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Topic: Painted Flowerpots and Flower Cookies  (Read 6056 times)
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« on: April 20, 2005 08:44:59 AM »

Every year my mom says she doesn't want any gifts (for Mother's Day, her birthday, or other holidays...), and every year I get her something anyway...to which she exclaims how much she loves it and then never uses it because it's too "precious". I even bought her these gardening shoes (because she always gardens barefoot!) and she didn't wear those, either.

So this year I've wizened up and I'm going to make her gift. Wink

I got the idea for painting flower pots somewhere around here (this site or another, I'm not sure...), but as I was thinking about what to fill it with I saw some really fun flower cookie cutters and chocolate molds. I haven't decided which to make, but I'm planning to put either the cookies or the chocolates (much smaller, so less desirable) on lollipop sticks and "plant" them in the flower pots.




Question, though...does anyone know if those lollipop sticks can go in the oven? I'm guessing they'll either catch fire or just turn brown... Not sure how else to get cookies on sticks....Any ideas?Huh? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005 08:47:46 AM »

what about those bamboo barbecue skewers?

they resist high temperature.


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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005 08:56:15 AM »

That's a great idea!

Actually, I was searching online for some answers to this question and found a site that gives a recipe which says to press the lollipop stick right into the cookie and bake... I guess maybe they can withstand heat after all??? It says to have the free end of the lollipop stick resting on tin foil (maybe to prevent the burning fire situation...) Smiley

http://www.thatsmyhome.com/hannahs/cookies/stick.htm
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005 09:01:47 AM »

i would WRAP it in tinfoil to keep it from turning brown.

i just saw a barbecue show where the guy roasted a pineapple on a rotisserie.  he wrapped the leaves completely in tinfoil to keep them from singing or catching on fire.

i bet the same prinicple applies to popsicle sticks.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2005 09:08:18 AM »

Good idea! Thanks! I'll probably do that...

I think the toughest parts will be:

a) getting the proportion of dough to stick (if it's too heavy or too thin it will fall off)

b) finding something to hold the sticks into the pot...i'm thinking regular ol' soil will work well, but maybe it would be easier to use floral foam stuff to hold the sticks in place...
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2005 09:15:36 AM »

depending on how big and heavy the cookies are i would suggest styrofoam instead of floral foam.

plus, i thinks it's cheaper, but i could be wrong.

what kind of cookies are you making?

whenever i see those cookie bouquets they never have anything other than sugar cookies that have been decorated with icing.  is taht what you are going for?

i'm guessing that chunky cookies won't work.  and maybe the dough should be drier than you normally might make it?

hmmm. . . .that IS interesting.  what a challenge!

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2005 09:20:39 AM »

b) finding something to hold the sticks into the pot...i'm thinking regular ol' soil will work well, but maybe it would be easier to use floral foam stuff to hold the sticks in place...
I think jellybeans or other small candies (m&ms?) would be far more delicious.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2005 09:22:22 AM »

Thanks for all your help, hercuteness!

I hadn't thought too much about what kind of cookies to make...!!! LOL! I was more worried about the logistics and such. My mom is a chocoholic though (hehe...I guess it runs in the family), so I'll probably make something chocolate. I wanted them to be pretty colors, so I may use colored icing or add some colored chocolate pieces into the mix. I'm going to kind of play it by ear and see what comes to me...let the muse work, you know? Wink

If I can figure out how to post pictures, I'll post one when I'm done! (I posted on another board in here and for the life of me couldn't figure out how to add a picture...even *after* I read the tutorial on posting pix!!! Craftster's picture hosting link said my 2 pictures were too big...had too many mb's or something like that...and I really don't know enough about resizing and all that...)
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2005 09:23:31 AM »

that's a FABulous idea!


nothing says you can't fill up the top of the pot with deliciousness, right?


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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2005 09:25:09 AM »

melidomi, that's a good idea. i really want flower-shaped goodies, though, so i'll probably just spend some time experimenting with making flowers out of yummy things.... Smiley i have a little time yet (what, a week?) to figure it all out. AND! secret: i found outdoor paint to paint my pots in so that they're reusable....

now on to the experimenting with the goodies....and also figuring out what designs to use on the flower pots....i was thinking that a yellow pot with bees would be cute....(saw it somewhere...not sure where)...
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