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Cookie bouquet - please help me improve it

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
I just made my first bouquet, and I am not happy with it.
Would you help me understand, what should I use inside the basket. I tried the green florist stuff (from Michaels) and it was horrible, it made green powder and shredded, so I pass it, then I cut our 3 circles from white foam board, and it looks unstable.... I just did not see any chunk of the white foam (or what you call it) in the store, just boards. So how do you fill the container? And other Q : I do not like the look of cookies wrapped in the cello, it is loosing the clean look, any suggestions?
Thank you!
LL
post #2 of 45
There's two kinds of florist foam, the crumbly kind and the hard kind. The hard kind costs a little more but it doesn't make powder. That's what I use, and then tissue paper on top of it.

I buy basket wrapper bags from Dollar Tree for my cookie bouquets. Just put it in the bag and then tape the corners under before you tie a bow at the top, and they work great.
post #3 of 45
ZlatkaT - I just buy the green foam from the dollar store. works great for me.
Your bouquet looks very nice btw.
post #4 of 45
Firstly, i LOVE your cookie bouquet! The basket is a wonderful addition.
I know exactly what you are talking about with the foam leaving a powdery mess. I use it for all my bouquets but i cover the foam with either tissue paper or saran wrap, this way that stuff doesn't get on the cookies. When they pull the stick out it will have some of the foam powder on it but they don't eat that part anyway. HTH
post #5 of 45
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Thank you everyone for your kind words and help. I will look next time on the harder green florist foam.
Now, how do I deal with the cello bags, I don't like the corners sticking out, I think I am loosing the "cookie display". Do you cover the cookies in food wrap? I was thinking to wrap the entire bouquet in basket wrapper, but I was worried that those cookies sticking out might break or shift....
post #6 of 45
Here are some cookie bouquets I did (a couple, I did like 15 of these UGH) last Christmas. I wrapped the cookies with regular plastic wrap (I like you wanted the clean look, didn't want to spend the $ on 15 shrink bags, but wanted the cookies to be free from dirt/hair/whatever else floats around in the air we breath)

I just cut a square of plastic wrap laid the cookie face down on it, gathered it all in the back and twisted it together and stuck a square of packaging tape (nice and strong) onto the twist of plastic wrap in the back, worked perfectlly!

Just make sure your cookies are completely dry before wrapping LOL mine weren't and the colors started to bleed, other than that I think they look nice with the plastic wrap, makes em' a little shiny....but doesn't give them a "messy" look like the corners on the cello bags do
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post #7 of 45
What if you put the cookies in unwrapped and then wrap the entire basket?..... Just a thought. Love it though!

Jen
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post #8 of 45
I was going to suggest the same thing.
I, however, like to wrap each cookie, not only to preserve the freshness, but also to ensure that if there are any sparkles or other decos, they dont get all over the place in the basket.
post #9 of 45
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KHalstead
wow, your bouquet is fantastic. It really does look like, that the cookies are not wrapped at all. I will definitely try it next time. Only how do you cut the plastic wrap in squares and don't get them all stick together. Do you mean the regular kitchen food wrap? I sometimes get mad, when I try to cover just a plate icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 45
I mainly use plastic wrap to cover batches of cookie dough that i put into freezer bags and freeze. That's frustrating in itself. Or is there a specific brand that you use that would make it easier to cut squares and wrap cookies easily?
post #11 of 45
If you have a Sam's near you, you can get professional grade plastic wrap there. It's is a big box, not overly expensive, last a long time, and is easier to work with than reg store brands.
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post #12 of 45
Do you think the one they sell at BJ's or Costco would be the same as what you're talking about? This is such a good idea.
post #13 of 45
I use a generic plastic wrap from Save a Lot, i've never found it hard to deal with.......actually it doesn't stick to anything but itself (which is usually more frustrating than having it stick to EVERYTHING)!
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post #14 of 45
I just cut it with a pair of regular scissors, doesn't have to be exact just make sure it's enough to wrap all the way around the cookie!
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post #15 of 45
That's the problem with cutting out squares of this wrap. It keeps sticking to itself making it impossible to use it neatly.
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