Category Archives: fun with food

Teacher Gifts Christmas 2016

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

Teacher gifts are always a challenge a challenge for me. My kiddos and I have about 8 teacher gifts to give every year. I want the gifts to be useful and enjoyed, but not cost me an arm and a leg. This year, I put together mini wrapping kits. Each bag contained a pillow box with 4 or 5 handmade tags, a roll of tape, a gel pen, a roll of ribbon, and a half roll of wrapping paper. I also included a cookie as a treat to have when wrapping.

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We gave the bags out about 3 weeks before Christmas, so they could be used. I loved this idea and can’t wait to improve it next year.

 

Christmas Tractor Cookie

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

What December would be complete without some cookie baking and decorating? My kiddos and I did about 4 dozen cookies this year. This one is my favorite. We made it for my dad.

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Ghost Brownies

October 28, 2016

My son wanted to take ghost brownies to school for his birthday. This is what we created.

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I baked brownies in a Wilton Brownie pop silicone mold. Once, they were cool, we poured melted white chocolate over them. Some ended up a little lumpy, because my chocolate was starting to cool. After the white chocolate was set, I used some black writing gel to add faces.

Hope you enjoyed.

Pizza Party Cupcakes

January 27, 2016

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

My daughter is having a “Make Your Own Pizza” Party at our local pizzeria for her birthday. Each child will get to make and eat their own pizza while at the party. But what party is complete without cake? So I made “pizza” cupcakes. They are chocolate cupcakes topped with red butter cream frosting. I also piped on a “crust” of brown butter cream frosting. The children at the party added their own white chocolate “cheese” and mini M&M “toppings” to their “pizza” cupcakes.

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A before and after of the cupcakes.

Hope you enjoyed.