As far as learning , there is lots of info in the thread you just got to put it all toguether however it looks like a lot was omitted. Like what type of mixer an operation like that will use what type of oven, cooler , freezer. If someone is comptemplating opening a bussines this is the kind of info that will save you headakes and $$$. Since they being in bussines so long they allready sort most of this out. Of course4 every one asks about the secret recipe and if you start out with NFSC, you are in the right track , I have purchase their cookies and compared them to mine and most of my guinea pigs like mine better (NFSC) of course they had no idea wich was wich. As for the frosting (Icing) im still fighting that one one day it looks great and the next is trash time, but Im sure i will find something adequate eventually. There is lots of people with great ideas and experience in this club more than whilling to help. So dont be shy and spill the beans we are eager to learn.