Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mini Cornucopias

 Found this idea on Pinterest.
 Cornucopia- dip the end of a waffle cone in a cup of hot water for 20-25 seconds.  Microwave for 25 seconds then mold them before it cools.  I used a paper towel to help because its hot.  Some of them molded better than others.
 I let mine dry overnight then added M&M's (I used Peanut Butter) and candy corn pumpkins. I used cellophane and ribbon to hold the treats in.
 I packaged some for my visiting teachers.  I found this cute tag here.  There is also a tag for neighbors.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Catching Fire Fun!

 I made these for some friends to celebrate the new Catching Fire movie.
 For the fire on these cupcakes I tinted frosting red, orange and yellow.  I added all 3 colors to a piping bag being careful not to mix them too much. Next time I will add less red, it overpowered the other colors.  I printed the Hungar Games symbol and added it to a small sucker stick for the topper.
I used Life Savers to make these fire cupcakes.
 I separated the red, orange and white Life Savers and crushed them in a ziplock baggie.  I covered a cookie sheet with parchment paper then sprinkled the candy in a thin layer on top of each other.  I did 3 different sections putting the colors in a different order in each one.  I don't think it made a difference but it was fun to try.  I baked it for 7 minutes at 350.  Right when it came out I used a knife to smooth and or mix some of it. It turned out more red than I would have liked.  Next time I want to use Butterscotch and Cinnamon discs.
 Once it dried I broke it into shards. I added gold dust to the frosting just for fun.

I'm so excited for the movie!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shoes, shoes and more shoes!

 The theme for the youth program this year is "Stand in Holy Places."  For the Young Women in Excellence program we chose the theme "As we travel through personal progress, we STAND in holy places." We got the shoe idea from the Jenny Phillips website.
 Sara and I made these little high heel shoes.
 We used Milano cookies dipped in white chocolate for the shoe part.  For the heel we cut a cookie in half and dipped it in white chocolate.  The pirouette cookies are much easier but I didn't want to buy an entire jar for 6 cupcakes.

 I loved this box Megan found to display them on!
 Christine, Sara and I decorated these fun cookies.
 They took us forever but they turned out so cute! Way to go girls!
 We did a few temples too that said Stand ye in Holy Places.

 Megan and Christine made these cute paper shoes for the take home favor.  We found the template on Pinterest.  We filled them with nail polish.

Thanks for the memories girls! It was a super fun night.
I ordered this chocolate shoe mold but it didn't get here on time and I couldn't not use them so Megan found these cute shoe cards and we decided to make a thank you with them.  We gave them to the girls at church on Sunday.