As holidays approach and birthdays arrive each year, you might begin to think about the gifts that you want to give to family and friends. You could get something from a store that might not be used, or you can make a beautiful cookie bouquet with cookies that are in the shape of the things that the person likes. A bouquet can be made with shapes that children would like, such as princesses, cars or bears. You could also make cookies with a holiday theme. Bouquets can be designed based on the career or a hobby that the person has so that it is as personalized as possible.
There are a few tips that you want to keep in mind so that you make the best bouquet that you can give. You need to start with the right sticks for the bouquet. If you want a gorgeous look, then you need to use sticks that are of various lengths. This will give the impression of a floral bouquet. Bake the cookies with the sticks of various lengths to make it easier to place them instead of needing to cut the sticks later.
After the cookies are baked, you can decorate the top of them in any color and design that you want. You should use colors that the person enjoys and that match the occasion, such as red and green for Christmas or black and orange for Halloween. The dough that you use for the cookies should be a little thinner than a normal cookie. This will make them a little crisper so that they can stand up while they are in the bouquet. It also makes the bouquet easier to wrap in cellophane.
You can use almost any container for the bouquet, such as a pail or a basket. The container should also blend with the occasion, such as a pail with flower cookies. You want to add weight to the bottom of the container. Stones, marbles or even rice will help to hold the container in place while the sticks are situated in a block of Styrofoam. Cover the foam in tissue paper to match the colors that are used with the cookies. When the bouquet is complete, you can wrap the entire thing in cellophane.