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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from everyone at Cut & Pastry!

Hope you have a fun filled day with family and friends!

 

MERRYCHRISTMAS

 

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Orange and Clove Holiday Decoration

Something Festive

Merry Christmas Eve from everyone at Cut & Pastry!

Here’s a super simple and easy to do craft for the holidays! The best part about them is they end up making the room smell great!

Orange and Cloves

Orange and Clove Holiday Decoration 

Ingredients

3 Oranges

1 pack of Cloves

Directions

Place oranges so they are sitting on their own without rolling.  Decorate the oranges by piercing the orange’s skin with the cloves making any pattern you would like.  Making sure they will be able to sit on their own when done.

Candy Cane Candle Holder

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Check out our Christmas themed candle holder!  A super easy decoration that’s great for adding a festive touch to your table decor.

Candy Cane Candle Holder

Candy Cane Candle Holder

Ingredients

1 small white dipping sauce cup (we got ours at Target)

½ cup crushed candy canes

1 tea candle with a clear holder (we got a pack at Pier 1 imports)

Directions

Fill cup with crushed candy canes until almost full. (leave room for the tea candle or it will overflow)  Place a tea candle in the center of the cup pushing the candle down until it is only showing a little bit. 
Once the tea candle is in place you can light it.

Also check out our previous candy corn candle holder

and

check out our previous coffee bean candle holder

*Caution NEVER leave burning candles unattended*

Candy Cane & Oreo Pudding Cups

Something Sweet

Here’s a super fun, easy and festive recipe for everyone to try.

Candy Cane & Oreo Pudding Cups

Candy Cane & Oreo Pudding Cups

Ingredients

1 box vanilla pudding (we used Jell-O Instant Vanilla Pudding & Pie Filling)

2 cups milk

1 pack Mini Candy Canes

1/4 cup Crushed Candy Canes (crush from the pack of Mini Candy Canes)

1 cup Crushed Oreos

1 pack see-through plastic cups

Directions

On the bottom of 3 cups place a layer of crushed Oreo.  Make pudding according to package instructions. Split between the 3 cups.  Top each pudding cup with crushed Oreo and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of the Oreos.  Place mini candy cane in each cup.  Refrigerate until serving.  Makes 3 servings.

Also check out our previous Monster Pudding Cup

Santa Hat Cookies

Something Sweet

Get ready for Santa with this cute and simple sugar cookie decoration idea!

Santa Hat Cookies

Santa Hat Cookies

Ingredients

1 pack sugar cookies (we used Pepperidge Farm sugar cookies)

1 box of strawberries

1 can whipped cream

Directions

Cut the end off all the strawberries and place into a bowl.  Place the cookies on a plate.

Spread a small amount of the canned whipped cream onto the cut end of the strawberries and place in the middle of each cookie.  Then spread a tiny amount on the tip of the strawberries to resemble Santa’s Hat.

Eat immediately!

Snowman Cupcakes

Something Sweet

A cute idea just in time for winter!

Snow Man Cupcakes

Snowman Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 Can White Frosting

1 Pack Marshmallows

1 pack orange candies

1 tube black gel food coloring (we used Betty Crocker Classic Gel Food Colors)

Directions

Bake cupcakes as directed on box and let cool.

Cover the cupcakes with the white frosting and allow them to sit for 15 minutes before decorating.

Place two marshmallows on top of each other on the cupcake pressing gently and using a dab of frosting to stick them together.  Place two dots of gel food coloring into the top marshmallow to form the eyes. Stick an orange candy into the marshmallow to form the nose.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Cut & Pastry!

Hoping everyone has lots of delicious things to eat tonight.