Here are some photos from last night’s event for the El Segundo Rotary Club and Chamber.
You can also listen to the live music that entertained at the event and feel like you were there!
It’s April Fools! Here are some fun fake out desserts, that retain the yummy!
For the eggs: Melt the white chocolate chips according to the package directions. Transfer the melted chocolate to a ziplock bag and snip off a corner.
Squeeze nickel-size portions of the chocolate onto a sheet of waxed paper, then gently press a yellow M&M, letter side down, into the center of each. Let the candies cool. Makes 12 eggs.
For the fakin’: Remove the wrapping from a square caramel and a Tootsie Roll Midgee. Microwave the candies for 4 seconds to make them soft. Use your thumb and forefinger to slightly flatten each candy piece, then press them together.
Halve the candy, then stack and press the pieces into alternating layers.
Slice a 1/4-inch-wide piece from the stack. Pinch and stretch the piece lengthwise into a flat bacon strip, then cut it in half. Add ripples to each half by gently bending the edges. Makes 3 strips (6 pieces).
10 licorice pastels
10 pieces Twizzlers Rainbow Twists
5 ounces white candy coating, melted
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
For Mashed Potatoes: Liberally frost each cupcake with white frosting to look like a mound of mashed potatoes. Make a small indentation in the top where the yellow Starburst pat of butter will be set, but before placing it, drizzle caramel topping that has been melted slightly.
For Peas and Carrots: Color vanilla frosting with green food coloring and spread on top of 1 cupcake. Cut Orange Starburst squares into quarters. Arrange orange Starburst squares and Lime Runts or Green Skittles on top of cupcake, pressing them into the frosting.
March Madness is here! They’ve filled their brackets with winners now fill their tummy’s with cake! Basketball Cake Pops are creative and all you need is a steady hand!
Basketball Cake Pops courtesy of www.beckabooscakes.com
Don’t try to steal me ……Lucky Charms!
This breakfast cereal sits around all year waiting to be useful! So use it!
Lucky Charm Treats
Same recipe as Rice Krispies Treats, just use Lucky Charms!
Lucky Charm Cupcakes
Vanilla Cake, Green Icing, put some cereal in a bowl and dip!
Pots o’ Gold, Rainbows, Kiss Me I’m Irish, There’s so many ways to incorporate this holiday into cupcakes!
Kiss Me I’m Irish Cupcakes, with wax lips! (Try your local vintage candy store!)
Rainbows with or without a Pot o’ Gold! (Gummi Rainbow Candy also available at Vintage Candy Stores.)
Pot O’ Gold Instructions – Roll a tootsie roll with your hand against a flat surface reshaping it to more of a barrel shape, and sprinkle Gold Sprinkles on top.
Or try a Cake Rainbow, and throw a chocolate gold coin on top for fun!
These are easier then they look! Just take yellow cake mix, and get the standard four pack of food coloring (Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue). Mix cake mix normally and split evenly into 6 bowls. Add food coloring to each using the guide below. Then spoon into cupcake cups.
|RAINBOW COLOR||DROPS OF FOOD COLORING|
|Purple||9 red and 6 blue drops|
|Orange||12 yellow and 4 red drops|
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
6 to 8 drops green food color
1 cup creme de menthe baking chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chunks.
2. Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.