Warm weather – F I N A L L Y.
This warmness also means…
Most colleges are out of school. Highschool is almost out. Basically, graduations are happening and then long hail summer!!!
I’m really, really wishing I was freed from any and all responsibilities for a few months. Like many grads. Just a few months. I could deal with that. Call off all routine. Lazy summer days…
Are you attending any grad partys? Throwing a grad party? Graduating yourself?
I have a few really cute ideas for you and then… please – resume with your lazy summer days.
I’m envisioning these…as a cupcake topper, by themselves, a cake topper, _____? You pick!
1 package (16 oz) Chocolate CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating
1 box Graham Crackers – break into 1″ squares
24 mini peanut butter cups candies (Reese’s)
Cake Writing Icing
Cut graham crackers into 1″ graham squares
Melt CANDIQUIK Candy Coating in tray according to directions on package.
With a fork, dip graham cracker squares in CANDIQUIK; place on wax paper to dry. Place a round sprinkle in the center of each graham cracker while coating is still wet.
With the cake writing icing, pipe on the tassel.
Place unwrapped peanut butter cups upside-down. Use a dab of CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating to affix dried chocolate graham cracker squares to bottoms of peanut butter cups.
or…serve as pops!
Or, if you want to take it a step further. Make these…
you will need:
1 package (16 oz) Chocolate CANDIQUIK
1 bag small pretzel twists
1 bag large marshmallows
Brown sprinkles and/or mini chocolate chips
1 bag mini peanut butter cups (Reese’s)
1 box graham crackers
Cake writing icing
(Follow the steps above to make the graduation caps out of the graham crackers, sprinkles, p.b. cups, and writing icing)
For the graduates:
1. Melt CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray™ according to directions on package.
2. Insert a toothpick into a marshmallow; dip one side, then the other side into melted CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating to look like a graduation gown, leaving center of marshmallow uncoated for chest of graduate.
3. Place dipped marshmallow (for body) on top of a pretzel twist.
4. Decorate the face of each graduate using a toothpick and CANDIQUIK. To create hair, dip just the top of the marshmallow in Chocolate CANDIQUIK and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or brown sprinkles to create “hair”.
5. Place this marshmallow on top of the other marshmallow (body).
6. Once dry, affix the graduation cap on top of the graduate with a dab of CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating.
Ok…be patient with me, I have
one two more treats for you!
1. Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating according to the package directions.
2. With a toothpick, dip the marshamllow diagonally on each side to create the chocolate “V”. Set on wax paper to dry.
3. To attach the beak, place a dab of chocolate CANDIQUIK on the candycorn and position on the marshmallow, hold in place until set.
4. Once dry, place two sourpatch kid candies on wax paper as the feet. Attach these to the marshmallow penguin body using a dab of
chocolate glue CANDIQUIK.
5. Place a dab of CANDIQUIK on the top of the penguin’s head and attach the graduation cap. Draw two dots on for the eyes with white cake writing icing.
One last little idea - a cute touch – easy, and yummy-licious – pictured above with the penguins - Pretzel Diplomas
Simply coat each pretzel rod completely in Vanilla CANDIQUIK and place on wax paper to dry.
With a knife, cut the airhead candy into strips.
Tie the strips of candy around the middle of the pretzel rod to complete the diploma.