^^While every social media outlet has been talking about this #polarvortex (hashtag included!), down here in South Florida, 60 weather is our only sign of winter. Instead of day dreaming about catching snowflakes on my tongue, I decided to make some out of white chocolate, which are much more delicious than the previously mentioned. The steps are so simple (only 4!) and people get seriously impressed by them. So impressed you can go BUY the cupcakes/cookies/etc. you put them on (I won't tell if you don't), and you look like Martha Stewart 2.0. I'm going to try them on top of white hot chocolate next-- not only will it initially be a festive topper, but the drink will get more delicious as the snowflake melts!^^
^^Seriously simple. Find some clipart of snowflakes and tape a piece of wax paper over it. I found this new tool at Michaels (about $5 with a coupon!) and it has seriously changed my chocolate making life. Tiny words and details were so hard before this! Just trace your images and put them in the freezer to harden up. Take them out after a few minutes and voila!^^
^^Carefully peel them off the wax paper (the thinner the lines, the more fragile they are!) and
take some pictures for your instagram admire! Looks like something you bought out of a store!^^
^^These would also be great for a Frozen themed party. I hear it's all the rage with kids (and adults) right now. Maybe I'll eventually get to watch it, but seeing as I haven't been to a movie theatre in oh, about 2 years, this might be awhile. (Why so long? I like to yap yap yap [if you can't tell!] and most people during movies don't like talk :) Plus, I have so much to do all the time that it's hard to justify sitting somewhere for 2+ hours!)^^
^^I especially like the overlapping details you can see up close. It makes them look even more real (as real as a chocolate snowflake can look that is) since each individual line overlaps differently on every snowflake. Just like the real ones, no 2 are alike.^^
^^I originally did some in a true blue, but lightened it up for the 2nd batch and I like the mix and match look. I didn't think white would have stood out enough and that light blue color screams ice cold!^^
What desserts scream winter to you?