My husband thought I was crazy when I told him I was going to make Chocolate Owls out of pretzels…but didn’t I prove him wrong? I love the way these turned out and they were so easy and inexpensive. My kids LOVE these things. It’s a nice little snack that isn’t too junky I created these owls for my HOOT! Owl Birthday Party (which you MUST check out because it’s adorable!)
What you will need:
- Lay out a piece of wax paper and lay the pretzels on top of it, salt side up.
- Prepare your piping bags before you begin melting the chocolate. I used three and I just cleaned the same tip in between uses.
- Melt the colored chocolate according to package instructions and spoon it into the piping bag. I used about a half a bag of chocolate for 3 dozen pretzels.
- Pipe the chocolate into the holes of the pretzel. You want to put as much as you can so it’s smooth on the bottom. I moved the tip around in the chocolate a little bit to let out any air.
- This is optional, but I wanted the back to be as flat as possible, so I smoothed over some of the chocolate with a knife.
- Melt some of the milk chocolate according to package instructions and add it to another piping bag. You really don’t need to much. Probably 1/4 cup for 3 dozen pretzels. Make the beak by blobbing a small amount of chocolate at the “top” of the pretzel. Go back and forth until it’s almost as thick as the pretzel. Be sure to press the chocolate out softly.
- Let them cool for about 15 mintues and flip over *gently*
- Melt the white chocolate (again, a little bit goes a long way) and add to the next piping bag. Add white dots to to the center of each side of the pretzel to make the eyes. The chocolate will peak a little so when they are a little dry, softly smooth out the peaks with a knife. Let cool completely before the next step.
- Melt a little more milk chocolate (about 1/8 cup for 3 dozen pretzels). Add it to a plastic bag and cut a VERY small hole in the tip of the bag. Add small dots to the whites of the eyes and let cool.
It’s pretty painless and easy to make a ton in one sitting. I made 8 for this tutorial and it was just as much work…but to give you an idea of how easy it was, I cooked dinner during the cooling times.
Be sure to check out my cute Owl Party! You can purchase the printables here or at my etsy store:
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I discovered Pick Your Plum not too long ago and I already have to refrain from buying something from them EVERY DAY! Let me tell you a little bit about what they do…Every weekday, they send you an email for their latest deal, which usually includes party and craft supplies, home decor, baking supplies and more! Everything is usually at least half price. They hold the sale all day, or until everything is gone (which happens a lot!!) I purchased these scalloped cake stands and used them in my Owl Party!
As you can see, this stand looked AMAZING for my photo shoot!
Here are some other awesome items they’ve had:
Now for the fun part! Visit my Facebook Page and enter to win a $50 gift card to Pick Your Plum! You’ll click on the Pick Your Plum Giveaway tab and fill out the rafflecopter form. The giveaway only lasts ONE DAY so hurry and enter!!! Good luck!!!
This is a project that is very near and dear to my heart. I had the amazing blessing to live down the street from my brother, sister-in-law and two kids for one year while my husband was building a project in New Mexico. I haven’t lived closer than 5 hours away from them since I went to BYU in 2004, so it was really exciting when we found out we were moving to Las Cruces…even if it was for a short time.
While we were there, Hilary and I both began our business ventures. I started Strawberry Mommycakes in February 2012 and she started decorating cakes. Both of our businesses evolved as I turned more toward party printables and she turned to photography. When Hilary asked me to design her logo and website, I pretty much already knew what to do and I love the way it turned out! It’s my favorite logo to date for one of my very FAVORITE persons. I love how fun and whimsical it is, but it’s still very clean and modern.
Most of you are probably familiar with my DinoMite Party…and the reason it was such a hit? I have to say, the AMAZING pictures taken by Hilary! You MUST read her blog post and see all the fun pictures she took that day! Hilary also made the yummy chocolate cupcakes for that party (and for all my other parties last year).
If you’re in the Las Cruces area, be sure to have Hilary take your pictures…she’s so talented! Take a look at the pics she took of our kids playing together:
You can purchase logo design by clicking on the link below, by purchasing from my etsy shop, or you can contact me for a quote.
When I was little my grandmother let me play in her GORGEOUS wedding dress….a dress from the 50′s that had a hundred fabric buttons, lace sleeves and a fullest tulle skirt ever. It was a classic. Was…until I played it in. I think it’s awesome that she did that because I had fun, but my grand kids won’t be so lucky. I’m a bit sentimental (and maybe a tad anal) about my dress and I am keeping it forever…even if no one wears it! That’s why I love the idea of these hangers from LoulouRoo Creates! Melissa designs custom hangers for any keepsake outfit! These are also beautiful to use for Wedding photo props. Aren’t they just perfect?
How stinking cute it this Owl Birthday Party? I created these printables a while ago, but I knew the display I designed didn’t do these justice. Creating displays like this is a lot of work, but I’m so happy with the way this turned out! This party is also budget friendly, like my DinoMite and Princess parties. Read More
I am always on the lookout for fun and creative garlands to use in my party backdrops. It didn’t take me long to find some amazing Party Garlands. You can take a look at more fun ideas on my Garland Pinterest Board.
These are totally random, but I was too in love with these to sub them for coordinating garlands!
- This transparent garland from Transparent Es Decor is so fun and the colors are AMAZING! Costs $23.60 for 16 feet.
- I love these poms from Threading Marigolds. This would be perfect for a little girl’s birthday! Costs $28 for 6 feet.
- I think this lace and burlap garland from Rustic Runners would be so beautiful for an intimiate wedding. It can be yours for $40.
- I love the color and texture of these fans from SheShell. Costs $38 for 12 feet.
- This idea from Poppy Lime Designs is so simple, but it’s really gorgeous! Costs $38 for 7 feet.
These garlands are gorgeous and the best part? Super affordable!
- This garland from Cotton Light looks just as pretty during the day as it does at night. A steal at $12.50.
- As you can see from my Easter Party, I’m pretty into Paper Roses right now. I loveKC2Designs‘ idea of turning them into a garden and using used books as the paper. Gorgeous…and only $15!
- This might be the best deal ever! This cute fabric garland from White Lily Flowers is only $4.50.
- I had a hard time choosing one garland to feature from La Mia Casa. All her garlands are beautiful, but this one really caught my eye! It’s a great bargain at only $10.
- I love the modern shape and color of this garland from MollyCat Designs. Only $15 and can be made in any color.
These home made garlands really blew me away! They are so creative and absolutely GORGEOUS!
- I love this take on Anthropology’s garland by Christine from Pure Joy Events. You can find the tutorial at Bird’s Party.
- These colors are amazing and ombre is soooo in right now. Lil Blue Boo really outdid herself with this tutorial.
- I love that this idea from One Charming Party is inexpensive AND easy and amazingly adorable.
- I hit the mother load with this post from A Beautiful Mess. She has 10 different DIY party garlands on this post!
- I can’t get over how creative and fun this garland is from Aunt Peaches. Seriously, how do people come up with these things? LOVE THIS!!
Do you have a product or tutorial you’d like to feature on Strawberry Mommycakes? I’d love to see your work. Contact me to submit your designs!
I’m so excited to finally be posting this FREE Mother’s Day Printable today! I love the way my “Grandma Books” turned out and I’m sure you’ll love them too. A little confession: I HATE scrapbooking. I am so horrible at keeping up with memory books for my kids. My daughter has one from her first year…she’s almost four now, so that makes me a scrapbooking loser. It’s too bad for the Grandma’s in my family…because they have some pretty cute Grand kids.
That’s why I came up with the little scrapbook that you can download for FREE! This scrapbook is only 12 pages…baby steps, people. I can scrapbook 12 little pages. This book includes:
- Front Cover
- About Me Page
- Growth Page
- Hand Print Page
- Favorite Things Pages
- Picture Pages
- Drawing Pages
- A Year in Round Up Page
So pretty much everything you need to keep Grandma updated in one little project!
Seriously so much cuteness I can barely stand it!
To assemble books, you will need:
- Print out the first four pages of the Grandma book.
- Flip them over then print the next pages (make sure you flip them the right way…just pay attention to the way your printer faces them).
- Fill in everything with writing, drawing, hand prints, etc. and then fold each page down the middle with the score board. I kept them under heavy books for a night so they would lie flat when folded.
- Next, sew down the middle.
And you’re done! It’s a really easy project that Grandma will LOVE!
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This party mix is DELICIOUS and it’s the easiest dessert EVER! Check out the MYGRAFICO Party Blog for the recipe and link to some FREE recipe card printables!
Okay, I’m not going to pretend that this tastes just like one of Ben and Jerry’s most beloved ice cream flavors. It doesn’t. But it IS delicious, it won’t give you a heart attack and it’s much much cheaper. It definitely satisfied my sweet tooth today and that’s really hard to do. It’s also the perfect way to make your kids eat fruit…because for some reason my daughter thinks that bananas are gross unless they’re frozen, mushed up and topped with chocolate. Go figure. I will definitely be making this treat over and over again! Read More