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post #16 of 27
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The hearts are about 3" but the design is rather simple. I have a guilt complex when it comes to pricing. I was thinking $1.75/each or $20/dozen.
post #17 of 27
They look so nice. Mine never trun out like that.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by ColeAlayne

The hearts are about 3" but the design is rather simple. I have a guilt complex when it comes to pricing. I was thinking $1.75/each or $20/dozen.



I understand the whole guilt thing, but don't sell yourself too cheap! Figure out how many you could get done in an hour. Four? At $1.75 each, that's only a $7 an hour wage, not counting the cost of materials. Six? Now you're up to $10.50 an hour...much better! But you still have to figure in materials.
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post #19 of 27
So for those of us who haven't jumped on the cookie bandwagon (cookies are way tooooooo easy to eat as opposed to a whole cake!), just how did you do the design? Did you pipe a border and then fill in??
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post #20 of 27
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If I don't count the dough prep/baking time, I figured each cookie took me 2 minutes to decorate. Add on 1 more minute for packaging. The designs were very simple. That equates to 20 cookies in an hour or about $35/hr minus materials.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by ColeAlayne

I finished my first batch of cookies today decorated with RI.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-1307005.html

Why didn't anyone tell me cookies were so much fun?! It beats the heck out of trying to ice smooth buttercream icon_biggrin.gif How do you store a big batch like this? Do you wrap each one?



Love your cookies....so pretty! Would you mind sharing your RI recipe! I've always done my in BC but wanted to try RI. The only problem I've had before with RI is it is sooo hard! Yuck! Or if anyone else out there knows of a good RI recipe I would greatly appreciate ya sharing. Thanks.
post #22 of 27
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I used the RI recipe from the "How To Bake and Decorate Cookies" article on CC. It was easy to make. I did not outline 1st but just flooded the whole cookie at once. You start on the outside edge and then just keep spiraling until you fill in the whole cookie. I would probably outline first if the design was more complex. On the swirl cookies I did the outline/swirl first, let it dry a few minutes and then filled in the rest.
post #23 of 27
Ah, but you MUST count the dough prep/baking time, and the bagging/boxing time, and the clean up time, and the electricity or gas for the oven... PLEASE count all of your time and costs - it's more than you think.
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post #24 of 27
I nearly always bag my larger cookies in bags with ribbon. Smaller cookies I bag two to a bag. I found the following web site where you can print out box templets. I printed some out, printed on card stock, laminated them, and put a 4 inch heart cookie in them. They looked great and I already have tons of friends wanting some for their family for Valentine's Day. With a 4 inch heart, my time and materials I am charging $7 each. I have orders for 15 already and not one of them said anything about that being too much!

www.karenscookies.net
post #25 of 27
Sorry, I meant to tell you where to find the templets on the website. Go to the idea area and scroll down and you'll find a bus in a box and that is where the link to the templets are. Have fun!!
post #26 of 27
Your cookies look great!
post #27 of 27
Twopeasinapos: Thanks for the template tips. Those are great!
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