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Guest Post: Spring candies by Cheryl of Sew Can Do

Time for my Sew Can Do blogging pal, Cheryl, and I to swap out some posts. Once again, I dabbled with fabric (though I couldn’t get totally away from sweets), and Cheryl dabbled with sugar. And with one of my favorite tools… food coloring pens. Without further ado… here’s Cheryl!!

Hi Everyone! Thanks to Meaghan’s tasty inspirations, I’ve been working on my treat-making skills. I’ve come back to show how to make some fun & simple candies to celebrate spring.
You can totally customize them with your own decorating flair:

They also double as some great little decorations. And the kids can help make them. Yay!!

Did I mention these are also perfect additions to the Easter baskets?

Making them is easy. Just follow the recipe for diy conversation hearts here(and,if you’re vegetarian like me, substitute KoJel’s unflavored gel for the gelatin). Theninstead of making hearts, use some spring-themed mini cutters (available in most craft stores):


Work fast to roll them out easily and give them 48 hrs to dry (this is key!!):


Then, draw on details with food pensto add the perfect accents and leave them out to dry for another day (I learned the hard way that sticking them in an airtight container makes the markings bleed, so don’t do that).

This part was a favorite for both me and the kids – drawing on candy is fun and creative. Go traditional or wild – the possibilities are endless.

And they taste pretty good too. So why wait? Make like this little guy and hop to it!

Thanks for letting me share my goodies Meaghan! Happy Spring Everybody!!

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8 Comments

  1. elcuadernodeideas
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Me encanta.Es precioso. Me gusta tu blog.

  2. Butter Hearts Sugar
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Aw the little bunny is super cute!!

  3. Mini Baker
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    i love the little watering can scene!

  4. Cakebrain
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Awww! That's so cute! My girls would love making these!

  5. Dorothy
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I love this idea! I'm going to try this for teacher appreciation day!

  6. The Cutest Blog on the Block
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi! Those treats look so cute and easy to do for us baking-novices! We just wanted to let you that we have some super cute cooking backgrounds at http://thecutestblogontheblock.com/free/free-backgrounds/category/102.html and would love for you to check them out and let us know what you think! :)

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  7. franca
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    ma che carini,sei molto brava.
    ciao un abbraccio dall'Italia

    but nice, you are very good.
    hello hug from Italy

  8. Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the info about not storing in an airtight box. Now I know what went wrong with my iced cookies last time!

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