November 24, 2011
So Thanksgiving “prep” had started and Pinterest was booming in our household, so of course we had to try out some of the cute food crafts we saw in the site.
Thanksgiving Cornucopia Treats was first on the list!
Austin “manned” the camera while, I got all the stuff together I needed and began soaking the sugar cone tip in hot water. This did not work out so great, it turned the cone into a slimy mess. That is when I realized I had “Waffle Cones” not “Sugar Cones” so hubby had to run to the store and get the right kind so I could start over. Then next try was not much better but I stuck with it anyway.
I got the idea from Pinterest but then went askew with my own way of thinking. I was never one to follow directions well! I took the bent cones and placed candy in the cavity of the cone.
Then I baked mini cupcakes and stuff them in the top (which fit perfectly) I felt like it needed something more than just candy inside, and of course a cake needs icing.
I then took the fall colored Sixlets and dipped the iced cone top in them attempting to make them look like Cornucopia. Not sure if it was a successful “sight” but the kids seemed to eat them just fine except for the semi soggy almost stale textured tip that we had stuck in water.
At least the lil’ ones were having fun with the tubes the candy came out of!
Anna and her “Crooked” smile, seems she wasn’t to sure about my technique.
Next were the Acorns! It said to use NutterButter Cookies instead of Mini Nilla Wafers but Hubby refused to make another trip to the store so I worked with what I had. These were pretty simple, icing on cookie, stick Hershey’s Kiss to Icing…done. Adam has a bad habit of acting everything we talk about out. He was playing around in his excitement and we told him to stop before he knocks over the acorns. Of course he acts out knocking over the acorns and actually did knock them over in his acting it out. He was horrified and I fussed at him and made him sit down and be still. Thankfully they only fell all over the table and were not ruined. To this day we still pick at him when he acts out stuff. We will all say at one time, “Acorns!”
Love the “Big Ear” pic of Adam for this… so symbolic of “Listen!”
Next were the Pilgrim Hats. They were a little more of a challenge.
The thinnest cookie I could find were the Fudge Striped Cookies.
They turned out to look more like Sombreros than Pilgrim hats but at least I tried.
The Turkey was by far the most challenging. It involved Oreos that wouldn’t stay put and turkey whopper heads that kept rolling. Candy corn beaks that drooped. I tried to prop them one way , then the other. Some turkeys ended up looking like that had been through the wringer, but in the end they still turned out pretty cute.
I also baked a couple pecan pies and used the rest of the cup cake batter to make a small cake.
At least the table setting turned out really pretty!
We had turkey and dressing,peas, rolls, baked beans…all kinds of yummy Thanksgiving foods.
Everyone seemed to have a great time!
Happy Thanksgiving 2011!!