Holiday Poinsettia Cookie Bouquets

poinsettia cookiesThe holidays are approaching fast and if you are like me, thoughts turn towards planning and baking those special holiday cookies.  Looking forward to making something new and amazing this season? Why not consider making  Poinsettia cookie bouquets! Click here for more information on how to make them…

holiday poinsettia cookie bouquets

A person can hardly imagine celebrating the holidays without these vibrant flowers so why not make cookie bouquets that appear like this scarlet red beauty?…

poinsettia cookies And the best part? These are the poinsettia bouquets that your friends can EAT!…

poinsettia cookie bouquetThey are perfect for  hostess gifts, office parties, cookie exchanges, or family get-togethers!

I put all the information you will need to make these vibrant cookie bouquets into my next instructional  e-tutorial release, titled “Holiday Floral Cookie Bouquets, Celebrating the Poinsettia” …

Are you wondering if these bouquets are too difficult to make? Go round up the (older) kids because not only are these bouquets not difficult to make, they are kid friendly (with close adult supervision). They also make a great project to do with friends for those fun holiday baking parties!…

I’ll show you everything you need to know to make these beautiful and unique holiday bouquets in my e-tutorial.  I will also share with you my recipe for a deep red delicious fondant that is simple to make and doesn’t require adding any additional red food coloring (nice, huh?). Now you can create a great-tasting, velvet red fondant perfect for any holiday cookie decorating including that other special occasion coming up after the holidays… Valentine’s Day! 

If you would like a break from the traditional way of creating a cookie bouquet and would like to try something new, check out my other site at Floralcookiebouquets.com  There, I have instructional tutorials on how to create floral cookie creations. Did you know that I have an instructional DVD, “Floral Cookie Bouquets”? In the DVD I show how to create 7 different floral cookie creations out of popular cookies such as spritz, sugar and drop cookies. There is even a violet cupcake bouquet.

Why not order now so that you are sure to not miss out on the fun of creating and giving one of these lovely festive cookie bouquets this holiday season! And if you have been searching for that special gift for the friend who loves to bake but seems to have every cooking gadget and cookbook out there, send them a DVD or etutorial too!

For more information, please click here

Happy Holidays to you!

Candy hearts

valentine's day cookie bouquet

Here is a cookie bouquet idea using peppermint candy canes that is  perfect  for Valentine’s Day!

This idea works for the regular-sized canes and the little mini-versions too! I’ll start off by showing you how to make the regular-sized candy cane hearts.

First, slide a skewer into a small red gumdrop. Then on a piece of waxed paper, place 2 unwrapped candy canes alongside the gumdrop so that the curved portions are touching…

candy canes Cut a small red gumdrop in half with a scissors and place it just below the curved portions of the candy canes…

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After you have positioned the gumdrops and candy canes into a heart-shape, carefully pick up the skewer, so as not to disturb the positioned candy canes. Place some melted white chocolate on either side of the skewered gum drop…red gum drops

and then carefully position it back into its place. Add a little more chocolate if it looks like there won’t be enough to create a secure bond. 

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Place some melted chocolate on the halved gum drop…

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And then place a small red fondant-covered cookie heart on the chocolate puddle…

cookie and candy bouquets

 

For the mini-sized candy canes, unwrap the canes as before, and line up the canes into a heart-shape. Slice a small red gumdrop in half with a scissors and then slide a skewer into one of the halves. Place the skewered halved-gumdrop below the curved portion of the candy canes…

 

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Add a generous amount of melted chocolate onto the gumdrop and the candy canes so that a secure bond will form…

hearts

 

Then attach a small fondant-covered cookie heart…

peppermint candy

 Let the chocolate completely set up before moving the candy hearts…

peppermint candy

 Then, carefully turn them over and liberally  apply more melted chocolate on the back of the cookie, gumdrop and candy canes to create a secure bond…

 

cookie bouquet

 You will want a secure bond between all three items because when you are trimming the skewers with a wire cutters, there is  going to be a big “jolt” to the cookie. You will want to be sure that you are using a sharp wire cutter. If your cutter is on the dull side and you cut the skewer and your “heart” comes apart, simply “re-glue” it back together with more melted chocolate.

The hearts are now ready to be used for making a bouquet!

Valentine's day cookie bouquet