GeminiRJ Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 5:58pm
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My sister just told me that the 3D nurse cookies I made over a month ago haven't quite gone away. One of her co-workers still has hers sitting on her desk, and another shellacked (sp?) the cookie and placed it in her display cabinet. Wouldn't it have been better to enjoy eating the cookie and then just have me make a new one sometime? Anybody else have people do this to their cookies? It's a cookie...it isn't supposed to last forever!

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gottabakenow Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 6:10pm
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omg thats wacky. i cant imagine someone doing that. take it as a compliment though i guess!

wgoat5 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 7:54pm
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Do you all remember though when that was all the rage? My MIL used to by homemade bread from people and shallacked those icon_confused.gif

yankeegal Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 8:35pm
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I'd take it as the ultimate compliment-I'd shellack one of your cookies too!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

kutabby Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 8:40pm
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A little weird, yes icon_biggrin.gif But a total compliment!!

Texas_Rose Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:21pm
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My FIL kept a cookie bouquet that I made for him for Easter. It was in a basket, and he put it on his hearth, and when we were there the next year, it was still sitting right there in the same place. He and my husband thought it was a compliment that he was keeping it forever, but I didn't.

On the bright side, a year later it hadn't faded at all.

gottabakenow Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:24pm
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i was thinking... you may as well just make cookies out of clay if people are going to make shelf decorations out of them.

bambuf Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:34pm
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LOL! This has happened to me, too! I made some Flower cookies on sticks that I "planted" in small flower pots for my co-workers one year for Easter. About half of the people saved their cookies in the pots for display. My boss ate his and asked if another would grow back in its place! icon_smile.gif

Last year at Christmas, my next door neighbor asked me to make some cupcakes to match her Christmas ornaments on one of her trees during the Tour of Homes. Would you believe that in February, she still had those silly cupcakes on display next to her tree...she didn't want to throw them away because they had matched so perfectly...By the time I saw them in February, I was wishing that she wasn't dropping my name everytime she showed them off to a guest! They were pretty sad looking...

People are so funny! icon_smile.gif

rrmom2boys Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:37pm
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I have a friend's dad that still has a Santa cookie I made them. He decided it was too pretty and wouldn't let anyone eat it. I told him I can make more. I gave them cookies at Valentines but told him he had to eat them or no more cookies. icon_smile.gif At least people are appreciating the work that went into it but don't understand we want them to enjoy what we have made by eating it.

tracycakes Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:40pm

For my nephew's first birthday, I made him a circus cake (it was on the front of the 1990 or 1991 Wilton book I believe) and made the circus cookies to go on top. My mother STILL has one of those cookies. You see, this is weird because my nephew just turned 18 about 3 weeks ago. THAT COOKIE IS 17 YEARS OLD!! icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif My mom just can't bear to get rid of it. About 7 or 8 years ago, my parents remodelled their kitchen and the cookie wasn't in it's usual place so my nephew asked about it. That cookie will never go away. It is probably petrified by now. icon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

gottabakenow Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:53pm
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For my nephew's first birthday, I made him a circus cake (it was on the front of the 1990 or 1991 Wilton book I believe) and made the circus cookies to go on top. My mother STILL has one of those cookies. You see, this is weird because my nephew just turned 18 about 3 weeks ago. THAT COOKIE IS 17 YEARS OLD!! icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif My mom just can't bear to get rid of it. About 7 or 8 years ago, my parents remodelled their kitchen and the cookie wasn't in it's usual place so my nephew asked about it. That cookie will never go away. It is probably petrified by now. icon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif




ok thats insane.

MichelleM77 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:55pm

I didn't shallack it, but I still have a cookie from my sister's wedding last July. icon_smile.gif I have some leftovers from other cookie designs too. They are good displays or samples when people just don't understand what a cookie favor is. I can just whip it out. LOL! Not to eat, of course.

CakeDiva73 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:55pm

I think that's awesome. It must've been a work of art!! icon_smile.gif My husband was going to shellack(?) my Van Gogh 'series', lol, but when I went to show my friend, her cat started eating it. Oh well......

I agree that it is the ultimate compliment ~ good for you! icon_smile.gif

millicente Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 11:07pm

so can you shalak a cookie

gottabakenow Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 11:17pm
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so can you shalak a cookie




i guess so, seems like people have done it! icon_smile.gif

jennifer7777 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 11:38pm

I have some cookies that I made for my friend's birthday in 2006(!) still wrapped in plastic wrap and stored with my cake supplies...I never shipped them to her...but they are not rotted either!! Go figure.

I gave my children's former day care teacher a cookie bouquet in 2006...last I went to her house in 2007 (I think) it was still sitting above her fireplace.

I made the cake in my photos of my friend sleeping in the bed with $ in his hand for his birthday in July 2007. He kept in on display in his house at least 2-3 months before his mom finally wrapped it and put it in the freezer...where it still is today, uneaten!...I want to make him a Nike shoe cake this year...I told him let me do it in syrofoam if you're not going to eat it...he said "no, because people have to know that there's cake in there!"

Other times, either people don't want to eat my cakes and they break down after I make them, or they don't want to cut them so they make me do it.

I appreciate the gestures, but I'm like this...I put in all this work for EDIBLE art...EAT IT!!!!

indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 11:45pm
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Do you all remember though when that was all the rage? My MIL used to by homemade bread from people and shallacked those icon_confused.gif




When we went to Gatlinburg, we found a shop that did this to lots of home-baked items. I have a bread basket that looks and feels like ceramic, but it's made of pie dough ..... it's the top of a pie in a criss-cross pattern. We luv it so much, that when friends of ours in England got married, we contacted this shop and had them ship one to England as a wedding gift!

wgoat5 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:02am

Ohhh Debbi I had one... they stuck it in a pie tin.. with potpourii in it.. it was so pretty... it got kinda sad looking though and I had to toss it icon_sad.gif


I also have ornaments that my grandma made in the 1950's made out of dough.. beautiful

BCJean Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:09am

When I worked in a cookie shop, we had about 20 cookie bouquets on display and they were all shellacked. If you cover them completely it keeps ants from showing up to nibble on them. I also did a dummy wedding cake to display in a tuxedo rental shop, they asked that it be shellacked to keep ants away.

I personally have never found myself needing another ornament in my home. I would take pictures of it and eat the cookies.

As far as them not wanting to have it made of clay. I can understand the fascination of it being made from something you could eat, if you had so chosen.

gottabakenow Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:12am
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I would take pictures of it and eat the cookies.




oh yeah, you cookie-shellacking people, thats how you do it! icon_rolleyes.gif

Bijoudelanuit Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:28am

I took in cupcakes right before winter break and MONTHS later (before April break...) one of my co-workers said that he kept a few of the cupcakes for display in his kitchen window! The idea of a 4 month old cupcake makes my skin crawl!

indydebi Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:33am
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I also did a dummy wedding cake to display in a tuxedo rental shop, they asked that it be shellacked to keep ants away.



Has anyone ever had ants attack a dummy cake? I've got some dummy display cakes that I've had for over a year and have never had any ants or any other kind of bugs or pests. My icing hardens like concrete when applied to styrofoam ... is that what's making the diff on why I don't get bugs and (evidently) others do? icon_confused.gif

Bellatheball Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 5:23am

My dad has done that with almost every cookie I've made him. He left some of the ones out from Christmas and my aunt actually ate one! Seriously, she ate the whole thing and never once commented on the texture. He got mad at her for eating the cookie. She got mad at him because he wasn't worried about what would happen to her now that she ate shellack. icon_razz.gif

Eileenscakes Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 11:10am

I took the fondant lobsters, sand dollars and shells from the top of my wedding cake (that I did not do myself) and shalaked them and made a display with the invitation and the napkins from the wedding, I just love looking at them and glad I was able to preserve them so I could look at them!! icon_biggrin.gif

Mike1394 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 11:34am

So you really want wierd. Shellac is actually food safe. The cookies are still edible. Shellac is made from secretions from the Lac bug.

Mike

GeminiRJ Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 11:40am
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Originally Posted by tracycakes

For my nephew's first birthday, I made him a circus cake (it was on the front of the 1990 or 1991 Wilton book I believe) and made the circus cookies to go on top. My mother STILL has one of those cookies. You see, this is weird because my nephew just turned 18 about 3 weeks ago. THAT COOKIE IS 17 YEARS OLD!! icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif My mom just can't bear to get rid of it. About 7 or 8 years ago, my parents remodelled their kitchen and the cookie wasn't in it's usual place so my nephew asked about it. That cookie will never go away. It is probably petrified by now. icon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif




Wow, this is hilarious!

Newatdecorating Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:13pm

I have a relative that I made a "thank you" bouquet for and she never ate it. Same response as some of the others that I read......"It's too pretty to eat". Don't know how long she kept it, but eventually threw it away. Later, I made some more cookies and didn't put them on a stick and gave to her, so she would try them and she loved them.

When they don't eat the cookies, they are missing out on the great taste and finding out that it's not just a pretty cookie. If anything, take a picture of it and then eat it!

millicente Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 1:26pm

Do they have it in spray can form. Where can you buy it at?

bonniebakes Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 11:27pm

I shellacked some dress cookies that I made and they are in - get this - a display case. I don't display them mind you, my father does - at his dry cleaning store!

I just sprayed on a varnish so they wouldn't attract bugs...

cookingfor5 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 3:46pm

I can relate and take it as a compliment when people hesitate to eat my cookies. That being said, I hate to hear it. People actually avoid eating them because they are so pretty. I always respond when someone tells me how pretty they looked with, "How did they taste?" If they didn't taste good, then it wasn't worth my time.

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