Candyfetti Mini Trifles

 

Have you tried Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed yet?  Well…if you haven’t you are missing out!  It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and chewy.  Perfect to eat on it’s own or to sprinkle on cupcakes, ice cream, pancakes…anything your little heart desires really.

We used Candyfetti to make mini trifles for our upcoming Valentine’s Day party!  And let me tell you,  they were a hit by our taste testers!   You can make them too, just follow the recipe below:

 

Supplies

  • Plastic shot glasses
  • Spoons (I used Inkberry’s wooden hand stamped spoons)

Ingredients

  • Box of cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Candyfetti

I use the term “trifle” pretty loosely.  If you want to make a traditional trifle you could add custard and fruit, but since these cups are so small I just used frosting!  Make the cake according to the directions.  Once you take it out of the oven and let it cool, cut the cake in half length wise.

Candyfetti Cake

 

Using a shot glass cut out cake circles.

Candyfetti Cake

Place a dollop of frosting in the bottom of a clean shot glass and then sprinkle on some Candyfetti.

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Place a cake circle on top then add more frosting and Candyfetti.

Candyfetti Cake

Candyfetti Cake

Repeat the above steps one more time…

Candyfetti Cake

That’s it! So cute, so yummy and so easy!

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Happy Baking!

Katie

Photo credits:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

Simple Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipe

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Here is a simple and delicious cocktail recipe that is perfect to make to celebrate with your sweetie!  You can find cute sentiment glasses and rock candy in our Orenco Station shoppe!

Valentine’s Day cocktail recipe!

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • ginger ale
  • ice
  • frozen strawberries
  • rock candy

You Rock Cocktail

Fill your glass with ice and a few frozen strawberries. Pour over vodka shot and then top with ginger ale. Finish it off with a stick of rock candy!

This makes a great mocktail for the kids too – just eliminate the vodka!

Happy sipping!

DIY Heart Pinata

Here at Fancy That we’re lovers, not fighters. With that in mind we designed this DIY Heart Pinata so you can tug on its heart strings (because smashing hearts to pieces on Valentine’s Day just seems wrong). If you pull the correct ribbon the heart will open up and the candy will flow out.

DIY Heart Pinata

 

This pinata is so easy to make and so adorable – if I do say so myself!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies

  • Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Stapler
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Fringe or Crepe Paper

Here’s how we did it:

Break down your cardboard box. You’ll want two big pieces for the front and back and several smaller pieces for the sides.

DIY Heart Pinata

Next get some paper and cut out a heart. I took two pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper and taped them together. Then I folded them in half and drew half a heart. I cut out the heart and taped it in place on top of a big cardboard piece and cut it out. Do this again to the second big piece of cardboard.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

The box I used  had skinny sides – if your box is a equal on all sides, you’ll want to cut a few thin pieces for the sides of your pinata. The width of your strips will depend on how wide you want your pinata to be.

DIY Heart Pinata

Before attaching the side pieces you can bend them all over so they curve easily around the heart pieces.

Now you can start taping the side pieces to the heart pieces. I used regular tape, but you can use any tape you want. The guts of the pinata do not have to look pretty 🙂

DIY Heart Pinata

When you get to the bottom tip of the heart leave a little extra cardboard, this will act as the trap to keep the candy in the pinata. Staple the winning ribbon to the inside of this piece.

DIY Heart Pinata DIY Heart Pinata

To hang the pinata I used a long piece of twine and knotted the two ends together. Place the twine in between the two sides and center it. Take the stapler and staple the twine inside the cardboard a couple of times (or a lot of times like I did) You’ll want the knotted end of the twine to be inside the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Now you can attach the top of the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

Look how cute that is already!

Ok, time to attach the rest of the ribbons. I did mine in a few different colors and cut them all different lengths.

DIY Heart Pinata

I taped the ribbons on to all sides with tape. Try not to tape over ribbon that has already been taped because it will pull both ribbons off at the same time. These do not have to be taped on well – you want them to come off easily.

DIY Heart Pinata

Once you have your ribbons attached heat up that glue gun!

You can use crepe paper or fringe to cover your pinata.  I used 3 colors of fringe – red, fuchsia and white. Side note: don’t put the glue on the tape holding down the ribbons – glue around it.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Fill the pinata with candy and tuck the trap door into the the pinata.

You did it! Now take a few seconds to admire your work and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

Happy crafting!

Katie

10 Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is the sweetest of holidays. It’s filled with love notes, caring gestures and of course sweet treats! This Valentine’s Day, treat all of the sweethearts in your life to something deliciously fancy made by you! I’ve pulled together 10 Valentine’s Day treat recipes that anyone is sure to love.

Looking for something simple and sweet? Try these Strawberry Angel Food Skewers.

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I am a chocoholic at heart. These Baileys Molten Lava Cakes for 2 look incredible!

Via 3 Yummy Tummies

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a little red velvet. Aren’t these Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies so pretty?

Via The Novice Chef

You won’t have to try too hard to win them over with Red Velvet Cake Bites. Super easy and super sweet!

 

Via Six Sisters Stuff

Sugar cookies are always a crowd pleaser. Take them to the next level by adding a little extra love. I can’t get over these Marbled Valentine Sugar Cookies!

Via Baked By Rachel

I do love a good rice crispy treat! These XOXO Rice Crispy Treats are gushing with cuteness. I know my kids would love to help make these too.

Via Two Sisters Crafting

How about some simple Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting? I am especially fond of the “love” detail written out in colored candy melts.

Via Life, Love and Sugar

Truffles are a Valentine’s Day staple at my house. These Raspberry Dusted Chocolate Fudge Brownie Truffles will make you swoon!

Via Spabettie

Another simple, yet festive treat are these Cherry Almond Cookies. They are beautiful and have just the right amount of sweetness.

Via The Kitchen Is My Playground

If you crave cookie dough like I do, then look no further. I am in love with these Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Hearts. They have peanut butter in them too. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

Via Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

So many choices! Valentine’s treats are not only fun to make, but even more fun to give. Share the love this Valentine’s Day and pass out your home made goodies to friends, teachers and neighbors too! Come into Fancy That and we’ll help you find the perfect packaging. We have clear boxes and bags to really show off your handy work. As well as treat bag and gable boxes in lots of colors and patterns. We even have Valentine tags, flags and fun shred to add that special heartfelt touch. All that hard work deserves to be delivered in style! Stop in or visit us here to shop all our Valentine treat packaging selections.

I hope these Valentine’s Day treat ideas add a little sweetness and a whole lot of love to your heart day celebration. Which ones will you choose?

Much love,

Angela

 

 

Love Letter Garland

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Hand written notes seem to be a thing of the past but when you receive one, you realize how special they are! Instead of texting the one you love, why not sweeten their day with a simple note telling them how much they mean to you!

I made these darling hearts out of card stock and folded them into sweet little envelopes. When an envelope is opened, the heart shape is revealed as well as your hand written love note.  You could make these as individual notes and hide them for your special someone to find throughout Valentines Day, put one in your kid’s lunch box, next to their bed in the morning or in their backpack. Write one thing you love about them on each heart or just a simple “I love you”. String up several envelopes onto some bakers twine for a cute Valentine’s Day decoration. Then on February 14th, your sweethearts can open each one with your sentiments inside. It’s so thoughtful they’ll just melt!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Heart template (Use ours here)

heart template

Supplies:

a 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock. Patterned or solid. I used doubled sided patterned paper so the inside of my heart was just as cute as the outside. You should be able to get two hearts out of one sheet

Scissors

Bone folder

Ruler

Pencil

Washi tape or heart stickers

Bakers twine if  you want to make a garland

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Start by printing out your heart template. Cut out the template and trace around it onto your card stock

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The hash marks on the template represent the folds you will use to make your heart into an envelope. Once traced, take your pencil and extend the fold lines onto the card stock.

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Using a ruler, lightly connect your pencil marks.

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Cut out your heart. Make folds along the pencil lines you drew. Use the bone folder to make nice sharp creases in the paper. You can also use the edge of your ruler to crease the paper.

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Once your heart is folded into an envelope, open it up and erase your pencil lines.

 

Look how darling! Now your heart has become an envelope to deliver sweet nothings to the one you love! Once you write inside , seal your envelope with a fun piece of washi tape or a heart sticker.

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If you’re making a love letter garland, you’ll need to make several envelopes. Before sealing them, lay them out with the envelope flaps pointing up. Take a piece of bakers twine and lay it across the envelopes leaving extra twine on both ends so you can hang it up. Secure each envelope over the twine with Washi tape or a sticker. Now you have an adorable garland to display!

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Look how cute these envelope hearts look on our pom pom garland by Inkberry! Stop by Fancy That for the finishing touches you need for your very own envelope garland. We’ve got bakers twine, washi tape and stickers to make yours extra fancy!

I’m just smitten with these aren’t you??

Lots of love,

Angela

 

Ladies Night Out at Fancy That

Hey girl, hey…yeah, I’m talking to you 😉 I just wanted to make sure you mark your calendars for Fancy That’s first Ladies Night Out of 2016. This one comes with a fancy twist you see. Along with yummy drinks and snacks we will have our new Valentine’s gift registry available. Simply let us know what fancy things you are loving, we’ll jot them down and keep them on file for you – and your special someone! Make sure to tell your honeys all about your ladies night out (and make sure they are actually listening), then invite them to our buying events on February 10th and 13th. We’ll be hosting two Valentine’s Buying Parties, where your love can swing by, have some beer and consult your curated list for the absolute best (and easiest) Valentine’s Day ever! Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier for your Valentine than this. We’ll even wrap it all up for them!

Here’s the schedule of events!

Ladies Night Out: February 3rd from 5 – 6:30 pm

Guys Night Out: February 10th from 5 – 6:30 pm

Valentine’s Event: February 13th from 12 – 4 pm

Hugs and Kisses!