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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by GI


If it were me, I would probably triple the price of the cost of my ingredients and call 'er good. However, that said, since I'm not a cookie-r then I could be off my mark.



Cookies are cheaper than cake to make. It's the time they take that adds up icon_biggrin.gif


Absolutely! The "ingredients times three" theory is bunk.

Here's a thread where the CC'er did a "times 3" cost comparison. I think you'll find it very enlightening: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=6475557#6475557

The problem with "ingredients times 3" is that ingredients are not your BIGGEST expense.

See my post on page 11 of this thread where I compare selling cakes to selling spatulas: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=664395&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=spatulas&&start=150


Last time I did a cost analysis on these cookies, my cost for 1 dozen NFSC on a stick was about $1.25 a dozen. Are you guys telling me that you think I should charge only $3.75 for a DOZEN cut out decorated cookies?

I hope that's not the advice you're giving other bakers .... unless your intent is to run them out of business FAST. icon_eek.gif
post #17 of 22
Naa, I would never expect that! icon_biggrin.gificon_smile.gif
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post #18 of 22
To the OP...your cookies are very nice. I think you're cheating yourself by only charging $1.50. Call around locally, especially if you have a Cookies by Design...I was SHOCKED at the price I was quoted for 3-4 inch cookies with a simple design, in a box...$6.77 EACH!!! I could have hit the floor...I don't live in a big time city...I'm in Baton Rouge, LA.
post #19 of 22
CBD here in florida get $6.50 each for 4" cutout pop. I think yours are great (how do they taste), I'm willing to taste them, yumm) do a little research in your area once you put your price out is not easy to change.
post #20 of 22
OP - I think the actual cookie is cute. You executed them nicely. Looks like you took your time with them. I would never say you were a beginner. So, just based what I see when I look at them - I would buy them for sure at $1.50 each. If they tasted fabulous, and I'm sure they do, I'd pay more.

Cakeymom - LOVE those baskets! Very pretty & unusual to see a basket done on a cookie. Neat idea.

Oh yeah - Cookies by Design charges a pretty penny for those cookies! I personally don't care for the taste but the designs are really fun...
post #21 of 22
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Thanks for all the nice words about the cookies. I don't have anyone to compare prices to other then walmart. I live in a very rural area. I do not know of anyone around who does this. To me the work on this cookie is basic. I do plan on charging more if there was more involved. And thats what I tell everyone who has asked how much my cookies are. I tell them I do not have one set price. It all depends on the size and what is involved in the design.
post #22 of 22
I could not make them for $1.50 each. My time is too expensive.

They're cute...remember not to go into this business undercutting your competition - you will end up resenting the underpaid work you do.

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