As I was preparing to write this post, I didn’t know what to say. “Just watch the video on these Christmas Treats” is all I have the energy to say today.
But as I wrote Christmas a lot on pictures and other things I was thinking that it would be a lot easier to just write X-Mas. I know, pretty lazy huh? What does that do though? I’m putting an X instead of Christ. Christ is the whole purpose of Christmas and we put an X there instead? Really? Are we forgetting Him and crossing Him out? I hope that none of us forget the true reason for celebrating Christmas and that is to remember Christ and His gift that He gave to all of us. He gave his life for us so that we can all return to live with Him again. Give love, give kindness, give peace, give forgiveness, give of ourselves. Merry Christmas and don’t forget Christ.
Filigree is the vocabulary word for today. It’s used to define ornamental work with fine wire, usually gold or silver. Using it with chocolate is to mean that you are making fine work to resemble the work done with the metals. Either way, it’s the word used to shape chocolate and such. Chocolate can be a lot of fun to work with and this is one thing that I love doing with it. These trees were super easy and a lot of fun to make. They worked out really well too.
I used the same method to make the cupcakes as I did in the birthday cake video so check that out if you want some yummy cupcakes.
These North Pole cupcakes were super easy and add a bit of height to your food presentation.
I really struggled with making good triangles and not having any waste. They are either really fat trees or you’ll have to have some waste. They were still cute though.
These Santas really would look better with mini chocolate chips as eyes. The kids were mostly excited to eat a strawberry at this time of year. With all the treats around, they wanted the strawberries the most.
These are just a few ideas of some fun treats to make this Christmas…or next. Have fun and eat some for me 😉
Filigree Christmas Trees
1-Lay your pretzels out on a silicone sheet or parchment paper.
2-Melt your candy melts 30 seconds at a time.
3-Make a parchment pastry bag. Watch the video to learn how.
4-Pour the melted candy melts in the parchment pastry bag and fold it over on top.
5-Start from the top of a pretzel stick and squeeze the chocolate out making it go out wider and wider to make it look like a tree.
6-While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkles the red jimmies on top.
7-Let it dry.
8-Stick it in a cupcake. (Watch our cupcake video to learn out to make cupcakes).
1-Stick a donut through the toothpick and push it down toward the bottom.
2-Wash a strawberry and cut off the top. Stick your strawberry in next with the cut off part touching the donut hole.
3-Spray a little reddi-whip on top to make it look like the top of santa’s hat.
4-Stick it in a cupcake or lay them out on a plate for a fun treat.
1 cup butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
½ cup whipping cream
1-Mix up your butter until smooth and creamy.
2-Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream.
3-Mix again until smooth.
4-Spread on your cupcakes.
Candy cane sticks
1-Put frosting on a cupcake and sprinkle coconut on top to make it look like snow.
2-Stick a candy cane stick in the middle of the cupcake.
3-Put a dot of frosting on the top of the candy cane stick and put a red hot candy on top.
4-Eat, Share, Enjoy!!!
Sucker sticks or Popsicle sticks
Sprinkles or candies to decorate the top
1-Follow directions on brownie box to make some brownies.
2-Trace the bottom of a 9X13” pan on parchment paper. Cut it out. Spray one side of the parchment paper and sprinkle flour on it. Shake off any extra flour and put the parchment paper on the bottom of the pan. For video instructions on this step, watch the Birthday Cake video.
3-Once your brownies have cooked and cooled they should come out of the pan really easily. Take the parchment paper off and cut your brownies into triangles.
4-Stick the bottom of your triangles with a stick and decorate it with frosting and sprinkles, candies or whatever.
5-Eat, Share, Enjoy!!!