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post #16 of 30
I really like the presentation of those cookies. However, I am not sure where to get the clear boxes.

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post #17 of 30
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traci - I found them on www.papermart.com (they have several choices) and www.sugarcraft.com had one also. I can't wait to try them!
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post #18 of 30
jmcakes - for a baby shower I used a flower cutter, but the baby was to be a girl, of course! icon_razz.gif I've used the round cutter and made the top one look like a button...and then piped a few little buttons on the sides...then used ribbon with little buttons on it for the box. That one was for a baby boy shower. You could use an oval cutter and then make the top one look like a pacifier?? Haven't done that one yet, but I imagine it might work...lol. I used the recipe on Martha's website, but would imagine they would work very well with the No-Fail cookies, as well.
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post #19 of 30
Dori icon_wink.gif, I just scanned the posts quickly not sure if anyone gave you the answer you needed. The boxes are from a company called Spectrum Ascona the number is 1.800.356.1473. HTH!

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post #20 of 30
You can try www.bagsandbowsonline.com. They have a lot of really cute and different bags and bows. icon_smile.gif
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post #21 of 30
JennT...if you don't mind me asking..about how much do you charge for the cookie cakes?

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post #22 of 30
Sherryb - It kind of depends on the sizes...I don't always make them with the same size cookies as displayed in that picture, though I do use the same number of cookies. I tried other variations, in order to try to get the price down, but it never looked right...lol. So, for the ones pictured - same size cookie, same # of cookies with the same amount of decoration, package, etc. I would charge $12. When I make the cookies smaller, I usually charge around $6-$9. If they want any little flowers or other decorations on them, then I charge a flat fee (extra) for that...more if they're made from fondant, less if piped on with royal. If they supply the ribbon, or choose no ribbon or tag, that can bring it down a little bit. But there's 8 cookies in those little 'cakes', even if some of them are small. For a cookie bouquet of 8 cookies it would cost more like $30 or more...but they would also be more decorated than these are & all would be 3-4 inch cookies.

I had an order of 135 back in the fall...that's 135 individual cookie cakes....talk about a lot of cookies!! But when you're not decorating every single cookie (other than an outline & flooding) it takes a fraction of the time to pump them out. I'm sure some will think that's too much to charge and others will say I should charge more, but that's what people around here are willing to pay & I make a nice profit on them still. It doesn't seem to be an unreachable price range for people in my area. It is sort of a 'high-end' favor, though. The only people I've had purchase them are very well-to-do and are going all-out with the wedding or shower already.
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post #23 of 30
JennT.....Thank you for the pricing....it sounds about right to me.
I have a couple of weddings this summer so I may introduce these. icon_smile.gif

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post #24 of 30
Sherryb - They seem to go over very well with brides. Especially if they've never seen them before....seems like every bride wants something unique. And if you mention the idea came from Martha Stewart Weddings, with some brides, that alone will pretty much guarantee the sale no matter the price...lol. There's another version of this, don't know if ya'll have seen it, but it's square cookies, simply iced in a coordinating color with white dots around the perimeter of the cookie. They have these stacked, I think 4 of them, in a square box which has the couple's monogram printed on card stock lining the box on all sides...again in a coordinating color. And has the ribbon and tag too. I've only done these twice and they go together even faster, since there's no stacking/construction involved. I charge $8 each for those.


ps3884 - sorry I went OT on your post! icon_redface.gif I just thought I would share since I've done them & have some experience with them. I know I can get long-winded, but I just want to share as much detail as I can in hopes of helping others who might want to try these cute little things! I truly didn't mean to 'take over' this post...please excuse me. icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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post #25 of 30
JennT, what size should the boxes be...These are so adorable...I have to try them, you mentioned some that are square, do you have a picture or site where I can maybe check it out to see what it looks like....Thanks for all of the information that has already been given....
post #26 of 30
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel195044&page=3&edfParentCat=&subStyleType=&layout=&catid=cat459&navLevel=3&site=&dp=false

This is a link to the picture of the square ones. In the instructions, it says to line the back of the cardstock with glassine paper...this is to avoid any grease from the butter in the cookies from leeching onto the cardstock. I tried it with wax paper, but it slid around too much. And glassine is just too expensive, IMO, so I used freezer paper.

For the size of the boxes, it depends on the size of your cookie. If you are going to make the little cakes pictured, the bottom cookie is a 3 1/2 inch round, so your box needs to be at least that size...a 1/4 inch larger is better because it makes it easier to get the cookie cakes into the box...gives a little working room. Just make sure to put a dab of royal on the bottom of the bottom cookie so it will stay put. If you use different sized cutters, just order boxes that are the same size as the cutter or a 1/4 inch or so larger in width or diameter or whatever that's called...lol icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif The ones pictured usually end up roughly 3 1/2 to 4 inches tall...accounting for thickness of the baked cookie and the royal icing applied to each. It will be a little taller if you have anything on the top that doesn't lie flat. The boxes I ordered are I think 5 inches tall or so, maybe a little taller...I usually have about and inch to 1 1 /2 inches room between top of the 'cake' and top of the box. For the square ones, just use boxes that are the same size as your cutter or 1/4 inch larger...allows more working room for the card stock, etc.
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post #27 of 30
Thank you...Thank you!!!
post #28 of 30
I found some of these boxes in the wedding supply section of my local Michaels store. That may help any of you who could be looking for them.
post #29 of 30
another site i have ordered from is www.usbox.com
post #30 of 30
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ps3884 - sorry I went OT on your post! I just thought I would share since I've done them & have some experience with them. I know I can get long-winded, but I just want to share as much detail as I can in hopes of helping others who might want to try these cute little things! I truly didn't mean to 'take over' this post...please excuse me.



JennT - No apology necessary. I thank you for all of the info you've been able to share!!!! icon_biggrin.gif You've been a great help. That's what I love about CC. I can always find the help I need.

Thanks to everyone else as well who has helped with ideas on where to purchase the boxes. thumbs_up.gif
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