Thursday, March 29, 2012

He Is Risen! Candy Cross Ornaments


Easter

What a wonderful time of worship, and honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Today, as I was reading through my April issue of
 In Touch magazine, I thought this would be perfect for today's post! The following is taken from 4.4.2012's daily devotion.

"What does the cross mean to you? Many people in the world today view it {as merely} a symbol of Christianity. Every time you see a cross, remember what it really was-an instrument of execution. Then, thank Jesus that he was willing to be crucified so the Father could forgive you {and me} of sin. Though the scene of our redemption was horrendous, Christ turned the cross into a place of great triumph." John 3:16

Wishing you all a Blessed Easter! 

As I made my Stained Glass Easter Egg Ornaments last week, I knew I wanted to make these into crosses. I did not have the cross cookie cutter..and I had a hard time finding one. Wal-mart, Michael's, JoAnne's, Dollar Tree, Target, Party City...No!
I was so happy to find one at Hobby Lobby. It's not a great quality cutter, but it worked. I also knew I wanted to try and put a heart inside the cross. I was excited to see that my tiny fondant heart cutter fit inside! 

 You will need: Hard Jolly Ranchers, Non-stick spray, parchment paper & a baking sheet.
Line the baking sheet with the parchment paper, then place the cutters on top. Next you will fill the cutters.
 As i said before, these candies are HARD!
I used my hubby's hammer-Hank-to crush them.
 Spray your cutters liberally with non-stick spray. I covered the tiny heart with a piece of paper towel so I would not have purple color in my red heart.Fill the cross with crushed candies. A spoon works great for this.
 For the tiny red heart, I cut the tip of a flexible straw  at an angle. Dipping the straw into the crushed candies, carefully fill the heart. This worked perfectly!
 I baked it just like this ..Bake on 275 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
 
 It came out looking a bit rugged..

..this time, I melted the candy with only the heart cookie cutter. Bake at 275 degrees for 8-10 minutes. As soon as I removed the baking sheet from the oven, I pressed the cross cookie cutter and upside down icing tip into the melted candy.
It worked. Wait about a minute, then carefully remove heart cutter. Wait another 4-5 minutes before gently removing candy from the cross cutter and icing tip.

Blue's turn!


I love the stained glass effect of this one! I did not make this one with the heart..It would have disappeared into the color anyway.
I just threw the cupcake in for fun.

Wishing You All A
Blessed & Happy Easter
From
Sugartown Sweets!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today! 
I love all your comments and read each one. :o)

6 comments:

  1. I love this idea!! I was looking for something to give each of our members families in our church and I may try to make these. I am not a "crafter" so my attempts will be many I'm sure. I have a Hobby Lobby in my town so I will go and look to see what they have re: cutters/supplies. Thank you for this great idea!!

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  2. These are absolutely perfect for what I need. I hope mine turn out as well as your's did.

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  3. I have been looking for something to top my cupcakes that represent the true meaning of Easter and you have given me the perfect option! Thank you so much and have a blessed Easter!!!

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    1. Thank you so much and Happy Easter to you too!

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  4. They are beautiful and so meaningful. When you said the one cross came out rugged, it reminded me of the song "The Old Rugged Cross". :) Happy Easter

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    1. Thank you Kim. And I should have mentioned in my post that "The Old Rugged Cross" was my favorite hymn as a child..that and "Just As I Am". Hope you've had a Happy Easter too! :)

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