Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bites

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Guess what is seriously right around the corner??

No, no, no… Not  Mother’s Day or my Birthday (Both of which are on the same day this year….hint, hint, hint a rooni.)

Summer!!!

That’s right the season of sweating through the heat and humidity anxiously awaiting the changing leaves and cooler temps. as you melt in a pool of your own sweat. Sorry, I tend to think ahead sometimes, but in my defense I have gone through my share of Summers pregnant.

All I remember is being hot, hot and hotter and not in the “I look goooooood” type of hot. I’m talking about big, awkward, fat; sweating in all the wrong places, hormonal fueled miserable type of hot.

Pregnant in the summer is just not cool.

But lets get to the point! Summer is coming and my clothes are still to tight. Feels like I’ve been eating too many of my sugary treats I have posted throughout the winter, although I did give birth 6 month ago (I wonder how long I can cling to that excuse.)

So snacks have been getting smaller and healthier to some degree hence better for my tight clothing dilemma AND my kids love them! Chocolate chip peanut butter frozen yogurt bites. I swear with each new thing I make the name of it gets longer and longer.

I’ve made a few different fun versions of these frozen yogurt bites which you can see here or here. These are so simple to make and my kids eat EVERY. SINGLE. ONE and always ask for more.

To make them this is what you will need….

  • 6 oz container of Plain  GREEK yogurt
  • 2-3 Tbsp of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp.vanilla extract
  • Handful of mini chocolate chips
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Wax paper
  • Decorating bag and star tip (#18, #21 or your choice) OR Plastic baggie.
In a small bowl mix the yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla and sweetener of choice until creamy. Now just to clarify a few things I use a Greek yogurt, because it is thicker, creamier and has a higher protein content then regular yogurt. I also use plain yogurt and sweeten it myself using honey because that is how my kids like it.  You can sweeten it any way you like.
You can also use vanilla flavored yogurt if you prefer, I just prefer making my plain into vanilla because I think it tastes better (Don’t even get me started on HOW MUCH better and easy homemade yogurt is, I’ll share that in another post.)
Moving on…..Fill your decorating bag or your plastic baggie (cut a small piece of the corner off) with the mixture and begin piping your yogurt bites onto a sheet of wax paper. Mine look all fancy schmancy because I used a star tip.
After they are all piped add a few chips to each bite.
Put them in the freezer for about an hour, longer is fine too! When they come out they are ready to eat!!
Trust, when I tell you they won’t last long!!
I hope you enjoyed reading along! If you want to say “Hello” please feel free to leave a comment below!


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Peanut Butter Yogurt Chocolate Banana Bites

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I do my best to feed my kids a wholesome diet filled with a rainbow of fruits and veggies and quality protein. But regardless of my wonderful parenting intentions, I am not as fortunate as some of those “other”  parents. You know, the ones whose kids eat anything and everything and are open to trying “new” foods. Because here in my world, my kids are all about wrinkled up noses and smooshed faces, groaning and whining….

“NNNNNOOOOOOOOO…I don’t wanna!” or better yet “Yuck.”

Their picky aversion to mostly anything and everything that isn’t crapola, has created an opportunity for me to get creative and experiment in the kitchen. And snack time munchies are the best time for me to make new food combos that they are a little more receptive to eating if they are “fun” leading me to my most recent “winner” of a snack.

In a nutshell they are hollowed out banana pieces, dipped in chocolate, filled with peanut butter yogurt on a stick. Because if you have kids like mine, well then you know anything on a stick is just more interesting to eat. These are easier to make then you would think, as most of the items can probably be found in your fridge.  And YES there is such a thing as peanut butter yogurt, just make it yourself; easy and delicious!
****If you have a peanut aversion, you could also use almond butter in place of peanut butter…just a though.
This is what you will need….
  • Bananas
  • Plain or Vanilla GREEK yogurt
  • Chocolate (I use a dark chocolate 70%)
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Sweetener of choice (if needed)
  • Nuts for garnish
  • Lolly stick or wooden sticks
  • Wax Paper
  • Lolly stick or wooden pop sticks

Start by slicing your banana into bite sized pieces. Two inches or so is perfect!!

Hollow them out, you can use a sharp knife to do this, but I found it faster and easier to use a round decorating tip. The one I used was pretty long since it actual use is for fillings and such.

They create a beautiful hollowed out circle!! Perfect for filling with yumminess!!

In  small bowl melt your chocolate  I use a dark chocolate content, because darker is better when it comes to chocolate. I  use a 70%, which might be too bitter for some on its own. But keep in mind that the sweetness in the yogurt and banana lighten up the bitterness. Ultimately use what you like. Dip the bottom of the bananas in the chocolate and set it on a piece of wax paper to set up.

This is when you can start making the deliciousness that is peanut butter yogurt. I use a Greek yogurt and I suggest you do as well, since it is thicker, holds its shape better and is so much better for you than regular yogurt in regards to protein content! I also use plain and flavor/sweeten it to taste, but you could also use a vanilla flavored and go from there.
I mix the yogurt, some honey for sweetness and a splash of vanilla and mix it all up. THEN I add in a nice hearty scoop of creamy peanut butter. You can add more or less to suit your taste but 1-2 tbsp should suffice. Now mix it up! An electric beater does wonders in poofing it up into a billowy, fluffy mix of peanut butter heaven.
Scoop the yogurt into a decorating bag or a plastic baggie with the corer snipped off and  put it of to the side for a minute. You should still have some chocolate let over from dipping, so make sure it is melted enough and put some in a plastic baggie with the corner cut off. Have your stick ready near by as you need to work fast with the next few steps.
Pipe a small amount of chocolate into the hollow of the banana.
Then pipe the peanut butter yogurt on top of the chocolate and add the pop sticks.
Let them set up in the fridge for a few minutes. You can stop here or go a few extra steps to add another level of yum. With your leftover chocolate add in a scoop of peanut butter and mix it all up. You know have peanut butter flavored chocolate…oh yeah! Pour this into a plastic baggie and cut a small hole in the corner.
If you have peanuts or another nut you like chop them up. Drizzle the chocolaty peanut butter mixture on the banana and sprinkle the nuts on top. Let them set.
Serve them and hoard one or seven for yourself. They won’t last!
Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please fee free to leave a comment below!


St. Patrick’s Day Treat Roundup

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Another holiday is almost here and gone!

Here is a roundup of all of the St.Patrick’s day themed treats and ideas I came up with this year! I hope you’ll find the time to try out one of these fun holiday inspired treats!!

Hope you enjoy these and have a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day!! If you have any questions  please feel free to leave a comment below!

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St. Patrick’s Day Easy Shamrock Cookie Pops

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Holiday themed cookies are fun, but when you put them on a stick…… somehow and in someway they become magically more appealing.

I’ve made versions of this before like {{this}} one or {{that}} one. And since they are always such a hit I thought to follow suit and make a version for St. Patrick’s Day.

This is what you will need….

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Shamrock shaped or any St. Patty’s Day themed cookie cutter
  • Lolly stick or skewers
  • Colored chocolate candy melts of your choice (I used green, light green and white)
  • Decorating bag or plastic Ziploc bags
  • Wax paper
  • If you wan’t to add sprinkles or any decor you can do that as well.
Keep in mind if you don’t have the exact decorating items on hand, use your imagination and use what you have. The bottom line is that these should be fun, so just go with what inspires you and make you want to create. I used my new favorite Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough from Lila Loa which can be found {{HERE}}.
You can make these cookie just as they are or take the next step and make them into cookie pops. But if you do make them into cookie pops, do NOT ADD the sticks into the uncooked dough. WAIT a minute after they come out of the oven and slide the stick (I used skewers) into the still soft cookie dough, be mindful as they will be hot. Now leave them alone and they will set up as they cool.(Just a note, remove the stick before consuming if you use the skewers as they have a very pointy end.)
When the cookie have completely cooled, you can begin to get your chocolate melts ready. Now the amount of chocolate you need to melt depends on the amount of cookies you are making and the amount of drizzle you put on the cookie. If you melt it in small batches you won’t  have so much extra unused chocolate left over.
Lay out your pops on a sheet of wax paper and get your sprinkles ready nearby if you’ll be adding them. Lay another sheet of wax paper nearby as you will need it after you put the chocolate onto the pops.

Put your melted chocolate in a decorating bag or a small plastic baggie with a small piece of the corner cut and start going over the cookie back and forth horizontally. Don’t worry about it being super neat as the messiness of it gives it a bit of charm. Do a layer on a cookie and move on to the next then repeat. This will allow you to build a bit of dimension on the cookie without the chocolate settling into each layer.


I used three colors of chocolate; green, light green and white. I would do one color and then do the next color.
And the next color, until I was finished.
Before the chocolate sets, lift each pop off of the wax paper and set it on the other piece of wax paper to fully set, this will take care of all the overflow and will clean the edges up.
And that is it! Easy right.
Dress them up with a ribbon or leave them as is. Either way they are a fun way to add a little sweetness into the holiday!
Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!


Pot of Gold Candy Filled Cookies {{St. Patrick’s Day}}

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There are ideas that sometimes just won’t leave me alone….like the idea of a cookie filed with candy. Because as you know, cookies by themselves aren’t fun enough and somewhere down the line someone thought they would be even better filled with candy.

And they were right.

I’ve seen amazing versions of it all around and have wanted to “try” to make one since. I was planning on making one for this past Christmas season, but never found the time.

But for this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day…the idea re-emerged and I came up with this fun “filled” treat….

This was the first thing I thought of since I figured that a pot of gold cookie would be so much more festive filled with candy!

They are relatively easy to make, but do take a little time to assemble and decorate. But the end result is always more enjoyable when the unsuspecting cookie eater, finds a bit more of treasure inside each cookie!

I made these using an amazing vanilla sugar cookie recipe from LilaLoa.com. They are my absolute favorite Vanilla Sugar Cookie as of the moment. If your up to making the dough try her recipe. But if your not feeling that adventurous, go buy some sugar cookie dough at the store, although they most likely won’t hold there shape so sharply after baking.

This is what you will need…

  • Circle Cookie Cutter
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Yellow Candy Melts
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Decorating Bags or small plastic baggies
  • Rainbow Sunny Seeds or Miniature M&M’s
  • Black Sanding Sugar (Optional)
  • Yellow Sanding Sugar (Optional)
  • Yellow Sprinkles (Optional)
  • Wax Paper

Roll out your sugar cookie dough and using the round cookie cutter make your circles. I used a cutter that measured  2-1/2 inched in diameter. Each cookie is comprised of three parts, so make sure you cut enough cookies out of the dough to be able to assemble them at a later time. Keep one whole, cut a small hole in another (using whatever works) and using the edge of the cutter, cut off a a crescent shape off of the top of the remaining two. Be mindful to cut them evenly as they will match up.

Bake them according the recipe directions and allow them to fully cool, before you move onto the next steps. After they are fully cooled you can get ready to assemble them. First I created the tops of the cookies. Melt your dark chocolate candy melts and pour them into your decorating bags or plastic baggies and snip a small opening at the bottom. Pipe a nice line around the cookie and let it set for a minute. Chocolate is very runny, so take your time and go slow and it will look smooth and even. If you feel as though your line is to “wobbly”,  before the chocolate begins to set, use a toothpick and run through the line to smooth it out a bit


I outlined all my cookies, so by the time I had to fill them, the outer edge had set. This outer line helps the “fill” chocolate not run over the sides. Witht the outer edge set, fill in the cookies with the rest of the chocolate. When done you can wiggle it a bit so it smooths out

I added some black sanding sugar to the still soft chocolate to add a little dimension to the cookie. If you have it and want to use it wonderful, but if not then just skip the sanding sugar……the cookie will still taste and look fine!

While these are setting up, you can begin to assemble the rest of the cookies. Pipe some chocolate onto the back of the middle piece of the cookie, don’t worry if it’s not to neat, just don’t over do it.

Attach it to the lower portion of the cookie and wiggle it a bit to be sure it adheres.

Fill the center portion with whatever candies you will be filling your cookies with. I used Sunny Seeds, but miniature M&M’s can also be used. Whatever you want to put inside the cookie is your choice, anything small works.

Now attach to the top portion (make sure they are fully set) onto the top of the cookie. Pipe chocolate onto the back and position it on top of the layered cookie so it covers the candy filled portion.

This is where all your patience starts to show some reward.  Melt you yellow candy melts and start adding the yellow chocolate in layers.

Add some yellow candies, sprinkles or sanding sugars (Use what you have) in each layer to give it some added depth.

After all the layers have dried the top of you cookie will resemble something like this….

To finish the cookie off you may want to add a shamrock onto the front of the cookie. I made mine by adding some green Sunny Seeds in melted chocolate, to give to a shamrock feeling. I melted some green candy melts, piped three little dots of chocolate onto a piece of wax paper.

While the chocolate as still soft I added the Sunny Seeds. Jst let them set fully before you add them onto the cookie.

You could alternatively just pipe three leaves directly onto the cookie as well. To attached to the cookie, I piped a small dab of chocolate onto the cookie an placed the shamrock onto it.

And your cookie are now complete!

Break one open and have a look inside….

A great way to add a little something extra to this St. Patrick’s Day!

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!


Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookie Pops

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I‘ve made a few versions of these cookie pops before. Mainly because they are easy, (which is a favorite “thing” for me.) delicious and a great way to fancy up a cookie for the upcoming holiday!

This is what you will need to make them….

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Heart shape or any Valentine’s themed cookie cutter
  • Lolly stick or skewers
  • Colored chocolate candy melts of your choice (I used red and blue)
  • Decorating bag or plastic Ziploc bags
  • Wax paper
  • Heart sprinkles or what ever sprinkles you like.
Keep in mind if you don’t have the exact decorating items on hand, use your imagination and use what you have. These can be decorated with any color of chocolate, just go with what inspires you and make you want to create 🙂 I went with the blue, because I had saw some adorable mason jar cookies over at Munchhin Munchies that were made with this color combo and I just loved it!
I went with my favorite cookie recipe in the entire history of  the universe, because honestly it’s that good. It’s a chocolate cookie recipe from LilaLoa. Trust when I tell you there is a reason she calls it The End for All Chocolate Cookiesrecipe. Reason being, you’ll never have to look for another recipe as this will be your go to recipe 🙂 But if your not into making cookies go buy a tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and go from there.

You can make these cookie just as they are or take the next step and make them into cookie pops. But if you do make them into cookie pops, do NOT ADD the sticks into the uncooked dough. WAIT a minute after they come out of the oven and slide the stick (I used skewers) into the still soft cookie dough, be mindful as they will be hot.

Leave them alone and they will set up as they cool.(Just a note, remove the stick before consuming if you use the skewers as they have a very pointy end.)

When the cookie have completely cooled, you can begin to get your chocolate melts ready. Now the amount of chocolate you need to melt depends on the amount of cookies you are making and the amount of drizzle you put on the cookie. If you melt it in small batches you won’t  have so much extra unused chocolate left over.

Lay out your pops on a sheet of wax paper and get your sprinkles ready nearby. Lay another sheet of wax paper nearby a you will need it after you put the chocolate onto the pops.

Put your melted chocolate in a decorating bag or a small plastic baggie with a small piece of the corner cut and start going over the cookie back and forth horizontally. Don’t worry about it being super neat as the messiness of it gives it a bit of charm. Do a layer on a cookie and move on to the next then repeat. This will allow you to build a bit of dimension on the cookie without the chocolate settling into each layer.

Repeat until you get the amount of chocolate you want on the pop.

Before they set lift them off the wax paper, this will clean off the excess chocolate and clean the edged. Set them on the clean sheet of wax paper you laid out earlier.

Before the chocolate sets completely add in your Valentine’s day bling to the cookie! I made some with Pink and white sprinkles….

Some with heart sprinkles and silver dragees….

And some I made with the standard fare of Valentine’s red chocolate with colored hearts sprinkles….

You can make and create any color combo really, so have fun with it. Be sure to allow them set completely, you can put them in the fridge to speed up the process.

Add paper straws or ribbons to pretty them up! Whoever gets one on V-day will thank you!!

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!


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Easy Christmas Tree Cookie Pops

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The little babes has yet to snooze through the night and at most gives me three hour clips of sleep. I’ve decided that until he does, I’m going to make the most of the many hours of  the day that I am awake, which in my opinion is way too many.

But….needless to say that’s the only way I get anything done at this point.

More importantly like the treats I needed to make for my daughters holiday party; which I wanted to bring something fun, festive, delicious and easy.

Keyword being EASY

Cookies are easy.

Pops are fun.

Cookie pops are perfect and cookie pops shaped and decorated like festive Christmas trees are fabulous!!

These were so simple to make and decorating them is fun, if you have little ones afoot they will love helping you with them. You can get messy with these and they will still be fun, fabulous and delicious. And if you don’t want to make them into pops, just leave out the sticks, still fun!

This is what you will need….

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Lolly stick or skewers
  • Green chocolate candy melts
  • Yellow chocolate candy melts
  • Decorating bag or plastic Ziploc bags
  • Wax paper
  • Sanding sugars (optional)
  • Confetti sprinkles or what ever sprinkles you like.

Keep in mind if you don’t have all the decorating items on hand, just USE what you have. These can be made of white chocolate, red chocolate or plain old milk chocolate. Any which way you make them will be PERFECT!!! And if you don’t have a cookie cutter, just cut out triangles from the dough

I used this recipe for Cinna-Bum roll out cookies from Sweet Hope Cookies which are in three words summed up as…

TO.DIE.FOR.

If you want to know why she calls them Cinna BUM roll outs, you will have to read her wonderful, funny post. I will include other links for other flavors at the bottom of the post, but if you want seriously easy……just buy a tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and go from there.

If you are going to make the cookies into pops, do not add the stick into the uncooked dough. Wait until they are baked, a few seconds after they come out of the oven, slide the sticks (I used skewers) into the still soft cookie, be mindful they are hot. They will set as they cool and the cookie won’t get all distorted.

After the cookies have completely cooled, get your green chocolate or whatever color you are using ready to be melted. You can add in a little oil to thin the chocolate down a bit, but not too much. Now the amount of chocolate to melt depends on the amount of cookies you are making. I made about a dozen and used about a cup or so of candy melts. If you are unsure of the amount start small and know that if you need more you can easily just melt more.

Lay out your pops on a sheet of wax paper and layout another sheet of wax paper nearby with nothing on it (that will make sense later) and get your sprinkles ready nearby. Put your melted chocolate in your decorating bag or Ziploc bag and cut a small hole and start going over the cookie back in forth horizontally. Do this for each pop and don’t worry about being neat.

Then do it again….and again…and again.

Keep going until  you get the coverage you like. Before they set lift them off the sheet and place them down on the new sheet of wax paper nearby. (I told you it would make sense later.) this will keep the excess from drying and leave a finished look to the cookie. Before the chocolate sets add in your Christmas bling…..or sprinkles 🙂
As your newly decorated trees set, get your stars ready. These are easy and don’t need to be perfect, as they only add to the cookie if they are imperfect.  On a sheet of wax paper just pipe out some sketchy stars with your melted yellow chocolate melts.

Note: if you are going to wrap the cookie you might want to omit the star since it may break or place it lower on the cookie so it won’t break.
If you want sprinkle some sanding sugar on top before they set.

Let them set, you can put them in the fridge to speed up the process if you like. To attach, pipe a small dot of chocolate at the top of the tree.
Place the star on top… and you tree is complete! I also dressed up the stick by adding in colored straws, so if you have them on hand they really add to the pops!!!
Here are a few of my favorite sugar roll out cookies!!
The End For All Chocolate Cookies (these are really the BEST tasting chocolate cookies ever!)
Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below!

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Pokemon Pikachu Cupcakes

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When I started doing research on Pokemon, I had no idea the amount of characters involved.

There are A LOT! So when I was brainstorming for ideas for these cupcakes, I figured Pikachu was the safest bet and the most recognizable of them all.

He seems to be the most recognizable character. In my defense, my kids are still too young to be into Pokemon and even I know who Pikachu is, so that is the character I decided to go with.

He was pretty easy to make, a simple line drawing I tweaked a bit in order to fit into the topper size I needed. If you would like to make this yourself you can print the template I used from {HERE}. If this is your first time on this site you may want to review how I make these by reading this post or this post. They both pretty much cover all the bases on how I make these type of sugar toppers.

After printing out and covering your templates, you can outline and fill in the details of Pikachu using royal icing. Letting each color fully dry before adding the next color.

I typically let the finished topper dry for a full 24 hours before I lift them off the paper, this insures that it is completely dry.

This is a different topper 🙂

 

When I’m ready to put all my pieces together, I pipe a ring of frosting around the rim of the cupcake using a large decorating tip (#1M) and roll it in whatever type of sprinkles I am using. For this particular cupcake I used multi-colored confetti sprinkles, to give it a little extra pop of color.

Being really careful and very gentle, I place the topper on top of the frosted cupcake and give it a little turn as I push down, to help it adhere to the frosting. And viola…the finished cupcakes!!

I used both chocolate and vanilla frosting for these.

The birthday boy loved them and the parents gobbled up the leftovers, so all in all another great cupcake success!! If you have any questions or just want to  let me know you were here, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Happy Cupcaking!

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Tangled Inspired Rapunzel Cupcake Stand

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This is by far the most fun I have ever had making and creating a cupcake tower.

This Tangled inspired Rapunzel tower is all edible (minus the foam base) composed of Rice Krispie treats and tinted fondant!

 For those of you that would like to make this yourself, which I KNOW you totally can, the following  is an abridged version on how to make this. If you need any help or have questions, you can email me also.

To make Rapunzel’s tower I first made a batch of rice krispie treats, molded them into the shapes I would need and let them dry out a bit in order to hold there shape.

If you are unfamiliar with how to do that you can find information to make them {{HERE}}

This is what you will need….

  • Marshmallows
  • Rice Krispies
  • Fondant
  • Gel Food Color  (Green, Yellow, Black Violet, Blue, Peach, Brown)
  • Dowels
  • Pretty Ribbon to wrap base, I used a green gingham
  • 6′ Inch Foam Round(For the base)
Jut a little reminder, you do not have to recreate this exactly the way I did. Take some liberty to make it work for you with where you are at in your skill level and with what you have available to you in order to make it.

These are all separate shapes I made using everyday kitchen stuff to mold them. The bottom part of the tower was molded using a very large narrow drinking cup. The bottom portion was made using a cylindrical plastic holder I had. This is the naked tower, before all the fun began! I inserted a wooden dowel through the whole of the tower to help it stay stable,once it was placed on top of the cupcake stand.

To cover each piece, I first crumb coated it in butter cream frosting, rolled out my white fondant and carefully covered each piece. Since it is supposed to have a grainy, stone look, I didn’t smooth it out a great deal. I also made  hole through the middle of it, so that all pieces would align on the dowel.


For the bottom part of the tower I wrapped  half of it in a gray fondant (white tinted with black gel food coloring) since this is where the stones would go, and I didn’t want the white to peak through. To make the stones, I simply made two shades of gray fondant, rolled them into imperfect ball or varying sizes and squooshed each one flat. To attach I used a dab of corn syrup.

When this was finished I added on the middle part that Rapunzel’s tower rests on. With brown tinted fondant I simply cut out strips and rolled them up and attached them to the tower. I did basically the same thing for the tower portion, except they were straight strips and the rolled ones around Rapunzel’s window were just larger rolled fondant strips.


For the roof I use a sugar cone I coated in white chocolate and wrapped a piece of blue fondant  I rolled out . Then with a purple and blue tinted fondant I cut haphazard square tiles to build the roof tower.


I used mostly purple fondant, but randomly placed a blue tile every here and there to break it up a bit.

Since I have never made any type of fondant figures, I was terrified of making Rapunzel’s face. I was going to chicken out and just have her hair be shown, but took a chance and was surprised that I did so well. To make her face, all I did was roll out a ball and pinch it on top, rolled a really, really small ball for her nose and attached two pieces of black fondant for her eyes.

For her arms, I just rolled out a longer piece of fondant and shaped it to appear as though she was leaning on the ledge of her tower window. Her hair is simply, yellow fondant, rolled really thin and draped down the tower.


On the very bottom of the tower is a round piece of foam I covered in green fondant. I used it just to keep it all together. I placed a few rolled fondant rocks around the bottom of the tower and finished the whole thing off with a green gingham ribbon and purple fondant flowers.

Lastly, since this was a cupcake stand, I added in the cupcakes 🙂 Chocolate and vanilla flavored with vanilla butter cream frosting, adorned with purple fondant flowers!


This was the first of what I hope to be many inspired cupcake stands!!!

Hope you enjoyed this!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below!


How to Make Cookie Monster Cupcakes

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This is a step by step “how to” on  how I  made these adorable miniature Cookie Monster cupcakes

for my daughter’s second birthday.They were a hit and super easy to make!


This is what you will need:

  • Miniature cupcakes (Try and match the wrapper color  to the character.)
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Miniature chocolate chip cookies
  • Miniature chocolate chips
  • 2 Decorating bags
  • 2 Couplers
  • Decorating Tip #233 & # 12
  • Blue gel food coloring

All supplies needed to make these Cookie Monster cupcakes can be purchased {HERE}

 

Before you begin frosting your cupcakes, first you have to make a cut out of his mouth, this is where the cookie will go when you are done frosting him. With a small knife cut out a semi circle, just a little bit bigger than the miniature chocolate chip cookie.

You can test if it is big enough, by putting the cookie in the opening, if it stays put, the opening is large enough. If it feels like it may fall out, cut a little bit more out until it’s a snug fit.

You can either use store bought vanilla frosting or make your own vanilla butter cream frosting. Recipe to make your own can be found {HERE}.  Section your vanilla frosting into two separate bowls in order to tint  the frosting. Add the blue coloring a little at a time, until you have reached the color of cookie monster’s Fur. You can leave the last part plain white, since this will be used for his eyes.

Fill you decorating bags and get all your tips ready to decorate!

With tip #233 on the blue frosting, begin piping the frosting around the outer edge of the cupcake. Continue around and in until all but the mouth is covered. You can add more frosting if you want to build up his fur in certain areas, or to give him more of a shape.

Now you are ready to add his eyes. With a #12 tip on your white frosting, pip two eyes right above his mouth. Add the miniature chocolate chips to each eye and you are finished! Easy enough right!

And there you have it..now just join him with the rest of his buddies and you have created the hit of the party!

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions or just want to say hello to let me know you were here, please feel free to leave a comment below!

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