Making Sweet Treats for Christmas
Hi Everyone, today I'm sharing two fabulously festive gift ideas with you. If, like me you love making and giving hand made sweets and treats as gifts at Christmas you'll love these two boxes of delights.
Our Petit Four Box kit holds one layer of hand made goodies, or bought ones if you wanted to add a hand made touch to the packaging.
Altered here in papers from the Christmas Night collection by Scrapmir and full of hand made marzipan fruits. It takes a couple of 12 x 12 sheets of paper to decorate the box, which is assembled using our Signature Black Construction Tape.
The embellishments were die cut from an old Sixxix Bigz die, silver stars by Tonic and a flair and chipboard piece from the paper collection.
If you'd like to know how to make the marzipan fruits click on the vide below. They're so easy and inexpensive too.
Our deep mini window box doubles up as a box for a mini album, which you may have seen and a box that holds two layers of treats. I used two sheets of 12 x 12 paper from the Make a Wish collection by Stamperia to decorate this sample, fussy cut the poinsettia from the paper collection, added a few seed beads to the centre before sticking it in place on the box lid. To finish I added a magnetic closure with a painted wooden button.
Inside there's a layer of marzipan fruits and one of Brandy Truffles in a 5 1/8" square tray made from black card. You can find the recipe for these below.
See the end of the post for the full supply list and bundle details for both styles of boxes.
Makes about 16
- 4oz (100g) plain chocolate
- 2oz (50g) butter
- 1 tablespoon brandy (or other alcohol)
- 1oz (50g) ground almonds
- 1 tablespoon double cream
- 6 oz (150g) icing sugar, sifted
- Chocolate vermicelli or drinking chocolate powder to coat
1. Break up chocolate and put in a basin over a saucepan of hot water but not boiling water. Add butter.
2. Leave until chocolate and butter have melted, stirring once or twice.
3. Add brandy, almonds, cream and icing sugar. Stir well to mix.
4. Refrigerate until form and then shape into 16 balls.
5. Coat in vermicelli or drinking chocolate powder then transfer to fluted sweet paper cases.
Box up or eat lol!!! ......
If you'd like to see more on the finished do click on the video below.
How to Make Marzipan Fruits
Follow along with me and make your own marzipan fruits. There's a full supply list at the start of the video.
If you've been inspired by todays' post you can find links to all featured products below.
Deep Mini Window Box Kit
Deep Mini Window Box Bundle
Petit Four Box Kit
Petit Four Box Kit Bundle
Christmas Night 12 x 12 Paper Collection Scrapmir
Make a Wish 12 x 12 Paper Collection Stamperia
High Clear Acetate (5 pack)
Signature Black Construction Tape
JEJE Double Sided Tape XL 6mm x 25m
Thank you for joining me and happy treat making. Have a great weekend and do call back again for more inspiration. :-) C