Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's a Strawberry Honorable Mention!

In this picture, you can see a couple strawberry treats up close! I placed one in a shortened pretzel rod cello bag for a single treat! The tag and heart were stamped with my new Papertreyink Heart Prints. The strawberry stems are plastic and non edible of course! They were purchased at a local cake decorating store. I used a family recipe for these strawberries, found below but want to share with you, I did google this type of treat and found many variations! The RECIPE: 1 package Strawberry Jello powder, 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut, 1 1/2 tsp. powdered sugar, 2/3 cup ground almonds, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, Wilton pink sparkling sugar Mix all ingredients Take a small amount of mix and mold with fingers into strawberry shape, roll in pink sugar then place on wax paper. After strawberries are completed, insert stem for presentation! The strawberry treats are so simple to make and they look just beautiful! All varied sizes and sparkling from the pink sugar! I decided I wanted a special way to present the bag of strawberries. I placed the bag in a glass mug, then tied the bag with Papertreyink's new Raspberry Fizz ribbon! Using one of my all time favorite Papertreyink stamp sets, Green Thumb, I stamped a strawberry to attach to the ribbon and to make a gift card, completing the set. Since I am gifting the strawberries in a mug, I wanted a gift card to include a tea bag! The little gift card's inside holds the tea bag by scoring and folding up a flap secured with brads. I stamped the flap with a sentiment from Heart Prints, as well as a small heart to attach for the tea bag tag! Perfect! I am so excited that Nichole over at Papertreyink chose this project as one of her HONORABLE Mentions this month! I LOVE working with all the Papertreyink products and get so much inspiration from her and her talented design team! Go check out Nichole's blog, Capture the Moment, to get the scoop on her upcoming anniversary celebration too!
It means so much to me when you stop in and visit Explore.Dream.Discover. Thank you so much and hope you stop by again soon! Take good care and have a great weekend!

27 comments:

J said...

Oh how wonderful....the recipe!! Must give it a try. you did a wonderful job.

Thank you!!
Janine A

Janine A said...

Oh how wonderful...the recipe. These look wonderful, I must give them a try.

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I saw this on Nichole's site and was blown away...thanks for sharing the recipe with us, they are beautiful. Loved everything you did over a Just Rite also. What a week you've had with your wonderful posts! TFS all your talent.
Ad K.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow! These are soo unique and special!!

Bev said...

Pretty presentation! I had forgotten about that recipe-cute and tasty. tfs

Conniecrafter said...

Those are just darling, how neat to have found those stems, great presentation of them too! Love all your little stamped creations to dress it up!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

YUM! Thanks for the recipe! They're adorable and would be a great treat for my 3rd graders!!

Erin said...

I would like to try this recipe, but what size jello package do you use?

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Barb, these are just AWESOME! They look fabulous and congratulations on your well-deserved Honorable Mention!

Anonymous said...

I saw your entry on Nicole's blog the other day and immediately went to your blog to find the yummy-looking recipe. I was so disappointed that it wasn't posted but then saw your note that it was coming. Yay! I love strawberry and coconut and these are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Jan

Julie said...

Ooooooo thank you, thank you, thank you....... I think these are the cutest little treats. Thanks for sharing the recipe w/ us, & your papercrafting inspriation!

thanks Julie

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe I have never seen any thing like it. I also love the presentation as well. I will have to look for those stems they really add to the effect. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations, Barb!! Your project is so creative, and definitely deserving of the honor!!

Janine said...

YUM!!! and I LOVE all your Just Rite projects!!!

Ann said...

Wow! These strawberries look so yummy and cute, and your packaging is just perfect! TFS the recipe. ;)

Melanie said...

gorgeous Barb! those treats sound yumMY!

Anonymous said...

Barb, These are so cute! Who wouldn't love to get a mug of these? lol Thanks for the recipe, too. That will be tucked away in my "To Try" file for sure. Thanks for the super idea.
Gail S.

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering just reading the recipe! How fun is this--congrats on your win, you always have wonderful creations!
LeAnne

Leslie Miller said...

No way! Oh, my gosh! I'm saving this...it's MOST awesome, Barb! You always have the most fun and clever things up your sleeve. Congrats on your Honorable Mention--no wonder--I'm head over heels with this project!

Pam said...

Oh these are just so sweet..my question is can they be made ahead and frozen? I love your blog and ideas thanks for all of your inspiration!

Chelle said...

Those strawberries look soooo yummy! And I love the packaging and everything!

BTW, I sent you an email tonight, email me at mhanway at gmail dot com with any questions.

Thanks!

Joan Fricker said...

Barb, these are adorable and look so delicious! I love all your packaging too. Great job and thanks for sharing the recipe!

Joan

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just a totally phenomenal project, Barb!!! Over the top -- but, then again, you are always over the top!!! The gift presentation is wonderful and that recipe sounds just so yummy!!! HUGE CONGRATS!!! on the award -- so well deserved!!!

Donna said...

oh my - how sweet is this?! congrats on honorable mention, but I have to believe it should have WON! so sweet, thanks for sharing! hope you're feeling better, Barb!!

Dee Jackson said...

Hi Barb!! Wow girl you are sooo talented. I LOVE these strawberries. BTW Congrats on joining the JR team. You do Fabulous work they are lucky to have you:)

Ginny said...

This is so cool, I just love it. Congrats on the honorable mention, awesome!

BethieJ said...

These are so CUTE!! Oh my goodness!! Thanks for sharing!
I must leave your cute blog.. it is so hard.. it is so full of creative fun! :)
Have a GREAT day!