I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF ACTUALLY ASSEMBLING 7 COOKIE BOUQUETS FOR A SURPRISE PARTY TOMORROW. I GUESS THIS IS REALLY MY FAULT, BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I EVER DID A COOKIE BOUQUET AND MY COOKIES ARE TOO HEAVY FOR THE STICKS I PUT IN THEM. WHEN I GO TO PUT THE COOKIES IN THE STYROFOAM, THEY KEEP FALLING OVER!!!!!! AND IF I PUSH THE STICKS IN TOO HARD INTO THE STYROFOAM, THEY END UP HITTING THE BOTTOM OF THE BUCKET I AM USING. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU GET THE COOKIES TO LOOK LIKE A BOUQUET. PLEASE HELP - THE PARTY IS TOMORROW AND IT IS ALREADY 11 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT HERE!!!! AGAIN, I KNOW THIS IS ALL MY FAULT FOR NOT PRACTICING BEFORE HAND
I don't know how much foam you are using or what you are putting your bouqet in (a tin bucket?), but maybe you could add another layer of foam so it is taller. The foam would go higher onto the stick and would better support the top heaviness of the cookies. Hope that makes sense. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
I use the foam at the bottom of the container and then the glass marble/beads on top. Seemed to give the stick more support.
Some people fill the bucket with something heavy like the shiny rocks you see for plants or some fill it with M&M's.
I am sorry I did not make myself clear (which is the story of my life). Anyway, the tin bucket is not falling over, the COOKIES are like lop-sided when I put the sticks in the bucket. I think the sticks are too thin for the cookies as well. I think I am going to have to just "wing it". I am so mad at myself right now!!!! Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly!!!!!
I bought a cookie basket 2 years ago and the bottom looks and feels like plaster of paris (similar to cement) white hard material. placed inside a plastic plant holder inside your basket or container of your choice. Cut some of the wooden dowels shorter to place in your cookies as you decorate the arrangement so they won't all be the same length. Hope this helps.
Crafts stores carry Oasis (it's the green dense foam that florists use). It is much less porous than white styrofoam, and the sticks will stay where you put them.
How about putting sheets of tissue paper in and around the cookies to give them something to lean on? It will also look nice, like those expensive "professional" bouquets I see on internet stores.