Tuesday, June 25, 2013

uncle sam spoons

huh?
hey! was that uncle sam?
well i do believe it was!

i figured he come around since his favorite holiday is coming up.

and who woulda thunk he was at the sno-cone section?!?!
ok, truth is, when i was wandering the super walmart aisles looking for who knows what cuz that store is so humongous i totally lose track of what i went in there for, i saw these spoons.

and i immediately thought of uncle sam.
my brain is really strange.
anyway, here's how he came to be.

any plain small oval cutter would work too. i have an oval cookie cutter set i got at homegoods awhile ago. but this would work too.
grab some parchment paper and lay it down for the spoons.
then the fun starts.

the weight of the almond bark will hold the spoon down if you make sure you pile it on thick on the spoon.

the spoons are wobbly when they are at rest if there is not enough almond bark on it cuz they are not made for uncle sam (SAY WHAT?!??). so i used another spoon laid under the beard like in the pic to level it while the candy dries so his beard doesn't fall off. 

 btw, you need to place the beard at the very bottom of the spoon to make room for his face.

work quickly to attach the rest of the candy and sprinkles before the candy dries.
it takes about 5-10 minutes to air dry. 
then just peel the spoons off the parchment paper and you're done.
holy cow! 
i didn't know uncle sam had brothers!

so are those septuplets?
i bet they were a handful for poor uncle sam's mom.
no wonder they needed strict rules to follow while growing up and why they are who they are.

anyway, their mom told me to dress them up for this post since the www is looking at them.

so i did.

so there you go.

and what's that? did you say something sam?
yeah yeah. we heard you the first time.
jeez and i suppose you still want me to join the army too.









57 comments:

  1. What a fun idea for the fourth of July! Uncle Sam looks just perfect sitting on that spoon!

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    1. only thing i have left to do is figure out how to make his finger point! LOL thanks SO much Kim! :)

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  2. Well, well, well! You have done it again!! Your mind DOES work differently, doesn't it? That's why you are SO creative! I love these! And you know what my second thought was? Santa Claus!! Six months from today is Christmas!! Keep up the great work, girl!! Dona

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    1. Santa Claus?! why of course! you know what Dona? your brain is thinking like mine now! YIPPEE! great minds think alike. heehee no wonder i like you so! :>D

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  3. OMG this is adorable!!! And would be perfect for the 4th of July. A summer goodie!!!Link this up to the challenge this week on my blog. It is the Summer Desserts and Goodies challenge. We usually do craft challenges but I like to throw in a cooking challenge every now and again. Link up begins Wednesday night. Come on over!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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    1. hooray! i am so happy you like them CSI girl! i will definitely stop by and link up :)

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  4. I totally did not see uncle Sam from just the spoon, I LOVE how your mind works! Because these are adorable!.

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    1. heehee that's good cuz i can't seem to turn it off Tracey! thanks SO much :)

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  5. Uncle Sam never looked so sweet!!! You are just too clever :) Very cute, again!

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    1. awwww jeepers thank you Brenda! it's what happens when i read so many red white and blue blog posts! LOL :>D

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  6. I've never seen those spoons! You have such a wonderful imagination! Thanks for linking, they are so cute!

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    1. i never saw them til i went to walmart either Michelle! then the blogger brain clicked and i was off. LOL thank YOU so much for your cool share site :)

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  7. How cute and fun! Love it :) Would be cute at a 4th party, I have never seen those spoons and will have to look for them now :)
    Have a great week!

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    1. good ole walmart has SOOOOO much stuff i never saw and with cheap prices, i end up filling up my cart every time! :>P
      so happy you came by Jen and like them :)

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  8. This is so fun. I like fun and quirky things and things with lots of color. I love orange and bright pink... well, thanks for sharing yourself and the fun stuff you do. Linda

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    1. i wonder what an orange and bright pink uncle sam would look like? i would have to make it an aunt samantha! HAHAHA thanks so much Linda! :>D

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  9. these would make good santas and hippos (not sure why that came to mind LOL) hope you come by #kidsinthekitchen this week :) http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/06/making-their-own-snacks-kidsinthekitchen.html

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    1. oh! i am SOOO gonna make me some hippos! i see it too Melinda! LOL thanks so much and i am all linked up! :)

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  10. Amazing! Love this project, thank heavens for random isle wandering! I'm a new follower, found you via frugal blog hop!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/2013/06/great-summer-necklace-you-can-make.html

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    1. HOOOOOOOORAAAAAAYYYYY! it's been awhile since i got a GFC! i am so happy you came by CCMcAfee! :>D

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  11. Adorable! Thanks for sharing how you made those. :-)
    Blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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    1. no prob and my pleasure Kim! thank you! :)

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  12. Super cute! Thanks for linking up to this week's challenge at CSI Projects. I've pinned this!

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    1. yahoo! thanks so much for the pin Diana! :>D

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  13. These are so adorable! I love it!
    (new follower here)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:
    http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-totally-tuesday-link-party.html
    Hugs!

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    1. YIPPEEE!!! THANK YOU so much for being my newest GFC Morgaine! i'm all linked up over at your place too :)

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  14. These are absolutely adorable!

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    1. oh i'm so happy you love them Gena! thank you so :>D

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  16. You are just so fun! I bet it's hooplapalooza at your house every day!

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    1. oh Lyuba! i hold you responsible for the HUUUUGE smiley on my face! :>D THANK YOU! it is a hooplapalooza at my house-especially the dust and dirty laundry all around! LOL

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  17. These are so darn adorable and creative! wow! just love them! Happy 4th of July week to you and your family! I came over to visit you from the WCFS's party! Lizy

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    1. thank you Lizbeth! they were fun to put their little faces together :) so happy you like them!

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  18. You and your crazy creativeness strikes again! Each and every week. I never know what to expect next. Love them! Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!

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    1. oh thank you so much Karyn! i never know what my mind will come up with either :>O
      thanks again for your party! :>D

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  19. Hello Lisa! Your Uncle Sams are so cute! You're so creative with your treats! These are perfectly patriotic! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!!!

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    1. hi T'onna! thank you! i love your perfectly patriotic comment :>D

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  20. I always enjoy checking out your latest fun food creations. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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    1. thanks Robin! i never realized til i started blogging there was even such a thing as food crafting so now that i found out i can't stop making silly fun food! :)

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  21. I featured your fun patriotic recipe tonight!! You can see your feature here! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/07/20-patriotic-ideas-for-fourth-of-july.html

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    1. WHOOT WHOOT!!! thank you oh so much Heather!!! :>D

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  22. This is the absolute cutest thing I've ever seen! Very awesome. :) Thanks so much for linking up to Make Bake Create. My Homemaking Party is going on now and I'd love to have you link up there too, if you'd like!

    http://www.hopeineveryseason.com/2013/06/homemaking-party-and-shabby-chic.html

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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    1. okey dokey! you're so sweet to comment so of course i'll link up! thank you Sarah! :)

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  23. These are ADORABLE! (And I LOVE those spoons!) Thanks!

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    1. they are pretty cool aren't they? i was so excited when i found them! LOL thanks Sensibly Sara! :)

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  24. These cute spoons totally remind me of the little ones I would get with gelato in Europe. So much fun, and as always you are exceptionally creative and have such fun projects! Love it :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. thank you Krista! a few years ago before i started to blog i would probably just see the spoons as spoons! LOL now i see everything differently :)

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    1. and you are SO sweet Trish! thank you :>D

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  26. You are crazy creative, Lisa, and I am always amaszed at what you come up with!

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    1. GAHHHH! getting a compliment like that from you Sue is like getting a compliment from the Queen herself! (which queen you say? no matter it's all good! LOL) thank you SO! :>D

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  27. Hi Lisa - I love how you saw these spoons and had the idea to make Uncle Sam! Love this treat for patriotic holidays. Thanks so much for linking up to Patriot's Palooza. Hugs, Holly

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    1. thank you Holly! ever since i started blogging and doing food crafts, i see everything as edible! not sure if that's a good thing or not lol but at least these uncle sams worked out :)

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  28. I love all your clever food creations! Your Uncle Sams are cute and so patriotic!

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    1. awww thank you T'onna! now i only wish i could crochet as well as you! :>D

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!