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Bagging & Tying Sugar Cookies for Wedding Favors

post #1 of 33
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We have an order for frosted sugar cookies for wedding favors. They are to be bagged and tied with ribbon individually. Has anyone done this? We have no clue what to charge for bagging and tying, if they provide the ribbon and/or if we are to find and purchase it. Help!!
post #2 of 33
I think most people charge about .50 per cookie for the packaging. If they bring the ribbon, maybe you could charge a little less.

Hope this helps!
post #3 of 33
I do cookie favors for a lot of events. I buy the pack of clear bags from my local cake supply store but Michaels and joanns carries them too. Check the candy making area. Anywho, I usual ask my client if there is a specific ribbon they have chosen.....usually that's a no so then I ask about colors. Then off I go in search of a perfect ribbon color. I usually use a zip tie (they come w the bags) and then over that w ribbon. I usually make a tag to go on the ribbon too like thank you or whatnot....my cookie price alone is $2-$4 depending on the design. If they want them wrapped, tied, and tagged I charge $1 more per cookie. I'm in FL in a pretty high end area so not sure my process fly for everyone. You really need to price out what it costs to make and package each cookie including your time to get an accurate amount to charge!
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post #4 of 33
Do you mean twist tie instead of zip tie? They are two different things to me. A twist tie is a paper covered wire. A zip tie is plastic and you place one end of it through a hole in the other teeth. There are teeth on the plastic strip that grip inside the hole to hold it in place.
post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by cheatize

Do you mean twist tie instead of zip tie? They are two different things to me. A twist tie is a paper covered wire. A zip tie is plastic and you place one end of it through a hole in the other teeth. There are teeth on the plastic strip that grip inside the hole to hold it in place.



I'm pretty sure that she means a twist tie. Those are the ones that normally come with the plastic bags. When I thin of a zip tie, I think of what goes on a trashbag.
post #6 of 33
$1/cookie is very reasonable just for the bagging/tying. I did 100 cookies for a wedding. they were very simple (dog biscuit shaped with one color flooded icing). The bagging took me more time than the flooding!!
post #7 of 33
I have done favors before but I've never used the twist ties before. I can see where it would probably be much quicker but I've found it to make them more bulky and distracting when you want to decorate them. I've only used the tie ribbons which seems to come off much easier when trying to open them, yet it keep the bag sealed. (as seen in my photos)

good luck!
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post #8 of 33
I also charge $1 per cookie for packaging with ribbon.

To make tying the ribbon around the bag easier, use one of these clips http://health.beanworthy.com/shared/viewProductImage.html?http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41puMNgx3AL.jpg to hold the bag closed while you tie the ribbon below it.
post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

I also charge $1 per cookie for packaging with ribbon.

To make tying the ribbon around the bag easier, use one of these clips http://health.beanworthy.com/shared/viewProductImage.html?http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41puMNgx3AL.jpg to hold the bag closed while you tie the ribbon below it.



That's awesome! I never thought about using something like that!
post #10 of 33
I guess I do mine so different. I use a pretty paper, scrapbook, purchased in volumn for a discount. I cut that in half or so for about the samesize as the cookie. I place the cookie in a bag and fold the paper over the top and loop a ribbon thru. Underneath the cookie I have the thank you from the bride & groom, birthday person, etc. I do not have a shop and sell them but have done this for family and my kids holiday gifts and party favors.
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post #11 of 33
I bag and tie all my cookies ( it grosses me out when people pick through unwrapped cookies to choose the one they like best, adults are the worst , they forget the take the one you touch rule! )

And it is alot of work to wrap and tie so for sure charge extra!
I do use scrapbook paper as well. I cut it to the size I need ( the width of the bag X 1 inch or what ever size I want ) roll down the top of the bag and fold the paper over and staple. The paper I can stamp with a message , picture , name ...
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post #12 of 33
yes, you can explain it better cookiemama2. I staple first, then fold down and use a hole punch side by side and weave in the ribbon, tie bow or whatever looks best. It is time consumming but they really have a professional elegant presentation.
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post #13 of 33
jlynnm do you have a picture. I'd love to see how you do the ribbon.

This is what I've done.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1748444

If I know what I need tags or ribbons for I can sit down ahead of time and make them, so it cuts down time when I'm trying to hurry and bag them!
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post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by cookiemama2

jlynnm do you have a picture. I'd love to see how you do the ribbon.

This is what I've done.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1748444

If I know what I need tags or ribbons for I can sit down ahead of time and make them, so it cuts down time when I'm trying to hurry and bag them!



Those look awesome! I used to do something like that a long time ago - but I just used card stock with my logo on it and I didn't like it because I either had to staple or use double sided tape. So it looks like I need to use your method. icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 33
I read your messages too fast the first time. You guys are still stapling - but I guess I could do that. I didn't see any staples in your picture cookiemama. I'll have to go look again and see if I just missed it.
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