Friday, March 6, 2015

Bluebirds in Candy Nests

 Bluebirds in Candy Nests

Half of my family is nearly buried in the snow.

Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky..

All we are getting here in our neck of the woods are promises of snow..sad. Our snow is a no-show. So..I'm just going ahead and getting ready for Spring!

Let me tell you, if you like the haystacks made with chow mein noodles and butterscotch chips, you're gonna love these even more!

This combo is definitely making its' way back to Sugartown Sweets!
 Aren't these little bluebirds the sweetest?
This edible craft is super easy to assemble.
 Get started by first making the candy nests.
I used almost half a bag of butterscotch chips to make 5 nests. I'd say the whole bag should make at least 10-11 nests.

Melt the chips at 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring each time. Mine took one minute total.
Break pretzel sticks in half and gently stir into melted candy.
 Spoon nests onto a parchment or wax paper lined pan. 
Let set while assembling your baby birds.
 As you can see, these don't need to be perfect. The bluebirds will cute them up!
Roll out fondant and press in leaf cutter. Remove wing piece making two for each bird.

*After I made these, I found that Wilton has discontinued these particular cutters. The new ones have crimped edges. If you don't own the old ones but would like to purchase them, I'm including the link here.
 Melt blue candy melts in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time. Apply a small amount of melted candy to the malted egg. I used the tip of a lollipop stick to apply mine.

Let set a few seconds and place triangle sprinkles. Now using the black candy writer pen, draw on two tiny eyes.
 To attach wings, apply a small amount of melted candy to the side of candy egg. Let set a few seconds and then gently press on wing. That's it! You are done!

He looks to be saying, "hi there!"
"If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I."

Wishing You A Sweet Day From
Sugartown Sweets!

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8 comments:

  1. You did it again sister,and like I said on facebook , if those tasty lil birdies were up here, they would definitely fly south, so cute and creative!!!!

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    1. Thank you sis for always being such a cheerleader for me! And with all that cold Virginia snow y'all got up there..i'd say you are right! :o)

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  2. goodness your little birdies are adorable! wish there were a couple on my tree right now-although they wouldn't stand a chance around my hungry tummy! heehee ;)

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    1. Haha..thanks Lisa. As soon as my grandbabies got a hold of these, it was bye bye birdies! ;)

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  3. I love these little blue bird treats so much; darling!

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    1. Thank you Sue..that's so "tweet" of you to say! ;)

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