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I don't know how you guys do it!

post #1 of 24
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Just finished my first batch of decorated cookies. Wow! They were so fiddly and time-consuming, and took up so much space while the icing dried for two days. They were pretty cute when they were finished, but what a saga.

I'm going back to cake and leaving the cookies to the rest of you! icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 24
Yup..This is why I raised my decorated cookies to $5.00 each..wrapped and such with ribbon..Very time consuming so I figure If I am gonna make them.I'm gonna get paid well for them....I hardly do have any orders but caking is what I like best..not the cookies..

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post #3 of 24
I much prefer cake to cookies too!
post #4 of 24
I'm about to make my first batch of decorated cookies next week... I'm thinking I'm going to like cakes better too, even baking cookies is more time consuming, I can't imagine decorating them too!
post #5 of 24
I charge 2.00 per cookie- which is quite pricey for WY, but the nice thing about cookies is you can really break up the project into segments- like making dough one day, baking another, decorating another etc...and you can make cookies way more ahead of time than cakes....but yeah, I prefer cakes too, way less time consuming!
"I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake." Mitch Hedberg
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"I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake." Mitch Hedberg
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post #6 of 24
YES, TIME CONUSUMING ! Whats something else I can make and sell from home for good return and less effort ? I always end up working hard for the money. icon_cry.gif

However, I enjoy making cookies and seeing peoples faces light up ! so for now thats what I'll have to stick with, unless some of you have some easier business ideas.
Leanne
Cookiecrazy.com.au
"A flavour enjoyed by Young and Old"
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Leanne
Cookiecrazy.com.au
"A flavour enjoyed by Young and Old"
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post #7 of 24
I've never done cookies for a client ... and PLEASE may I never do any! But to be quite honest, I feel the same way about cupcakes. Though I have done them ~ and will continue, MAYBE ~ for me, they are very time consuming. I couldn't wait to finish!
Grandma, I continued with my cakes. All that you taught me I am taking with me as I move forward. I miss you. Everytime I mix my batter please lay your hands on the mixer. Everytime I show my cakes it's "OUR" work on display. I hope I make you proud!
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Grandma, I continued with my cakes. All that you taught me I am taking with me as I move forward. I miss you. Everytime I mix my batter please lay your hands on the mixer. Everytime I show my cakes it's "OUR" work on display. I hope I make you proud!
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post #8 of 24
It is hard to make money with cookies, but I have more fun decorating cookies than cakes- there is something meditative about it. I spent the 80's (pre-fondant) decorating cakes, there is always a stress of pleasing "brides". No one is ever disappointed with decorated cookies.icon_smile.gif
Lisa

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post #9 of 24
I want to get into cookies so bad!But it does look so time consuming.I already get overwhelmed with cakes!LOL
post #10 of 24
I much prefer cookies since there is no risk of them toppling over in the back of my car as I deliver them lol. Once you have a solid portfolio & clientele you get the $$ deserved for the work.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Montrealconfections

I much prefer cookies since there is no risk of them toppling over in the back of my car as I deliver them lol. Once you have a solid portfolio & clientele you get the $$ deserved for the work.



Ditto. Cookies for me are less stressful.
post #12 of 24
I LOVE doing cookies and prefer them over cake but it's hard to find people willing to pay $2 to $2.50 a cookie. I get inquiries all the time, and then don't hear back. Just a downside of living in a small town I guess.
post #13 of 24
i would love tp try cookies, but my icing always come out not smooth enough or shiny enough =(
post #14 of 24
kaylynndo wrote
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i would love tp try cookies, but my icing always come out not smooth enough or shiny enough =(



what icing are you using?
post #15 of 24
i'm wondering if anyone who does cookies gets their royal icing clogged in a number 1 tip? it is super frustrating for me!
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