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Cookies to Decorate, Cutout Cookies Ready To Decorate!

Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kits take you right to the best part, decorating. No Mixing, No Baking, Just Decorate!

Cookies to Decorate, Cutout Cookies Ready To Decorate!

Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kits take you right to the best part, decorating. No Mixing, No Baking, Just Decorate!

$295
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 27 2015 4:23 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 27, 2015

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No time to bake, but still want to decorate? Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kits is the answer!

Dino Fun
Dino Fun
Birthday Fun
Birthday Fun


Baby Time
Baby Time

This concept was the basis for the Cookies To Decorate themed Cookie Decorating Kits. These kits are designed to eliminate the most difficult part of making cookies; shopping for the ingredients along with mixing and baking. Our fresh baked cookies come ready for the fun part, cookie decorating! Best of all, Cookies To Decorate cookies come in endless themes; perfect for holidays, special occasions, birthdays and more. With over 60 kits to choose from, you will have a blast decorating cookies year round! Cookies To Decorate cookies are not like the traditional hard sugar cookies you may be accustomed to. The Cookies To Decorate cookie is a soft cookie that is firm enough to decorate, yet stays soft and delicious when frosted. Iced with our special frosting (recipe included, just add confectionery sugar) and topped with the edible fun decorations included in every kit, this is the perfect edible craft for all ages! Fun begins with Cookies To Decorate Cookie Decorating Kits!

Cookies to Decorate Kit
Cookies to Decorate Kit

Each Basic kit contains- Twelve (12) baked and vacuum sealed unfrosted cookies (over 60 themes to choose from) along with food coloring dyes (coloring chart included), 4 disposable decorating bags with closures, cookie decorations specific to kit type, meringue powder, frosting recipe with mixing instructions, and decorating instructions with ideas.   (requires purchase of confectionery sugar)

Its All About The Cookie- How many times have you purchased a decorated cookie, only to determine it is so hard, you can not bite into it without losing a filling. Or, you shop for the expensive ingredients to make your own cookies at home only to be disappointed in the taste, leaving your with a pile of costly leftover ingredients that you do not need. Let us introduce you to the World's Best Tasting Cutout Cookie, baked fresh daily and ready to decorate at home! It's not just us bragging, our current customers tell us this all the time.  This family recipe is over 100 years old and has always been a holiday favorite. Soft in texture and delicious in flavor, this cutout cookie has a special ingredient that makes it unlike any other cutout cookie you have ever tasted. Our cookies are baked using the freshest ingredients provided by small local vendors, not big box stores. Small batches of dough are made multiple times per week for freshness and are hand rolled and cut individually with one of over 1000 cookie cutters.   The cookie frosting also has its own little special ingredient that allows your decorated cookie to dry to the touch, but remain soft to eat!  This is the "World's Best Tasting Cutout Cookie", money back guarantee.

Halloween Spooky Cookies To Decorate Kit
Halloween Spooky Cookies To Decorate Kit

But I could never decorate a cookie and have it look that good!  Cookie decorating is as easy as using a coloring book and crayons!  With all the necessary items in the kit and tutorial videos on our website; you will be a master cookie decorator in no time.   

Pictured are a couple of young cookie decorators putting on the finishing touches to back to school cookies they decorated this weekend!
Pictured are a couple of young cookie decorators putting on the finishing touches to back to school cookies they decorated this weekend!


Great item to have on hand when the kids are looking for something to do!  The cookies come vacuum sealed so they can be put into the freezer for up to 4 months.  


OUR STORY

Oh, how we have grown! Cookies To Decorate is a division of Dolce and Biscotti Fine Italian Bakery and began out of our customer's love for the number one selling cookie at the bakery; our delicious soft cutout cookies frosted in our special vanilla icing. Our small bakery began in the basement of our home over 12 years ago providing wholesale cakes and cookies, servicing restaurants, diners and specialty stores in Upstate New York. Word traveled fast of the fabulous cakes and cookies that became the hallmark of our bakery. After 6 years in the underground, we opened our first retail location with 2 employees, one small oven, a few mixers and a lot of heart and dedication. This was just the beginning!

Our customer base grew and wholesale accounts expanded along with the bakery and within one year, we out grew our new location. The search was on for a new home at which we are currently located. As our name spread, so did our reputation for incredible cookies. The frosted cutout cookie was a favorite, but as all trends change, we noticed our customers asking for their cookies unfrosted, wanting to purchase the frosting separate. We were baffled! Did they not like the way we decorated our cookies? No, they just wanted to enjoy decorating the cookies themselves with their family and friends! Wow, our customers were on to something big! This was the starting point for Cookies To Decorate! Our first kits rolled out of production in time for Easter 2015 to the delight of all. Why decorate hard boiled eggs that will end up in the trash when you could decorate egg shaped cookies and more that everyone will love to eat.  Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kits offer families the opportunity to create their own family traditions of decorating cookies together. We eliminated all the expense, hard work and mess of purchasing the ingredients, mixing the doughs, baking the cookies (or burning them in most cases) and the endless cleanup of pans, spoons and everything else in the kitchen. Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kits take you right to the best part, decorating! Our themed cookie kits include our perfectly baked unfrosted cookies along with all the decorations and supplies necessary for an afternoon of cookie decorating. Fun begins with Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kits!

THE MOTHER SHIP 

This is were it all begins for Cookies to Decorate!

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Community Involvement

As a small business in an even smaller local community, we are faced daily with requests for donations from a variety of organizations asking for products or gift certificates. Having great intentions for their organizations and foundations; these request come with a familiar comment, "this is a great way to advertise your business".  If it  was such a great way to advertise our business, we would be knocking on their door to ask if we could donate product for their cause! To meet the need of supporting local and national not-for profit organizations without draining our cost - Cookies to Decorate Fundraising Kits were developed. We offer a unique product that accomplishes so much more than just generating revenues for organizations.   

FUNDRAISING COOKIE KITS

Help your organization raise needed funds by organizing a FundRACEing drive using a Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kit. We will work with your organization to build a themed cutout cookie kit specific to your needs. FundRACEing is a smarter and more effective means to help your organization meet their financial goals. FundRACEing is short for Revenues received for the sale of all kits sold, Awareness of your cause , Conversation about your organization and the Enthusiasm for those selling and purchasing the Cookies To Decorate cookie decorating kits. With your help, Cookies To Decorate can design specific cookies that best reflect your organization. Each kit would have a letter thanking the customer for their support along with a comprehensive outline of your organization’s goals behind this fundraising event. Organizations can earn up to 30% of the total purchase price of every kit sold and see revenues grow!

Mr. Mo Project Cookies To Decorate Kit
Mr. Mo Project Cookies To Decorate Kit

We have several organizations that are seeking to use our Cookies To Decorate Kits to generate revenues for their goals.  One such organization is the Mr. Mo Project, a senior dog rescue foundation.  We have designed a Cookies to Decorate Kit that represents their cause. While this is a dog rescue organization, the Mr. Mo Project Cookies To Decorate Kit is for human consumption and are not dog treats!  The kit includes four (4) dog shaped cookies, four (4) dog bone shaped cookies, four (4) paw shaped cookies and a bonus four (4) bow tie shaped cookies; the symbolic image of the ties worn by Mr. Mo for whom this organization is dedicate to.  For every kit that is purchased, $6 is donated towards the Mr. Mo Project Foundation.


Our Visit at the Double H Ranch

Since the Double H Ranch officially opened its doors on July 4, 1993, it has served over 20,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities from around the world. It was the second Paul Newman sponsored “Hole in the Wall Camp” in what has become a worldwide network of not-for-profit recreational and therapeutic experiences for children with serious illness.

After making a number of visits to this camp in August 2015, Cookies To Decorate needed to get involved by offering cookie decorating classes!  A Cookies To Decorate class was one of the choice activities favored by these very special campers. My daughter Gabriella and I had so much fun teaching the children to be expert cookie decorators along with their caring staff. Attached are a few images of the cookies they decorated. You can help this wonderful camp for children with life threatening illness and disabilities by purchasing one of 2 very special Double H Ranch Cookies To Decorate kits! Six dollars ($6) from every $27.95 kit goes back to the Ranch to help fund future camper visits. The Double H Ranch is free to these children and runs completely on your donations.  

Cookies to Decorate cookies decorate by the Double H Ranch Campers
Cookies to Decorate cookies decorate by the Double H Ranch Campers


COOKIES TO DECORATE FUNDING GOALS

If You Build It They Will Come-  We know that a well built, optimized website is critical to the success of  Cookies To Decorate.  http://www.cookiedecoratingkits.com/   Having no experience in developing a proficient eCommerce website; we interviewed several website development companies and have contracted with a website developer that best reflects our values and needs.  We selected Mannix Marketing to development of the Cookies To Decorate website and they have been spot on with their marketing guidance. 

Cookies to Decorate Website Development
Cookies to Decorate Website Development

It was easier to start a business before we had a business!- Working endless hours in an already successful bakery business poses a challenge of both time and finances in starting Cookies To Decorate. Baking and decorating all the cookies to feature on the site is expensive and time consuming,  We need to source out several services that are required for Cookies To Decorate to be successful.  Photo shoots for product, video production, packaging and labeling requirements are just some of the early expenses we face even before the launch of the website.

With a successful pre-market launch and Kickstarter Funding, Cookies To Decorate will officially launch on October 1, 2015.

What's in the oven? Glad you asked!  We are so close to perfecting our gluten free cutout cookie recipe, the biggest request by our customers! Test batches are in our pastry cases, getting rave reviews by all.  We are currently looking at additional bakery delights that can be shipped to our customers for the final decorating steps to be completed at home!  This includes cookie cakes and Italian cookies.  No time to bake but still want to decorate? Cookies to Decorate will be there to do the baking for you!


Thank You! & Help Cookies to Decorate Meet our Goal!

If you have made it the bottom of our page, thank you for your interest in Cookies to Decorate.  If you placed a pledge we really really thank you!!!

Community Challange

Now that you are part of the Cookies to Decorate Community we have one more favor to ask of you. It is our goal to receive 50 pledges from all 50 states!  As a community we would like you to tell your family and friends about our Kickstarter Cookies to Decorate, especially those who live in a different state than you do.  If the community is success in meeting this challenge Cookies to Decorate will donate 3% of the net earnings  (minus fees and funding goal) to The American Cancer Society.  We will keep the community informed on a weekly basis as to the progress of meeting our goal. 

Strides For A Cure Kit
Strides For A Cure Kit

Risks and challenges

Having an already full service bakery to produce the themed cutout cookies for the Cookies to Decorate Kits adding an additional staff and shift would be required to meet demand should it exceed normal business hours. Its projected that we can produce and ship 200 kits per day without having to bring on additional staff.

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    So you don't have time to bake or decorate? But you still would like to try the World's Best Tasting Frosted Cutout Cookie? Just in time for Halloween, you will receive four (4) Halloween decorated cookies. This is a Spooky Good Deal!

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    Do You already have the accessories and decorations to frost cookies but still want to try the world's best tasting cutout cookie? One dozen (12) assorted Halloween themed cutouts, unfrosted.

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    The full Cookies to Decorate cookie decorating kit. Twelve (12) Halloween Themed Cutout Cookies and all the accessories to Decorate! Plus a Bonus of six (6) cutout cookies.

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    Two Full Cookies To Decorate Kits, twenty- four (24) Halloween Themed Cutout Cookies with all the accessories to Decorate. Plus a Bonus of twelve (12) cutout cookies.

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    Christmas themed Cookies to Decorate Kits. What better time of the year to decorate cookies! Three (3) Complete Christmas Cookies to Decorate Kits, thirty-six (36) cookies. Plus a bonus of eight-teen (18) cutout cookies. Enough cookies for a cookie exchange! Kits will ship mid-December. Merry Christmas!

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    Cookies To Decorate Kit of the Month Club! Twelve (12) consecutive months of themed Cookies to Decorate cookie decorating kits. Starting in October 2015 - Halloween Kit, November 2015 - Thanksgiving Kit, December 2015 - Christmas Kit, January 2016 - Winter Kit, February 2016 - Valentines Kit, March 2016 - St Patty's Day Kit, April 2016 - Easter Kit, May 2016 - Mother's Day Kit, June 2016 - Father's Day Kit, July 2016 - Independence Day Kit, August 2016 - Summer Fun Kit, September 2016 - Back to School Kit. Each kit contains 12 cookies. All kits ship 2-3 weeks prior to holiday. This pledge comes with a bonus Birthday Themed Kit for a total of 13 kits! Birthday Themed Kit ships free! You decide when to ship this kit!

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