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Posted: 14 June 2009 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This is along with the order that is due on Wed (yes I had to make them today since I have to make the cake tomorrow all to be delivered on Tuesday!).

Boy this is a lot of work!!

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Posted: 14 June 2009 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ski, they are adorable! You are becoming a pro at cookie decorating.  smile

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Posted: 14 June 2009 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Just lovely, Ski!  Hope you are charging enough to make all that work worthwhile!

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Posted: 14 June 2009 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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SO I did calculations on how much all this stuff cost….these cookies cost like $3 to make (30 cookies).  Umm so using the 3x’s cost thing would mean I would charge $9….. haha. I am charging $35 for 30-35 cookies…..do you guys think that is too much? They took me 1.5hours to decorate (after EVERYTHING was made and set up, i mean just pure decorating). Set up (making piping frosting, fondant AND cookies too prob another 2 hours total). Oh yeah and I have to do dishes in between ! GRRR…

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Posted: 14 June 2009 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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These cookies look SO professional, Ski.  I don’t think you are charging enough.  They are bespoke cookies - I’d say at least $1.50 each.

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Posted: 14 June 2009 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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hmm…so that would be $45.  I’m going to update my price list lol.

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Posted: 14 June 2009 10:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Ski, these cookies are adorable! I agree with Annie, you should be charging more.

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Posted: 14 June 2009 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Beautiful Ski!  That’s so awesome that business is booming. grin

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Posted: 15 June 2009 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I love them Ski - it’s so much fun to watch your progression!!!  As for how much to charge?  Don’t ask me… I never charge enough!

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Posted: 15 June 2009 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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thank you guys, I am really getting to be kinda proud of my cookies lol. I wish more people would buy them lol

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Posted: 15 June 2009 07:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Ski,

Those are beautiful! Know you’re having fun!! Definitely charge $1.50!!

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Posted: 15 June 2009 11:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Charge more! Don’t question your ability and time when it comes to the price, those are worth it!

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Posted: 16 June 2009 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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The cookies are beautiful!  I’ve learned in my line of work that if you present yourself as if you are worth a large fee, then people will be happy to pay it.  (I don’t bake professionally, so I don’t have any experience in the baking business).  I learned this lesson after a good 18 years of charging to little and appologizing for the cost of my services.  The cookies are beautiful! 
Go ahead and charge!

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Posted: 16 June 2009 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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what do you guys think about charging family?? I mean, not for say a plate of cookies for someones birthday, or a cake for someones birthday, but if a family member wants say, a plate of cookies to bring to work. Since its family I am inclined to do it free (with them paying cost of ingredients) but these are SOO much work that I’d be wasting my entire weekend!! All in all (probably because i am new) the cookies took me total about 4 hours and the cake took me (not including set up) about 5 hours.

Do you guys maybe give them a 20% discount? LOL

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Posted: 16 June 2009 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Hmmm… I don’t charge family, but I’m always a part of the festivities.  I’ve never been asked to bake something so someone in the family can take it to work.  That’s a tricky one.

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