Giveaway: Candy Aisle Crafts
If you like crafting and have a sweet tooth, you will love this book (and the giveaway we have at the end of the post!). Candy Aisle crafts is full of fun DIYs or in their words ” extraordinary craft ideas from everyday supermarket items”. Exactly the way we like it! Sometimes you see a craft online and want to replicate it but the matarials you need are just impossible to find, not with this book! Everything you will need is accessible in your local supermarket and we promise you a sweet and fun time recreating any of the delights.
Read on for a sneak peek of the book and A GIVEAWAY! Yes, one of you will be taking home this book. In the meantime, we can all try our hands at making the 2 cute candy crafts below.
Gumdrop Boat Cupcake Topper
Place this sweet little boat onto a cupcake frosted with light blue icing that’s been swept into peaks, like choppy water. If you can’t find Fruit Stripe gum, sour belt candy is another great option for the sail, as shown, opposite.
What you will need:
* 1 piece of Fruit Stripe gum
* 1 toothpick
* 1 gumdrop
* 1 blue frosted cupcake
* 1 blue cupcake paper (optional)
* 1 eight-inch-long piece of baker’s twine (optional)
* 1 gummy ring (optional)
Step 1.Cut the gum into a sail or flag shape.
Step 2.Poke a toothpick into the bottom left side.
Step 3.Poke the other end of the toothpick into the bottom of a gumdrop, which is the boat.
Step 4.Optional: Use scissors to cut wave shapes into the top of the blue cupcake paper and put it under the cupcake.
Step 5.Tie the twine around the gummy ring and poke the other end into the frosting.
Step 6.Put the completed boat onto the frosted top of the cupcake.
Triangle Cake Decoration
These triangular candies could represent trees for a modern Christmas dessert or simply be a graphic cake decoration.
What you will need:
* parchment paper
* 4 Jolly Rancher Bold Fruit
* Smoothie hard candies
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2. Put the Jolly Ranchers on the parchment in a row to create a tall rectangle. If making more than one at a time, put the candies on individual pieces of parchment, as shown.
Step 3. Place in the oven for 8 to 9 minutes. Remove and let cool for 1 minute.
Step 4. Using oven mitts, take the candy, still on the parchment paper, off the baking sheet, and cut it into a triangle shape (or two smaller triangle shapes) with scissors, cutting through the candy and parchment paper at the same time, as shown.
Step 5. Return to the baking sheet and let cool. Remove the parchment from the triangles.
Here’s how you can win the book :
1) Pin any picture in this post on pinterest.
2) Leave a comment below with the link to the pin.
Giveaway ends 3 Sept 2014 and we will contact the lucky winner via email!