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Thread: What I made for Christmas

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    Merry ChristMouse....sorry it took me so long to share these. My brain has been on delay for about 6 months.
    This picture isn't the greatest. I remember the "snacks" looking cuter.



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    The what and how:
    Oreo cookies separated, icing side up so the mice stay upright.
    Heads are Hershey's kisses.
    Body is a Maraschino cherry with stem dipped into melted chocolate.
    Ears are two almond slivers.
    I put a little of the melted "dipping" chocolate on the bottom of the kiss and attached the almonds. Then, I pressed the cherry to the almonds after dipping. I held the cherry by the stem to let most of the excess chocolate drip off. The cream on the oreo will help hold the body of the mouse together while it sets.
    Then, I put them in the fridge.
    THe pic isn't of the best ones I made. I took some black buttercream icing and made eyes on some of them. The ones in the pic have white jimmies for eyes. I don't think they looked as good like this. I used some round "sprinkles" for their little red noses.
    Tail is the cherry stem.
    I sprinkled chocolate jimmies in the serving tray to look like mice "evidence"....
    I wanted to add some little decorative holly made with BC icing around the bottom of the mice/cookie to hide some of the oreo icing and give it a more finished look, but I was pressed for time!

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    Oh those are so cute! Did you post directions for them before? Would be fun for a b-day party.

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    How cute! You just reminded me of the tipsy cherries I used to make - Around Thanksgiving, replace Maraschino cherry juice with cream de cacao or brandy, and leave in cool spot - by Christmas, they are wonderful little fruit bombs.

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    Miranda, those are so cute. You are so clever! I'll have to remember these for when grandson is a little older.

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    what a creative idea!!

    For Halloween last year I made witches fingers... they were an almond shortbread in the shape of fingers... I made an indentation where the fingernail would be with an almond sliver, and I also cut in knuckle lines.... after they were baked, I lifted up the almond finger nail and put a red decorator gel dab then pushed the almond down so it looked like blood was squished underneath the nail.. eeeeeeeewww... I brought them to work and to my quilt class on Halloween. I found some cool paper black spiders in the scrapbook section of Michaels to make it look like spiders were scurrying all over the the box of witches fingers.... I got some really good comments and a few people were a little disturbed LOL... they thought they look too real for them. I'll have to find a photo of them and post them

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Oh those are so cute! Did you post directions for them before? Would be fun for a b-day party.
    No, I hadn't posted these before. Thanks!
    I did post a picture of my "Little Monsters" cupcakes I made for the school Halloween party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    How cute! You just reminded me of the tipsy cherries I used to make - Around Thanksgiving, replace Maraschino cherry juice with cream de cacao or brandy, and leave in cool spot - by Christmas, they are wonderful little fruit bombs.
    Thanks!
    Hey, I could do the cherries like that before I coated them! LOL! I'd have to make sure the kids didn't eat them, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Miranda, those are so cute. You are so clever! I'll have to remember these for when grandson is a little older.
    Thanks. I must admit the idea wasn't an original. I saw a picture of these things somewhere and was immediately amazed! I thought, "HOW COOL! I can do that!" hehe.

    I also keep looking at my pic I posted of these mice. I don't have a better pic, but I'm thinking these things were better-looking for real. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    what a creative idea!!

    For Halloween last year I made witches fingers... they were an almond shortbread in the shape of fingers... I made an indentation where the fingernail would be with an almond sliver, and I also cut in knuckle lines.... after they were baked, I lifted up the almond finger nail and put a red decorator gel dab then pushed the almond down so it looked like blood was squished underneath the nail.. eeeeeeeewww... I brought them to work and to my quilt class on Halloween. I found some cool paper black spiders in the scrapbook section of Michaels to make it look like spiders were scurrying all over the the box of witches fingers.... I got some really good comments and a few people were a little disturbed LOL... they thought they look too real for them. I'll have to find a photo of them and post them
    Wow! I bet those were awesome! (or gruesome! LOL!) Sounds like they were a lot of fun!! I'd like to see the picture when you find it. :D

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    Miranda, you're right, the picture does NOT do them justice...they were adorable. Some of the guests took them home with them because they said they were too nice to eat...haha and they were men! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2teach
    Miranda, you're right, the picture does NOT do them justice...they were adorable. Some of the guests took them home with them because they said they were too nice to eat...haha and they were men! lol
    Thanks! I thought they were better than the pic was telling. I couldn't help feeling a wave of panic and dread when someone would try to bite one of the ears off or pull the mouse apart! It was all I could do to smile and not gasp! LOL! (it's like that with my creations, though...BUT that's what they're FOR! TO EAT! LOL!)

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    Buttercream...how absolutely cute your Christmice are. How creative you are. May I borrow your idea for next years candy making class that I give at our church every Christmas and Valentines? These would make super placecard holders for kids parties or about any get together. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    Buttercream...how absolutely cute your Christmice are. How creative you are. May I borrow your idea for next years candy making class that I give at our church every Christmas and Valentines? These would make super placecard holders for kids parties or about any get together. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing.
    SURE! It wasn't orinally my idea, anyway. I would add some decoration around the base of the mouse to give it a more finished look. I wanted to pipe some buttercream holly and berries around the mice. It might also look better if you remove more of the cream and just leave it under where the mouse will sit. ??
    Let me know how they go and share pics! :D ENJOY!
    Also be prepared to have plenty because everyone wants a few to take and share with others!
    Thanks for the compliments!

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    Very cute & I bet they are tastey too!! Thanks for sharing!

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