don't have anyone in person who can give you a third eye. I peeked at them this morning and I'm alittle calmer about them. Still not exactly what I had in mind, but I think once I get them bagged they be good.

Now, I'm just wondering, how long should I expect them to be dry enough to bag? One thing I never thought to is since the icing has butter, will they be okay sitting out?

Really, thanks guys, I was being a baby and you guys gave me a slap to suck it up. It's not the end of the world!
post #24 of 37
I'm new making cookies and cakes, and I really love your work !
don't be son hard on yourself icon_smile.gif I hope to do cookies as great as
yours ! thumbs_up.gif
post #25 of 37
Your cookies are great!!! Count on this....they'll all rant and rave at how great they are and then you'll wonder why you even bothered to get stressed out icon_wink.gif
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post #26 of 37
Let me tell you from experience........the people that asked you to make those......didn't make them themselves because they CAN'T.......you CAN....and you DID.......they look awesome. If you think that they are below the standards of the person that is purchasing.....let them tell you and then mayyyybbbbbbeeee suggest a reductiong in price, but if they don't say anything....I would keep my mouth shut. You are waaaaaaayyyy harder on yourself than necessary (being a perfectionist myself) I know what that's like......but the cookies do look awesome, I think you deserve to be paid full price for them!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #27 of 37
Relax the cookies are great, ok so you see things someone else might not, ( they won't see it believe me) Give them the extras and take what they owe you you probably didn't charge them enough in the first place. They look wonderful and you deserve every penny you charged for them. Enjoy the complements they are coming and you deserve them.
post #28 of 37
Most customers aren't interested in giving constructive feedback to the people they buy from, and not so classless as to try to renegotiate terms once the sale has been made. If they're not pleased with what they bought, they just don't come back with more business.

If you think the cookies are good, they're good. If you think they aren't up to your own standards for what you want to sell, then they aren't good enough. It's your business and it's your call.
post #29 of 37
Your cookies look thumbs_up.gif . ... and don't worry so much. icon_lol.gif
post #30 of 37
They look great - I think what happens is that we all fall into the I should have done this or changed that and then you never would have finished. Relax, collect your fee and wait for the rave reviews to come in. icon_wink.gif
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