Mother’s Day Candy Rose Molds

Mother’s Day Candy Rose Molds

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day! Here at the Make Shoppe we’ve whipped up some treats that you can make and give to Mom.

These pretty floral candy molds were extremely easy to make! All you need is some melting candy chips and a candy mold. There are a variety of colors to choose from but the choice of flavors are pretty standard (chocolate, vanilla or mint). I chose my candy colors based on what I felt complimented the other goodies I made. If you’re goal is to create a really unique color you could also start with a white chocolate or vanilla candy base and die the candy with food coloring however I generally use the pre-colored candies.

MDM#1

 

I usually shop at Michaels for all my candy making items. The different molds choices are really cute and I see new ones all the time.

I also whipped up some cupcakes with a cinnamon based cream cheese frosting. I am just so addicted to this I don’t think I’ll ever make this frosting WITHOUT THE CINNAMON! Oh my Gosh! You must try this on your next batch of cupcakes!

 

MDM#2

 

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:
1/2 C butter ( 1 stick),  room temp
8 oz cream cheese ( 1 package), room temp
2-3 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
cinnamon, to taste

Put it Together:
With an electric mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese together for about 3 minutes on medium speed until smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to ensure even mixing. Add the vanilla, cinnamon and mix. Then slowly add the powdered sugar and keep adding until you get to a desired sweetness and thickness. Spread on cooled cupcakes or use a fancy decorator. Sprinkle with edible decoration for extra pretty!

Enjoy!

-Tutu

Holiday Food Obsession, Part I

Holiday Food Obsession, Part I

Happy Happy Holidays!

This will sound a bit crazy, but I’m already prepping for the 2013 holidays by documenting all the wonderful food and ideas that came my way this year. There were so many festive, creative and impressive recipes that I found rummaging through old notes and browsing the internet. This one in particular, Bacon Cheese Wreath was found on the Taste of Home website. An appetizer like this is totally up my alley and I just had to make it. It was extremely easy and definitely a crowd pleaser.

I followed the recipe exactly with no modifications however if you or your guests do not want meat, simply omit the bacon.

Flat leaf parsley and pimento were used as garnishes…so simple yet so effective…why didn’t I think of this? You may just want to add this page to your favorites and tuck it away for next year!

From me to you…

-Tutu