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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Hoping for the Safety of Our Japanese Members and Friends

Julia M. Usher
Hi, everyone. I awoke, as I'm sure many of you did, to learn of the devastating flooding and landslides in Japan ( https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/07...ly-floods/index.html ), which have caused several deaths and millions to evacuate their homes. The news and images are utterly heartbreaking. I heard from our some of our members this morning who reported that they are "okay". I am so overjoyed to hear this, but very worried about our other members and friends. Please know my heart goes out to...Read More...
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Julia in Cake Masters' New "Cookie Icon" Feature

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I'm thrilled to announce that I was recently interviewed for Cake Masters Magazine 's new "Cookie Icon" feature. It's wonderful to see the Cake Masters editors extending this traditionally cake-focused feature into cookies! Here's a link to my interview . (It's also a bit amusing to see they edited me into a Brit! Never in my life have I used the word "mum" for "mom"! ) The entire July 2018 issue is also available for purchase on the Cake Master s' site here .Read More...
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Next Live Chat in Our CookieCon 2018 Speakers Series - August 11!

Julia M. Usher
Woo hoo! After a little break from chatting in July, we've got a busy, all-star lineup in August! On August 11, we continue our CookieCon 2018 Speakers Series with CookieCon instructor and The Cookie Countess owner, Hillary Ramos! We'll naturally talk to Hillary about cookie stencils and stenciling (the focus of her business), but any other cookie questions are also fair game. To join Hillary's chat at the appointed time, just click on this link . Or, if you can't make the chat, no worries!Read More...

Fourth of July Cookie Stencil Sale!

Julia M. Usher
Heads up - 20% off all stencil sales of $25 or more on my partner Confection Couture Stencils ' site! Offer good through July 8. (NOTE: The offer only applies to stencils and can't be applied on top of another discount/coupon code or to my monthly club.) Enjoy! Shop here: www.confectioncouturestencils.com .Read More...

Manu, Our July Site Artist, Does It Again!

Julia M. Usher
Thanks again to Manu for adapting some of her photos from her recent (and completely stunning) water lily tutorial to fit our banner and backdrop! Lucky us, they'll be gracing our site throughout the entire month of July! They look absolutely splendid, don't they?! As noted in last month's site art post , I am now officially out of site art for the rest of the year, and I would love to feature YOURS! Getting your art featured is easy - you can work with existing photos and just crop them to...Read More...
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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 and Onsite Alerts

Julia M. Usher
We all have different message-reading tastes, so Cookie Connection has been designed to allow for everyone's individual differences! The site's default email and onsite alert notifications are set to show you most of the site info that you could get notified about, just so you're aware of the site's full functionality. But I recognize that this amount of info may (or may not) be overkill for you. That said, I recommend that you edit your "Notifications" settings as soon as you join the site...Read More...

Posting Images - Please Read Before You Post!

Julia M. Usher
Read in Japanese (日本語はこちらから) (Last Translation: August 25, 2017) ________________________________ 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.Read More...
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Starting Out and Often Buying Cutters

emilymader
Hi everyone! I am new to the cookie business world. I have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cookiecreationsbyemily/ and since I created it a few months ago, I've had 5 orders! My pricing guide is the same as Sweet Sugarbelle (I just created my own document with my own logo but used all her prices) but I'm struggling with constantly having to buy cutters, sine I'm just starting out. I recently purchased the 101 cutter set from Wilton, which has helped a lot, but each project seems to...Read More...
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Order for Two Thousand - HELP with Pricing!

NOMI
Hello!! Hopefully someone will see this and maybe have some advice for me! I recently received a potential order of 2,000 cookies for a large, well known store. Their marketing specialist has contacted me in regards to 2,000 cookies. They will all be round and with a white (maybe black too) base with a gold logo detail. This equals to about 167 dozen cookies. I'm slowly realizing my worth and do not want to lose myself if I'm chosen by this client, but of course this order is so large, I...Read More...
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Discounting Surplus Cookies

The Woodsy Wife
I recently hosted my first vendor booth at a farmer's market, and had quite a few cookies left over afterwards. So I put them up on my site a couple days later at discounted prices. But I know that some of the people who bought cookies from me at the market follow my page and — though no one mentioned it — I couldn't help but wonder if it's fair to them that the cookie they bought a few days ago for $3 is now being sold for $2. I guess my questions are: At what point are leftover cookies old...Read More...
Last Reply By Sharron · First Unread Post
Hello, I only make cookies for hobby, but recently, several people asked me to go into business. I decided to start to calculate the cost of ingredients, packing, and time. Using as a base one recipe of cookies (Gingerbread and Royal Icing), the cost of ingredients for one single iced cookie (2.5 inch diameter) is US$0.23, and packing (cellophane bag and clear individual box) is $0.58. (I live in Dubai, so cost may vary in other locations; this is an expensive city). Now, my concern is with...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 Elgaard · 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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