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post #1 of 36
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How can I make this bouquet better? I bought the pot thinking I'd do this awesome bouquet of blue flowers (maybe mother's day next year or get well)...well, I'm not liking it at all!! icon_cry.gif

I'm looking for suggestions on how to make it better. I really don't want to hear that you like it the way it is because I'm so unhappy with the look. I know I'll never do it in a bouquet. So hit me with your best shot!!!!!! You can suggest anything...just keep with the blue flower theme. THANKS!!!

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post #2 of 36
Can you give me a better description of what the flowers are made of?

Off the top of my head I'd suggest adding some greenery to the pot...if you going for more of an authentic look.
post #3 of 36
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they are 1/2" thick sugar cookies with royal icing...black outlined. The greenery thing sounds like a winner but any suggestions on the cookies themselves?
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post #4 of 36
Maybe stems with leaves on them.
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post #5 of 36
Ahha! Maybe the outline would look better if it were white as I don't see any black on the pot. May make the flowers "pop" a bit more.
post #6 of 36
I wouldn't outline in black. I think also maybe trying a flower cookie cutter with a fuller petal. Just my opinion.
post #7 of 36
What if you made cookies that mimic the flower design on the pot: square cookies in varying shades of blue with the flowers piped inside of the square.

If you don't want to do that then I think either a white border or a blended blue border would look nice.
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post #8 of 36
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Originally Posted by bakinccc

How can I make this bouquet better? I bought the pot thinking I'd do this awesome bouquet of blue flowers (maybe mother's day next year or get well)...well, I'm not liking it at all!! icon_cry.gif

I'm looking for suggestions on how to make it better. I really don't want to hear that you like it the way it is because I'm so unhappy with the look. I know I'll never do it in a bouquet. So hit me with your best shot!!!!!! You can suggest anything...just keep with the blue flower theme. THANKS!!!

Jennifer



I Love the pot; it's a cute concept. I think the black outline takes away from the colors. Try white, maybe it will brighten them up. The shape of the flower is different from the flowers in the pot -- 5 petal vs. 8. Changing the flower cutter might help "fix" things visually for you. Also, adding greenery, was a great suggestion. I love how you arranged the flowers though. That shape fits nicely, definitely keep that. Your work is gorgeous and I'm sure you'll figure it out. HTH! icon_biggrin.gif
post #9 of 36
I would add a ladybug or something else besides the flowers to cute-n it up a little.
post #10 of 36
How about a smiling face on just one of the yellow centers?
post #11 of 36
If I'm seeing it right, you haven't actually put the cookies on sticks and in the pot yet, right? They're on a plate and you've put the flower pot next to it to get an idea of what it will look like?

Anyway, if I'm seeing this correctly, I think you have to realize that it will look differently when you put the cookies on the sticks and arrange them in the pot. Right now the effect is two-dimensional. I think it will look a lot different once you "arrange" them in 3 dimensions.

Other than that, I agree with the white outline instead of black. Actually, I liked all the suggestions.

And even though you weren't looking for people to say it looks great or whatnot, I just wanted to say that you have a great idea, the cookies are very pretty, and you should be commended for both your skill and your desire to see it even better.
post #12 of 36
It really is just the black outline that doesn't go with it. I would either use the blue or white, and either fatter petals or petals with more of a point to them. I think I'd probably do pointy blue flowers and then white tulips. Putting the cookies on sticks and adding some green tissue paper would make it look totally different...you've got lovely countertops but I think they're keeping you from seeing how it would look all arranged...maybe if you put a piece of white paper under the glass plate you'd get a better idea of how they look.
post #13 of 36
what about dusting details onto the flowers or with icing add veining to them? maybe extending the length of the petal and making the center a bit smaller might help. you could also wrap the sticks with florist tape and add on leaves for a more realistic play on the flowers, it would elevate them from just cookie pops stuck in a pot. hope this was helpful.
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post #14 of 36
I just thought, with all the suggestions of either fatter or more-petaled flowers, why not do a variety of flower shapes? Just another suggestion.
post #15 of 36
Hiya
I'm not a 'cookie' person so i don't really know the techniques etc so please ignore me if my suggestion is nonsense. I think something to add a bit of texture would lift them especially the petals, to me they seem very flat and visually bland (sorry i apologise if that sounds mean, it's not meant to icon_redface.gif ). As i don't know anything about cookies I can't suggest anything but i think you need something that would be the cookie equivalent to lustre dust. I don't mean that in a literal sense I mean something that will give the same lift and wow effect that lustre dust gives to fondant.
Ok i'll stop blethering rubbish coz i clearly have no idea what i'm talking about...my intention was good, pity my creativity wasn't icon_cry.gif
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