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post #16 of 45
I don't find it difficult at all to cut with a sharp pair of scissors. I pull out a sheet and lay it on the counter (sometimes when I'm bein lazy or can't find scissors I'll just use an exacto knife to slice it into 4 squares) and then cut it into fourths, hasn't ever been that difficult. I think the generic stuff is not as sticky as Glad brand.
Even the stuff at the dollar store appears to be the same "not as sticky" kind that I use.
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post #17 of 45
Tina - I love the look of your cookies wrapped that way. So nice and neat!

To the OP - your cookie bouquet looks great!
post #18 of 45
I think your cookie bouquet looks great. However, if you want something extra, try putting in some colored tissue paper in between the cookies, or just the back, to show off the cookies. I read a tip on here somewhere about attaching the tissue paper to sucker/cookie sticks and then pushing them in where needed. You might just need them around the sides and the back so that the cookies stand out against the background.
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post #19 of 45
That's a great idea! I usually just put tissue paper in the back for accent and then try to wedge it through to hide the floral foam.
post #20 of 45
Your cookies are fabulous! What a great job you did on them. thumbs_up.gif

The arrangement might look better if the cookies were separated. In your pic you have the orange Thank You cookies all together and the others tucked in the back. I think putting the Thank in the back up high then a row of the other ones in the middle just a bit lower and then the YOU down in the front would break it up and make it more interesting to the eye. And you can play with alternating the heights of each cookie in a row. It's like arranging flowers. You can lay your cookies out on the counter and play with placement and then spread out the rows when you put them in the actual bouquet.
That is a lot of work on those cookies and they look yummy!
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post #21 of 45
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Good points here, I am going to make another bouquet on Friday, and will use those tips. Thank you so much. For me it was not easy to stick them in the foam, I will need to check some other once in the Michael's......... I learned a lot here!
post #22 of 45
I like to bag each cookie, I think it keeps it fresher. The cello bags come in different sizes and I try to use a bag closest to the size of the cookie so there isnt as much corner showing.There are different quality of bags as well, some have a milky look to them like sandwich bags...the more expensive cello bags are crisp and shiny-but more expensive, I prefer to go mid quality-I dont know if its polyethlyne or polyproplyene(?) I just compare at the cake store I shop at and get the clearer ones. I also use the green foam wrap it in tissue, then I cut squares of tissue and with each cookie, I skewer the tissue onto the cookie stick and stick it into the foam. Here is a recent example and I dont think the bags are too distracting.
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post #23 of 45
That is a beautiful arrangement!!! What does it look like from the back?
post #24 of 45
Thanks, For the back I usually put more tissue in and if I have to,I use a little tape to attach it to a cookie stick, so you're just seeing mainly tissue paper and not the naked backside of the cookies. I have done 2 sided bouquets for a centerpiece before and I'll try to arrange the same amount of cookies on the backside so that both sides look the same.
post #25 of 45
That would definately answer my problem with the sticks showing in the back. (i tape the sticks to the cello bag and put the cookie in that). Taping a square of tissue to the backside would cover those. Thanks for the idea!!

Do you cover the whole arrangement with cello or just leave it as is. I guess i've been covering the whole thing cuz i've been afraid of the tissue paper, or cookies for that matter, falling out or moving around.
post #26 of 45
No I deliver them as is, They're in there pretty good. I havent lost one yet...ok now I've jinxed myself.
The only time I've used a basket bag on a bouquet is when they were for a raffle/auction, because I didnt want anyone to "sample" any of them before the basket was awarded.
I've got a couple bouquets to do for the weekend, if I think of it, I'll take a picture of the back-but its not a thing of beauty- its definitely the back.
post #27 of 45
I like to use tulle that comes on a roll for my cookie bouquets. It is cheap, 2.99 a roll, which does about 5 bouquets. The dark colors work best.

Here is a pic of Halloween ghosts, I was mad at myself for not arranging them better. I made 3, but got the pic of this one icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #28 of 45
That is a very nice bouquet! The tuille actually is perfect for that theme.
post #29 of 45
I like to wrap mine individually too and then attach the stick to the back of the bag with packing tape. I just use the clear Wilton bags that I get at Walmart. I put each cookie in a bag and then carefully pull as much of the plastic to the back side as I can. If I need to I trim off excessive amounts of the plastic for smaller cookies. Then I attach a piece of clear packing tape and try to catch all the edges that I pulled from the front. You have to be careful that you don't pull it too tight or it can break the cookie. After that is done I use an additional piece of tape to attach the stick.

I have a few cookie bouquets in my photos that used this method if you want to check it out. I had never made a decorated cookie or cookie bouquet before I found CC. I've learned everything I know so far form the great folks here.

I like the idea of skewering a piece of tissue with the cookie on a stick before putting it into the foam. I'll be doing that from now on. Also, great idea to use the beans in the bottom of the container. I'm going to check on buying beans in bulk. I wonder how much $ they'd be?
post #30 of 45
I, personally, don't like the look of a stick attached to the bag...
I put the stick inside the cookie when they are hot.
next time I'm doing a cookie bouquet, I'll try to shrink wrap them. (I'll buy some from Noble Gift packaging next week, in their catalog it says that it's food safe), It's like 16.25$CAD/500 (6"X6")..So it's about 3 or 4 cents per bag!
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