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.
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.