Colorful Candy Gingerbread House

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This such a colorful cottage with a roof made from colorful gumdrops. Candy cane sticks used here fro the porch posts and the gumdrops brought down from the roof to the front door porch makes this design great. They even added candy sprinkles to coat the chimney and then added a puff of smoke coming from the chimney – neat. The trees are made by piping icing onto a cone (could be Styrofoam or ice cream cone cut to different shapes). They even finished the illusion of a bit of scene inside the windows.

Brownie Cups For Desert

10420297_10152244652691381_7213368349730075141_nMake your favorite brownie batter recipe. Use shortening and cover the inside wells of one cupcake pan and on the outside of the second cupcake pan. Fill the wells of the cupcake pan that you placed shortening into the wells 1/3 of the way. Use the second pan that you used shortening on the outside of the wells of a cupcake pan and push gently down into the first. Bake brownies as directed. Very carefully remove top cupcake pan and let brownies cool. When they are cool pop out of pan and cover. Place ice cream or fresh fruit into the cup cupcakes. Add syrup and sprinkles etc. to make an awesome presentation.

Chocolate Heart Covered Strawberries For Weddings Or Valentines Day

37014_221278544663338_53286528_nA sinful treat that is so very easy to create. Slice strawberry in half and dip all cut sides in sugar. This will prevent early spoiling of the strawberry. Place cut sides of each strawberry down so that it creates a heart shape. Push a toothpick through the sides to give you a solid heart form that won’t move. Melt chocolate chip (of your favorite type) in a slow cooker on low. Use tongs and dip the entire strawberry into the chocolate. Place on wax paper to harden. Then drizzle colored icing or a different type of chocolate across and immediately sprinkle sugar or colored sugar or sprinkles or edible glitter on top. Tap off excess. Enjoy!

Decorated Ice Cream Cones For Memorial Day and 4th Of July

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If you are planning to have ice cream at you celebration of 4th of July or Memorial day why not decorate your ice cream cone so you can serve it with style? It is very simple – just rotate the open end in melted chocolate or candy melts and then cover with candy sprinkles of red, white and blue. Look for sprinkles that are already mixed with red and blue and sometimes you can find sprinkles that are stars.

Red, White and Blue Strawberries

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It is that time of year again – both for those delicious fresh strawberries and time to express your patriotism by celebrating all things red, white and blue for 4th of July and Memorial Day. Here is a simple way to dress your strawberries up and it will make your next get together more festive. Simple dip strawberries into melted white chocolate or melting chocolate and dip end in a mix of red and blue sprinkles. They even have sprinkle with little stars that come as blue and red.

Fudge Made From Cake Batter

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Ingredients

1 cup yellow cake mix
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter or margarine, cut into small squares
1/4 cup milk or 1/8 cup soy milk

sprinkles (optional)

Instructions
Mix cake mix and icing sugar in microwave-safe bowl. Add butter and milk. Don’t stir.

Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir immediately until completely combined. Add sprinkles. Do not overmix as sprinkle colour may bleed.

Spread into greased pan. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

* Makes one 6 x 6” container, or double for an 8 x 8” pan.
** Notes: If the batter comes out too runny, stir in about 1 tsp or sugar or cake mix at a time until stiff. If too thick to stir in all components, slowly add 1/2 tsp of milk at a time, but batter should be thick!

Rice Krispie Easter Egg Treats

541252_459905984082547_267980172_nThis is such a great little edible goodie that you can make for Easter: parties, kids school functions, bake sale etc.

Make Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

1/4 cup butter

4 cups miniature marshmallows

5 cups crisp rice cereal

  1. Melt margarine in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.

Clean, dry and spray the inside of plastic eggs. Push mixture into top and bottom and then squeeze together by adding an small amount of mixture to one side and then squeeze the two halves together. Open up and as you do so move each side in a different direction to “unscrew” your new creation.

Melt candy melt or chocolate – add food dye to desired color – dip eggs into the mixture and then sprinkle with candy confetti, sprinkles, etc.