Well...nothing went as planned this week...the cookie order even got changed...LOL.
I had some unexpected family 'stuff' that put me off my 'cookie-schedule' by 2 days!! But the cookies being gifts from me to the kids changed to one of the teacher's actually ordering it from the school to the kids!! YAAAYYYY!!! I hadn't told anyone I was going to do it but a few of the teachers know I do this stuff....so the one heading up the luau thing called me. She decided on one cookie per kid (to keep costs down) and wanted flip flops, surfboards and sunshine's....so that's what I did.
There were 60 cookies in all, but I did 10 extra for back-ups. I charged $125...so after my costs, that put me making $27.50/hr!!!!!
It took me a little over 4 hrs to do it. ummmm....I'm pretty okay with that!
My DH, of course, figured all that out and informed me of it...I freaked, at first...never had a cookie order that large - in # of cookies OR price! But it comes out to $2.083333333 per cookie.....which some would say is undercharging, as they were 3 inch cookies...but the surfboards weren't that wide, just long. I just wanted to do it for exposure to the parents of the kids my son hasn't been in class with....so I got a two-fer!
Anyway...they were a little rushed, and I got a little jittery/shaky at the end of it and I think it shows, but the customer was very happy. The parents were flipping out and giving me lots of nice complements. I was saying to myself...'It's just a cookie! I've done better! Glad you can't see the way I left my kitchen!!'
Thanks for looking!!