Posts Tagged ‘candy’

03/26/15

DIY Cotton Candy Nests for Easter

If you like sugar as much as I do, you should give these DIY cotton candy nests a try for Easter this year. Or a colorful party, if Easter's not your thing. It's like bringing the state fair straight to your dinner table. Which sounds pretty fun, if you ask me.

To make your own, all you need is cotton candy. Which can be store bought or homemade. Here's how to make your own...

DIY Cotton Candy Nests for Easter

1. Pull a good size piece of cotton candy from the rest.

DIY Cotton Candy Nests for Easter

2. Then create a circle shape (see photo), by wrapping the two ends toward each other and pressing the ends together to secure.

DIY Cotton Candy Nests for Easter

3. Next, break off another section of cotton candy and add it to the bottom. Creating a bowl shape. Secure by pressing the cotton candy together gently. It sticks to itself pretty easily.

DIY Cotton Candy Nests for Easter

4. Fill with candy and enjoy. And when the candies are gone, you can eat the bowl!

DIY Cotton Candy Nests for Easter

DIY Cotton Candy Nests for Easter

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Assisted by Linda Jednaszewski

Are you a cotton candy fan? Think you'll give these a try?

03/16/15

Color Blocked Chocolate Bark Recipe with Edible Flower Sprinkles

If you've been around here long, you know that I love flowers and I love food (specifically of the sugary variety). So, I thought I would combine the two in a colorful DIY recipe that is oh so sweet. You game?

Here's how to make color blocked chocolate bark with edible flower confetti...

Chocolate Bark with Edible Flower Sprinkles

Supplies and Ingredients:

white chocolate candy melts // gel food coloring // edible flowers (I found mine at Whole Foods) // colorful sprinkles (optional) // wax paper // sheet pan // wooden spoon // flat spatula // wooden skewers

How to Make Color Blocked Chocolate Bark

Instructions:

1. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the packaging, either on the stovetop or microwave.

2. Separate the melted chocolate into 2 containers and add gel food coloring to each one. I chose violet and pink for my colors.

3. Then, pour the melted chocolate onto a sheet pan that has been covered with wax paper. Keep the half of the pan one color and the other half the second color to get a color blocked look. Smooth with a flat spatula, if needed.

4. Next, remove the petals from your edible flowers. And while the chocolate is still in a liquid state on the pan, sprinkle the flower petals over the top of the chocolate.

5. Add colorful sprinkles as well, if desired.

6. Then wait for the chocolate to harden completely. You can speed this process up by putting the pan into the fridge.

7. Once the chocolate is completely hardened, use the back of a wooden spoon to break the chocolate up into pieces of bark, as shown in the photos.

Recipe // Color Blocked Chocolate Bark with Edible Flower Sprinkles

Recipe // Color Blocked Chocolate Bark with Edible Flower Sprinkles

Color Blocked Chocolate Bark with Edible Flower Sprinkles

Art direction, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff
Recipe production assisted by Linda Jedenawski

Have you ever tried using edible flowers for food projects? Aren't they fun to work with?

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For more sweet treats and recipes like this one, visit the food + recipes tag.

02/10/15

DIY // Color Blocked Glitter Bags for V-Day

Adding a little sparkle to your Tuesday with a glittery color blocked gift bag idea, that will only take a few minutes to make.

Stuff these little bags with candies, cookies, jewelry, and more. Then, give them as affordable (but homemade) gifts to your friends for Valentine's Day, birthdays, etc.

You can pair them with a batch of macaron and marshmallow sandwiches, homemade candied blood oranges, or heart shaped peppermint patties. Once they're dry, fill the bags with your friend's favorite sweets (or salty snacks) and you're good to go.

How to make color blocked glitter bags

They're so fast to make, you could easily throw these together last minute, if you're pressed for time or are a little forgetful and need a go-to idea at the last possible moment. Been there!

Visit Project Wedding for more photos and the full tutorial.

Popcorn!

DIY Color Blocked Glitter Bags for V-Day

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Assisted by Linda Jednaszewski

 P.S. If you're looking for a good glitter source, this set is the best. There are tons of different colors and the glitter quality (is that a thing?!?) is a definite thumbs up.

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For more V-Day project ideas like this one, visit the Valentine's Day DIY page.