Clocks and Top Hats for New Year’s

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Today is December 28, 2011 … in a few short days it will be 2012 … time is just flying by!

Can you tell that I recycle?  I am not talking about cans and bottles … but crafty ideas.  Yes, I know … another marshmallow hat and I used the same concept from the snow globes to make clocks.   Hey, don’t judge me … I just do simple stuff.  OK, I promise … no more marshmallow hats … at least for a while;)

This is what you will need …

  • White Fudge Oreo cookies (or dip your Oreos)
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Wafer Cookies (Famous from Nabisco)
  • Small Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties (York)
  • White Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Edible Sparkly Stuff (such as Disco Dust or sugar crystals)
  • Lollipop sticks

First, let me show you Disco Dust … I have used it before .. it is available at cake supply stores (or online) in many colors.  It truly reminds me of craft glitter.  Using a dry brush, dip it in the dust and then tap the brush … it goes a long way … but it isn’t exactly cheap … so I catch the leftover on a paper napkin to save every bit I can.

To get started on the hats … put a stick in a marshmallow … dip it in melted dark chocolate and place it on wax paper … pop in the fridge to harden up …

Now dip the chocolate covered marshmallow in melted white chocolate and sprinkle some sugar on it (I used silver sanding sugar and white crystal sugar) to give it a little sparkle.  Then place it on a chocolate wafer cookie.  Several people have asked me where to find these chocolate cookies … I get them at my grocery store on the cookie aisle but some times they are with the ice cream cones.  If you can’t find them … how about making a puddle of dark chocolate on wax paper about 2-1/4″ … or dip a “sugar” cookie in chocolate?

To make the clocks … use an edible marker to draw on the white Oreo … and a paring knife to trim any uneven edges …

I used a squeeze bottle to draw a rim of white chocolate on the edge of the clock face and add gold Disco Dust … and don’t forget to do this on a paper napkin so you can save the excess Disco Dust …

When the chocolate has hardened, use a clean brush to remove the excess glitter and save it …

Put a little melted white chocolate on the small peppermint patty … place a clock face on it … and hold it for a minute …

Here are some more easy peasy cupcake ideas …

Just put the cookie clock face on a frosted cupcake!

Or better yet … put the whole clock on a cupcake!

Do you have any plans for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day?  Are you staying home with family … or going to a “fancy schmancy”  party?

Whatever you are doing … these little treats will fit the bill!  I hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

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