Sugar Swings! Serve Some: March 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Alice in Wonderland PEEPS Pops

Time to make the PEEPS Pops again! 

Over the years I've made a bunch of stuff out of marshmallow PEEPS.  They are one of my fav brands to create with.  My go to edible craft is making pops out the Spring bunny PEEPS.  

See more of my PEEPS crafts here!

And another of my favorites is Alice in Wonderland! Hopefully you can recognize some of the characters in PEEPS pop form!

Start with bunny PEEPS and add a popsicle stick to them (secure the stick with a little melted white chocolate)

 Then dip them in melted white chocolate chips.

 The rest of the detail is done with mostly melted candy melts in an assortment of colors and various types of candy sprinkles.

All the characters are awesome and unique and remind me of my childhood since I watched the cartoon movie (circa 1951!) a lot as a kid.   

The Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Alice, and the White Rabbit are my absolute favs!

The Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts came out a little wonky - but that's ok they are kinda wonky characters anyway so it fits! 

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum plus a couple Eat Me/Drink Me PEEPS round out the set.

Who's your favorite Alice in Wonderland Character? 

Thanks for swinging by and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

See more of my PEEPS crafts here!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Candy Dipped Marshmallow Bunnies for Easter

Although we just got about 2 feet of snow dumped on us from all the Nor'easters the past couple of weeks it actually feels like Spring is around the corner as we have had some bright and sunny days lately.  

Plus with daylight savings back in effect, it's staying light longer which is always nice.  I hate leaving for work when it's still dark outside and getting home when it's already dark!  

Making some cute bunnies have been on the "to do" list and since we were snowed in one of the weekends it seemed like a good time to do some marshmallow dipping!

Anything in many or rainbow colors gets me every time, like these fruit flavored marshmallows I found in my local food store.

I have melting candy wafers in almost every color so I melted up a bunch and got to dipping!

Bunny ears where made ahead of time by adding some of the melted candy to a zip lock bag, snipping an end and pipping "ears" onto parchment.  Once they are hardened (only takes about 5-10 minutes) you can pick them up and add to the top of each dipped marshmallow.  Do this while the candy is still wet.  After a minute or so the ears should stand up on their own.

Use white vanilla melted candy (or white chocolate) to add to the top of each bunny around the ears.  Before it hardens add your favorite sprinkles - I used rainbow sugar sprinkles.

And because I love those popular unicorn cakes - I did similar faces for these bunnies! I just dipped a paint brush (I only use for food) into some black food gel and paint the closed eyes with lashes.  You could use an edible food writer but I find they don't work as well on candy melt coated stuff.

I was going to use cute mini heart sprinkles as bunny noses but alas did not have any so went with pastel colored non-pareil sprinkles for a button nose.  These are cuter than the heart sprinkles!

Paint on some more melted candy for the ear detail.

And don't forget the cotton tail! (more melted white candy)

Oh and check it out if you add them to cupcakes they look like little bunny ballerinas!

Cutie McCuterson!

I love when you bite inside you see the pastel color marshmallow too! 

These little bunnies are perfect Easter baskets or to welcome Spring back! 

What's on your Spring to do list??

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Rainbow Fortune Cookies

Making home made fortune cookies have been on my to do list for a long time.  I've loved them ever since I got my first Chinese take out many moons ago.  My kiddos also love these crunchy little cookies too.  

I mean really who doesn't like fortune cookies??

And because of my love for all that is rainbow - I decided to try to make some rainbow striped ones for Saint Patrick's Day.

The cookie batter is really simple and made with just egg whites, sugar, butter, vanilla, flour, and water.  These have food coloring as well.  Once the batter is mixed, divide it up until small bowls and tint each your favorite rainbow colors.

You do need to do only a 2-3 cookies at a time since you need to work with them quickly once they bake.  For the rainbow effect, add the batter to plastic bags, snip an end and pipe the colors.  Having a 3 inch circle template may help you keep the lines even. 

Once the cookies bake (only 7 minutes) add your fortune then fold the cookie over and then bend it into the fortune cookie shape.  (Be careful they may be hot!)

Place them in a muffin tin until they cool and keep their shape.

I wasn't sure how well they'd come out especially since I didn't do a plain test batch to try out the technique but watching some YouTube videos definitely helps! I used this one:

And you get to come up with your own fun fortunes!

Make some rainbow fortune cookies for your favorite little leprechauns this Saint Patrick's Day!


Recipe and directions for original fortune cookies can be found here at Fifteen Spatulas.
  • For these rainbow fortune cookies follow the same recipe
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Divide batter into small bowls and add 2-3 drops of your favorite colors of food gel
  • Cut 3 inch circle templates (3) and add them under parchment paper
  • Add each batter color to a plastic baggie.  Snip an end of each and pipe rows of color following your circle template
  • Bake for 7 mins (edges will be just slightly golden)
  • Working quickly, flip cookies over add fortune to each and fold cookie in half
  • Bend cookies over the lip of a cup to get your fortune cookie shape
  • Place in muffin tin until cookies cool and hold their shape