I tried to cut and paste directly, but didn't work. The visuals are on the second page of this thread.
Thanks, Shiney, for going to all the trouble of posting those pictures.
I do this a little different, so I'll share in case you want to try...
First, let me tell you that I came to this when a customer asked for cookie favors and then changed her mind to lollies... I mean she thought I made the COOKIES the day before her order was due...
- Bag the COOKIES upside down
- Tie with ribbon or curlies as usual
- Put hot glue to the stick (1/2" less than the COOKIE size)
- Place stick on the back of the bag, 1/2" under from the bottom (in this case top), and press to the bag
Now this gives support to large COOKIES:
- Place a drop of glue on the stick just behind the ribbon
- Stick 1-1/2" size pipe cleaner (use a color that blends with the ribbon or combines well) and fold to the front, twist hiding under the ribbon
Please let me know if I'm clear...
Thank Ya'll both for posting these! I did try Shiney's and it worked out great! I'll try this other one also - Thanx again ya'll!
Alagoas: That's a great thing when you have to switch from bagged to sticks. and you don't have to transfer to another bag. Thanks for sharing that tip!!
Shiney - I just saw your idea! Thanks for taking time to post the pics for those of us who need visual instructions!
Alagoas - Thanks for sharing your great idea too!
I just may give this a whirl sometime!
Tracy, has anyone asked for a bouquet from you? Do you basically do multiples of your cookies in a tray? I can't even imagine how long it takes you to do your masterpieces. Please tell me you do some simple cookies sometimes that you don't post on CC.
Shiney - I have never done a bouquet. My cookies are individually wrapped and used as party flavors (b-day/anniv./special occasion) or for people to give out to family and frends for the holidays. Good guess - they take forever which is a downcheck time-wise.
It is funny that you ask this about simple cookies as I really, really have been trying to do some simpler cookies, but that is a bit harder for me. I think it takes a lot of talent to do a simpler cookie that looks great without overdoing the detailing. A lot. But I have been trying to work more in that style. (I get up my guts and chant "Bakinccc...Bakinccc...Bakinccc" ). I did some 'test' cookies for Valentine's Day and was happy with them. (Didn't post them as it was well after V-Day, but I will that time next year), but I did try again just two days ago and did simple balloons. It was actually quite fun (and comparitively so fast! ) Some were packaged and sent off to my father to go with some more time-intense frog cookies and some actually went in a box for my DH to take to work to celebrate his b-day. Of course, I still planned away and when I was all done I saw how I would do them differently and almost redid them, but resisted the urge and let them be (big step for me!). Once I go through the upteen photos, I will post them. My next goal will be to do two versions for St. Pat's Day - one simple and one more complicated. Eventually, I would like to do that for all holidays, but usually I get so swamped with the more time-intensive cookies that I run out of time.
After reading Shiney's comment about your cookies, I just sat here and looked in awe at your cookies. Absolutely stunning. I finally switched to MMF cuz my cookies looked so awful.
Do you have a website?
Hi Toleshed - Nope, no website. I just haven't had time. Hopefully someday though!
Do you have any photos of how you did the bouquet? I can't quite see it in my mind. Sorry, I'm more of a visual person.