I’ve come to decide that dressing up macarons is a lot like buying a cute, fuzzy costume for a puppy. They’re plenty cute enough on their own but why resist doubling the cuteness is you don’t have to, you know? It’s pretty much the same story with these DIY Valentine arrow cookie picks that are just too easy to skip. Plus, it never hurts to have the most fun dessert at the party either.
- Toothpicks or skinny candles
- Adhesive felt
- Fringe Scissors
- Tissue paper
- Tacky glue
To make the tassel, stack several sheets of tissue paper on top of each other, folded in half, and then use fringe scissors along the bottom, stopping 3/4 of the way up to make the cuts. If you don’t have fringe scissors, you can just use regular scissors and cut slits equal distances apart on your own.
Make a stripe of tacky glue across the top of the finished fringe, then stick your toothpick or candle stick on the edge and roll the frill all the way around and secure the end with a dab of glue. Once the stick with frill in finished, gently poke it through the cookie, being careful not to push to hard and crack them in half.
Next, cut out mini triangles from the adhesive felt, you’ll need to of the same size triangle for each pick.
Once you have the triangles cut, peel the adhesive backing off and paste a triangle to the opposite end of the frill on the stick and then adhere one to the other side as well.
Now write a little love note to go with them and you’re all set!
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I’m not even going to lie to you, I totally have girl crush on Steph from Raspberri Cupcakes. Basically we could be best friends forever and ever and weigh 700 pounds together from her delicious recipes and I would consider it a dream. Am I rambling? I just really love this blog that much! I mean, seriously, how cute are these holiday recipes?
If you’re missing the glitter and rainbows of my regular posts, don’t fret, they’ll be back next week! For now, I’m going to teach you how to safely use dry ice to create a fog effect in drinks for my last Halloween trick.
There are two main points to remember about dry ice: always buy the food grade dry ice, and secondly, never ever touch it!*
As long as you don’t come into direct contact with it, and are using the food safe version, then you can use it in drinks, punch, as fog machines, the list goes on. The warmer the liquid that you’re dropping the ice into, the more fog that you’ll get.
Bust up the dry ice block by lightly dropping the bag on hard ground a few times, and using small chunks for each jar. Keep the remaining dry ice in a small cooler, and replenish the ice as the fog dies down.
And for those of you wondering how to make the colorful scientific flask, just fill it with mineral oil and sprinkles. I covered the top with press and seal paper and ribbon so no one would try and drink it!
*Sugar & Cloth is in no way encouraging the misuse of dry ice. Though dry ice can be safe when used & handled properly, you are using it at your own risk.
October is pretty much the one month out of the year where it’s socially acceptable to eat the craziest concoctions of sugar ever invented. Aside from the fact that the other 11 months of the year don’t really stop me from sugar concoctions, I’m still happy to present my two cents with this monster guts recipe.
- 1 container of cool whip
- Crushed oreos
- Green food coloring
- Gummi slugs (I blame Shrek for my thinking slugs are appropriate for this)
- Bone sprinkles
- Gel icing
I’d like to make this sound really exact and important, but basically you just toss everything into the bowl of cool whip and stir. I just added enough green food coloring to give it a nice gut color, if you know what I mean.
Rim your cups with gel icing and then dip them in sprinkles. Spoon in your monster guts and you’re all set!