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Bunny Tail Treats

Since the first day of March I've had my nose pressed to the window looking for signs of spring. Alas, it's Michigan; we've had three days of snow.  Finally, my patience paid off.  I'm happy to report that our spring flowers are poking out of the ground with a few blooming in the sunshine now.  Our neighborhood wildlife is on the move and visiting our yard.  Among them are a few bunny families, which inspired me for these Bunny Tail Treats for Easter.

Bunny Trail Treats
You'll need:
Lindt White Chocolate Truffles
OreoThins Cookies "Mint"
Mini Marshmallows
Wilton Green Candy Melts
Pink Sanding Sugar
Pink or red food coloring
Food safe paint brush
Shallow microwavable bowl
Wax paper
Food safe scissors
Wilton pre-made flowers
Cadbury mini eggs


Start with the mini marshmallows and food safe scissors; you will be cutting three types of marshmallow shapes and sheet of wax paper.  The first part of your bunny tail treat is the tail.  You're going to begin by roll…
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Fall Festival sugar cookies

St. John's Fall Festival is today and for the bake sale fundraiser I baked and decorated sugar cookies.  I found the cookie recipe on Cooks Country page. 




When all was baked and decorated my niece and I placed the cookies in fall cup cake papers and clear bags then labeled them for the bake sale. 


We boxed them up and headed out to the Festival.  Stop by the Festival they will be open until ten this evening.   Don't forget to stop by the bake sale.  

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Spring Bazaar Arts and Craft

St. John's held their annual Spring Bazaar on April 8th. 

Bake sale items were to help raise money for a new roof.  I made these cupcakes and a few mini cake's with my new Russian cake tips for the bake sale.






I packaged up, the single cupcakes in ice cream cups and taped a clear cup upside down as a cover.  This made for a great to go cup.  




I made up multi packs of three and four cupcakes in spring colored and bunny boxes.

For the mini cakes I removed the cup cake holder insert and placed the 5" cakes inside.  They fit perfectly. 

After checking in, I found the single-serve cups sold faster than the multi-packs.  A good thought for next bake sale. Be sure to stop by next year to check out the wonderful artists and vendors. 


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Sweet and Salty Valentine Treats

With Valentine’s Day around the corner here's a cute idea for your favorite little valentines.  First:  Make up your preferred party snack mix.

Next, add you favorite candy coated chocolate to the party mix. I found these valentine M & M's at Target

Then melt some white candy-chocolate wafers and drizzle it over the mix. Let it cool and firm up.

Meanwhile, decorate your valentine containers.  (I found these cute red milk cartons after Christmas at Michael's craft store.)   

Taking some valentine stickers and some package twine I customized each carton. Filling each one with valentine party snack mix.   


Wishing a Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.