Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Airplane Marshmallow Pops

Summertime-Vacation Time-Play Time!

Any way you say it, it's just plain fun time!

And speaking of planes, here's a fun edible craft to get you all ready for take-off!
I used regular and mini marshmallows, blue candy melts, gray fondant, silver pearl dust, blue lollipop sticks and an airplane cookie cutter.
Pop three marshmallows on each lollipop.
Melt candy melts according to directions on package and dip each pop into melted candy. 
I just💗this blue!!
Lay marshmallow pops on parchment paper till set.
Roll out fondant, coat cookie cutter in powdered sugar and press into fondant.

I tried to find a smaller airplane cutter, but alas I got stuck with my big bird..hahaha!

In the end, I decided to trim a little off the nose and wings and while still too large for my liking, I just rolled with it.
 To achieve that slight curve to my planes, I let them rest on a flower former. You could use an empty paper towel roll just as well.
Oops! Let's dust those planes with some pearl dust first.
There! That's better. All shined up and ready to fly! 

Hmm...then I thought my plane was too plain😉, so I added a nose piece. And a heart, cause I 💖 hearts!

Now for those fluffy clouds which I made by flattening the mini marshmallows. Sweet little puffs of soft candy!
I hope you all have a great summer and enjoy your vacation time!

My awesome hubby and I will be celebrating our 26th anniversary in a few days with a trip to Italy.

I am beyond excited and hope to share some of my photos with you all when we return!

Have a sweet day, Karen 😊

Monday, May 15, 2017

National Chocolate Chip Day Archive Recipes

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!
Let's celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! 'Cause of course we're all celebrating, right? I'm sharing two of my favorite chocolate chip cookies recipes.

The first one up just does it for me. I mean, coconut AND chocolate?!! Woohoo!

The other one is this scrumptious recipe from David Leite. It's "oh my goodness", good!

Hope you all have an awesome, chocolate chip kinda day!

Happy celebrating, Karen