It’s time to start thinking about holiday yummies! Yep. Time to face it. Denial will not stop the 25th from coming any faster. You better get with it or you will be sorry in a few weeks…..Oh sorry, I was talking to myself again…..
All through this season, I am going to continue my current blog theme of super easy projects that pack a lot of wow factor. Because if you are like me, you are super
lazy busy this year. Honestly, my goal is just to get it all done, and try to have some fun along the way. And eat a bit of yummy food. And taste a few special sweets. And have a cocktail. Or two. Or 20. Oops, talking to myself again, sorry. 😀
Ok, so do you guys know that Pier One commercial where the cute nick knacks “speak to” the lady shoppers and they have to buy them? (Love those commercials.) Well, it actually happened to me. I walked into Michael’s last week, and right at the front display were these precious Christmas tree ramekins. They started speaking to me in that cute nick knacky squeaky voice: “Ooooooh, please take us home! Think of all the cute things we can do together! We can be candy dishes! Or ring dishes by the sink! Or creme brulee ramekins! Or water bowls for Lucy! Please pleeeeeeeese take us home!” Well, I was sold, but when I looked at the price of $1.50 each, I bought about 298 of them. Yes, you read that right. $1.50 each!
Soooooo, you can thank me later for posting this so early in the season, so you can run to Michael’s to stock up on these dishes before they sell out. Well, don’t try my Michael’s cuz I bought them all, oops. (They also had precious little loaf pan shapes in other colors and designs as well.)
And this is what I made:
CUUUUUTE OR WHAT??
They are oven safe (booyah!), so I baked brownies right in them. When they come out the oven they will be puffed up a bit, so press them flat with a paper towel as soon as they come out. After they fully cool, decorate with your favorite piping tips. EASY.
This was petal tip 104. Rows of ruffles in alternating colors. Fun. Fast. Festive.
Star tip 18. A bunch of rosettes with some sprinkles. Cute. Quick. Quirky.
Star tip 18 and layers of shells. Finito. Belissimo. Bravo. Prettio.
These could easily be:
- individual desserts at your fabulous holiday dinner party
- boxed or wrapped in gift bags for the teachers, bus driver and mailman
- sold for money (yeah baby!)
thrown together real fast for a blog post.
Shake it like a Polaroid picture. (That has nothing to do with this post but I wanted to use this Photoshop element.)
You will be a hit when you make these. Your children will get straight A’s the rest of the year. The bus driver will drop your kids off in your garage. The mailman will hand deliver your mail every day, forever. You might even make a million dollars! No need to thank me; I find joy just in helping you guys out. 🙂
So, RUN now to go get your cute ramekins and tell them I sent you. Of course they will respond, “Sharon who?” But just ignore that, and then take your 378 ramekins home and make cute stuff!
Note: This post was originally posted in 2012, so these exact ramekins may no longer be available. But I usually see something similarly cute each year.