Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #26

Hi and Welcome to Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party!
Wow! I can't believe Wednesday is already here! I hope you all had a wonderful 3 day weekend, if you were lucky enough to be off! I can't wait to see what you have all been working on!
But first....
Here are the Features from Week #25:
(no particular order)

Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up your sweets, whatever dessert YOU have made this week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a sweet treat that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with the sweet theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!
Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pina Colada Skull Lollipops

Pina Colada flavored Skull Lollipops
By now you can tell I am having a bit of a love affair with lollipops! You can't fit a whole lot of calories in one and they are easy to take on the go! This is my 3rd time making hard candy lollipops, each time a little different.
Since I haven't before I wanted to show you some of the supplies needed in making the lollipops
Supplies 
small pot (not pictured)
candy thermometer
lollipop sticks (not pictured)
White lollipop mold made for hard candy (still wet since I had just washed it)
plastic lollipop bags with ties (both found at my local cake store)
metal spoon (for both stirring molten hot sugar and for filling the cavities)
 
Ingredients:
(this makes 12 lollipops plus extra for loaf pan)
flavoring (I used a full 1 dram bottle of LorAnn oils)
 1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup water
  
Prepare mold with cooking spray and stick. Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water in pan. Cook on high heat, without stirring, until 302 degrees on a candy thermometer. As soon as the temperature is reached, remove from heat and add candy flavoring and candy coloring, if desired. Using a metal spoon, spoon the molten hot candy into each of the lollipop cavities and pour the rest into a sprayed loaf pan. After about 30 minutes, unmold.
I was multi-tasking when making these, okay I was chatting on the phone, so some of the skulls migrated to the edge and didn't fully get covered when I filled the mold cavities. Usually, I spray the candy mold with cooking spray first, this time I forgot, luckily the lollipops still came out just by pressing on the bottom of the mold. I did add the skull sprinkles when I put the sticks in the mold. Molds need to be prepared BEFORE cooking the mixture. The molten candy begins hardening fast, so time to work is limited!
As usual, I broke up the extra from the loaf pan for snacking! Using the 1 dram container of flavoring may have been a little strong, but the Pina Colada flavor may not have been as obvious without the entire container, and I would do it that way again. I decided not to add candy coloring to these, so they are "natural" colored.
  
~Christina




Sunday, May 27, 2012

Grill Brownie Cupcakes

It may not offically be summer quite yet, but the heat has arrived and so have the picnics!
These brownies are easily made using your favorite brownie recipe or mix baked in cupcake liners. A little orange sanding sugar, a tube of ready made black icing, and a few Hot Tamales make decorating these easy!
Another version of these brownies with candy aisle hotdog gummy candy placed on top.
Perfect for any summer party or picnic!
   
Enjoy!
~ Christina & Katie

Friday, May 25, 2012

Graduation Candy Pops

This is more of just a show and tell really! These candy pops were made with a Wilton Graduation Lollipop Mold and Candiquik. I just wanted to stick with school colors to keep this project quick and simple. I used 2 melted blocks of Vanilla Candiquik for white and colored 2 blocks blue with candy coloring for the blue and had extra blue leftover. I put each color in a piping bag and snipped a small cornder of for the detail and then snipped the hole larger for filling in. At one point I did feel like I was having to freehand the words a bit, as they were hard to see in the mold, but they turned out fine!
   
CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS
of
2012!
  
~Christina

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #25

Hi and Welcome to Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party!
Memorial Day Picnics, Graduations, Summer fun, 4th of July, so many fun things coming up! I can't wait to see what you are working on now!
 But first....
Here are the Features from Week #24:
(no particular order)
 
Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up your sweets, whatever dessert YOU have made this week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a sweet treat that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with the sweet theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!

Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned!

Also be sure to stop the Red, White & Blue Party hosted by Happy Hour Projects & Mrs. Fox's Sweets to link up all of your red, white & blue themed crafts and recipes!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Red, White & Blue Link Party

Hey everyone! It's time for another party! With Memorial Day and 4th of July coming up, Happy Hour Projects and Mrs. Fox's Sweets teamed up to bring you the Red, White & Blue Link Party! Together we bring you the best of both worlds from crafts to baking!


Link up your recipes, projects, anything red, white & blue to celebrate!
We would love for you to add our button to your post, party page, or wherever you would like, not mandatory, but the more the merrier! Help us make this our biggest party yet!
(Actual party button will be smaller than the one above- I just wanted to use the big one for this post! Thank you Adrianne for making another fabulous button for our party!)


Friday, May 18, 2012

Sunkist Orange Soda Cupcakes

Bright, orange, and cheery!
These cupcakes were made with 1 box of Duncan Hines Orange Supreme cake mix mixed with 12 ounces of Diet Sunkist Soda. Regular may also be used, but I like cutting calories whenever I can! Mix well in mixer and bake at 350 for about 18 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
While cooling I used a small star cutter and orange fondant to cut out little stars to embellish the top of each cupcake.
These Cupcakes are frosted with Duncan Hines Frosting Creations in Orange Creme flavor. When Duncan Hines Frosting Creations came out, that was one of the flavors I had to get to try! It taste just like orange push pops! In order to make it pipeable I did have to add additional confectioners sugar to thicken it up, just added until it was stiff enough, about a cup since it is pretty warm and humid here right now...not complaining...I love this weather!
 
~Christina


Featured at: Inside BruCrew Life

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #24

Hi and Welcome to Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party!
I am so glad that you have come back for another week to party and if you are new here...WELCOME!
Here are the Features from Week #23:
(no particular order)
 
Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up your sweets, whatever dessert YOU have made this week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a sweet treat that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with the sweet theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!
Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned!
 


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Graduation Lollipops

The countdown to graduation continues!
The recipe used in making these lollipops is from Sprinkle Bakes, once again I halved the recipe. This is my second time successfully making these and they are easy and I just love them!  Before starting the cooking process, using cooking spray, I sprayed my 2 lollipop molds (makes 6 lollipops each) and sprayed a loaf pan to accommodate the extra candy to be broken up for snacking as well. I also put the sticks in the molds at this time.
In a medium saucepan, stir together- 1 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup corn syrup, and 1/3 cup water. Cook on high heat, without stirring, until 302 degrees on a candy thermometer. As soon as the temperature is reached, remove from heat and add candy flavoring and candy coloring. Using a metal spoon,  spoon the molten hot candy into each of the lollipop cavities and pour the rest into the loaf pan.
After about 30 minutes, I unmolded everything and piped the dates on with candy melts that I had melted and put into a piping bag with a coupler and Wilton tip 3.
These would also be for a New Year's treat with the year piped on! There are endless posibilities from names, to dates, to swirls in how the lollipops are decorated.
CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS
of
2012!
 
~Christina

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #23

Hi and Welcome to Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party!
Hey everyone! I am slowly getting back into the swing of things and actually made a very easy Graduation Pudding Snack this week. I love seeing everything you all are posting, a lot of refreshing and summery treats as the weather warms up!
Mother's Day is also coming up during this party and I wish all of you Mom's out there a
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Here are the Features from Week #22:
(no particular order)
 
Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up your sweets, whatever dessert YOU have made this week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a sweet treat that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with the sweet theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!
Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned! I am a bit behind on getting things pinned but hopefully will catch up shortly!
 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Graduation Pudding Snacks

Hey everyone! Still here? I am, just not as much as usual. One exciting thing going on right now, is my baby boy is graduating highschool in a little over a month! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday it was me graduating. For the past year I have been gathering graduation ideas. I have pinned some ideas on my Graduation board, so stop by there too!
This idea can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes and makes a great after school treat. I used small box of white chocolate pudding mix, coloring it school colors, and dividing it into 2 cups. I was a little uneven at this, oops! The graduation caps were easy to make using a candy mold that I found at our local cake store and it can also be found on Amazon. I used melting candy, colored with candy coloring and let the hats set up while the pudding set up.

Graduation isn't something just to be celebrating for one day for us. I want this to be a fun and memorable time, so I plan on making many more graduation treats in the coming weeks leading to graduation as the countdown to graduation continues!

~Christina

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #22

Hi and Welcome to Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party!
We are still taking a little break again this week, but the party rolls on!

Here are the Features from Week #21:
(no particular order)
 
Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up your sweets, whatever dessert YOU have made this week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a sweet treat that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with the sweet theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!
Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned!
 

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