aundrea Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 1:44am
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if you insert the stick prior to baking or once removed from the oven.
i am using NFSC receipe and im gonna try toba's RI.
the dough is chillin now so i have time to wait for responses!!! haha.
thanks in advance

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Mom_Of_4 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 1:51am
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I insert the sticks before baking my cookies.

melysa Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 1:57am
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before. follow this tutorial, its great. http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-cookie-lolly

aundrea Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 1:59am
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great thanks so much

andpotts Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:30am
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I always use to put in sticks before baking, but that was always stressful for me and I just didn't do it very often. I never though of attaching the sticks to the bags until fellow CCer Shiney mentioned this method a few times, I tried it and holy cow I am a convert, this is the only way I will ever do cookies "on a stick" again! She hot glues and then tapes, I just used super clear tape, it is stronger than regular for some reason and they stay on perfectly. Thanks Shiney!! Good luck on your project, here are a few pictures of how mine look.
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shiney Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:35am
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Andpotts: I'm so glad you could use my tip! I use both hot glue and packaging tape so I don't have to worry about heavy cookies. I just keep a bunch of these fixed up. So, when i do a bunch of cookies, I don't have to know which ones are for bouquet before I decorate. your cookies look fab, and I'm so glad you put a pic of the stick!

shiney Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:42am
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After seeing this, I thought I'd go through the process for y'all. I sit in front of one of those tv tray tables, have a stack of bags, and sticks, and place several pieces of packing tape around the table, hanging off the edge,so i can pull them off easily. I hotglue stick to first bag in stack, immediately put the tape on, set aside, and on and on. It's something you can do while watching tv, and feel like you're multi-tasking, and not just sitting in front of the tv icon_smile.gif

Twopeasinapod Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 7:15pm
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I have been wanting to try this but was afraid that the cookies would droop. Do they? Your pictures look great though so I'm assuming they don't. What size bags do you use?

shiney Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 7:31pm
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twopeas, my cookies do not droop, I get them snug and then tie at the bottom. I use Wilton Crystal Clear Party bags 4 x 9 1/2, from Walmart. When I'm able to go to Michaels or hobbylobby, I pick up that size in the 50 or 100 count bags.
In this pic you can see The t-shirt cookie is 5 1/2 inch across at the arms, and I have it in a bit sideways, and it fits snug. Wilton has a bigger size bag that I sometimes use for larger cookies, or I put the stick on sideways in this size bag, and tie on the end. Does that make sense?
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luv2bake6 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 4:11am

What do you guys put inside any of your bouquet containers to weigh them down? I've seen some bouquets done with boxsets which are soooooo light and a piece of styrofoam or floral foam will not hold it up.

andpotts Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:59am
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What do you guys put inside any of your bouquet containers to weigh them down? I've seen some bouquets done with boxsets which are soooooo light and a piece of styrofoam or floral foam will not hold it up.




I use rocks, lol, I get bags of decorative rocks at the $ store and pour them around and on top of the florist foam, probably a little over kill, but I've never had any tip over icon_smile.gif

sjmoral Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:33am

So the hot glue doesn't break the plastic bag? I would love to try this! SOmetimes I didn't think I wanted a bouquet and then I'm late to change my mind... so this will be prefect.

Twopeasinapod Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:38am

I tried this today and it worked perfectly! I am so excited now I don't have to work around sticks on the cookies sheets! Wow, thanks so much for the GREAT information!! icon_biggrin.gif

Cakegirl11 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:44am
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Andpotts: I'm so glad you could use my tip! I use both hot glue and packaging tape so I don't have to worry about heavy cookies. I just keep a bunch of these fixed up. So, when i do a bunch of cookies, I don't have to know which ones are for bouquet before I decorate. your cookies look fab, and I'm so glad you put a pic of the stick!




Sorry, I have a stupid question. I am confused. You hot glue the stick to the inside of outside of the bag? Then, you place a peice of tape over it?

Cakegirl11 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:46am
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Andpotts: I'm so glad you could use my tip! I use both hot glue and packaging tape so I don't have to worry about heavy cookies. I just keep a bunch of these fixed up. So, when i do a bunch of cookies, I don't have to know which ones are for bouquet before I decorate. your cookies look fab, and I'm so glad you put a pic of the stick!




Sorry, I have a stupid question. I am confused. You hot glue the stick to the inside of outside of the bag? Then, you place a peice of tape over it?

Twopeasinapod Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:48am

That's what I did. I hot glued the stick to the bag about 1/8 inch from top and only about 2 inches long. It dries pretty quickly and then I put the tape right on top of that. I too was worried about the glue melting the bag but I used low temp and it didn't harm them at all!!!

shiney Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:51am

Twopeas, I'm so glad it worked for you!
Cakegirl, on the outside of the bag, very close to the top.
No, the hotglue doesn't burn the bag, or mine never has

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 4:01am

So I'll ask the stupid question... why do you put the tape on the back? And roughly how long is the piece of tape? I am intrigued. Thanks!

shiney Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 2:20pm

I put the tape on the bag just as reinforcement, it needs it.

toleshed Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:22am

I'm also wondering about the tape. Does the hot glue not hold well enough? Is that why you have to tape also?

KatieKake Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:42am

I'm with cake girl and very confused, how do you get the cookie and the stick stuck together. I have always put my sticks in before I baked my cookies, which means I have to work around the sticks. So please tell me how it works to put the stick in the bag? When do you put the cookie in the bag?

shiney Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 5:21am

The stick goes on the back of the bag, not inside. I'm attempting to put up pics of the process. I use the tape as reinforcement, I think it needs it. You can see my bouquets in my photos or on my www, all of the sticks are on the bag, not in the cookie.
I do some of my sticks close to the top of the back of the bag for heavier cookies.
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rocketmom1985 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 1:46pm

Oh my goodness gracious...this is GENIOUS! icon_lol.gif

I wouldn't do cookie bouquest because I am so lollipop stick "impaired".

Thanks so much!

shiney Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:23pm
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Oh my goodness gracious...this is GENIOUS! icon_lol.gif

I wouldn't do cookie bouquest because I am so lollipop stick "impaired".

Thanks so much!



If I had to deal with sticking-out sticks, along with baking, decorating, drying, storing, etc...I'd be a basketcase! I like this so I don't have to always know whether a cookie is going into a bouquet or just in a bag.

Bluehue Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:46pm

*Bluehue slaps her forehead* - good grief - what a BRILLANTE idea.
Thankyou so much for this thread.

See it is true - we learn something new every day.

Love the multi tasking bit - do we ever stop icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:56pm

Shiney you should probably post these instructions over with the cookie decorating instructions so that everyone can learn from your wisdom. This is fantastic. Thank you so much for including the pics. I really could not "see" this. I am a visual person. And I didn't understand the tape thing and now I see it perfectly clear. This is a fantstic solution. I personally would never eat a cookie from a stick. I would break it off and eat it. I think my kids would like to eat from a stick. Thanks again!

shiney Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:21pm

Redlot, I think I decided to do this because a few years ago I did some cookies on a stick (one day I should post a pic of those sad things) for my daughter's jr. high school graduation, and seeing all those kids walking around with sticks, and deciding they were fun weapons, And you know how mothers are, don't run with a sucker in your mouth, it made me cringe!
I'll try to figure out how to put it over with the instructions. THANKS!

spunkybear Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:44pm

Okay, the term brilliant has been used so I will opt for my 9 year olds quote "that is freakin' awesome"!!!!!!!
I was wanting to make some cookie pots for a Girl Scout fund raiser and was hesitant but this is just the inspiration I needed!!! icon_biggrin.gif

shiney Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:52pm
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Originally Posted by spunkybear

Okay, the term brilliant has been used so I will opt for my 9 year olds quote "that is freakin' awesome"!!!!!!!
I was wanting to make some cookie pots for a Girl Scout fund raiser and was hesitant but this is just the inspiration I needed!!! icon_biggrin.gif



Ha ha! What is 'freakin awesome' is that I have been able to help y'all. I get so much info and ideas from CC, So glad I can give some!!!

sallene Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:24pm

Do you have anyone that prefers the stick to actually be in the cookie or is it not an issue? I mostly make bouquets that go to kids and they love having a cookie on a stick vs. it just looking like it's on a stick.

I love the idea though, I'm going ot have to try it. Thanks for posting the visuals!

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