Hey guys! Today we have a guest post from the ever creative Kim Heimbuck of The Partiologist blog. She has the best ideas (be sure to check out her blog for serious cuteness), and this one is so clever! A unique spin on the traditional candy apple:
Beware of Pirates? Not this kind.
You probably didn’t know that there was such a thing as chocolate covered pears. Well, if I can help it, there will be chocolate covered everything, including pears.
Chocolate Covered Pirate Pear:
Start with as many pears as you plan to make.
Use white candy melts for dipping your pear.
Use the caramel apple sticks.
Insert sticks into the pears and dip into both white and green melted candy melts.
For the pirate, use a round cookie cutter to cut the headpiece.
Also cut an oval piece of fondant for the scarf.
Pinch the oval piece together for the tie.
Fold it in half.
For the eye patch, roll and cut black fondant with a No. 1 strip cutter.
Use a small oval cutter and cut another piece of fondant to make the patch and trim the top.
Layer the patch on top of the strip.
Using number tappits, cut zero’s and pull out the inside for the teeth.
First add the eye patch and then wrap the red fondant around the top of the pear and pinch together the side, add the additional red fondant piece. Also add the other eye, nose and teeth.
Cut out several white dots and place on the scarf.
Using the large number tappits, cut out a zero and use it for the earring.
Form it into a circle and let dry.
Add the earring to the pear, cover the wooden stick with a decorative straw and you’ve got yourself a pirate!
Chocolate Covered Frankenstein Pear:
Dip your pear in green candy melts and set aside.
Roll and cut a large piece of black fondant into a circle. Use a small oval cutter and cut pieces out around the edge of the fondant. Add the black fondant piece to the top of the pear for Frank’s hair.
Add candy eyes to the pear by sticking them on with a bit of frosting or melted candy melts.
Cut a strip for the mouth. Add a piece of the black fondant strip to the pear for the mouth. With black frosting, pipe frosting on the pear for stitches and eyebrows. Add a mini orange M&M for the nose and mini marshmallows to the sides.
Now you can do the monster mash!
Kim has a love for unusual and over the top parties. In 2011 she started her blog, The Partiologist, where she shares her unique and creative ideas. From cakes and cookies, to favors and tablescapes, her inspiring ideas flow freely. Forever fun loving, her mantra is “Life is short; party accordingly!” You can follow Kim on her blog or Facebook page.