Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mini Mug Peppermint "Gingerbread" House

Melted Peppermints Crafts
Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Today I'm guest posting at The 36th Avenue!
If you've never visited Desiree's is beautiful with tons of great ideas. Plus she's super nice and thinks my crafts are sweet! Click the link to see my tutorial there and all the other adorableness going on! 

I've had this sweet little cookie cutter set for nearly three weeks and yay..I've made my tiny little "gingerbread" house! I've seen several variations of these cuties around, and here are a couple of my favorites. Meghan over at the decorated cookie made adorable mini houses on a stick! 

And check out these sweet little snow-capped beauties Beth made at Hungry Happenings!

If you've visited me in the last month or so, you might think I'm kinda 'stuck' on Starlight mints!
Just check out these MITTENS, or how about my STOCKINGS!

I may have to change my name to Sugartown Melted Sweets, 
what with all the Christmas crafts I've made this season.
You can perch these on a mug..or display it with your decorations, which is what I think I'm going to do!
Bake @ 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
I purchased my cutter set at fancy flours. It may seem a bit pricey, but this is one I'll for sure use again.

As this was my first time constructing a was little tricky, until I laid it on its side like so. When the icing set, I added the final back piece. There, easy peasy. (I've been waiting to say that!)
For the chimney, I used a piece of candy cane. Royal icing piped on top makes for some sweet "smoke". I attached snowflake sprinkles to the top of the roof. Holly sprinkles and silver dragees were also added for a festive touch along with sugar sprinkled on for 'snow'. I also made a tiny little peppermint heart using the same method as I did with the house.
That's it! Cute as can be, don't cha think?

(since I needed only a small amount of icing for construction, this is the recipe I used)
Royal Icing Recipe
1 cup 10 x sugar
1 Tablespoon meringue powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons warm water
1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
Cover your mixer bowl with a damp dish towel.
Mix dry ingredients on low.
Add water and corn syrup.
Mix on low 7-10 minutes till you have stiff peaks.
Luke 2: 1-20 ..."For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord"....
Wishing You All a Blessed Christmas
From Our House to Yours!
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mickey Mouse Santa Belt Ornaments

 We are eight days out from Christmas and hubby has no gifts for me under the tree. 
That is sooo okay with me because my present this year can't be wrapped. We are going to Disney World!
My favorite holiday is Christmas and the two places we love best this time of year are 
Disney World and New York City.
Mickey we come! 
 Liberally spray cutters with non-stick spray.
 Place Starlight peppermint candies on parchment lined baking sheet.

 Place pan in 325 degree oven for 10 minutes.

 Roll out red fondant and use cutters to make belt buckle. Coat with disco dust. Let dry.
 I also attached a couple of silver dragees for Santa's buttons and tied on some cute
 Christmas ribbon for hanging.

Merry Christmas From
Sugartown Sweets
and...See Ya Real Soon!
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Grinch Lollipops

Isn't this just the most fantabulous day?! My heart doesn't feel at all Grinchy, "why" you say. Because grandbaby number five is on the way! Whoo hoo! It is with great joy and excitement that I get to share with you, my sweet baby girl and her wonderful husband, are due to have their fifth child next summer. We could not have asked for any gift more precious than this. Praying you all have a most blessed Christmas season.
And now for some sweet Grinch-y Jolly Rancher Lollipops!

On my first set of lollipops, I used pink and red Jolly Ranchers. 
I wasn't thrilled with the results, so I ended up using all red. I heart the all red hearts!

For the lollipops..bake @ 275 for 7 minutes. 
The photo below shows the placement of candies for each of the three lollipops.
 I can almost hear it..
"And now that his heart didn't feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light"..

Friday, December 6, 2013

Merry Christmas Cookie Pops

We did it! Took the grandbabies and drove to Boone, N.C. to cut down our Christmas tree. It is a beautiful ten footer and smells all sprucy green..mmmm! My favorite part was getting to drive all the way home through Atlanta with that baby strapped to the roof.. just like in one of my favorite Christmas scenes. These cookie pops remind me of a snowy and wintry night in the Christmas tree forest, perfect paired with a glass of eggnog!
Whip up some super easy cookie dough. You can find the recipe below.

I used this Merry Christmas cookie stamp and cutter that I ordered online from Fancy Flours.

Attach fondant toppers and candy sprinkles with corn syrup.
That's it! Sweet and easy Christmas Cookie Pops!

Cookie Dough Recipe
1 cup salted butter softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
 Combine flour and baking powder in separate bowl.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well. Gradually add flour mixture on low to combine.
Gently knead the dough a little to fully incorporate any dry bits. Chill dough. 
Roll out on surface lightly dusted with flour.
Cut out cookies and place on parchment lined pan. 
Chill the cookie filled pan for 15 minutes. Bake @ 375 for 7-9 minutes.
Wishing you a Joyous Christmas Season From
Sugartown Sweets!
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