gizzmo Posted 13 Nov 2005 , 1:26am
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could someone tell me if it is easier to wrap cookie bouquet arrangements w/shrink wrap or wrap each cookie individual? which would stay fresh longer? also if individual wrapping-what kind of "bags" do you use and where do you get them? thanks a bunch...gizzmo[/b]

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momoftwogirls Posted 13 Nov 2005 , 1:36am
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I have never done a cookie bouquet, but I would think wrapping them individual would keep them fresher.
and then wrap the entire bouquet.

not sure where to get the bags. hopefully some one else can help

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traci Posted 13 Nov 2005 , 1:40am
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I just did some cookies this weekend. I got some cookie bags from a friend of mine that does cookies frequently. She bought the bags from a local cake supply store. You might check online or try Michaels/Hobby lobby. I know you can buy them in several different sizes. icon_smile.gif

thyterrell Posted 13 Nov 2005 , 2:15am
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I think kitchengifts.com has the bags to wrap them individually.

Sherryb Posted 13 Nov 2005 , 3:08am
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I get bags for my cookies at Hobby Lobby. In the party stuff.
Sherry

Kiddiekakes Posted 13 Nov 2005 , 3:30am
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Michael's craftstore also sells clear and seasonal large oversized Gift bags and you can set the cookie bouquet inside and tie the top.You can also buy the shrink wrap kits and do that with a heat gun!! The bags aren't that cheap though if you have alot to do.I think I paid $2.99 CAD for mine but I only needed a few.

TexasSugar Posted 13 Nov 2005 , 8:49pm
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I like to individually wrap. That away they don't have to go through all the plastic every time they want a cookie.

Michaels carries Wilton Cookie bags. They are wide enough for most cookies and come in clear. If they are too long then you can cut them shorter. icon_smile.gif

Cake_Princess Posted 14 Nov 2005 , 12:08am
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Wrap each cookie individually. This will keep them fresh when the outer bacg is opened up. Then you Can cello wrap the entire package. You can find the Cello-wrap bags At dollar stores. Blow drying them will cause them to shrink and tighten up for that professional look.



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charlieinMO Posted 14 Nov 2005 , 12:24am
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I wrap each cookie. You can find the bags like the others have said at Hobby lobby and MIchales. I also buy bags at Walmart. THey have some in the cake section and also some that are cheaper are in the party section (for the treats). Then I boought a roll of wrap at Michaels that I wrap the whole bouquet in. I think it was around $10.00. Hope this helps

doughboy53 Posted 14 Nov 2005 , 12:33am

I have wrapped each cookie and then arrange not placing the entire bouqet in a larger cello bag. I think it can look too bulky having so much wrap. When I use the larger cello bag, I don't wrap each cookie. The final product looks much nicer. Just my opinion. I do enjoy making these boquets. Just did two, two sets of friends left on a cruise this past Saturday and did one for each. Tropical theme, I'll post the pics later.

gizzmo Posted 15 Nov 2005 , 1:09am

thanks for tips! i love making my cookie bouquets but still "fresh" at it..your tips will come in handyicon_smile.gif gizzmo

aliciaL_77 Posted 17 Nov 2005 , 4:56am
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

Michael's craftstore also sells clear and seasonal large oversized Gift bags and you can set the cookie bouquet inside and tie the top.You can also buy the shrink wrap kits and do that with a heat gun!! The bags aren't that cheap though if you have alot to do.I think I paid $2.99 CAD for mine but I only needed a few.




Dollar tree has the shrink wrap bags as well as the non-shrinking ones... HTH

JamieL Posted 26 Nov 2005 , 8:00pm

Hi,
I just took a cookie bouquet workshop locally, and if you want to try the bouquet without the individual wrap, you can glaze the cookies (brush on with a pastry brush--front and back) and then decorate with icing. My instructor says the glaze acts like a crumb coat on the cake--helps keep each cookie fresh. I have used the glaze (recipes online and in Toba Garrett's cookie book), and the cookies really do stay fresh--but this extra step takes a lot of time, since you have to wait for the cookies to cool, then brush the glaze on one side, wait for that to dry, then do the other side, wait for that to dry, then you can finally do the fun decorating part! Just fyi--nice to have an option if you don't have a lot of space in the bouquet for bulky wrap around each item. Also--lots of those Christmas themed holiday picks are on sale right now at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc.--those are fun to add in to arrangements to add a bit of sparkle. HTH

Mac Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 5:07am

I individually wrap each cookie and occasionally wrap the entire bouquet. I get my cello bags at a packing and shipping store here. They come in a package of 100s for about $6.95

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