small amount of red
black writing frosting
Wilton tips #352 (leaf)
& #12 (round) & #12 (writing)
white chocolate chips
Using #12 tip fitted to black writing frosting, dab dots onto white chocolate chips and set aside.
Using #12 tip, fill decorating bag with chocolate frosting.
Frost the Body: beginning at the outside edge of cupcake, pipe frosting in circles, overlapping and stacking upwards.
Frost the Head: using the same technique, pipe stacked circles for the head.
Insert 4 candy corns, pointy side down, into the back of each cupcake. Insert one candy corn into head for beak.
Apply eyes behind beak.
For snood (wobbly appendage that drapes over the beak): Using #352 tip, pipe red frosting onto side of beak in a zig-zag motion.
fudge striped cookies
peanut butter cups, unwrapped
cup yellow Wilton
decorating bag & Wilton tip #10 and either #101 or #5 (for buckle)
sprinkles (aka: jimmies)
bag & #12 tip
Make Buckles: In microwavable bowl, melt yellow candies in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each.
Place warm (not hot) candy melts in decorating bag fitted with tip. On a piece of parchment paper, pipe a tiny square for each cookie, immediately adding one chocolate sprinkle before moving onto the next buckle.
Place cookies striped side down on work surface. Fit decorating bag with #10 tip and fill with white frosting.
In center of cookie, pipe a circle slightly larger than the peanut butter cup. Place peanut butter cup in center of cookie, upside down.
Pipe a dot of frosting onto the back of the hat buckle and apply to side of peanut butter cup.
to Stephanie, author of Sweet Boutique Home, for sharing her adorable, PrintedLittle Tree. This project just made it to my Christmas to-do list!
author of Our Old Homestead, shared a tried-and-true homemade gift idea, Rice Packs. Microwaved for a few minutes, they are wonderful muscle relaxers, frozen they are fantastic cold packs. These reminded me of the version I used to make with whole, feed corn that always evoked movie theatre memories when microwaved. lol!