Peeps On Skateboards

    How fun is this!!!

    Yes, those Peeps do get around on all kinds of fun and easy things you can put together.peeps-on-skateboards1

    These are easy to assemble. And, yes, you assemble them. It’s something the kid can do.

    I’m always amazed by what people think of making out of the cookies and candies and sprinkles they have on hand. It does seem like one idea leads to another and then another . . . could these skateboards be surf boards?

    The bunny peeps are great, but you can use the chicks, too. They all want to have some “sidewalk surfing” fun this Easter.

    Do you feel motivated to go out skateboarding? If peeps can do it, so can you . . . how about a hover board? Would that work for you?

    With those orange starburst candies you can fashion the carrots and use the daisy sprinkles for the top . . . and on the wheels and on the peeps . . . you can use either Vienna cookies or Nutter Butter cookies . . . with some tubed frosting, you’ll be sticking the whole thing together in no time at all.

    It would be fun to see what the kids put together with your ingredients. They can also make paper backgrounds to make some interesting scenes to go along with their cookie, candy and peep creations.

    It’s all about having fun and making this Easter special.

    Sharon

    Too Cute To Eat

    I Always Find It Amazing How A Simple Recipe Can Be Made Into Something Special

    Deviled eggs are always a family favorite . . . but make them into little chicks and you have a winner for this Easter!!ChickDevilEggs

    Oh yes, these are easy enough to make . . . and you can use your own recipe for deviled eggs or the one I have for you here. I do wonder how different this recipe is from your own family recipe. That would be an interesting project.

    Well, let’s get on with the recipe!

    Ingredients:

    • 6 hard boiled eggs
    • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
    • 2 teaspoons Mustard
    • Salt and Pepper for taste
    • 1 Carrot
    • 1 Sweet Pickle

    Directions:

    1. Boil and Peel the eggs.
    2. Slice a small piece off the bottom of the egg to flatten it so it will stand.
    3. Cut a zig zag pattern around the middle of the egg so it resembles an egg that has cracked open.
    4. Remove the yokes and put in a bowl.
    5. Cut the carrot into 6 small triangles to use for the beak.
    6. Cut off strips of the pickle and make into squares for the eyes.
    7. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise, pickle relish and mustard.
    8. Add the salt and pepper for taste.
    9. Mix until the consistency is smooth and creamy.
    10. Transfer the mixture into a zip lock bag, snip off a corner — this is your piping bag.
    11. Squeeze in the mixture into the cooked egg whites. Fill it up to overflowing.
    12. Place the beaks and eyes in place.
    13. Top them off with the top half of the egg white.
    14. There you have a cute little chick trying to pop out.

    This is a fun recipe. Be sure to add or delete ingredients. Replace with your own recipe. This is just the starting point for making these adorable chicks. Make this recipe your own.

    Have fun!

    Sharon

    Melted Wicked Witches Of The West

    WickedWitchWestI absolutely wasn’t going to jump into Halloween!

    Then . . .!

    I thought of The Wicked Witch of The West from the Wizard of Oz and then I saw the picture below and MeltedWitchesthese Melted Wicked Witches of the West were born! It is such a fun concept. The kids will eat them up!! This will truly be the highlight of any Halloween Party for kids as well as for adults. Remember the line: “I’m melting, I’m melting!” Oh yes, indeed!!!

    You can make the Wicked Witch goo by melting green candy melts and dark chocolate candy melts separately in the microwave.

    You won’t need much of the dark chocolate candy melts. A bag of the green candy melts made about 2 dozen of these melted wicked witches and as you can see from the picture, you just need to drizzle the dark chocolate in to make it look interesting — maybe give it a gentle swirl.

    Do you see the witches hat and broom? You’re going to want to make those first before melting the candy melts. I guess I better stop dreaming about these gooy witches and get down to business.

    Ingredients for the Melted Wicked Witches of the West Food Craft Recipe:

    • A bag of green candy melts for 2 dozen of these beauties
    • A bag of dark chocolate candy melts to drizzle into the green globs and to attach the kisses to the Oreo to make the witch’s hat
    • A bag of pretzel sticks for the broom handles
    • Yellow Laffy Taffy
    • Oreo Cookies
    • Hershey Kisses

    To make the wicked witch’s hat you’ll need half an Oreo cookie and stick a Hershey’s Kiss on the non-filling side of the cookie. These you can make after you melt the candy melts and made your green gooy globs on a large cookie sheet covered with wax paper. I’d go with a little bit larger size than a regular cookie — maybe a cookie and a half size — especially if you want to put these in ziplock bags for Halloween Party Favors.

    To make the witch’s broom you’ll flatten the yellow taffy and cut it in half horizonally, then cut the the broom fringe with sharp scissors and attach the non-fringed side of the broom bristles to a pretzel stick.

    All right, you got your brooms made, right? You’ve melted your green and dark chocolate melts in separate bowls, right? You put wax paper on a large cookie sheet, right?

    Let the assembly begin!

    Spoon a nice generous amount of green candy melts onto the cookie sheet, trying to keep it in a neat circle. Drizzle the dark chocolate into the green goo and give it a swirl with a toothpick or butter knife. Separate an Oreo Cookie and put the frosting side into the green goo to the left edge. Add an unwrapped candy kiss dipped into the melted dark chocolate candy melt and attach to the center of the Oreo Cookie. Now put your pretzel broom into the green goo to the right. There you have it!

    Continue the process until all of your Melted Wicked Witches of the West are complete and set in the refrigerator to cool.

    I’m sure you’ll get the feel of making these in no time. You could be making quite a few of these once you get started. Have fun!!!

    Sharon

    In case you’re having difficulty finding the ingredients, here are some links:

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    Summer Cupcake Decorating

    So many possibilities for decorating cupcakes . . . especially this summer to get your imagination in gear.

    What do you think of when I say Summer?

    I would imagination a day at the beach with an umbrella . . . and something deliciously cool to drink.
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    This may be what you had in mind. These little drink umbrellas are quite festive, but look closer. Yes, it looks like a deliciously cool drink in a coconut. You can make this by using a malt ball — you know those yummy chocolate malt balls — well just cut off the top a bit and add some flower sprinkles and a licorice lace piece for the straw. Now that was easy. You may even want to put two under this umbrella.

    Now, let’s not stop there. Summer is fun in the sun . . . and for all of you into summer footwear fashion — this cupcake topper is definitely for you!

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    Have you figured it out? These are Pez candies with a flower sprinkle! Amazing, don’t you think. Well, you could combine the two, but it does look like you have a little party going on under this umbrella on top of your cupcake.

    I thought these were exciting and wanted to share them with you. I can hear you thinking how this would be wonderful fun to decorate a cake . . . yes, indeed it would with you recreating a whole beach full of umbrellas and these little Pez candy flip flops running all over the cake top in search of a new umbrella party.

    Have fun with these!

    You may find these links helpful:

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    National Donut Day

    National Donut Day is the first Friday in June. Be sure to mark your calendars!

    My goodness! We do have undeclared holiday celebrations.

    I’m late in telling you about it and celebrating it . . . but I’m going to share a donut that you’ll enjoy taking a bite out of . . . unless it takes a bite out of you first.

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    You could have a good time with bought donuts . . . or you can make your own . . . 

    As you can see . . . just add some fangs and some eyes and you’re in business . . . unless you want to get some red frosting to goo it up a bit.

    I got you covered with the accessories:

    Once you get your imagination to work, I’m sure you can come up with some other items to add to your donuts. They’d be great for a Halloween party . . . or . . . is there a National Vampire Day?

    Thanks for stopping by!