The idea was to make the cookies look like flowers blooming out of a ceramic flower pot. I bought a decorative pot then used icing that would compliment the pot.
I think the CONCEPT behind this birthday gift was with merit.. but the final product? meh. not exactly Martha, if you get my drift. The 'grass' made of green construction paper really takes away from the overall look of the gift... but hey. hindsight is always 20/20.
Next time I will NOT just use kosher salt to fill the pot to stick my stems into. I will use a combo of planter's foam AND the rock salt. and maybe a colored sugar on top to look like grass or dirt. no more construction paper, though.
cookie 'bouquet' for Maria's birthday:
detailed look at cookies: