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post #31 of 40
I think it's best to charge a certain price per inch and then add on for more intricate designs.

I charge $.50/inch for up to 3 colors in the design (i know it's cheap lol)

Most people I think charge around $1.00/inch

For odd shaped cookies I add the length + width and divide by 2

So a 3X5 cookie would be 3 + 5= 8 div. by 2 =4" cookie price which for me is $2.

That way the customer can figure out a price before you even quote them.
My customers always comment that they love that my pricing is upfront and they can literally figure it out themselves before calling and they're always surprised when my quote is exactlly the same as what they thought it would be. I guess they assume there will be a million ad ons or something!
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post #32 of 40
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Doesn't matter now anyway. She was emailing me back really quickly till I quoted her a price and then all went silent. I could hear the crickets chirping.

S'ok...I don't want to get into the cookie biz anyway. I want to do cakes so if someone's not willing to pay what I want then they can go elsewhere.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by SallyBratt

Doesn't matter now anyway. She was emailing me back really quickly till I quoted her a price and then all went silent. I could hear the crickets chirping.

S'ok...I don't want to get into the cookie biz anyway. I want to do cakes so if someone's not willing to pay what I want then they can go elsewhere.



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post #34 of 40
Isn't it amazing what peoples' reactions are with prices for cookies? I wonder what they were thinking the price would be? I think i'll try that next time someone asks how much i'd charge for a decorated cookie; i'll say, "what were you looking to spend?" and then take it from there. Like if they say .50, then i'd offer ccc. If they say $1, i'd offer plain iced sugar cookies in white. And work up from there. What do you think?
If you would see what people shell out for simple miniatures, your eyes would pop out. I was in line behind someone ordering mini mousse tarts (100 of them) at $3.50 a piece!!! I almost fainted right there, cuz for the same price or less, i could make cookies in their color themes and with personalizations!
I guess it's just the idea of a cookie that makes people think they're cheap.
post #35 of 40
I know what you mean, I just had a bride balk at $1.50/cookie for a 3" wedding cake shaped cookie iced in royal with the 3 monograms piped on some and "Thank you" piped on others. She said, how could we get that down to $1.00 each?? So now she's looking at 2" wedding cake cookies......that's so small!
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post #36 of 40
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I know what you mean, I just had a bride balk at $1.50/cookie for a 3" wedding cake shaped cookie iced in royal with the 3 monograms piped on some and "Thank you" piped on others. She said, how could we get that down to $1.00 each?? So now she's looking at 2" wedding cake cookies......that's so small!



I know, I get that too. Then they want to go smaller and you should see the look on their faces when I tell them "Sweetie, smaller is MORE expensive, not less expensive." icon_razz.gif
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post #37 of 40
Good one, bob!

Khalstead, i can't believe that the woman didn't just grab the 3-inch cookies at a $1.50 and run! That's a great price.
Honestly, no matter how much the business is needed, it's not worth the time and energy that goes into cookies to lower their prices.

I just found a business that does the same type of cookies that i do and they are thankfully double the price. I will from now on refer the ones who question my quotes to her and let's see them running back to me thanking me for a great price!
post #38 of 40
Made 75 Valentine cookies 3 to 4 inches each

13 hours from start to finish/broke it down into 2 days

$ 40.00 cost of ingredients

$ 60.00 utilities( commercial kitchen) 2 days

$ 172.00 rent

NO, I can't make money selling cookies. I just do it for fun!

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post #39 of 40
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I much prefer the taste of RI on cookies than I do the fondant, but when it comes to high production work, I'll use fondant every chance I can. thumbs_up.gif

Check out CbyD's website, stores in your area, to get an idea of what detail designed cookies price for.

Just as FYI, my choc chip / snickerdoodle type of cookies, I sold for $6/dz, and that's considered "not expensive", especially if you compare them to what you find in Starbucks, Subway, etc.

Here's my cookie pricing page (I haven't taken down the cookie website yet): http://www.bannascookies.com/pricing.html



How large are your cookies? I make the "gourmet" sized ones but I don't think I could sell them (if I did) for that price...one batch of the "gourmet" sized toll house cookies makes about 32 cookies so I'd want to get at least $25-$30 for that...don't you think?

I don't really market them...if I did, they would sell, cuz they're yummy haha but not yet....I just do the occasional "matching party favor" decorated cookies and that's it.
post #40 of 40
I don't like fondant on cake or crisp cookies. I love it though on softer sugar cookies. Maybe you need to try a different cookie recipe.
I don't try and get super detailed on my cookies either. Pretty basic designs or you wouldn't make money. My cookies are fondant covered with buttercream designs and vary a little in size. They start at $2 and most are that price unless they request a much larger cookie or an intricate design. It's just easier to have a pretty standard price. I do feel that I make good money on them.
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