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Pricing Cookie Wedding Favours?

post #1 of 21
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One of my closest friends is getting married in August this year and has asked me to do a bunch of wedding themed cookies as her wedding favours.
She wants 200 of the things, which isnt a problem at all. But im not sure what I should charge?

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Thanks in advance
S x
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post #2 of 21
Most people charge a $1 an inch, but that does depend on how detailed they are. Plus the packaging should be taken into account.
post #3 of 21
Price is very dependent on the cookie design and what part of the country you live in. For a 3" cookie, not too elaborate, I figure $2. It would cost slightly more for individual packaging. There are still LOTS of people in my area who consider that to be outrageous...oh well. Decorated cookies are extremely labor intensive, and there aren't too many places that will do them.
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post #4 of 21
I charge $2 per cookie and that includes the wrapping. You can't buy favors for anything less. They are very labor intensive.
post #5 of 21
I live in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and you couldn't buy a cookie for $2.00. I guess it does depend on where you live? My friend paid $5.00 a cookie for favors for her daughter's wedding which I thought was high?
post #6 of 21
wow, wish i lived in DC...........
I charge $2 a cookie with wrapping and people around here still balk at the price.
post #7 of 21
People around here were shocked when I told them $3-$5 a cookie ..... until I point out that the big cookie chain (C by D) is $7 a cookie. AND .... that doesn't include delivery! AND ..... sometimes they charge extra for certain containers.

Sometimes you have to put it in perspective for them. These aren't grocery store cookies so dont' compare them to grocery store cookies. I don't compare Ruth Chris Steakhouse to McDonalds, even tho' they both sell cooked beef.
post #8 of 21
I start my pricing at $1/inch. Depending on the detail and work it may go up from there. For a cello bag and curling ribbon i charge an additional $1/pkg to cover time and supplies. I haven't had anyone request any other packaging, but i would have to price it out to make sure i didn't have to charge more.
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post #9 of 21
I just did 300 (4") sand dollar cookies for wedding favors. the customer was a friend and I charged $2.25 each and they did the packaging. i quoted $4 each if i did the packaging. she showed me what she wanted from a magazine, which was priced at 4.75 each (cookie & packaging). In retrospect, I should have charged more because they are so labor/time intensive. the $1/inch sounds like a good starting point. $3.75 unpackage and 4.75 packaged (like magazine) is probably more in line. 300 cookies is a LOT of cookies. I just do this on the side - and my hand is still recouping. and thank heavens for my friend, who is also a caker, that helped me as a favor. it was four full days of baking and decorating. not including making the dough. dont undercharge - halfway through you'll be kicking yourself and be on the bitter train icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by kcassano

it was four full days of baking and decorating. not including making the dough. dont undercharge - halfway through you'll be kicking yourself and be on the bitter train icon_smile.gif



Yep. People have no idea the time that goes into decorated cookies. They are NOT "just cookies" and therefore worth only pennies a piece.
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post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for your replies, definately helpful. She wants to do the packaging herself so I guess that helps with keeping the price down. Thank you all.
S x
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post #12 of 21
indydebi, that's a great response but it won't fly around here. The reason being is that there is a place that makes decorated cookies (pretty nice and great tasting) for only $1.25 each and $1.50 with a name and packaging. Me charging $2 a piece sorta makes up for what people would have to pay in shipping or picking up their orders while i'm in the community.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

...there is a place that makes decorated cookies (pretty nice and great tasting) for only $1.25 each and $1.50 with a name and packaging.



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post #14 of 21
That was my reaction when i called pretending to be a customer!!
post #15 of 21
I charge $5.00 per cookie wrapped in packaging with curly ribbon.When you consider around here the average favor cost is between $5.00-$15.00 per guest...$5.00 is fair...

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