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post #16 of 31
I had forgotten about this. I have the Wilton set that I got a few years back and have never used it. I just made the NFSC for the first time Tuesday and they are really good. Working on my first decorated cookies now.
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post #17 of 31
I have never seen this before, and now can't wait to get a set! This would be so cute to bring to a holiday party. Thanks mom2csc for introducing the topic.
post #18 of 31
I just saw a small cookie tree at starbucks, that they did on a small 4" cake circle that was covered in royal so it looked like snow. The tree was perhaps 7 cookies high, and they were charging $12 for it!

I think they would make nice gifts this year. Perhaps I will try too.
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post #19 of 31
I have the graduating star cutter set that I make mine with. But I also teach childrens decorating classes, and Wilton sell the Gingerbread Tree Kit. It has the prebaked cookies, candy and royal icing. You could do that if you don't find the cutters. I make 3 cookies of each size for my tree, I like them to be big.
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post #20 of 31
I have a set of Wilton 6 cookie cutters--looks like they were part of a july 4th type thing at Hobby Lobby and I think I picked them up for 75%off after the 4th.

I think I will do small ones for teachers and make small fondant packages to go around them on a dollar store medium size platter.
post #21 of 31
If you put them together with royal icing, do people really eat them? It seems they would be hard to get apart.
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post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by 7yyrt

If you put them together with royal icing, do people really eat them? It seems they would be hard to get apart.



That's what I'm wondering.

So instead...what if, after decorating the cookies and letting them set up, you put a fresh dollop of BC on each one, stack as desired, and then push a sharpened dowel down through the tree. Then you could put the star on top to hide the hole--or do a built-up pull-out star type of thing to make a tree top.

I might try it that way to avoid the royal icing. Seems like that would make it more sturdy to transport too.
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post #23 of 31
I like the cookie tree look, BUT they are a ton of work--ask my back. It is 1am and I am STILL at it. I think I am making enough for 8. But just using 9 cookies.

I am afraid the dowel would break the cookie. I am going to go ahead and use antonia74's royal to glue them together. I use her royal and although it gets hard, it is edible and you don't break a tooth like other royals.

I am exhausted(course I was home alone with 3 kiddos while trying to make these!).

The people that get these better pay homage to me--lol
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post #25 of 31
I just purchased a cookie tree from STARBUCKS..they used only 8 cookies and it comes to about 5" in height, they shrinked wrapped the cookie tree and then placed it into a cello bag with twisty tie and a gift card.

They charge me about.$10.95 for the cookie tree...I took pictures of it and will try to post them in here when I get home and download them.

So..if they get $10.95 for the tree, I don't think we should ask for any less!!!

and more if they are taller!
post #26 of 31
Use a straw and cut the hole for the dowel Before you bake the cookies.

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post #27 of 31
Are they ment to be eaten? If you glue them how do do pull them apart? Won't that be messy and unattractive?
post #28 of 31
I was even thinking of doing these with MMF and "GLUING" them with chocolate...and then decorating them with chocolate.

The one I got at Starbucks looks like they placed the cookies on a grill and just poured the RI over them...stacked them and then added some white RI on the points to look like snow!

packed and ready to go....there are a few square cookies at the bottom decorated to look like gifts..and that's it...
post #29 of 31
Marshmallow creme makes a nice glue, too.

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post #30 of 31
I used fondant which worked great--lot of work but I think easier than icing them all. I am going to glue with royal and my thought is whatever they want, they can do with them. Mine are shorter, but looking pretty good so far. I used Juniper from Wilton colors and a forest green from Americolor.

Thanks 7yyrt---I have never had homage paid to me, but I am feeling quite good now! WOW!

ETA: I'M DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOOOO! Ended up doing 7. They actually turned out nice, although these kind of trees, if you look really closely and inspect them, they do look a bit messy, but when you stand back, they look nice. I have a major headache,but onto the next project--choc molds. Not even going to try the choc or cake ornarments this year--they will still be a hit next year.

Fondant is the way to go on these, though. The color is just so smooth!
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