I'm going to a baby shower next weekend and originally I was going to offer to bake some cookies to go with the theme of the shower and bring a nicely bagged one for each guest.
I since found out there are going to be 50 people there so I'm not doing all that baking for free in addition to bringing my gift.
Now I'm thinking about just doing a pretty presentation of maybe 6-10 cookies in her theme and giving it to the Mom-to-be as part of her gift.
Any suggestions on how to package/present these that would be nice? I tried the cookies on a stick once and didn't have much luck. They slid around and a couple broke before I was able to give it to the intended person.
I need a cute and practical idea.
I was going to suggest a bouquet but you said you didn't have much luck. So why not try a cute keepsake box, either store bought or one that you can make and decorate(like those clear buckets that you use for storing things/scrapbook supply) and put cookies inside. Or you can put them on a clothesline and hang (on cake table/front) the cookies with pins as a decoration. If I come up with something else I'll let you know.
Instead of cookies on a stick could you prop them up with toothpicks so they stand up but it's not as big around as the cookie sticks that can encourage breakage? I don't do cookies much but thought that might give you a stand up cookie without a big stick.
You could also make one of those diaper cakes and adhere the bagged cookie around the outside of the "cake" as decor? and embellish from there.
just thinkin on the fly! ttyl
Projectqueen, how about attaching the stick to the bag, that's what I do. Or put them in some sort of baby container, if you do bouquet, put it in a baby powder bottle, or put two each in bottles. Just a couple of thoughts.
Thanks for the cute ideas!
I think the bouquet is the nicest idea, and since you had problems inserting the stick in the cookie before baking, you can attach it to the cookie with Royal Icing, AFTER it's baked and decorated, that's how they do it in the Wilton Yearbooks.
I just did some cookies for a friend of a friend who was having a baby girl. I used a really cute photo box-pink and white striped-and she can use it later and put the cookies in with some shred, some bottles filled with pink/white jelly beans, and some rattles, binkies, etc...it was cute.