cakelass Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 12:39pm
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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone has any idea on how to make a cookie tree? I saw them on a site ( Ithink it was The Cookie Ladies) last week and thought they would be great gifts for Christmas. Thanks!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 12:40pm
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I have the wilton cookie tree kit from years ago and I have made it several times.It is really cute!!

cakelass Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 12:56pm
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Thankyou kiddiekakes. But I should have explained myself better. Not the traditional ones. THere is an assortment of cookies stuck onto a cone shape to resemble a tree. Just wanted to know if anyone knows how to do these?

CakesByLJ Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 12:59pm
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Kiddiekakes has the right idea... I made several of this kit myself.. Easy to do, but a lot of baking for this one... here is the kit:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Wilton-Star-Cookie-Tree-Kit-New-1994_W0QQitemZ370091668811QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item370091668811&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

CakesByLJ Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:02pm
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Originally Posted by king

Thankyou kiddiekakes. But I should have explained myself better. Not the traditional ones. THere is an assortment of cookies stuck onto a cone shape to resemble a tree. Just wanted to know if anyone knows how to do these?



Ahh.. I would do those just like my cake truffle tree (in my photos), and use melted chocolate to attach the cookies to the cone (that has been covered in wax paper, of course icon_smile.gif )

SweetDreamsAT Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:20pm
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king - I know exactly what you're talking about, and I'm glad you brought this up because I was wondering the same thing. I'm doing a holiday booth and thought this would be a great display for my table. Here's the link to the site where I think you saw it.
http://thecookieladies.net/catalog/_babies.htm

Kiddiekakes Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:22pm
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Ooohhh Yeahhh...I like those trees better!!!

janelwaters Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:36pm
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! for posting this! these are AMAZING!! LOVE them LOVE LOVE LOVE - I can't even tell you how excited I am right now!

marriedtoagreek74 Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:45pm
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OMG! I love love love this idea. Those trees are soo awesome. I can't wait t see if someone here knows how to do them, they are beautiful!

Amy icon_biggrin.gif

Rebelady Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:00pm

I'd have to guess that it is a styrofoam cone and that the cookie bags are pinned into the cone for easy removal. I think this is such an awesome way to display a large amount of cookies in a fairly small space. Also I'm sure that you would have to weight and/or secure the cone somehow. I hope this helps!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Carlachef Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:05pm

I think you asked how to do a cookie tree. It looks like the Cookie ladies may have used skewers stuck into the styro cone and hung the cookies in multiples on each skewer by the string that closes each of the cookie packages.

janelwaters Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:17pm

We start with a 1 or 2 foot tall grapevine tree
... trim it with tiny sparkling lights
... cover it with individually wrapped cookies
... add a gold elastic cord with scissors
... then top it with an ornament!

this is from thier website - it seems to me that they are using a grapevine tree and probably hot glueing the bag onto the tree then giving the scissors to cut the cookie off when you want to eat one.

leannsloan Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:21pm

Oh I LOVE this idea how much would you charge for something like this. Cookie Lady you do a wonderful job just love the cookies thanks for sharing and thanks for asking this question.

leannsloan Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:28pm

Just another idea you could do the cookies on a wreath as well and cut them off. Thanks guys I needed this, this morning now I am in a creative mood.

lexi55033 Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:30pm

From looking at their website, it says they use grapevine trees. It also says that they provide a scissors with the tree for guests to cut their favors off with. To me, that sounds like they just tie the cookies in the bag to the grapevine tree and don't use a styrofoam base. It would be made out of grapewines or "twigs". Make sense?

SweetDreamsAT Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:36pm

Gee, I didn't think to look further on their website for guidance... thanks for finding that and passing it on. I can't wait to make one of these!!!

cakelass Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 10:41am

Sorry I've taken so long to get back to all that replied. I really appreciate your help. I went out and bought the styrofoam but I agree that it seems too light. So I am now going to look out for a twig tree. I have already made the cookies just need to bag them and get them on a tree. Thankyou again!

janelwaters Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 11:47am

I cannot wait to see your pictures!!

MichelleM77 Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 11:13pm

The Cookie Ladies (actually just one lady now) is 15 minutes from me. Wish I had their clientele. icon_smile.gif

http://www.thecookieladies.net/corporate.htm

kimsmom Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:42am

Have you looked at this site? I'm still debating. It has a lot of wire trees as well as other shapes. I was thinking about getting the stork or umbrella for baby showers. They come unpainted, but should be easy to spray paint.
www.tmarco.com

SweetDreamsAT Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:46pm

I'm having trouble finding grapevine trees!! Anyone have a good source you can recommend? TIA

cakelass Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:15pm

Me too! If you cannot find it in the states I have buckley's finding it here in Australia. But if anything pops up I will post.

countrycakes Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:24pm

icon_smile.gif What a great idea~ I would love to offer something like this........maybe next year......this year is getting pretty full.....thankfully! thumbs_up.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:42pm
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Originally Posted by king

Sorry I've taken so long to get back to all that replied. I really appreciate your help. I went out and bought the styrofoam but I agree that it seems too light. So I am now going to look out for a twig tree. I have already made the cookies just need to bag them and get them on a tree. Thankyou again!




Have you thought about gluing the styrofoam onto a block of wood? Or some similar base? That would make it plenty sturdy.

bethola Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:52pm

Oh my goodness! I went to the site and those "trees" are just so cute! Now I'm REALLY excited about my next cookie class! We are doing Christmas Ornaments AND Christmas Lights! How CUTE would one of these trees be?

Okay, Okay, mind racing, mind racing! Not enough caffeine yet to think clearly!

Beth in KY

countrycakes Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:52pm

Good idea Gemini! That would make it a lot sturdier too.......hmmmmm........

Susie53 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:53pm

Good morning everybody! What a great idea for a cookie tree, I can't wait to make one. I'm going to go to town today and try to find a grapevine tree. I have to say it again....I love Cake Central!

tonia3604 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 1:07pm

Leannsloan-

The prices on that website said $180 for a 2' tree with 4 dozen cookies, $90 for a 1 1/2' tree with 18 cookies....

sweetcravings Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 9:06pm

Yup..been looking everywhere for a reasonably priced grapevine tree and i can't find them anywhere! the only ones i saw were HUGE ones at peir one, it would take hundreds of cookies to cover that thing. I looked at michaels, canadian tire, walmart...i'm getting frustrated. Where do you all buy them?

Honeydukes Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by tonia3604

... The prices on that website said $180 for a 2' tree with 4 dozen cookies, $90 for a 1 1/2' tree with 18 cookies....




If you add the cost of the tree, scissors, ribbon and of course, cookies -- it's really not too bad a price, especially for the impact. Plus, the customer gets to keep the tree which is very decorative.

I can't find any trees locally, but I did find these sites. They also sell lights with brown cords. Surely she's getting her trees from a wholesaler.
http://www.rusticdecorating.com/grapevinetrees1.html
http://craftsnvines.com/_wsn/page4.html

I would love to find a reason to try this. icon_biggrin.gif

Edited to add: She also includes an ornament for the topper!

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