Hearts In Bloom Brownie Bites!
How fun are these? :o)
Valentine's Day is a little over two weeks away..
and i'm loving all the sweet little heart treats everywhere.
So..here's my contribution.
I couldn't wait to make these today...
Here's what you need to get started
if you'd like to make them too!
Fondant & Mini-heart cookie cutter.
I used Wilton rose icing color.
Just mix a nice little glob into the fondant with a toothpick and knead it until it's a nice smooth color.
YUM-O! I love Trader Joe's Ready-to-bake brownies.
I've made tons of brownies over the years..homemade and mixes, this is my current favorite. They are dense, cakey, fudgy..mmmmm :o)
I stirred 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
right into the bag. Super simple!
I baked these mini-cupcakes for 18 minutes@ 350.
My 4 inch lollipop sticks seemed a bit too tall
for these mini-cupcakes. I trimmed 3/4 inch off each one.
I should have measured the thickness of the fondant..i didn't..so here's a photo..
Gently insert stick into the fondant lollipop.
Do not insert the end that you cut..it's not smooth enough
and will make the fondant a bit lop-sided.
Let these set up for about an hour.
.....little heart lollies :o)
I used a bag of Wilton's green candy melts.
This candy cup mold wasn't quite right....
...so I used regular cupcake liners.
These worked just fine.
Chill the finished cups for about 10 minutes.
Gently peel off the paper liner.
Now we can paint our fondant.
Again, I used the rose color.
I dabbed a bit on a plate and mixed in a couple of drops
of water as I needed.
I just used a Wilton paint brush.
Just imagine you see a picture of the sprinkles....
sprinkling onto the freshly painted lollies...
because i forgot to get any shots of those!
I used a can of Pillsbury chocolate frosting.
Just a swirl and a few mini heart sprinkles.
I dabbed a bit of frosting on the bottom
of the cupcake so it will adhere
to the "grass' cup.
Now just place into the "grass cup".
Tie a pretty little ribbon onto your lollipop stick.
Press into the cupcake and you are done!
These little nonpareils are so cute!
Just a couple more shots..
Red sugar sprinkles..
Sweet and Happy Baking
Thank you so much for stopping
by my blog today!
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