Candy Flower Pops

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a little bag of pastel candy corn because she thought that I could use it.  I have seen this candy every year around Easter and never thought to do anything with it, except eat it.  Well, I considered this a challenge … what could I do? … I thought about bunny ears … but that has been done.  Flowers popped into my head … really simple candy flowers!  This was a perfect plan … my friend that gave me the candy is named Dinaz … her favorite flower is a daisy … so these candy flowers are “Daisies for Dinaz”.

This project is more of a craft project … no baking or cooking required!  This is what you will need … lollipop sticks, chocolate/candy melts, pastel candy corn (sometimes called bunny corn) …

Lay one candy disc flat side up and start “gluing” (using melted chocolate/candy melts) the lollipop stick and candy petals (4,5 or 6) in place … be patient, the petals can slip around a little …

 

Add a little more “candy glue” and place another candy disc on top … let the candy dry and your first flower is complete … How easy was that?

I love the colors … they remind me of something from the 60’s or 70’s!

Chick Cupcakes for Easter

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Spring chicks, what can I say … I love them because they are cute, yellow, roly poly and sooo sweet and simple to make!  Just bake your favorite cupcakes, frost them yellow, add a few decorations and you are done … … Continue reading

Duck Marshmallow Pop

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Rubber ducks are sooo cute … but so are marshmallow ducks.  I wanted to call this little guy (my duck is a boy, I don’t know why) a rubber ducky, but would that imply that I used old rubbery marshmallows?  Of course I didn’t!  This … Continue reading

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter baskets, jelly beans, egg hunts, picnics, family gatherings … just some of the things that make up Easter.  I usually bring a sugar filled treat to our family events … maybe it will be cupcakes this Easter.  These were very simple to make … easy enough for kids to make! 

The directions are for the supplies that I had or chose to use.  If you don’t have something that I used, improvise!  The handles are made with marshmallow poles that I found at Dollar Tree, but other candies (Sour Punch Straws?) would work well.  The chick is a mini version (substitute a large marshmallow for the jumbo one) of my “Mallow Yellow Chick” that I posted a few weeks ago.  Jelly beans come in so many different colors, it was hard to choose!  (I chose ones that I don’t like the flavor of, so that I don’t eat them.)  Sprinkles of all types are available at so many grocery and craft stores.  Let’s get started …

First, bake your favorite cupcakes and let them cool completely.  Make buttercream icing and color it green (start with a drop or 2, you can always add more if necessary).

Some other things that you will need are a decorating bag, a small spatula or butter knife, a round tip (#12), a multi-strand tip (Ateco #133) and a coupler (if you want to change tips).  I think it is easier to use a glass to hold the bag as I fill it with icing …

 

To cover the cupcake in sprinkles … frost the cupcake using the round tip or a spatula … then dip it in the sprinkles …

 

To make grass … frost the cupcake … then with the multi-strand tip (grass tip) close to the cupcake, squeeze the icing, stop squeezing and pull your hand away.  So … squeeze, pull … squeeze, pull … 

Prepare the handles … I inserted small pretzels sticks into the ends of the marshmallow handles and stabbed them into the cupcakes … you may need to shorten the pretzel a little if it is too long for your cupcake … NOTE:  You may want to insert the handles at the last-minute if you are planning to take the cupcakes to a party or make them a day ahead.  (The handles flopped around during transportation … it was not a pretty site!)

 

Now … add the cute stuff … jelly beans, flower sprinkles or what ever strikes your fancy!

Tomorrow … I will show you my Rubber Duck Marshmallow Pops!

Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

Sweet sugared bunnies … inspired by Peeps.  These are sooo easy to make and would be too cute in an Easter Basket along with the Mallow Yellow Chicks (from last week).

This is what you will need … large marshmallows, pink candy melts, pink sanding sugar, just a little bit of dark chocolate for eyes,  jordan almonds (I only used white ones), and lollipop sticks …

Melt the candy (see directions under melting chocolate).  Put 2 marshmallows on a lollipop stick as shown …

Using a knife or scissors, make a slit on the top marshmallow to add the ears … then dip the tips of the jordan almonds in melted pink candy and insert into the slit … and let candy dry …

 

Cover the entire bunny in melted candy (dip it or use a spoon) and tap off excess … then sprinkle sugar all over the bunny …

 

Let the bunny dry … then add eyes and nose with melted dark chocolate …

 

Oh no, they have multiplied like rabbits!

Yellow Chick Marshmallow Pops

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Spring has sprung … finally!  The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the yard needs weeding.   The weeds will have to wait … I have marshmallows that need to be dipped!  Yellow Chick Marshmallow Pops are more important than … Continue reading