So I literally just whipped these up in a few minutes to share today. And while they are hardly perfect they are definitely super cute, I think.
Right now I’m finishing up the final touches to my book that is about to start printing. It’s a few last minute photos and words to add here and there for the layout and I’m really stoked about it.
I’ve also not been feeling so well so I’ve spent a good portion of my week in bed. At least I have cats and crochet to keep me company. There have been lots of pics of the pets in bed this week :)
Even though I woke up feeling pretty meh I still really wanted to make these this morning. It seemed not much wanted to go right… my white chocolate was more yellow than white and it set up after only 3 berries were dipped. Upon reheating to try to smooth it out again it went into that weird, lump thing that happens when you overheat it.
But I was excited I got 3 done. Huzzah! I busted out my food color markers and they wouldn’t write which irked me because they are just a few weeks old. So then I dug around for AGES looking for my gel writers but they were not to be found. In the end I wound up painting onto the strawberries with food coloring gel with a tiny paintbrush. I hurt today so my hands are shakey and my brushstrokes are messy but, again, in the end I’m happy with what I was able to make today.
While my end product is hardly perfect I do have some ideas to make this work better for you. And, hopefully, I’ll be able to get into town before too long to grab supplies to try this out again. It’s not like I’m ever going to turn down eating chocolate covered strawberries and it’s not like they’re going to make themselves :) Or maybe I’ll wait until next Halloween and incorporate some new ideas I can develop in the coming year. We’ll see!
For this project you will need:
- White dipping chocolate
- Food coloring markers, writers, etc.
- Edible flowers
- Wood skewer
I’m not showing the brand of this chocolate because it was awful. Seriously. It’s not very white and it set and wouldn’t melt down again. It was SUCH a waste. It tastes okay, though. In the end I wish I would have gone with Ghiradeli white chocolate melts. Those things are amazing.
Using whatever you have to write on food and have it be edible draw little faces. Hearts make great eyes and noses. Little circles in a row make fabulous teeth. Lines for cheekbones and eyebrows finish up the look of a face.
Using a wood skewer poke holes into the top of your strawberries and jam edible flower stems into them to make the sugar skull floral crown. I used mums after reading this post about how all are edible.
Aren’t they super cute? Not perfect, but still cute :)