October 10, 2012
I found the cutest Frankenstein gift box at the $ spot at Target today and also spotted on my way out the Kellog’s mini rice krispie treats….I immediately thought of Frankenstein rice krispie treats…..here’s a picture of some that I made earlier today with a tutorial below. I decided to add a cute little pencil topper that I had and added them to Halloween pencils. Here’s a photo of the finish Frankenstein toppers, so cute and great for a classroom treat or Halloween party.
Things you’ll need:
Halloween Pencils, Plastic pencil toppers (can be found at Lor Ann oils online), White fondant, Green food coloring gel (I used Wilton Leaf green), Edible sugar eyes, Decorating candy (I used Wilton cherry flavored), small rolling pin, Mini rice krispie treats, knife, parchment/wax paper to roll fondant on.
To color the white fondant, I added a tiny bit of green coloring food gel and kneaded until I got the desired green color.
Using my fondant rolling pin, I rolled out the green fondant and then placed a mini rice krispie treat on the fondant. It’s great as the rice krispie treats are quite sticky anyway so the fondant sticks nicely to it.
Use a sharp knife to cut around the fondant, turn over the Krispie treat and add the edible sugar eyes.
Cut out hair, nose ( I did with nose and without), scar and mouth using the decorating candy.
When Frankenstein looks to your liking, push in the pencil topper and attach to pencil. You can wrap in a cello bag and add ribbon.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy these Frankenstein rice krispie cuties.
September 23, 2012
My Son Jackson, just turned 10 years old….still can’t believe he is ‘double digits’, not sure where the past 10 years have gone. For his 10th Birthday party we decided on a ‘Camp-In’ theme. Living in Florida, the weather can be very unpredictable so even though we decided to pitch the tent outdoors, we knew that we could always have the Campers sleep inside if needed. Jackson invited 6 of his friends and his 2 sisters would also be attending the party. The invites were sent and Campers were invited to attend the ‘Camp-In’, bringing their sleeping bags, pillows and toothbrushes!.
I found some great ‘hot cocoa’ flasks and decided to monogram them with each campers first Initial and also create a ‘Camp Survival Kit’ for each camper. I already had the green/brown gable boxes but just added a quick sticker to each one. Each survival kit included:
A Map of Florida, USA, World, or Tampa. (FYI…If you are a AAA member, you can order for free online, up to 12 maps of your choice). Mine arrived about a week after ordering which was great. A flashlight, twinkie, pack of gum, gummy worms in a little container and goldfish crackers. I setup the dinner table with pine cones, a lantern centerpiece and made burlap napkin rings hand stamped with an owl out of IKEA curtains. I also made 2 tablecloths from the same curtains.
I decided to setup the desserts, s’mores table and ‘MESS’ table in our ‘pool table’ room. I placed twinkle lights over the french doors and made a burlap banner to spell out CAMP above the doors. I found some cute vintage camp accessories, such as mini oil lamps, camp stool and a great vintage cake tin at a vintage warehouse in Lakeland and also found a MESS kit at another local shop. I made monogrammed cupcake wrappers with ‘Camp 10′ and ‘J’ and cupcakes with frosting and candy frogs, fish and turtles, peanut butter cookies, swamp trifles, bear paw marshmallow pops and mini double chocolate cookie cakes.
Burlap Banner and twinkle lights
Vintage cake tin
Swamp trifles – Blue berry jelly and cake, vanilla pudding and whipped cream with mini fishing poles with a candy swedish fish attached and peanut butter cookies.
Cupcakes with goldfish, turtle, frog candy toppers and mini chocolate chip cookie cakes with a peanut butter cup baked inside with vanilla frosting.
I baked a double layer cookie cake, the top layer was a double chocolate chip cookie and the bottom layer was a chocolate chip cookie cake. I added mini marshmallows onto pretzel sticks to resemble mini s’mores and made a burlap mini tent and added a candy bear and tree….everyone loved the cake.
Everyone played tackle football outside to burn off some energy. After the pizza and desserts, they played pass the parcel, another favorite game of mine growing up. I wrapped up dollar store items, the ‘whoopie cushions’ were loved by all!!!!. Later on they toasted marshmallows and made s’mores outside on the camp fire. They all drank hot chocolate from their flasks.
Individual s’more kits and telescoping sticks and Camp Ten display with ‘Alligator sighting’ picture and binoculars…..some of the Campers did see a couple in the lake. I added vinyl number ’10′ to white balloons and attached to sticks onto a spray painted wooden pallet.
The next morning I had put together some individual mini cereal boxes in tupperware containers (used as bowls), with a napkin, spoon and apple juice. They also ate fruit and breakfast sandwiches.
July 24, 2011
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