Pricing

Ahh, pricing can be the cookier's nemesis. Need help learning how to price so you don't lose your dignity, enthusiasm, or your shirt? Please ask.

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Say Hello to Our May Site Artists!

Julia M. Usher
Yes, you saw that right! We've got not just one, but TWO cookie artists who will be sharing our banner and backdrop in the month of May. You might call it a delicious double feature! As you'll soon see, both artists' site submissions* are bolder than bold, with super-saturated colors that will knock your socks off. Yet, their color palettes and themes are completely different. (Though, even with these differences, one could argue that they're a match made in heaven - after all, who wouldn't...Read More...

Corn Syrup Survey - We Want Your Input!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, in prep for Liesbet Schietecatte's next Toolbox Talk , which is all about corn syrup and its use in royal icing, we're seeking your input on this super quick survey . Please fill it out and share the link - everyone, even non- Cookie Connection members, is welcome to take the survey! Thanks in advance! Again, here's that survey link !Read More...

Our Second Live Chat in Our CookieCon 2017 Series - April 22!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, just a quick heads up! I'm thrilled to be continuing our series of live chats and Cookier Close-up interviews this month with CookieCon 2017 instructor @Amy Clough'D 9, aka Amy Clough of Clough'D 9 (pronounced "cloud nine") Cookies ! Amy is a three-time CookieCon veteran, who's amassed numerous Sugar Show awards, including one for an amazingly lifelike frog, shown here ! At this year's CookieCon, the subject of her lessons was adding texture to cookies using...Read More...

How to Edit or Delete Your Own Content

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, I've been receiving an unusually large number of questions about how members can edit or delete their own content. It's super important for you to know how to do this, as I typically do not edit posts for people, unless I happen to see a misclassified image or other typo. It can also take me several hours to days to respond to site inquiries like this, as I work several other jobs. That being said, your surest bet for getting a quick answer is to familiarize yourself with our site...Read More...

Important Reminder about Copying and Posting Characters without Permission

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, regrettably, I've recently had to delete some images from challenges and other areas of the site due to lack of compliance with Rule #8 of our posting guidelines, which states that artwork (including characters, from Disney, Hasbro, etc.) cannot be copied and posted here without permission from the creator : http://cookieconnection.juliau...READ-BEFORE-YOU-POST In response to those deletions, some members have asked me why so many licensed character cookies exist on the site,...Read More...
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Adjusting Your Email Notifications

Julia M. Usher
We all have different email-reading tastes, so  Cookie Connection has been designed to allow for everyone's individual differences!    The site's default email notifications are set to show you most of the site info that you could get...Read More...

Posting Images - Please Read Before You Post!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! Before posting images or videos to the Clips area, please review the site's Terms of Use , as well as all of the following posting rules. They are designed to give your images more visibility on the site, to make sure artists are given proper credit for design inspiration and/or source artwork, and to avoid copyright violations. I'll start with the easy cataloging stuff first . . . 1. Be sure to edit the main photo title so it's descriptive of the cookie . Many people are uploading...Read More...
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Selling/Pricing Undecorated Cut-out Cookies?

Brigitte Thiele
I have been asked by a few customers if I would sell "naked" (un-iced) cut-out Christmas cookies. Some are wanting cookies and icing so they can decorate cookies with family and grandkids without all the baking and mixing. Has anyone ventured down this road ? Any advice ? I am not super keen on the icing part. Unless maybe it were decorated bags with flooding icing that the customer could perhaps snip the end off and use it without a tip. And how to price this endeavor could be be tricky. t...Read More...
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A Dozen Cookies?

Brigitte Thiele
Hello everyone, I am very new to selling my cookies and am perplexed by how to determine what is equal to a dozen cookies when some are of the 4-5 " size and some are 2 " and then sizes in between. And is a 4" tall cross considered a 4" cookie even though it has less mass than a 4" oval cookie? I had my first cookie order ever for 2 dozen Easter cookies! I was so excited! But I actually ended up adding extra cookies because some of the chicks were only 2 inches. And then there were some 3...Read More...
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Pricing Non-Decorated Cookies

Hi, I just joined and am excited about the future of my fledgling homemade cookie business! I am not baking from home; I am able to use a commercial kitchen for which I am being charged $200/month. I also bought liability insurance for $300/year and  I am taking an online food handling course for $15 in the very near future. My question then is, how do I include the above costs into my cookies so I have that covered? Right now there is no other labor, I have priced out all the...Read More...
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Mass Production Advice Needed to Reduce Cookie Pricing

Laegwen
My boss aproached me a couple of weeks ago with the idea that we take up my cookies into our range of products. He is just in love with them and thinks they are amazing. As much as I am flattered by his opinion and as much as I would love to do this, I truly doubt that we will be able to come up with reasonable prices. As mentioned in another post already, I need an average of 30-40 min for each cookie. I could reduce this quite a bit if I didn't have to work in my private kitchen but had...Read More...
Last Reply By Marie - LilleKageHus · First Unread Post

Cookie Pricing Diagram

Les délices de Plume
Hi everyone! I run a cookie business in France and I decided to make a diagram with the different components of the price of one cookie. I based my diagram on a 3 € (4 $) cookie, which is constructed as such: 6,67% for ingredients and electricity (0,20 € /0,27 $) 2 % for packaging (0,06 €/0,08$) 38,6% for wages (1,16 €/1,57 $) 11,31% for social security contribution(0,34 €/0,46 $) 35,94% of margin (1,08 €/1,47 $ ) on which I have to pay for the rent, phone and internet, website, accountant...Read More...
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