Sweet Treat Bouquet

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Christiana George
Christiana Georgehttps://www.thetarttart.com/
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

I had put this basket together for the 4th of July picnic I attended this year.  I wanted something fun and different.  It ended up being very popular and was all eaten by kids as well as adults.  The project was a little time consuming, but I didn’t do it all in one day.

The stars are Rice Krispie treats cut out with cookie cutters and decorated with candy coating and sprinkles like I did here.  I made them a few days ahead of time. They keep well in the fridge.

 I also found star shaped marshmallows that worked well with this project.  But I could have just as well used regular or mini marshmallows or colored mini marshmallows.

The round and cone shaped pops at the bottom are made with Oreo/cream cheese mixture dipped in candy coating and decorated with sprinkles like I made here, here, and here.  They also keep well in the fridge once made.  I used My Little Cupcake molds to get the shapes.

On the day of the party I put together the bouquet.  I used wooden skewers (like you use for shish kabos) for the Rice Krispie treat stars and added blueberries and star marshmallows to keep it together.  The Oreo pops I had already put on popsicle sticks before I dipped them in candy coating.  My plan had been to put them all on the wooden skewers, but soon learned that the Oreo pops just fall right off the skewers.  Lesson learned. I put a piece of styrofoam at the bottom of my basket to poke all the skewers and lollipop sticks into and just covered it with tissue paper.

This project is easily adaptable to any party.  With a change of color accents or a change of shape in Rice Krispie treats the possibilities are endless.  Even if you don’t want to make the Orea pops, you can replace them with candy coated fruit like strawberries or melon balls on sticks.

I think I may have to make one for a Halloween party.  Picture this, pumpkin oreo pops with Rice Krispie treats shaped like skulls or monster faces.  I can use the cone shapes to make witches hats.  See what I mean, the possibilities are endless.

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