paulstonia Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:08pm
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Ok, quick question, if you want your cookies on sticks but don't want to bake them on them, what is the best way to attach them? TIA

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prterrell Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:09pm
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Melted white chocolate.

cookie_fun Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:33pm
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I always just gently stick them in immediately after the cookies come out of the oven while the cookies are still hot.

Creative_Cookies_Cakes Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:58pm
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I roll the sugar cookie dough out then use the cookie cutter to cut out the shape that you want. Then I slowly put the stick in twisting it. I flip the cookie over add a little more cookie dough on the back of the cookie were you can see the stick. Then bake them.

cylstrial Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 1:41am
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I know this is slightly off topic - but what do you all put down into the cookie bouquets to hold the cookies up? Styrofoam?

Thanks!

andpotts Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 2:20am
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I attach the sticks to the bags. The original idea came from Shiney and I love doing it this way. Only thing different is I skip the hot glue step, but I use a seriously strong clear tape, not regular Scotch tape, it's like packing tape, completely transparent, but on the small, regular size roll. (It's also the only thing that will hold party decorations on our textured wall and not ruin the paint) Works like a charm!


http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-619564-.html

vinman9 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 2:35am
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I second what andpotts says. I found the same link from Shiney and it was a God-send. The bags were easy to prepare, I just sat with a pile of sticks and bags and taped them together while watching TV one night. I used clear Scotch packaging tape, I think that I got it at Target for a couple bucks. Never used hot glue. When the cookies were done, I popped them into the bags and tied with ribbon. I only lost one cookie when I tied the ribbon too tight and it broke the bottom. Otherwise, it worked like a charm and I didn't have to worry about cookies falling off of the sticks. I was amazed how easy it was, and I was totally singing praises to Shiney!!

I used floral foam that my wife found at the dollar store to hold the cookies and it worked great.

andpotts Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 2:40am
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I used floral foam that my wife found at the dollar store to hold the cookies and it worked great.




Me too, floral foam and then I either use tissue paper, decorative rocks or paper shreds (all from the $ store) around/on top of it. I don't know what I would do if the $ store went under!

paulstonia Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 4:45am
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Thanks everyone, great ideas. I just hate how few cookies you can get in the oven when they are on sticks. Plus, a few inevitably fall off the sticks.

jolie1977 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 2:20pm

I've been looking at cookie baskets for months now, wondering how complicated it was to make them and am sooooo grateful for this thread! GREAT instructions, thanks to all!!! Now I can't wait to get started!

jlynnw Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 2:35pm

Just did a cookie bouquet this weekend for a friends party. We used the tape the stick on the bag. OMG, what a time saver. It worked so fast and easy. Will always do it this way. We used a pumpkin to hold the bouquet.

cylstrial Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:10am
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I used floral foam that my wife found at the dollar store to hold the cookies and it worked great.




Thanks! I'll have to keep that in mind! icon_biggrin.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 9:25pm

Just curious to hear how you cover the sticks so that they are not seen from the back of the arrangement.
I, too, love taping the stick to the bag. I do put a decorative tissue paper behind the last cookies, but i can still see the sticks from the cookies in the middle.

vinman9 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 10:36am

I've only done these few, but I didn't put anything behind mine. I used some green and pink Easter grass over the floral foam. Never considered how it would look from the back, since the decoration was on the front of the cookies. Looking from the front, you can't see any of the sticks.

I never thought about putting tissue paper in the back, but that would have been a great addition! Next time... icon_wink.gif

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michellesArt Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 11:59am

so i buy rocks and floral foam from the dollar store too- put a few rocks in the bottom to weigh it down, floral foam next and i fill in the gaps with either shredded paper or tissue (depends what i have on hand). i've really got to love making cookie bouquets-you can get really creative and it's something unique-plus i like trying to find different containers to suit the theme (for a beach theme i found a nice red bucket and shovel from the $store too)

cherrycakes Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 12:21pm

I use swimming pool noodles for the base (anchored into the pot with royal icing or hot glue) - it works really well because once the sticks are stuck in that they don't move at all.

Does anyone else have other methods of gluing the sticks to the cookies? I prefer to cover the whole arrangement with cello rather than individual bags.

luv2bake6 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 9:05pm

vinman, those bouquets are beautiful. I'm sure the teachers loved them!

cherrycakes, are you talking about those big long ones? What an amazing idea! Is it hard to cut through them?

jlynnw Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 9:12pm

I also like to use white chocolate to glue the sticks on. Most of my cookies are NFSC and are about the same color and that way they don't show so much. I do that when I wrap/bag the whole bouquet.

andpotts Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 11:06pm
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

I use swimming pool noodles for the base (anchored into the pot with royal icing or hot glue) - it works really well because once the sticks are stuck in that they don't move at all.




What a great idea! This would work really well for some containers and be much more cost effective because you would get a lot of bases from each noodle thumbs_up.gif I just love the stuf people come up with and share here!

cherrycakes Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:00am

I actually got the idea from here about using pool noodles so it's definitely not my original idea icon_smile.gif I buy white ones and then just use a long knife to cut them. They are very easy to cut and put sticks into. I use curly ribbon to hide the noodle by cutting long pieces, doubling them over and twisting floral wire around the ribbon which I then stick into the noodle. I do three-four sets of curly ribbon for an average size pot.

bhv333 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:52pm

Several people said they used Shiney's method for putting the sticks on the bags. It took me some time searching to find the post. So if anyone else is having trouble finding it: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=619564&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=15

shiney Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 10:27pm

I hadn't thought of leaving out the glue step, but then most of my cookies are big (too big probably), and I too use good packing tape. and I sit in front of the tv doing up stacks of them on small bags, large bags, short sticks and long sticks. My next wanna-do is to get my stuff all organized. it's so annoying to search for all my stuff in one big bag.

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