Saturday, March 23, 2019

Easter Bunnies Hiding in the Grass Rice Krispie Treats

These sweet little bunnies would like to wish you a Happy Easter..if you can find them that is!!

Or you can just make some yourself with the kiddos!
Either way you're in for a treat, a Rice Krispies treat!
 I made my own cereal treats because the ones I bought at the store were just way too small for my sunny bunnies. I used the recipe on the back of the cereal box. 

I also used pink, green, and white fondant, blue candy melts, black sugar pearlspastel candy pearls, and jelly bean bird eggs.
I had this "bunny in the grass" idea floating around in my head but I needed the perfect cutters and I found them both here at JB Cookie Cutters!

Click on the link for the bunny face cutter, and here for the grass cutter.

I used cookie sticks for my treats and toothpicks to gently remove the fondant from the smaller cutters.
Let's make some bunny faces! Roll out fondant and if needed use a little confectioner's sugar on the cutters to prevent sticking.

I used the ear and mouth cutters. I didn't use the eye or nose cutters as I'm using the candy pearls for those instead.
The bunnies were easy to assemble using a food safe paintbrush. Just dab a little water to attach the fondant pieces. Gently press the eyes and nose into the face. You can also use a teeny dab of corn syrup to make sure they don't fall out!

These eyes! 
"Here comes Peter Cottontail..."
Roll out green fondant,
Swish cutter around in powdered sugar and press into fondant to cut through.
Just one cut and you get two rows of fresh cut grass!

Cut a piece of grass the same width as your Rice Krispies treat to fit.
Dip rice krispies treats in melted candy to coat. I also like to dip the end of cookie stick in melted candy before inserting into treat for a sturdier hold.
Lay on parchment paper to set.
Welcome to Sugartown Sweets Candy Factory! To each RKT attach bunnies, grass, and jelly beans with a little melted candy.
I made this one with green sprinkles and left the face intact.
For the hiding bunnies I cut off the lower portion of the face so they wouldn't be too bulky with the grass. I'm sorry little guy!
So easy and fun and now we're done!
Be still my heart he's so adorable!

Thanks for stopping by.
I wish you all a very Happy Easter, Karen๐Ÿ’—

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Chocolate Candy Hearts of Many Colors

So here we are on the sweetest of all days!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I wanted some cupcake toppers for sugar crafting time with my grandbabies and these are it.

They are so easy that I'm going to delight my 4 year-old granddaughter in letting her make some of her own. Of course I'll have to set the microwave, but she can do the rest!
I wanted to use a few different colors for my Valentine hearts and they ended up looking like my old 70's tie-dyed t-shirts. Cool!
 Wilton's Stack-N-Mold candy molds are the simplest way to make molded candies. The candy melts directly in the mold itself.
 The design in these Valentine hearts molds are pretty intricate and they all didn't turn out perfectly, but I love them and am definitely buying more!
The directions tell you to stack 3 candy melts into each cavity. But as you can see from the candy melts photo above, there are some melts bigger and some smaller. For the regular size melts I used 3. For the smaller candies I used 6. This still did not fill up the mold, but you can use more or less to make the finished candies thicker or thinner.
 Place candies in molds and melt in microwave for 2 minutes on 50% power. Gently tap and shake the mold. Then return to microwave for 30 second increments on 50% power until smooth and melted. Make sure to tap and shake each time.
Aren't these pretty!?

After melting, just place the molds in the fridge until candy is hardened.

Then flip the molds and press out finished candy hearts. 
This one with pale and dark pink colors was my favorite!
These were fun and sweet, just like our Valentine's day will be this year.

My husband and I are celebrating the entire day with our grandbabies so Mommy and Daddy can have a night out together. We can't wait!

Hope you all have a great time celebrating as well!
Have a sweet Valentine's, Karen๐Ÿ’—

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Purple Palooza Cupcakes aka, Disney, Here We Come Cupcakes!

The Countdown is On!
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, we're going To Disney World!

I've got four grandbabies that are beyond excited to be heading down to the Sunshine State in a few days! 2018 was a tough year health-wise for our family, and we had to put this trip off way back in September, and so this vacation is made even that much sweeter.

Did you know that Disney has introduced the newest trend in the "Happy Place" and their fans are seeing purple..Potion Purple that is!?

Purple Mickey ears, purple bags, purple tops, purple apples, purple cupcakes, and lots more!

I've already made my WDW bucket list of must-eat treats. Now it looks like we may have to add a few! But you know, I think we can handle it!

In the meantime, these Potion Purple wannabes are going to have to tide us over. But not for long! Orlando, here we come! But first, I share with you, my Purple Palooza cupcakes. I began with a chocolate cake mix-that I doctored up a little-and then topped my cupcakes with a fun homemade sprinkle mix of purple everything!

To make my sprinkle mix, I made a trip to Michael's Craft Store and bought everything purple. I also used purple Sixlets and gold stars.
For the cupcakes, I used a Pillsbury chocolate mix.
I then subbed coffee for water, used 4 eggs instead of three, and added 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Mix and bake according to instructions on box.
The unbaked batter smelled so good...mmmm!
Mmmm..but even better after it was baked! I then colored my icing using Wilton purple gel. The taste was pretty strong because I used too much color. I think I will use the pre-made, color tubes next time. I used a 1M decorator tip to pipe my frosting after cupcakes were fully cooled.
I piped a super simple rosette onto my cupcakes.
It's a purple~icious party!
Oh! These purple beauties! ๐Ÿ˜‹
Because I love ya, and because you just might be a Disney nut like me, I am gonna take plenty of photos of all the purple yummies and share them with you when we return!

Have a super Sweet Day and "See Ya Real Soon, Karen ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Happy New Year Round-up!

Happy New Year!!
For the past few years I've made edible New Year's Eve party decorations by the number! 
 Looks like cookies and fondant toppers are my go to!
Each one of these are easy and fun to make not to mention sweet to eat!

So this year, like lots of other families, we've experienced many highs and lows, but we are all still here and very blessed with God's gift for yet another day!

I love you all and thank you so much for spending a little of your valuable time here with me at Sugartown Sweets! 

Here's to a healthy and happy, fun and creative, and of course sweet new year!

If you'd like to make any of the treats featured above just click on the corresponding link below!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year in 2019,

Friday, November 30, 2018

Red Kissed Nosed Reindeer Treats

"It's๐ŸŽœthat time of year when the world falls in๐ŸŽlove..with reindeer!

Since I've only had two Kit Kat crafts this year (with these Christmas trees ๐ŸŽ„ being one of them), I thought it would very Christmassy of me to post another!

These reindeer treats are so easy to make and even easier to eat!

Let's make some! 

 I thought I would use Hershey Kisses and Cherry Sours for my reindeer noses.
But the Kisses were perfect, so no cherry noses!
To make the pretzel antlers, I cut them in half, dipped them in chocolate, and then gently pressed them into a plate full of chocolate sprinkles.
I let them rest there in all those yummy sprinkles until the chocolate hardened.
Make sure to make extra for sampling. Santa's helpers are extra hungry this time of year!
Aren't these antlers just the cutest!?
These reindeer are super simple to make. But first, just use a sharp knife to "break off a piece of that Kit Kat bar."

Melt some chocolate wafers to attach all the candy pieces. I did snip off the end of the paper strip from the Kisses. 
Before attaching the candy at the corners with the chocolate "glue", I turned the longer pieces on their sides. I left the miniature bars right side up.

Let chocolate harden.
Now just attach remaining pieces and let set.

"Hey, Clarice, did you hear that?
Somebody thinks we're cute!!"
"So these are antlers, not ears, Rudi!!"
Three reindeer reporting for duty!
Merry Christmas To All!

Ho Ho Ho, Karen!๐Ÿ’–