Sunday, August 2, 2015

TMNT Party ... Nunchucks (Swiss Rolls)

Back to the TMNT Party! I'm sorry I was absent all of last week, for those who follow me on FB saw my husband planned a surprise trip to San Diego last week. I got home Thursday and I'm still playing catch up .. lol.

This was a quick an easy themed food item I had for the party! This was one that was so simple I had a helper put them together at the party.


What you need
Swiss Rolls
Black Licorice

NOW it was very hot so some of the chocolate of our swiss rolls came off, next time I may pop them in the freezer to firm them up. Unwrap your swiss rolls (2 per pack), connect the 2 rolls with a piece of licorice. Bam your done! Place on a platter like nunchucks!


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

TMNT Cookie's

For Caden's party I wanted to make cookies I had grand ideas of making sugar cookies and then decorating them with royal icing with the different head bands etc. WELL the party date came upon me and I ditched that idea and went for green cookies ... lol.  I found this sandwich cutter on Amazon that worked perfect for cookies.


What you Need:
Sugar Cookie Recipe (my fav is below)

Color the sugar cookie recipe to the right shade of green. I like thick cookies which when using a cutter that has lot's of design helps get them out of the cutter! I did have a little problem with the sides of the mask coming out but I just reattached them after I shook them out of the cutter :).



INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

TMNT Cupcake Toppers (Made from Modeling Chocolate)

Yesterday I showed you the Mountain Dew Cupcakes I made for the party, today is what went on top of the cupcakes. I've become a huge fan of modeling chocolate, so easy to work with and it holds up to the temperatures we've been having lately. And who doesn't LOVE some chocolate and shaped into something amazing!

I just kind of eyeballed this and ran with it! 



What you need:
Modeling Chocolate (Green, Red, Orange, Purple and Blue) - see recipe below
Candy Eyeballs
Circle cookie cutter
Square cookie cutter
Knife

Roll out your green modeling chocolate, I like mine to be on the thick side. I then cut out circle's for the face's (I made 24 total). I set these aside on some parchment paper and got to work on the mask. I made all 4 characters so I needed 6 mask total. I rolled out each color then I took a square cookie cutter. I cut each square in half and then using my fingers shaped them into mask. Each one was a little different do to this but I loved they had character. I then took 2 Wilton Candy Eyeballs and added to the mask (use a little water as glue). I then dabbed a little water to the back of mask and attached to the green circle. I had previous bought a TMNT cutter (that I wasn't impressed with) but I liked the mouth piece. NOW you can do this with a tooth pick also.

I let them sit out a while to harden up then attach to the top of my cupcakes! And your done!



For those who haven't seen my post about Modeling Chocolate:

Modeling Chocolate
12oz Candy Melts
1/4 Cup light corn Syrup

Melt your Candy Melts in microwave (mine takes about 2 minutes). Stir them to become smooth and add the corn syrup.  It will become thick and form a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit out and dry.  Takes a few hours or over night is best. (Alexis note: I found to roll this out use a little powder sugar (like you would do with flour), also you have to kneed it a little like you would dough to make it easy to roll out).


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Sunday, July 19, 2015

TMNT Themed Party .. Mountain Dew Cupcakes with Mountain Dew Frosting

For Caden's school party I made these Mountain Dew Cupcakes and they were such a hit I had to make them for the pool party we did also. These was a pretty simple recipe and the color was such a great pop and tasted pretty yummy also!



For Caden's class party I had a little more time on my hands so I made modeling chocolate TMNT characters to go on top. For the pool party I just featured the cupcakes!

Mountain Dew Cupcakes
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3/4 cup Mountain Dew
1/4 cup of lemon and lime juice (juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime)
zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separate into 2 piles, one for buttercream)
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
** Neon food coloring (I added this in to the cake mix also)
1. Beat butter on medium for 30 seconds.
2. Add sugar and lemon, lime zest. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs one at a time, Scrape sides of bowl in between additions
4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to mixer bowl. Turn on low for 5 seconds.
5. Add the Mountain Dew, lemon/lime juice, and lemon extract (and food coloring) . Mix to combine.
5. Scoop into cupcake papers about two-thirds full.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
Mountain Dew Buttercream
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
4-5 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Mountain Dew
Juices from half of 1 lemon and half of 1 lime.
Lemon and lime zest (rest of zest from cupcake recipe. Or zest from half of 1 lemon and 1 whole lime)
1 teaspoon lemon extract
neon green food coloring (yellow and blue if you dont have green)
1. Sift powdered sugar into a bowl or onto parchment
2. Beat butter at medium-high speed until creamy
3. Add half of the sugar, turn mixer on low for 5 seconds.
4. Add the Mountain Dew, zest, and lemon extract . Beat until combined.
5. Add food coloring to the desired color.
6. Gradually add remaining sugar until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.
Making the Cupcakes:

Making the frosting:
Cupcakes on the table at Party!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

TMNT Fruit Plate

Next on our TMNT birthday party was a easy party tray! I'm sorry this is one that was made at the party and I didn't get a progress shot.  Simple and so cool and perfect for the themed party! Now I saw several photos of this on pinterest no one person to point it to, if you were the one that created this let me know and I'll link to you!


What you Need:
Green Grapes (Costco $5.99)
Red Raspberries (Costco $5.99)
Blue Berries (Costco $4.99)
Round dish (Dollar Tree)

Fill out the round dish with your green grapes. Make the mouth of the TMNT using blueberries. Cover the top of the plate with red raspberries for the mask. Add a few blueberries to make the eyes! BAM your done and a healthy treat that all the kids thought was so cool!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TMNT Shell Invites

Yesterday I showed TMNT Head Invites I did for friends, today I show the invites I made for the class. I knew most would get thrown away and was not going to spend 10 hours like last year for something that will go in the garbage. So I went on the search for a easy invite for the class I found this Shell template on Craving Some Creativity. Now her PDF is just one invite on a page. I printed this scanned it and turned into a jpg that I then added to a Word doc, and put 4 per page. Since I loaded into Word I was then able to add a text box using my FREE TMNT Turtle Font to add the wording I wanted. 

NOW you don't have to do all that work, you can print the 1 per page and hand write the party info. I'm all about saving paper (especially Card Stock paper that is spendy).


What you Need:
White Card Stock
Printer
Scissors
Green Envelopes (if you want)
Clear Address Labels (if you want)

Either print one per page or my way 4 per page and cut them out and hand them out!


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