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post #16 of 60
It's always easier to rant with ppl you arent in front of! No worries! I always knew I wasnt the only on who liked to pick on their MIL's! icon_wink.gif

It's good that she is keeping herself busy. Has your DH tried talking to her? Maybe a grieving support group would do her some good????

Oh yes do you have a website?
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post #17 of 60
Sorry about your MIL. I understand where you are coming from. I commented on your Wizard of Oz Cookies (Quite Awesome I Might Say) and you got right back to me with some helpful hints!! thumbs_up.gif I would love to purchase one of your kits and I agree with the other posters about pricing...$7.00 or $8.00 minimum!! Your talented and those cookies are a lot of work. Trust me anyone who buys you kit and tries this on ther own will think that price is too low!!! Good luck with your MIL and your kits!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #18 of 60
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No, I don't have a website. It's on my wish list, but when it comes to computers, I'm a total idiot. I am just now getting a listing ready to post on ebay. So at the moment, it's just word of mouth and PM's on CC!

grammynan...I agree with everything you said. I'm also the one who's been preaching patience to my husband when dealing with his mother. It's sad to see his relationship with his mom take such a negative turn, but she's constantly complaining to him about not taking care of her and not spending enough time with her. After a while, it just wears you down.
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post #19 of 60
Take a look at this place. It's very easy to set a website up and if you opt later to buy the wite it's every cheap! It's worth looking into. The set up process for the website is very easy also. They walk you through every step...you couldnt mess that up. Or could you? icon_confused.gif

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I totally agree with you GeminiRJ. I feel it is your husbands place to sit his mother down and have a long heart to heart with her. I could be wrong but it kinds sounds like your MIL is trying to replace your FIL with your DH. I know she is scared and is looking for comfort from your hubby. He really needs to talk to her about that. That's not healthy for any one.

PM me the info for the cutter's.
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post #20 of 60
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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

I could be wrong but it kinds sounds like your MIL is trying to replace your FIL with your DH. I know she is scared and is looking for comfort from your hubby. He really needs to talk to her about that. That's not healthy for any one.

PM me the info for the cutter's.



You've hit the nail on the head. She's always had someone to take care of her, and feels that it is now my husband's job to do it. Unfortunately, he isn't about to give up all his interests in order to cater to her every need. Like I said, it's sad.

I'll PM you later today with the cutter info.
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post #21 of 60
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Originally Posted by tyty

Those cookies look like a lot of work, they look like they are actually 3-4 cookies plus mm. How large are the cookies? I would think a 3-d cookies would be worth $7-$10 or more depending on the size of the cookies.

I'd like to order some cutters and give them a test run to see how much I can sell them for. Are they on your website?



Yes, they are a lot of work. I'm not a fast decorator by any means, but it averages out to about 15 minutes for each completed cookie. So I would be happy with $5. The best part about the cookies for possibly selling is that they are great "impulse" buys. People see them and really WANT them. A couple people have even shellacked the things, rather than eat them. They put them in their curio cabinets. Which I think is quite weird!
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post #22 of 60
Your MIL sounds alot like mine and I'm going to throw my DH in that mix too! However, my MIL thinks I should be charging WAY more for my cakes...(like $6-7 a slice) icon_surprised.gif I'd be outta business faster then I can open! Her son on the other hand (my DH) is driving me nuts by telling how to do things, what to charge( less is more crap), he even tried to tell me how to decorate and that I was doing it wrong! I'm sorry, but cakes are my therapy as well as a business! ( finally became licensed last week!!) I told him "until you are CEO, OWNER, HEAD CHEESE, CHEIF, etc...don't tell me how to run or do my business!" lol he looked like a deer in the headlights and hasn't talked to me in 3 days!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

Good luck with your MIL and your cookie kits! You do fab work!
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post #23 of 60
tcbalgord-LOL @ Head Cheese. My husband tried telling me the same thing, but he thinks I charge to low. He even wanted HIS name on MY business cards as being a CO-OWNER! icon_surprised.gif H E L L to tha NO!!! icon_wink.gif I told him "Edward, this is my ship. I'm Captain, the General, The CEO, COO, and I'm running my SSR ship as I see fit and if you dont like it take a life jacket and jump". He usually laughs because he always thinks I'm playing.
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post #24 of 60
Oh that cracks me up!!!!! My DH does want me to charge less, he believes that at $700 for our wedding cake it was way too much! (it was a deal if you ask me!) I will give him credit, he did all the designing for my logo, the man is wiz with the pc, but as for the rest butt out buddy, I make the money, you can spend it.....sometimes! lol
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post #25 of 60
Your more generous than I am. I dont share. He can share his money with me. Besides he's one of my offical taste testers and he loves that..so that should be reward enough! Unless it tastes bad.
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post #26 of 60
He has that job too! In fact the little devil actually sits there praying that I make some huge un-fixable mistake so he can have it! In my defense I did try to do my own logo first, but after the 3rd time of throwing the laptop i went to bed and the next morning when I woke up he had done it for me! And I actually share VERY little with him; but he is good and the "oh I left my wallet at home trick!" He pays me back though....I buy alot of good stuff for my birthday since he never gets me stuff for it! icon_lol.gif
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post #27 of 60
I just wanted to say... dont be afraid to charge MORE than $5 for those cookies! The cookie that is my avatar, I charge $8/cookie for it and it DOES sell!
post #28 of 60
smab I agree with you, been researching cookies on the net and people love to pay for edible works of art! Don't be shy sweetie you do amazing work!
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post #29 of 60
LOL My husband did the same thing. I was making a HUGE batch of cc cookies for a lady at work. I was taking the pan out of the oven and turned to quickly. The pan hit the corner of the wall and there went the pan to the floor. Top side down! icon_cry.gif I was in shock for a second and they all came running. My husband and my son picked the pan and cookies up and started to eat them....."they said 5 second rule and I had just mopped". icon_confused.gif YUCK!!! I might have done the same thing now that I think about it. I was just in "awh" watching how fast they jumped up.
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post #30 of 60
smab is that fondant?
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