I mean, what could be better than a Girls' Trip to Paris??!! Cookies to celebrate I suppose!
Loved making these a bit whimsical and girly. You'll noticed that I used the same flower clusters (& flower colors) on these as I did on the Baby Eleanor set I recently posted. Adding black to the details of these totally changes the look, doesn't it?
Hi friends! Long time, no see. ;) I stink at keeping the blog updated, but remember, you can see all my latest creations on my Facebook Page or on Instagram. Thanks so much for following!
I love it when I'm given pretty inspiration to work with. I used the invitation to design these cookies. I used a nice light and warm grey for the base of the cookies. To keep the flowers subdued and matching the grey I made sure to add a bit of Ivory coloring to each. The first few flower clusters take some time to figure out what looks best, but by the end of the batch I could whip them out pretty quickly.
In an effort to streamline my cookie pricing I updated my Pricing Sheet. You can download the PDF here.... Download Cookie Pricing Sheet2. I hope that this will give you a better idea of what to expect. As always, if you have a special request I will do my best to work with you. Please book your order as early as you can. I have one opening left in October (other than Halloween pre-orders that I'll be posting soon). November & December are extremely limited. I hate turning people away, but I do have to sleep....and feed my kids.....thank you!!
*The best way to book is to click the 'Email Me' banner on the right....the form asks all the right questions! I will let you know if that date is open and send you a quote. Your spot isn't held until you confirm with me that you do want to book it AND I write back to tell you that it's booked!!*
I am fairly new to the cookie world. But I have figured out a few things that work for me, so I thought they might help someone else who is just starting out. So, as I have time I'll be sharing my tips here on my blog.
When I first started making cookies for people I wrote everything down in a spiral notebook. Once the orders started coming in I quickly realized that I needed a new system. I needed a place to write down all the details of an order from beginning to end in an organized fashion. I searched a bit online for an order form, looked at several, and then decided to make one using ideas I'd seen and adding a few of my own. You are welcome to take this and change it for your needs! I've uploaded a JPEG, just so you could see the image here. Here is the PDF link to download it.... Download Cookiesincolororderform--nologo....I took my logo off for you.
I keep all my filled out orders in a 3-ring binder sorted in order of pick up date. That way I can easily flip through and see what I have coming up. And as customers send more information or order details I can easily jot it down on their form. I also make note of their orders in my calendar...both in the week view and monthly view. I just write the theme, name, and quantity. All other info is written on this form.
A few notes about the form:
-About a week before the order due date I email a confirmation email to my customer (more on that later). Once I receive confirmation I check it off.
-Contact Source: since orders are coming from several different means I write down where on this form. That way when I'm going over everything before sending their confirmation email I know where to look to review their material. Saves a little time.
-I always write down the price I quoted and whether they want them bagged or not.
-The bottom portion of the form I don't usually fill out until I am ready to start on the cookies.