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Bird’s Party Magazine SPRING issue

Bird's Party Magazine

Spring has sprung over at Bird’s Party Magazine. Meaning, her next awesome issue is out and it’s all about Spring and Easter party and celebration ideas.

CLICK HERE to view the FREE MAGAZINE. 

Pay particular attention to page 56, because that’s where you’ll find my veggie garden cookies.

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simple cherry blossom marshmallow pops and candy

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

 

Here in DC we take our cherry blossoms seriously. We have only a short window to jam ourselves into the crowds around the Tidal Basin to see the pink gorgeousness. Sadly, I miss them some years what with being busy and all. These photos are from a couple years ago when I took Maeve paddle boating to see the trees… and I had my camera on the black and white setting (oops.) Pretend they are pink.

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These are very simple marshmallow pops, and similar to ones I made some time ago. But as I like my marshmallows with a little something extra (like candy or chocolate), I’m moving away from just drawing on marshmallows. I still will for the art release thing, but… they just taste better with candy or chocolate added.

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

 

I even had some leftover candy melts to make some cherry blossom candy.

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

 

how to make cherry blossom marshmallows

you will need:*

marshmallows
lollipop sticks
brown edible writer
disposable decorating bag
pink candy melts
scissors

*Find the marshmallows, lollipop sticks, decorating bags and candy melts at the craft store. You should also be able to find a brown edible writer there. Shown is a brown FooDoodler pen, available online. Find more information and resources on edible writers HERE.

 

what to do: Skewer your marshmallows with the lollipop sticks. Draw the tree branches with the brown writer.

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

 

Place about 1/2 cup of candy melts in a disposable decorating bag. Melt in the microwave on 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Massage the bag and continue to microwave for 30, then 15 second intervals until fully melted. Snip only 1/4 inch from the tip.

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

 

Pipe dots along the tree branch to make cherry blossoms and let set about half an hour.

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

 

With the leftover pink melts, you can make cherry blossom candy.

Line a baking tray with wax paper. Pipe five dots of melted pink candy on the tray to form a flower. Sprinkle a few chocolate jimmies on top and let set.

cherry blossom candy

 

cherry blossom marshmallow pops

 

Here are some cherry blossom treats from years past.

 

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painted cherry blossom cookies

 

 

cherry blossom marshmallows

cherry blossom marshmallows similar to these, but all drawn with markers

 

cherry blossom cookies and cones

these painted cookies I made for BRIDES 

 

 

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spring treats roundup from the archives

Spring treats roundup

Spring! That time of year where I have to clean out the closets and restock with lighter clothing. And also, I can go outside without my snowboots and hat worn low. You can find all my treats for this time of year up in the Seasonal button, but here are some of my favorites:

daisy decorated cookies

Make some simple daisy cookies.

 

flower marshmallows

Or draw flowers on marshmallows.

 

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A quick way to spruce up cupcakes for spring.

 

flower puzzle cookies

Make flower puzzle cookies.

 

daisy cookie bites

Or daisy cookie bites.

 

carnation cookie pops

Some carnation flower cookies.

 

gerbera daisy cookie pops

Or some gerbera daisy cookies.

 

spring marshmallow art

Or just draw on marshmallows.
butterfly cookies

Let’s turn to bugs. How about butterflies?

 

bug cookies

Some happy cookies.

 

birdhouse cookies

Moving on to birds.

 

bird cookies

Or these cuties.

 

bluebird brownie pops

Or some bluebird brownie pops.

 

 

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easy frozen yogurt for Tablespoon

frozen yogurt snack hack

So ever since I wrote my latest for Tablespoon, I’ve been freezing yogurt. I just can’t stop, it’s so ridiculously easy to make (stick in the freezer) and tastes so good.

Find the how-tos for the Fro Yo Snack Hack HERE at Tablespoon. 

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13 April Fool’s Day food pranks

April Fool's Day food pranks

I snicker every time I see these broccoli lollipops. So very cruel, right? Here is a roundup of other April Fool’s Day food pranks for you:

 

Make Groucho glasses cookies.

Cinnamon sugar “fries.” 

Vanilla custard and papaya balls makes an “egg” dessert.

KFC’s fried chicken! Only not really.

Here’s a mashed potato sundae.

Amazing sugar cookie “ice cream.

This is a good result: Candy in a fruit can.

Ha! Apple juice jellO “beer.”

Chicken pot pie cake.

Or a sweet spaghetti and meatballs.

Loving these mini burger cookies.

Check out this ketchup and mustard prank.

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