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how much do you think this is worth?

post #1 of 33
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I made these cookie baskets for my DD's teachers and our sunday school teachers at church. I have been asked to price them and make 25 of these for a local shop. I have no idea what to price these at though. They are nfsc with rolled buttercream and dragees in a wire basket adorned with "jewels" and individually wrapped. These cookies are 5 inches so they are pretty good size and there are 4 to a basket.
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post #2 of 33
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ANYONE? icon_cry.gif
post #3 of 33
It all depends upon what the market is like in your area. I would say about $30-$40 per basket. They look beautiful!
post #4 of 33
Your link did not work. I went into your photos to look and they are very, very pretty.

I believe the general rule is $1 per inch so for 4 x 5 inch cookies that is $20 for the cookies alone. The basket with the gumpaste flowers are very nice. Pricing them would depend on how long it took you to make them.

I am no expert, but I think maybe $40-$45 for the whole thing may be reasonable. Hopefully somebody who is more experienced can help you.
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post #5 of 33
Wow - those are gorgeous, and your flowers are stunning. This is a hard one as I can see the amount of time and skill that went into those, so - cookies = $16 + packaging = $5 (or more if it cost you more!) + gorgeous gumpaste flowers = $15 (and to me that's an insult for such fabulous work) = $35 rounded. That really is the minimum I'd charge for these!

I think these are stunning - please get paid for such beautiful work - and I don't care where you live!!!
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post #6 of 33
I'm not really sure. They are beautiful. I guess I would figure out what you have into making them and maybe double that? I don't kow. Think about what you would pay for it if you were going to buy them? I'm sure that doesn't help you, but I've never made cookie baskets before. How much would you charge for a single cookie? Multiply by 4 then add on some for the basket I guess. Good luck, they are very pretty! icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 33
Are you making the flowers that are attached to the basket as well? How much do the baskets cost you plus all the ingredients to actually make the cookies? Also what kind of shop will they be going in?

... but that looks like a $25 basket at least to me!! It's beautiful!

If you google "Cookie Bouquets" you'll see things like these aren't priced cheap. For Example: www.gourmet-cookie-bouquets.com

3 Cookies - $29.00
5 Cookies - $39.00
7 Cookies - $49.00
9 Cookies - $60.00
12 Cookies - $80.00
post #8 of 33
2sdae, your cookie baskets are very beautiful!! $45.00 to $55.00 and worth it. You have a good deal of work in each basket and I know the cost of most of your items. I too make cookie bouquets and no way would I come in less than the 45.00 for this one.
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post #9 of 33
OMG...Those are GOrgeous!!! I would definitely charge ALOT!
Everything is so pretty!! Probably do less flowers on top..I am sure those are expensive and make sure you charge for your basket etc.

Amazing job!!

p.s..I read some post saying an$1 a inch....So then, at least $20 in cookies...think you said 5 in each basket...and the flowers etc...I agree...at leaste $45-55 for sure...No less!!!!
post #10 of 33
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Thanks guys for the compliments. icon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif
This is only my 2nd time making these flowers and 3rd with decorating cookies so I have never sold them. The shop they are going in is an up scale cake and coffee cafe in a ritzy shopping center area.
The basket is just a dollar tree find I happened across and lucky for me I bought about 35 of these all different thinking I could use them for cookies or cupcakes or whatever.
post #11 of 33
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Only 4 in a basket or they would get all squashed trying to put them in there.
I just spoke to the lady who owns the shop and she suggested 40.00 for them. And she said if they sell well she'd like to do more with me as far as birthdays and holidays. She gets asked if she makes cookies and she doesn't. My gosh, I thought I was just making a treat for my DD's teachers! icon_lol.gif
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by 2sdae

Thanks guys for the compliments. icon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif
This is only my 2nd time making these flowers and 3rd with decorating cookies so I have never sold them. The shop they are going in is an up scale cake and coffee cafe in a ritzy shopping center area.
The basket is just a dollar tree find I happened across and lucky for me I bought about 35 of these all different thinking I could use them for cookies or cupcakes or whatever.



45.00 each. You deserve to get fairly paid for that much work and they are beautiful baskets!
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post #13 of 33
BEAUTIFUL!!! Looks like you have a "career in the making"!

Your KY Buddy Beth
post #14 of 33
I am just blown away, your work is beautiful. I would charge $40 bucks. I know it takes a lot of time to make flowers as beautiful as yours. Break it down as to how many hrs it takes to complete the flowers and cookies and put the basket together.
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post #15 of 33
I agree with everyone that your flowers are gorgeous and the cookies look very good. In Richmond, VA, I would charge around $40. Great work!
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