When it comes to Christmas Day activities, it’s fair to say that the adults in our household could just eat and chat from morning 'til night. After all, there’s a lot to catch up on when the whole gang gets together!
But now that our family is starting to expand with the next generation of littles, having something to keep the kids entertained has become much more of a focus than it was in years past. Continue Reading
Is there anything better than pretty decor you can eat? I’m a big fan of edible decor for the holidays! It makes me feel like Willy Wonka telling guests that things are edible, and now you can achieve that same feeling with this incredibly easy edible gumdrop garland that you can string across a section of your home for guests to grab gumdrops from while they mingle. If nothing else, these sugary candies add a little color to your holiday! Continue Reading
Everyone's talking about costume parties and thriller flicks, but even as an adult I know Halloween is all about the candy. I wanted to make a spooky treat that was different than the usual mix of fun candies and white chocolate – I wanted something… darker. With bloody red candy melts and dark chocolate chips, this Halloween bark is sure to hit the darkest of spots.
Okay, you guys. This is just plain cool! Think of all the different images you could turn into candy. THEN… think of all the different occasions you could use said candy! You’ve got party favors for your next, oh, ten parties covered with these bad boys.
The cool kids at Photojojo have all the deets on turning someone’s face into a lollipop — learn how here!
I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up. Instead, I’ll throw out a lazy “Tra la la la la la la”, hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome! Here’s how.
Michele Wimborough from the blog Cakewalk Baking has a super easy-to-follow tutorial and recipe for making your own hard candy lollipops that even newbies like me could understand. Continue Reading
Breanna’s attempt to make a candy tray was less then stellar, but, being a clever crafter, she took the resulting lemon and made lemonade. She spent about $3 at the Dollar Store on candy and set to work following the instructions she found at Tutto Bella to make the tray, which turned into her bowl. The outcome would be perfect for Valentine’s Day sweets, no?
They’re candy sprinkles, aka nonpareils. Mr. Brochu used no less than 221,184 of them and a jeweler’s tweezers to mount them onto a 4′ x 1 1/2′ board. The feat is amazing in itself, but factoring in that he used only 6 different colors of nonpareils to achieve the varied hues is nothing less than mind boggling. Continue Reading
Martha’s peeps sent over this deeee-lightful Halloween stop motion short, which is included in the October’s iPad addition of Living. Yeah, how about that? If I want my paper Living version to have stop motion, I gotta flip the pages real fast. Problem with that is the story is totally confusing. Anyhoo, take a look and enjoy!