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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Tiered Tray of Springtime Treats

Hello dear friends! Are you making plans for a springtime celebration?

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I haven’t been visiting blogs very much this past month because I have been working as an intern at a museum. This is part of a requirement for my upcoming college graduation.

The intern site is fantastic. My intern mentor and other co workers have been really wonderful and I wanted to say “Thank you!” to everyone.

The gang really seems to appreciate a few sweets in the afternoon so I’ve crafted a “Tiered Tray of Treats”. 

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It’s so easy to put together, serves 24 people and was created for only $20.

Here’s what you’ll need:

One pack of free standing cupcake liners. They can be found at such stores as HomeGoods and TJ Maxx ~ $2.99

Paper shred from the Dollar Tree~ $1.00

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One bag each of small candy such as malted eggs, jelly beans, and taffy plus three hollow chocolate rabbits from the Dollar Tree  ~ $6.00

A bag each of M & M’s, Cadbury eggs and foil wrapped chocolates,chicks and lambs, (found on sale, used a few coupons) at Target. ~ $10.00.

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Fill cups with paper shred and various candies. I kept the candy types separate but you could create a mixture.

*This is an excellent task for kids providing they don’t eat all the candy. :)

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For the centerpiece remove the chocolate bunny from its packaging. To secure it onto a plate you will need to melt the bottom. Simply use a culinary torch and position a low flame under the bunny. Do not allow the flame to touch the chocolate but simply warm it. Positioned the bunny onto the plate and hold it in place until the chocolate is set.

*This is a VERY quick process, but requires extreme care and should be done by an adult only. The melting takes only seconds so make sure your plate is ready.

The chocolate bunny will later pop easily off the plate to eat.

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I elevated the two plates with a small pedestal. But you could also use a glass votive filled with jelly beans.

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Both the pedestals were then surrounded with the paper cups of candy.

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Nestle the taffy, foil wrapped chicks and lambs between the cups. Tuck in extra bits of paper shred.

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It is a sweet treat sure to be appreciated by many.

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Do you bring treats to your co workers?

Laura

Linking to:

Monday Social, Inspire Me Monday, Merry Monday,Make It Pretty Monday ,The Scoop, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Share Your StyleCreative Ways, Vintage Charm Party, Thursday Favorite Things, The Inspiration Gallery, French Country Cottage, Imparting Grace,The Charm of Home, Foodie Friday, Link Party Palooza, The SITS Girls, Funky Junk Interiors, SIOMT, Sundays At Home

10 comments :

Jeanie said...

Oh, Laura. This is so perfect. Simply divine. I love all the elements you used and appreciate the really good bargain ideas -- Dollar Tree IS the best, isn't it? Nothing could be cuter!

Linda said...

Very pretty and all of that candy is making me want some, but I rarely ever do any candy anymore. I just can't to keep my weight slim and after 3 years, I'm very persistent in doing so and maintaining. :)

Not sure yet what I'm doing for Easter since our situation is quite different than some in that Mom won't even know what the day is.

Barbara H. said...

Both pretty and simple! Thanks for sharing! What a fun spring office treat.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This looks delicious and so pretty too.

sarah said...

Too cute.

nonie everythingsewing said...

Thank you so much for getting my creatives juices flowing. Looks so pretty.

Marilyn said...

Wow, that has a real presence for a modest amount of money! I can imagine the smiles when the lucky recipients are gifted with your creative gift.

Love the combination of colors and materials you used.

I love Dollar Tree, too!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Our Hopeful Home said...

Aren't they lucky? It all looks yummy (and so pretty!) Happy Easter, friend! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

Auntie Em said...

You have to be one of the best people ever to be working with! I am sure everyone was surprised and so pleased to be treated with such a pretty display. Nothing beats the soft pastel colours of the spring time treats. I have never come across those cute cupcake holders but I will be watching for them now.
Thank you for sharing! Wishing you and all your family a very blessed and wonderful Easter weekend. :)

Michele said...

Laura, you are so thoughtful and clever!!!!

Easter blessings to you and yours, sweet lady!

Hugs! ♥