Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Wood Pallet" Kit Kat Snowmen Craft

Has it been 6 years already?!

Yes, it has!

Creating sweet treats to share with you makes me so happy. Almost as happy as my favorite holiday. Christmas! 

So today, as we celebrate 6 fun years here at Sugartown Sweets, Christmas is my theme!

Have y'all seen those pallet craft thingies? Well recently, while crafting with Kit Kat candy bars, the idea struck me that Kit Kats are perfectly suited to the wood pallet crafts, with the beloved snowman being my favorite. 

There are so many cute ones on Pinterest, and Beth @ Hungry Happenings has created an adorable pretzel snowman craft that reminds me of the wooden snowman crafts.

Hope you're not Kit Kat-ted out, 'cause I've got one more treat up my sugar sleeve before the year's end!

So here's to 6 years @ Sugartown Sweets!

I count myself a very blessed girl that you would stop over for a visit! I love you all! 💗
To make the Kit Kat snowmen, I used:
Regular size, white chocolate and chocolate candy bars, vanilla and chocolate candy melts, candy pumpkins-you could also use candy corn-, black fondant, and Wilton holly and berry sprinkles.

To make six snowmen, you will need six white chocolate and five chocolate Kit Kats. You might want to have some extras on hand to allow for breakage.

*the red fondant was intended for a scarf, but I ran out of room for it!
 I used candy mellowcreme pumpkins to fashion my snowman noses.
So easy. Just cut off a piece and roll between your fingers to shape the carrot nose!
To make the eyes and mouth, I rolled black fondant into a rope and cut off similar size pieces. I then rolled them into little balls.
Ok, so now we're gonna build our "wooden" chocolate snowman. No nails needed! 😜

Go ahead and melt the chocolate candy melts and set aside.

Next, with a long, sharp knife, cut the top off white candy bar at an angle as shown in photo above.

Now, using the white candy bar top as a guide, place it over the top of the chocolate bar and cut on that same angle. This chocolate piece will be the hat.
(For the next snowman hat, use the uncut chocolate end of bar. You will be able to get two hats from each chocolate Kit Kat bar.)

Take the "hat" and dip just the end in melted candy, now attach it to the white candy bar. 

Take a new chocolate Kit Kat candy bar and cut off one of the four sticks. This will be the brim of the hat. Attach this and the Christmas sprinkles with more melted chocolate.

Oh..it's lookin' good!

"Wooden" you love to eat a snowman?! 😋
Now you can melt the vanilla candy melts and attach the eyes, nose and mouth.

Ain't he sweet?!

You may be thinking it's a bit early for Christmas projects. But for me, it's never too early! Plus, as I'm typing out this post over the weekend, we are having a cold blast! Our low today was 37 degrees and with the wind chill, even colder. Whew!

That's what I call snowman weather!

Stay warm and keep sweet, Karen 😊

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pumpkins on a Fence

So, I'm in need of a new camera..again!
C'mon Monday!

But until it arrives, my phone is doing double duty as chief operating photographer and my ever indispensable google box. Or is that triple duty? I mean, I do still use it to make calls and all.

How many cameras have bitten the (sugar) dust here in Sugartown Sweets' kitchen in the last 6 years? Hmmm, not sure. Better question, how many more will it take?! Will this one last? Do they even make a camera kitchen proof?

I dunno! So I asked these adorable pumpkins, but they're kinda on the fence. 😜 
These pumpkins!!

Let's have some fun with another Kit Kat craft.

You will need:
White chocolate Kit Kat bars-5 full size
 Green candy melts-about 1/2 cup
Candy eyes
Fall leaves sprinkles-a small pile 😉

~Makes 4 fence decorations~
Melt candy according to package directions. Using a toothpick, dip in melted candy and attach candy eyes to pumpkins.
Now break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar! Five to be exact for each fence. Apply some of the melted candy to two of those pieces and attach to three others as shown in photo below. Let set a minute to harden.
I used an icing spatula to spread a little 'grass' to bottom of fence posts and shook on some leaves sprinkles. Ahhh...Autumn, you are so good to me!
Let us take a moment for contemplation...
I am in love with these pumpkins. I think they are the cutest ones that Wilton makes!
That's it guys!

Thanks for stopping by!

Keeping life sweet, one treat at a time, Karen 😊

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kit Kat Pumpkins

As I'm typing this post, it is 73 degrees here in Georgia. With the promise of cooler weather and making new holiday season memories, I am eager to jump right in! Welcome to Fall, y'all! 

Last weekend was our first "leaf peeper" Saturday of the year and the leaves were already changing. Hubby and I drove up north of the city, drank apple cider, breathed in that fresh mountain air and saw plenty of those beautiful orange pumpkins.

Don't you just love all shapes and sizes of pumpkins? Me too! These babies happened when I dug down in my candy grab bag of goodies and found my favorite Autumn color.

I'm kinda stuck on Kit Kats right now and the fact that these little cuties take mere minutes to put together makes me love them even more!
 To make my candy pumpkins, I used snack sized orange Kit Kats, Tootsie Rolls, green fondant and large candy eyes.

Tools I used: small leaf cutter, fondant roller, small sharp knife, parchment paper.

To begin, I rolled out my green fondant and cut with leaf cutter. (My particular leaf cutter has been discontinued) You can find a similar leaf cutter here.
 I created the pumpkin stem by cutting a Tootsie Roll into 4 pieces as shown in photo below.
Tootsie Roll stems-
Fondant leaves-
Candy eyes-
Kit Kat pumpkins-
Place the leaf towards top center of Kit Kat bar. Gently pinch bottom of stem and press into leaf and candy bar. The Tootsie Roll is naturally tacky and will stick on its own!
 The eyes have it!

Originally I had not planned on adding eyes, but when I came across them and tried out a pair, they were just too cute not to!
*See* what I mean?! 😜 
You can make these with your own little pumpkins as I'm planning on doing next week!

Till next time!

Keeping life sweet, one treat at a time, Karen! 😊