I am still alive! We've had the flu going around since May 16! I got it, then five days later both kids got it, then SIX days after that the hubs got it! Yuck! It was also my seventh wedding anniversary on May 22. Oh and preschool graduation for my son. Gosh, it has been busy around here.
I just wanted to pop in and show you the cute Marshmallow pops I made for my sons preschool graduation.
The tutorial on how to make them is over on the Seven Year Cottage. Spotted via Edible Crafts. They came together much easier than I thought. I used jujubee gum drops(think mini-Dots) and sour watermelon belts for the tassel. I pretty much went to a grocery store with a bulk section and picked out the candies that would work the best. The original tutorial used M&Ms and Airhead Sour Belts.
I didn't get to see the kids reactions, I think they ate them at snack time. However a parent was dropping off his child at the same time and he started filming them with a little camcorder and narrating what everything was. I think he must have thought they were pretty cool!
Last year for preschool I gave his teachers mostly "things" for presents. This year I focused more on food. Dealing with 24 preschoolers for a whole year calls for some chocolate in my opinion! I went with these cute chocolate chalkboards. Once again I saw the idea on Edible Crafts. The great tutorial is found at Hungry Happenings
One thing I noticed is that my words were not coming out very dark until I brushed on the powdered sugar. So if you attempt these, don't worry powdered sugar will help a lot. Also I found it worked best if the chalk was room temperature but the chocolate was chilled. Here in AZ room temperature is a bit on the warm side so at first I was just digging divots into the chocolate with the chalk. One last tip, don't get too wordy. As you can see below, more words equals more opportunity for trouble!
I found the window boxes at my local cake supply store. They didn't look super fancy, but I liked that i could just write on the box and not worry about a separate card.
We are officially done with school for the year! Next year we'll start kindergarten and preschool for the youngest. Wow!