I wanted to show you the goodies the kids will be giving out in little ziploc bags they decorated with stickers. I decorated the cookies using a bag of Wilton candy melts I've had for months, some tubes of cookie icing I got on clearance in Dec. at Wags using $1/1 coupons, so cheap.
I also colored some sugar for the first time! Have you tried this? You just take some sugar in a baggie (ziploc type, bread bag, whatever), I used our organic sugar because the crystals are a bit larger than table sugar. I'm not sure if that makes it easier or harder to color, but I knew it would show up better! So I stuck a toothpick into some pink gel food color from Wilton, globbed it around and then stuck the toothpick into the sugar. I pulled the toothpick out while scraping the color off by pinching the sides of the bag while pulling it out. Make sense? So the gel would come off inside the bag right? I then sealed the bag and began to knead it. I smooshed it around and around. It globbed up a little at first and their were some gel chunks/clumps. You just keep squeezing and kneading. Pretty soon, the whole bag, about 1/2 cup worth is totally pink! Neat! I had read about this wanted to try it for a long time!
I made a sheet of mini cookies and sanded them with this. I also made mini heart cutouts and FROSTED them with the melted Wiltons. Have you ever tried this? A friend of mine does this with her sugar cookies and they are TO DIE FOR!! So I just used the back of a plastic spoon to spread the melt around the cookies (shape works well) like frosting and sprinkled with some sugar. Fun! To the bags I added some Christmas Hershey Kisses, some Pastel mints from my Hickory Farms order and there you go! What do you think? Are you hungry yet? The gel decorator icing (in tubes, dries so you can stack) was a bit runny like it is supposed to be, but I think I prefer regular icing since I can decorate better. Of course, I was in a hurry anyway, so they were nowhere near perfect. Who has time for that? I was busy sneaking a couple of sugar cookies!
Happy Valentines day Kiddos! Enjoy my hard work!
Warmly, Tracey C.