Monday, February 7, 2011
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries. When I pass a bakery window display with this dessert in the window I almost always begin to contemplate a life of crime. They wouldn't notice if I nabbed just a few right? Besides 10-20 in a low security prison isn't such a bad exchange for a dozen really good chocolate covered strawberries.
This year I made each of the girls teacher a heart shaped box. Inside is a 1/2 a dozen white and 1/2 dark chocolate covered paper strawberries. I made each strawberry big enough to hold two Hershey kisses. This way they have something pretty and yummy to open on Valentine's day. The box also smells very chocolaty!
The box is made by using the heart from the George Cartridge.
While these strawberries are not new in the paper crafting world, I modified mine by doing the "chocolate layers". I cut out the strawberries again from glossy cardstock and then used scalloped scissors to create the chocolate edge. Puffy paint was used for the "drizzled" chocolate on top of the main chocolate layer. I used Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry to attach the chocolate layer to the red cardstock layer.
This post has to be a quick one as I am recovering from a very busy weekend. My eldest daughter was baptized on Saturday and we had lots of family in town. It was a wonderful experience for all of us, but boy do I have laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping galore to do :)
Thanks for looking,