i always tend to go BIG when it comes to celebrating birthdays for my family.
i dunno why i just can't settle on a simple celebration.
y'know, like a cake and a small gift.
no, i gotta go for the gusto,
making a zillion and one treats, having a party, and getting a bunch of gifts for the birthday person.
maybe, just maybe as i get older and loose some of that energy,
i may have to calm down a bit and go for something small.
i don't know what's in my glasses i wear but some things just pop out at me...
i got this handy tool at a craft store at either
Joe or Mikes (can't remember).
JoAnn Fabrics or Michael's, my 2 boyfriends heehee
(don't tell hubby i visit them quite often, not that he doesn't already know!)
anyway, the tool is awesome and much easier to keep a hold of the thing you're dipping rather than using a fork.
but a fork will work too
so no worries if you can't get it.
carefully slide it off the tool or fork.
i use a knife and sorta "push" it off onto the paper.
you can use a toothpick to score the bottom to get a clean edge before it dries.
i like how the cakes look layered. do you?
now let's decorate them.
i broke each pocky cookie stick to about 1 1/2 inch lengths.
if you can't find pocky sticks (i got mine at world market along with the candy seeds) pretzels will work too.
careful don't burn yourself.
you can now decorate them as desired,
like piping some frosting on it but since i am a lousy piper, i did the next easy step.
hope i didn't blind you with all the colors!
but before ya go, here's one more idea for these:
oh well you're blinded for sure now...
but we know big things come in small packages eh?