I've enjoyed my time away, and I was looking back over previous years (this is my 5th year blogging!) and realized that me running out of steam about mid-February is the norm. It's my own personal doldrums, and the only thing that brings me out of winter doldrums is Spring!
I see all you California and Southern girls with your gardens already blooming. We aren't there yet up here in the frozen North. So I decided to make a garden of a different kind. With a little help from Fancy Flours, and my youngest dear daughter, home for Spring Break, I made my own garden, but this one is made of candy coating and filled with Oreo's.
That's right, Oreo double stuff to be precise.
I took these to work and my co-workers literally swooned. It was nearly embarrassing the attention these little beauties got, and they were easy!
Start with the mold, you can get it here. I used a disposable decorating bag, with just a tiny bit of the tip cut off for the melted candy coating, to fill the center depression. Then a few minutes in the fridge or freezer to harden it before I added the next color.
Then I added the color for the petals until the mold was about 1/3 full. Just pipe it around and then gently tap the mold on the counter to get rid of bubbles and level the melted candy.
Next, gently center the sandwich cookies in the mold...
Pipe more coating around the cookie...
And fill the mold the rest of the way. Gently tap the mold on the counter again.
Ten minutes in the fridge and your garden is blooming! Unmold and admire your handiwork.
Take photos, think of more color combinations, Oooh and Ahh over how shiny and colorful they are:>) Then remember they are supposed to be eaten:>P
Would these be gorgeous for Mother's Day? Easter brunch, showers, weddings, tea parties...what wouldn't they be perfect for?
These flowers will have to do until the real thing starts blooming here, but they'll do just fine for now.
♥ I. LOVE. SPRING. ♥