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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bunny Cards / #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

I hope you are enjoying #SpringSweetsWeek, and picking up some fun, festive ideas for Easter, Birthday parties, school celebrations or any happy events coming during this season! Today I made some Bunny Cards for you to enjoy and give! These Bunny Cards are edible white chocolate with a #PeepsBunny imbedded in the chocolate. I call them cards, because I have given them as gifts. They are wrapped in plastic bags and a carrot card is attached so you can write a message to your recipients. They are full of fun sprinkles and I'm sure whoever you treat with one, will love it!
Peeps Bunny Cards
(recipe makes 6) 
(printable recipe at end of page) 

Molds for chocolate base
2 bags White Chocolate Chips
Decorating Colors~Purple, Pink
Peeps Bunnies (1 for each card)
Festive Sprinkles
Premade Green Frosting
Wilton Tip #233
Plastic Bags 
Card
String 




 Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over very low heat. I only melted 1 bag at a time.
 I only used 2 different colors for the eggs. You can use more, but the molds are not very large, and you risk the problem of too many colors swirled together that end up looking like a color that you would not want. I took some of the white melted chocolate and colored it in a separate bowl from the double boiler. You don't need a lot of the color.
 Pour the melted white chocolate into the mold. These egg molds are metal, so it was not necessary to spray the pans. Swirl the colors until you are happy with what you have done. Remember that the bunny will go in the middle of the pan, so swirl near edges, and less in the middle.
 Use a serrated knife to slice the bunnies in half lengthwise. Wipe some cooking spray on your knife to make it easier. You can also but the peeps in the freezer for a few minutes, if you find that easier. You will only be using the front of the bunny. (Now that I say that, you could use the back of the bunny, and then just pipe a little tail on him. That would be cute!)
Place a bunny in the middle of each mold.
Decorate each mold with sprinkles or whatever you would like to use. Remove them from the mold when they are dry and you are ready to finish them. The molds I used are actually small egg cake pans that I have had for a while. You could use the bottoms of a large cupcake pan, or any number of different molds that are available, as long as there is room for the bunny!
Using a Wilton Tip # 233 pipe some grass around the bottom of each bunny. Add additional sprinkles while it is still wet. I used a frosting that I have used for years for the grass. You can find the recipe here. You can also buy the tubes of ready made frosting at the grocery and craft stores. Buy the decorating tip I mentioned above, and it can usually be screwed directly onto the tube of ready made frosting.
Place each Bunny Card in a plastic bag. I cut out a carrot from 2 different colors of scrapping paper using a cookie cutter for the shape. Place some Easter grass in the bottom of the bag, put the #PEEPSBunny on top of the grass, and tied the card onto the bag. 
 Happy Spring! Happy Easter!




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bunny, cards, cards, chocolate
dessert
Yield: 6

Bunny Cards

prep time: cook time: total time:

ingredients:

  • Molds for chocolate base
  • 2 bags White Chocolate Chips
  • Decorating Colors~Purple, Pink
  • Peeps Bunnies (1 for each card)
  • Festive Sprinkles
  • Premade Green Frosting
  • Wilton Tip #233
  • Plastic Bags
  • Card
  • String

instructions:

  1. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over very low heat. I only melted 1 bag at a time.
  2. I only used 2 different colors for the eggs. You can use more, but the molds are not very large, and you risk the problem of too many colors swirled together that end up looking like a color that you would not want. I took some of the white melted chocolate and colored it in a separate bowl from the double boiler. You don't need a lot of the color.
  3. Pour the melted white chocolate into the mold. These egg molds are metal, so it was not necessary to spray the pans. Swirl the colors until you are happy with what you have done. Remember that the bunny will go in the middle of the pan, so swirl near edges, and less in the middle.
  4. Use a serrated knife to slice the bunnies in half lengthwise. Wipe some cooking spray on your knife to make it easier. You can also but the peeps in the freezer for a few minutes too if you find that easier. you will only be using the front of the bunny. (Now that I say that, you could use the back of the bunny, and then just pipe a little tail on him. That would be cute!)
  5. Place a bunny in the middle of each mold.
  6. Decorate each mold with sprinkles or whatever you would like to use. Remove them from the mold when they are dry and you are ready to finish them. The molds I used are actually small egg cake pans that I have has for a while. You could use the bottoms of a large cupcake pan, or any number of different molds that are available, as long as there is room for the bunny!
  7. Using a Wilton Tip # 233 pipe some grass around the bottom of each bunny. add additional sprinkles while it is still wet. I used a frosting that I have used for years for the grass. You can find the recipe here. You can also buy the tubes of ready made frosting at the grocery and craft stores. Buy the decorating tip I mentioned above, and it can usually be screwed directly onto the tube of ready made frosting.
  8. Place each Bunny Card in a plastic bag. I cut out a carrot from 2 different colors of scrapping paper using a cookie cutter for the shape. Place some Easter grass in the bottom of the bag, put the #PEEPSBunny on top of the grass, and tied the card onto the bag.
  9. Happy Spring! Happy Easter!
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Marshmallow Flags! / #15 Minute Friday

I am always excited for the 4th of July! It's one of my favorite holidays! I love what it stands for, and I love celebrating it with family and friends! 
Today's 15 Minute Friday is a quick and simple Marshmallow flag that would be fun to create with little ones. They also make cute decor for your festivities, and the perfect thank you gift for your guests!
Marshmallow Flags 
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 bag Bright White Candy Melts
Square Marshmallows
Red, White and Blue Straws
Assortment of red, white and blue sprinkles, jimmies, and shapes


Melt candy melts according to package directions. They melt great in the microwave, and are perfect every time.
Insert a straw into a marshmallow so it resembles a flag. Using a paintbrush that you only use for candy and cookie decorating, paint a small square in the corner, and attach the stars. Paint two stripes across the flag.
Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the flag. Let dry. Then turn over to remove the excess sprinkles.
Do the same thing for this flag, using one star and the hearts. Just go crazy with your imagination! There are so many ideas that are simple and quick!
Here are some different stripe ideas.
Some stars and a bunch of sprinkles.
Squares and hearts.
Thanks for joining me today for 15 Minute Friday! 

I hope you like these additional ideas to celebrate the red, white, and blue:
 





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Marshmallow Flags

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 bag Bright White Candy Melts
  • Square Marshmallows
  • Red, White and Blue Straws
  • Assortment of red, white and blue sprinkles, jimmies, and shapes

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Melt candy melts according to package directions. They melt great in the microwave, and are perfect every time.
  2. Insert a straw into a marshmallow so it resembles a flag. Using a paintbrush that you only use for candy and cookie decorating, paint a small square in the corner, and attach the stars. Paint two stripes across the flag.
  3. Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the flag. Let dry. Then turn over to remove the excess sprinkles.
  4. Just go crazy with your imagination! There are so many ideas that are simple and quick!
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Tip of Me Hat, to Ya!

As a person of Irish heritage, I love St. Patrick's Day! Today, we are celebrating with Leprechaun hats, that are no bake!! They are simple to put together, and tasty too.

 Leprechaun Hats
Nilla Wafers
Marshmallows
Green Candy Melts
Yellow Candy Melts
Black Icing
(ignore the brown melts in the pic)
Cut your marshmallows in half.
Start melting your green candy melts in a double boiler.
For each hat you need 1/2 of a marshmallow and a
nilla wafer.
Put a little dab of the green melted candy melts
on the sticky side of the marshmallow.
Place the marshmallow on the nilla wafer,
sticky side down. Let them dry for
a few minutes.
Stick a skewer in the marshmallow, and dip into your
melted candy melts. Knock off the excess candy melt by
gently knocking the skewer against the edge of the pot.
The melts were very thick for this type of dipping, so
I thinned it with 2 teaspoons of veggie oil, one at a time,
mixing very well in between teaspoons.
Let dry completely.
Melt some of the yellow disks in the microwave.
You don't need many.
Fill a pastry bag with the yellow.
Pipe around the area where the top of the hat
 would meet the brim. Let dry.
Use your black icing to finish.
I used royal icing to finish the hat, and I wish I would
have used it for the yellow band. It would have been easier
to work with, because it is a thicker consistency.
“May your days be many and your troubles be few. 
May all God's blessings descend upon you. 
May peace be within you may your heart be strong. 
May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.”

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! 

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