Mooooving Away Cookie Bouquet

Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm stuck on cows....and then I saw these cow print buckets in the dollar spot at Target, and it was all over for me.
But then...tragedy struck, there were only two left, so I had to get three galvanized tubs WITHOUT PRINT. I started to paint cow print design on these guys, but then I remembered...that's weird, and I stopped.
I'm on the Sunshine Committee at work. We are in charge of getting the gifts (using a fund we all contribute towards at the beginning of the year) for things like new babies, surgeries, sad times, and end of the year gifts for people who are leaving us. I was going to get these people coal, but....there weren't enough yes votes for that idea, so this was my second choice. (I don't want them to leave!) We also added some gift cards from Barnes and Noble to go with each of these bouquets. The plan was to grab some bottled frappacino drinks to go with my cow theme bucket treats, but that didn't happen.
My plan was to bake homemade cookies for these bouquets, but then new people kept adding their name to the list of 'moooooving' employees, and so....I got oreos, and decided to dip them in chocolate. I did this for Valentine's Day, and sprinkled them with sprinkles. They are easy to dip, unless you are dipping 40 something of them, and then it gets a LITTLE tedious, but worth the end result. I buy the double stuffed. Melt chocolate, and spoon it over both sides, and then use a butter knife to smooth it along, and knock off the excess. Sometimes the chocolate gets a little 'heavy' on one side and pulls half the cookie off, so the butter knife is my alternative b/c I'm constantly pressing it against the stick as I smooth, as opposed to adding weight knocking off the excess chocolate by pounding the side of the stick on the side of the bowl of chocolate like I usually do when dipping stuff in melted chocolate. That may be as clear as mud to anyone but me, but currently the axis in my world revolves around me....don't worry, I'll get knocked back into orbit as soon as I talk to the next person on the phone, walk out my door, or turn on the TV.
I chilled my chocolate covered pops on wax paper in the freezer, and then I melted some white chocolate in a ziplock for 45 seconds, squished it until it was melted, snipped off the edge, and piped on cow print. It would have been fun to alternate the dipping/piping colors solid white background and brown print and these, but I was feeling a little overwhelmed with life.

I chilled my pops again, and then bagged and beribboned the pops. Ribbons make everything right.

I then put styrofoam in the bottom of each container, and placed my pops (about 7 per can), and then added a dab of hot glue to keep them in place.

I don't know why I needed to photograph this, but it seemed important at midnight.
I added my tag.

I love this cow icon. Everytime I see this cow I never want to eat another cow as long as I live.
We gave these away at our end of the year breakfast. I also planned to bring some antique milk jars I've acquired to serve milk. My plan was also to be 20 pounds lighter by May 31st, and that didn't happen, but the 'main part' of the gift was ready to go!
Stephanie Lynn


Jocelyn said...

Love this I need to go see if my Target has those buckets:-) Such a cute idea!

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

Fun! Love the tag and they look yummy.
Just wanted to let you know I gave you the Sunshine award on my site.

Anonymous said...

I adore your ideas! Your craft is very cute. You are very creative. I am addicted to your blog. Have a great weekend.

Anji* said...

Lovely ideas! The cookies look yummy!

Michelle said...

I have Army friends moving away this summer. This is the perfect going-away gift. :)

I have given you an award!

DanaElayne said...

These are adorable! I wish I had seen these before everyone mooooved away! ;) Our school year ended in May. I will be filing this away though...too cute!

Unknown said...

These are so fun, where did you find that cow icon?

All That Glitters said...

Those are way too cute! Great! Now I'm going to be on a hunt for cow buckets! My son is having a barn themed bday in Nov! I'm so glad I found your blog! ~Jennifer~

The Autocrat: Haley said...

OMG what a great idea!! Really looks fabulous!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a unique gift idea! And it looks really yummy too! The presentation is awesome!

MeenyMoe said...

This is adorable! Love it! I have a co-worker who is moo-ving to a new dept. this week. I think I'll make one for her! -Karen

CarolAnn said...

Super wonderful idea. I just love it. You are a very creative woman. Kudos!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is so cute and I love the idea! Adorable! Where do you come up with these! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn