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post #16 of 30
Cambo,

That is a great point to make, about individually wrapping the cookies to prevent people fingering them.

It is bad enough when they stick their fingers in the icing on akes we bake.

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post #17 of 30
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Hey everyone

Thanks for the grreat tips. I'm heading to the dollar tree today to get containers. I can't wait to get started. I'm going to practice for Valentines Day. My son goes to a small private school and there are only 8 teachers there so I thought I woul so each of them one. I think it would be good practice and do a little advertising also.

Thanks again for all your help.

Gayl
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by cambo

Must agree with everyone here! You can find tons of unique containers at the dollar/discount stores! I find that Joann Fabrics is cheaper on foam bricks than anyone, including WalMart! I also agree with AgentCakeBaker about a cello bag/bow over the entire creation making a better presentation, however, I individually wrap mine. It always used to gross me out when people at work would get deliveries from "that company", open the cellophane wrapper, then all day long people are touching/handling the cookies! Yuck! So, I always individually wrap them for that reason, and to preserve freshness for the cookies that aren't being eaten right away! That's just a personal choice though!



I also wrap my cookies individually before wrapping the entire basket. I totally agree with you cambo. This is exactly why I wrap both ways. icon_wink.gif

I'm on the lookout for more unique containers from my local Dollar Tree store. I'm going on my lunch break today.

Here's another thought too. You can find some nice inexpensive wicker baskets such as the ones at the Dollar Tree and spray paint them pink, red or white for Valentine's day. This would help anyone who can't find any unique containers. Also, you can find the foam at Dollar Tree as well. It's not the hard styrofoam like the ones at Michael's or Walmart but I find it much easier to work with. Since its not as heavy, I use tissue paper and paper shreds to weigh it down.

I was very successful during Christmas for cookie bouquets and platters so I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day. I'm going to make samples this weekend.
post #19 of 30
i wanted to share my bargains! I love finding neat containers and i was at Walmart checking out the holiday clearance and found TONS of tin buckets! Green, silver, blue and red.... they ended up being .32/each. i picked up a whole bunch and thought cookie bouquets will be lovely in these, as well as using them for goody bags for birthday parties! icon_smile.gif
I do love the $$ store for stuff like that too.... i dont usually shop walmart but after all holidays i look for the Wilton clearance stuff.... "Christmas Red' gel paste, sprinkles, tins, etc......
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post #20 of 30
Can anyone tell me what size clear plastic bag you use to enclose the coffee cup cookie bouquts? I want to buy a few bags but none of the sizes seem appropriate for coffee cup bouquets.

deb
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post #21 of 30
Well here it is, my proto-type for the Valentine season. Still on the fence about including the little LOVE cookie. The largest cookie is 4", the smaller ones are 3". Now to figure a good price for 5-6 cookies. Also still need to find the right sized cellophane bags to enclose the whole thing in. These are NFSC, with some cherry flavoring added, royal icing, and the roses are made from candymelts. What do you think?

deb
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post #22 of 30
Very pretty we don't use bags just rolls of
cellophane and tie it with a bow. We also add some tissue in the back of the arrangements to cover up the cookies from behind that aren't decorated and to add color then wrap in cellophane.
I love the way you did the roses.
post #23 of 30
Sharon that is a good idea, and probably easier to find rolls of colored cellophane. I have decided to include the "love" cookie (decorated a bit better though) and offering this for $18 to my co-workers. Think this is too high a price being I am not a "professional"? I was thinking of offering it for $15, but with all the decorating, the profit margin seemed too small.

deb
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post #24 of 30
I think $18-20 would be an excellent price for that bouquet of cookies! I charge $18 for my 3-cookie bouquets, but the cookies are each 5", so that price for 5-6 cookies is awesome! I would pay it! I price how you do....paying attn to profit margin, not by whether or not I'm a professional! Believe me girl....you ARE a professional! Great job!
post #25 of 30
Thank you Cambo - your words are good for my ego! icon_lol.gif
Anyone who asked, I told them $18 - some seemed ok with it, some had to think about it. Let's see when it comes time to order.
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post #26 of 30
I get coffee cups at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar. For $1 or even 2 for a dollar
post #27 of 30
I think $18 is good. : ) Pretty bouquet!

I just wanted to add to everyone not to UNDERCHARGE. Those darn cookies are a PITA, (I can't be the only ones who think so can I? LOL)
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post #28 of 30
I love your cookies with the candy roses attached. How did you attach the candy roses? I would love to try this.
post #29 of 30
It was so easy, when I finished flooding the royal on the cookie,while it was still damp, just pressed the candy rose on it.......once the royal dries the candy just stays there.

deb
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post #30 of 30
Thanks for the tip. I can't wait to get in the kitchen today. icon_smile.gif
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