c8kdreemz Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 4:28pm
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I cannot seem to keep those sticks in! At first I thought I wasn't baking them thick enough so, I changed that but they still pop out. Does anyone have any suggestions? I need to make a cookie bouquet as a gift for a baby shower next week.

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linedancer Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 6:25pm
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Just squirt a little royal icing in the hole, then put the stick back in, lay flat to dry, worked like a charm for me. HTH

c8kdreemz Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 7:00pm
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Just squirt a little royal icing in the hole, then put the stick back in, lay flat to dry, worked like a charm for me. HTH


Thanks "Linedancer" for the advice. I'm going to try it out today.

linedancer Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 7:54pm
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You are welcome, good luck and let me know if it works for you.

all4cake Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 8:29pm
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I thought they got baked in!
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Seriously, I'm glad I read this before beginning!

linedancer Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 8:51pm
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I think c8kdreemz did bake the cookies with the sticks in. If I understood the problem correctly, the sticks were coming out of the cookies when she was either decorating them or placing them in the bouquet.

If I want the sticks baked in the cookies, I follow a tip I found here on CC. You bake a short stick in the cookie, then take it out to decorate. Use royal icing to keep them in after they are decorated. It helps in two ways. You can bake more cookies on a sheet with the short stick. The stick is not in the way when you decorate. Sorry, I do not remember who the OP was for that thread.

The other method I use is Shiney's stick on the bag method. This way you do not bake the sticks in the cookies, but hot glue and tape it on the bag. Then you just put the cookie in the bag and tie with ribbon.

Here is a bouquet I did with the first method.
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all4cake Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 9:24pm
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oh my word! they'll bake out???

oh jiminy!

linedancer Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 10:23pm
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They don't really "bake out", but the hole seems to expand a little and the stick loosens. Then the cookies just spin round and round on the stick. So if you add the royal, when it dries solid, the cookie doesn't spin any more..

all4cake Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 10:29pm
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oooooooh...I see! Thank you kindly!

luv2bake6 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:18am

Those penguins are so adorable!!

linedancer Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:23am

Thanks, they took first place in the cookie bouquet class at the Central Florida Fair last month. I had great fun with all of my entries. icon_smile.gif

MadMillie Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:31am
all4cake Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:35am

madmillie, do you think we're supposed to decorate the 'ugly' side if we do it like in the tutorial?

MadMillie Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:41am

I have only used the Wilton pans that have the indent for the stick to be baked in the cookie. I saved this tutorial because it would give me more options, meaning I can use any cookie cutter, rather than being stuck with the Wilton pans I have. I guess you could decorate the ugly side, it would be very time consuming and more costly.

all4cake Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:46am

no no...I mean decorate the ugly side instead of the top side...

just curious...if using royal icing, would there be noticeable lumpies where there are lumpies in the cookie or if they would somewhat disappear when flooded...

not a make or break ...just popped into mind when I seen the baked cookie pop...

MadMillie Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 1:35am

Oh, I see. I think if you flooded the ugly side with RI the bumps would not show. I'll have to try it.

all4cake Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 1:54am

me too...i'm making ri now

c8kdreemz Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 2:19pm

I followed the directions from linedancer and it worked great! Nothing like using that RI glue icon_smile.gif I mailed them 2 my sis so I'll know in a day or two how they arrived. And I agree, your penguins are so adorable.. Thanks again

linedancer Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 8:27pm

Happy I could help, thanks for your kind words.

Sara789 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 10:02pm

Another method is to put the sticks in the cookie right after you take the cookies out of the oven. As they cool, the cookies contract around the stick. I started using this method after I scorched a couple cookie sticks in the oven. Ha.

toleshed Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 10:20pm

Very nice Linedancer

linedancer Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 12:41am

Thanks, toleshed. How you been? See you went riding. Will talk later..

all4cake Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 9:35pm

I used the dough roll technique with the sticks (I gotta work on that). I forgot to turn the pan of rattles over so their patch was quite pronounced. I used the humped side as the front to see how bad it looked if iced...it looks a lot better with icing on it than had I left it as the back.

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