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post #16 of 28
So true, Debi, so true. The saving grace is that in the end if you have a happy client (or in my case, a happy friend), it seems to make all of the hard work worthwhile!
post #17 of 28
and then sometimes after all that work NO ONE WILL EAT THEM COSE THEY LOOK TOO PRETTY!!! AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

Drives me crazy when that happens!!! lol
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post #18 of 28
I have an 8 doz cookie order to bring to the office on Friday. What I did was last nite made the dough (no fail sugar cookie), rolled out and cut all the cookies (finished the last doz tonite) and froze them. Tonite's job was to make the marshmallow fondant. Tomorrow nite will be straight baking and fondant covering the cookies, with Thurs. nite just doing details. This is the only way I could sanely do this many after being at work all day. BTW, I charge $20 per dozen, they are 3-4" cookies. Know that is not really alot, but this co-worker orders from me every year for the past 3 years, and I appreciate her orders during the year too.

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post #19 of 28
It took me 40 hours to prepare 100 wedding cake cookies (6 cookies each).
But I don't have a commercial oven.. just a regular home oven.. so it took me like 12 hours to cook !
But the 12 hours is included in the 40 hours (which also include preparing dough, frosting, decorate, packing)
post #20 of 28
I decorate cookies because I LOVE doing them! I consider it my "therapy" time. The designs will dictate the amount of time it takes me to finish each cookie, but I seem to average about 5 cookies per hour. Sadly, I haven't gotten any quicker!
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post #21 of 28
Oh Lord I am starting to get worried about my 450 cookies. I decided to practice doing my cookies so I made some to go into my Christmas baskets and after the first dozen I tried to think of ways to stream line and my brain was fried! I think I will Indy's trick of cutting the fondant out first.
post #22 of 28
I'm with you GeminiRJ, I do cookies because I LOVE to do them. I don't sell them, it is just a hobby. My youngest granddaughter, who is 17 and a senior in high school this year, loves to do them too, so I get some help from her occasionally. We had a great time this weekend decorating some cookies to send to my family in OH.
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post #23 of 28
Preperation is th key. I bake all my cookies and make my royal icing, color and bag all the icing and then ready to go. I have to do 72 gingerbread cookies for Sat. I will probably do a few detailed and then some easier. It doesn't take too long but I just go fairly fast. Good luck thumbs_up.gif
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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by linedancer

I'm with you GeminiRJ, I do cookies because I LOVE to do them. I don't sell them, it is just a hobby. My youngest granddaughter, who is 17 and a senior in high school this year, loves to do them too, so I get some help from her occasionally. We had a great time this weekend decorating some cookies to send to my family in OH.



Wow! thsoe are great!! is that a copy or did you actually use Ri to decoarte them to look like the tins?
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post #25 of 28
Thanks for the kind words. They are edible images on fondant. I scanned the lids, took them into Robomaster. That is the software for the Silhouette scrapbooking machine which is similar to the Cricut. I cut the eis with the Silhouette. First time cutting icing sheets and it worked great. Perfect circles.
post #26 of 28
linedancer, those are beautiful!


I love the snowman cookies shared by pebbles--, JenWhitlock and others....I cut some circles with which to play...those things are like knitting...the end result, if ever completed, is great...but my goodness are they tedious...I've got 6 naked snowman cookies on the table (I ran into a, "I don't feel like doin' this shikaka" state before I could complete them...much like all the knitting projects I've got tucked in various areas of the house...)
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post #27 of 28
Thanks all4cake, I know where you are coming from, I have a number of those kinds of projects tucked away
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post #28 of 28
At Cookies by Design the decorators generally do not do the baking. They are however, resposible for making icing and filling bags. But, yes, they generally can do a cookie in three minutes. Some of the more involved cookies take more time but the ones that are done on a daily basis can be done in a relatively short period of time.
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