Have you ever received a cookie bouquet? It is a lot better to get a cookie bouquet than getting a bouquet of flowers. Flowers die but, you can share a cookie bouquet with everyone. I have made more than my fair share and have learned to follow a few steps for success. This Mother’s Day bouquet was simple to assemble with a little planning.
The first thing I asked myself is what is the bouquet theme. This one was for Mother’s Day so I grabbed a pin and some paper and started jotting down ideas. I didn’t want to do flowers or anything that I have made in the past so I decided to thank mom for the wings she gave me so I could fly. That was it! I had a theme.
Now for the design. I have always loved these cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle and have been waiting for an occasion to make them. I followed her tutorial exactly and then decided to add a little blue airbrush to the edges.
Now for the bouquet.
Cookie Bouquet Tips:
Something I have learned and should have done here is use small cookie sticks and larger cookie sticks for cookie bouquets. I usually bake half on the large sticks for the back of the bouquet and half on the smaller ones for the front of the bouquet. It makes things a little easier when you start assembling. If you have never baked cookies on a stick, click here.
Next, find a container that complements your cookie bouquet. Just imagine these bird cookies in a coffee cup. It would look alright but, when you add them to a box that looks kinda like it could be a birdhouse, it is much better. If I were making coffee cookies, I might put them in a coffee cup. If I was making flower cookies, I might use a Mason jar and paint it so you can’t see the foam. Be creative with your container. Match the theme or the color scheme so it will compliment your cookies.
Next add the foam to your container. I don’t always use the same foam. I sometimes use what I have on hand. I get it at the Dollar Tree or anywhere I can get it cheap or on sale. I keep about 10 packs on hand.
Look at the way the foam is inserted into the box. Don’t do it like that. Those little pieces in the back will not support your cookies and they will fall. If it falls all the work you did making your cookies and cookie bouquet will shatter and so will your heart. (LOL)
Then, add the cookies starting in the back row. This is where I would use the large cookie sticks so the back of the cookie bouquet would have good height. Space the cookies out but not to far apart. In my box, I used staggered rows of three but, yours would depend on the size of your container. It is important not to over fill or leave big gaps of empty space and not to place all the cookies in a straight line.
Now for the fun part. Picking the filling. I don’t use tissue paper but, that doesn’t mean you can’t. I don’t like trying to make all the pieces the same shape and look even. I have a little problem with things being even but, we will take about that some other time. I grabbed a few bags of things I had in my craft room. Let’s see how they will look with our Mother’s Day Cookie Bouquet.
There we go! I found some mossy stuff at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s one day. The only tips I have about this is, pick something that is food safe if you don’t intend on wrapping your cookies individually. You don’t want to make your friends, family or customers sick so remember food safety first.
To add the moss, carefully add a little at a time until all the foam is covered.
All that is left to do is a cute little tag. I made this one in PicMonkey in about 3 minutes. It is free and fun! If you want to know how to make your own tags in PicMonkey, click here.
Here are the tips to remember when making a cookie bouquet:
- Bake half on large cookie sticks and half on the small ones.
- Find a container that fits your theme.
- Make the foam tight.
- Work in rows and don’t over crowd the cookies or don’t leave big gaps of blank space.
- Filling needs to match your theme and compliment your color scheme.
- Add a cute tag and deliver some love!!