Make your favorite cupcake recipe and let cool. Make using printed cupcake paper for more festive look but isn’t totally necessary. Use ice cream waffle cone and spread green icing on cone (this will allow a little more goof proof covering – if you are an expert icer then skip that step) pipe green icing in small stars until covered and set aside until you have all done. Spread liberal amount of white icing on top of cupcake and stick the tree down into icing to make it stay in place. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve at party.
Cut a twelve inch circle (you can buy this from Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby).
Next cut the carrot for the nose.
Next – freestyle cut a hat – use the hat in the picture for an example. Bottom part of hat should be at least ten inches wide.
Paint hat black. Paint head white and carrot orange. When dry you can roughen all fronts with fine sand paper. This gives it a rustic worn appearance. Paint on cheeks with pink. Let dry. Using a sharpie marker add numbers, mouth, eyes. With white paint add the text “Days Til Christmas” on his hat. With the sharpie marker make ridges in carrot. Use a nut and bolt that is just long enough to go through carrot into the back side making sure to add to washers between carrot and face. Epoxy the hat to the head. For additional security use small screws and drill from the back to front to hold hat on.
At this time you also want to make a hanger on the back which you can buy already created or you can use wire around the house. Attach hanger on with screw from the back making sure to get it in the middle of the head. With Sharpie marker make numbers 24 – 1 going clockwise. You may want to add at least one light spray of polyurethane to keep in good shape.
Hang and let your kids have a great time moving the carrot to a new day while they wait for Santa.
Slice a pita bread into wedges with a pizza cutter. Stick pretzel into the widest portion of pita. Spread your choice of cream cheese or cottage cheese tinted green. Sprinkle pimento pieces around for the garland. Easy and cheap to make and you will surely run out of these guys quickly at your party. It would also be a quick snack to have for the family when they sit down and watch your favorite Christmas movie.
I have always love Almond Roca – this is such a simple recipe and is not time consuming. I have added this to our families treat box gifts we give to family and friends this year. This one recipe actually makes a lot also. It makes a nice presentation at a party also spread on a platter – it will be gone before the party is over.
Make your favorite pancake mix (or waffle recipe) and put it into an old cleaned out ketchup bottle (or the like). It makes it easier to make pancakes and waffles because there is no spillage. A lrge bottle could hold enough for a week. Keep refrigerated. Now you can enjoy pancakes and waffls without a lot of fuss.