Yesterday my husband finally received his schedule for next year so we could start setting up dates. If my future daughter-in-law wants to have a November wedding, the best week will be the first weekend in November…..YAY! We have a date! But wait! That’s not a year away. I only have 50 weeks to rake through Pinterest, try things out, dream!
At least I have the holidays to try out new recipes, decorating styles, etc. I have already started being the helpful neighbor so I can try out my (not so) mad skills on people.
I started actually “testing things out” two weeks ago. I tried easy peanut butter balls. Guess what, they really are easy….and yummy. I took some to my daughter’s friend’s house when I went to pick her up and now she and several other kids want to come over the Saturday after Thanksgiving to learn how to make them. Maybe that’s code for eat some more right out of the chocolate wonderfulness, but I’m good with that.
Great Recipe for Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes) (PIN IT!) from Mom Fabulous
That went so well, I decided to try my hand at an edible centerpiece for a friend’s Wine Tasting Diva’s Night. After scouring pinterest of course, I came across these for my inspiration.
PIN from Roxy’s Kitchen
PIN from Belle The Magazine
I started with a foam ball, used an exacto knife to cut a flat surface to attach to the candle base and hot glued it to a candle base. Next time I will use some floral glue or double sided tape as the foam pulled away from the base. I believe these products would have worked a bit better when I was shoving the toothpicks into the ball.
I started at the top of the foam ball and just continued around filling in the closest gap with strawberries on a toothpick. I did find that as I got closer to the bottom, it became more important that I pointed the toothpick upward before I shoved on the strawberries or they would slide off due to the angle. I had gaps so I just shoved toothpicks in the holes and layered the blackberries, extra strawberries and grapes in the holes to hide the gaps.
Here was my finished product. It was a total hit! I think it was a definite win!
I’ll keep you posted as I continue to try out new ideas and deal with planning a wedding!