Candy Cane Hearts

Well we gave it a go today and this was our finished result. Am so pleased that these Candy Cane Hearts were a success.

So easy to do to ! Simply heat oven, we had ours at Gas Mark 6 /7, placed the candy canes into a heart shape and popped in oven middle shelf for approx 90 seconds. Quickly moulded the canes and left to cool. Once cooled completely, melted white chocolate and poured into heart shape then added christmas sprinkles. I cheated slightly as popped them into freezer for 10 minutes to harden.

Such a fun activity to do with kids – give it a go !

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Halloween Fun with my Godson

A slightly different post to the crafting or baking posts that I normally do …

My gorgeous godson is now at the age where he can really get stuck in with crafts and enjoy them.

So yesterday we had great fun making Halloween bats, pumpkins and marshmallows pops.

All so easy to do and did not cost a fortune but main thing was we had FUN and created  happy memories.

The marshmallow pops was very simple ( and much easier than the dreaded cake pops ), I found this via a blog so I will not take credit for this activity, and so easy to do. :- simply cut small hole in marshmallow, insert stick, put in freezer for 5 minutes to help set, melt chocolate then dip in the marshmallow and  add sprinkles.

The bat and pumpkin craft was simply draw outline and let my godson loose with glue ( pritt stick ) and tissue paper. The finished result is now proudly on mum & dads fridge.

Happy Halloween Everyone

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Busy Busy ….

So it is my Birthday …. and how did i spend it ?

Well i was asked to make 50 yes 50 Cake Pops – the bane of my life for a christening. I swear this is the last time i make these things. Yes they may look cute and all that but they are so time consuming to make and can make me mad when they fall off the stick when dipping into candy melts. NO MORE !!

25 were Vanilla and 25 Red Velvet

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But to make up for this hard work look at the goodies i got for my birthday !

Now i know some may say or think that the Die Cutter is small but honestly for a newbie like me this is perfect, but i have decided to splash out maybe next year if all goes well on a slightly bigger die cutter.

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3 Minute Fudge

 

I came across this recipe via my facebook news feed when someone posted it.
My initial thought was  “3 minutes yeah ok ” So I set about making this and its true …was all mixed and in my dish within 3 minutes !So I followed the recipe ( adapted slightly ) and once all mixed  I left it the fridge overnight

Give it a go also ideal to make with kids, grand kids etc
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Recipe :- ( http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/3-minute-fudge/ )
1 can Sweetened Condensed milk (14 ounces) – I used carnation condensed milk as could not find sweetend
2 cups (1 12 ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips – 3 x100g bags + 40g milk chips  ( or any chips – i used milk choc chips )
1 teaspoon vanilla extract -Method :-
Butter a square pan and line with parchment paper for easy removal of set fudge. Set aside.
In a microwave safe 2 quart bowl, heat chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, on high for 1 minute.
Remove from microwave. Let sit for 1 minute, then stir to combine. If needed, heat an additional 30 seconds. Stir until chips are completely melted and chocolate is smooth.
Stir in vanilla extract. Pour fudge into prepared pan. Let fudge cool completely before cutting into 1 inch squares. (you can place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to speed up the process.)
Store in an airtight container. Fudge does not need to be kept refrigerated

Chocolate Finger Cake

Well i kept seeing this on twitter and google and thought ” WOW how fab does that look ?”

So i decide to have a go and ….Voila ! My first attempt and i must say i am very impressed with it.

So very easy to make. All i needed was Betty Crocker chococlate cake mix ( cheating i know as usually i make all things from scratch ), Tub of Betty Crocker chocolate buttercream, 2 packets of milk & white chocolate fingers and 2 packets ( boxes ) of maltesers – job done !

Scrummy cake 🙂

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