“A cookie a day…keeps sadness away!”
“A cookie a day…keeps sadness away!”
We’re not quite sure who said that, but it was probably someone who loves cookies as much as we do! Cookies sure have come a long way back from the early days when they were used as “cake testers”. Yup, back in the day bakers used cookies or “small cakes” to test the oven with small amounts of cake batter before baking the entire cake- that’s how the concept of a cookie first originated! From back then, to becoming many things to many people- a favourite dessert, an any time snack, great for on-the-go, chai’s favourite companion; cookies are here, there and loved everywhere! It’s no surprise then that enterprising bakers and lovers of edible bouquets soon came up with the concept of “cookie bouquets”. Cookie bouquets celebrate the coming together of two much loved and popular gifts, flowers and cookies and elevate them to a totally different, way funkier level!
The original concept of cookie bouquets is often credited to Gwen Willhite, founder of Cookies By Design. From the first edible arrangements of custom shaped and hand decorated sugar and cinnamon brown sugar cookies on sticks arranged in baskets, cookie bouquets have come a long way. Today, from the baking and design to the decoration, cookie bouquets can be uniquely personalized to the recipient and occasion at hand. Here’s a fun look at how this deliciously delightful concept comes together:
Step 1: Choose your cookie!
Wanna go with the classic sugar cookie? Or is the snickerdoodle cookie more your style? Give it a twist with peanut butter cookies? Or chocolate chip cookies for lovers of chocolate? When you’re done with the flavour, pick your shape of choice. Will it be a heart shaped cookie or a balloon shaped one? Or would you rather go for stars, bunnies or tiara shaped cookies? Take your pick- if you can get your head around the dizzy assortment of choices, that is!
Step 2: Style your cookie!
Choices, choices! Style your cookie with icing, frosting, sprinkles, candy melts, drizzle or dip in chocolate- you can’t go wrong with chocolate & cookies ;)…or just go for a hand painted cookie! After all nothing says “I care” better than a freshly baked, warm from the oven, customized hand decorated cookie.
Step 3: Pick your cookie accessories!
Coz’ when you’re talking cookies, the more the merrier! That’s right, with cookie bouquets you get to accessorize your cookies too. What would you rather pick to accompany your cookies? From chocolate dipped crispy pretzels, melt-in-your-mouth marshmallows to an assortment of candies and chocolates, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Step 4: Put together your cookie bouquet!
Yup, you guessed it right- more choices! Select the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement for your cookie bouquet. From traditional bouquets wrapped in confetti kissed cellophane to boutrays (bouquets+ trays!) to gift baskets to personalized containers; you can personalize your cookie bouquet arrangement whichever way you like.
With their versatility and chic style, cookie bouquets make for the perfect gift for just about anybody. And whether its a new baby announcement; a wedding gift basket, a special anniversary or a just because occasion (yup, it sure IS a legit occasion 😉 ) cookie bouquets make the cut everywhere! So the next time you’re thinking of gifting someone a regular flower bouquet (B.O.R.I.N.G. Besides, what a waste of those pretty blooms!); or searching for a flower and cake delivery option (could you possible be any more BLAH?), think outta the box- think cookie bouquets!
Here are some of our favourite cookie bouquets to give you that added inspiration 😉
Emoji Cookie Bouquets!
If you love Emojis, you gotta love these Emoji Cookie Bouquets! The newest entrant on the cookie bouquet block, Emoji Bouquets are the perfect way to express yourself when you’re feeling particularly emojional;)
Sporty Cookie Bouquets
Perfect for the sports stars in the family, these ‘Have A Ball’ cookie bouquets are sure to score and win hearts all around!
Get Well Soon Cookie Bouquets
We’re all abuzz about this cute as a bumble bee Get Well Soon cookie bouquet! With its warm cheery buzz, it’s sure to help with the getting better process!
Unique; funky; personalized to the ‘cookie’ 😉 , do we even need a reason to gift someone these delightfully delicious cookie blooms? So, which cookie bouquet will it be for you today?