Monday, February 22, 2016

Mickey Mouse Ears Lollipops

"Oh Boy!"

We leave in two days for Disney World!

This will be our sweet little Lydia's first WDW visit!
She loves Mickey and Minnie and gets so excited when Mickey's Playhouse comes on tv. We can only imagine how she'll react to the real characters!

Her brothers and sister are beyond excited and are making sure we know just how many days left till we leave.

Sooo..I needed to create a Mickey themed treat and y'all know how much I love my lollipops.

This one is super quick, super easy.
You know, 'cause I gotta pack and all!
Lifesavers, lollipop sticks and parchment paper are the items needed.

I tried both the tube roll and individually wrapped candies. I like the latter better. The roll candies just did not melt as well.
Place Lifesavers on parchment lined pan.
Bake @ 275 for 6 minutes.
Remove from oven and insert lollipop sticks.

I lifted the parchment paper with lollipop and all off the pan and laid on counter to cool completely.
If left on the pan, the candies will continue to melt.
The kiddos had so much fun opening the surprise box which held all our Magic Bands. we come!
Wishing you all a Magical Day!

See ya real soon, Karen

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Love Letters Marshmallows

I Love Love Letters...
and now I love love letters marshmallows!

I have been admiring some really beautiful love letters cookies from afar, well..on google images anyways. And while I love me a good cookie, decorating marshmallows has become one of my favorite things.

I fell in love with marshmallows several years ago after seeing Meaghan's super adorable marshmallow creations.

Here are the ones I made today and if I may say, they're so pretty in pink!!
There are lots of sweet ways you can decorate your envelopes. Here's what I used for these.

Cute little alphabet stamps from Purple Cupcake, a teeny heart cutter, food writers, hearts and kisses sprinkles, food color spray, fondant, fondant roller and S'moreMallows.
The Wilton pink fondant is a bit dark, so I added a little bit of white fondant and kneaded it to create a softer color.
Roll it out and using a sharp knife, cut out a "flap". Use this same method to cut out "postage stamps".
Since pink is like the best color on the planet, I used this food color spray on a couple of the marshmallows.
Use a food color pen to write your love letter.

Dab a little water to the back of fondant flaps and other candy pieces and attach to marshmallows.
I used one of the tiny little alphabet stamps to impress an initial into the fondant heart below. (center marshmallow)
Absolutely everything about Valentine's Day is wonderful and absolutely nothing can beat a love letter..
 Pure sweetness.
Happy Valentine's Day, Karen