Cooking with Klara: Teacups
Klara’s Princess Tea Birthday party is coming up in just a few weeks…so soon! I feel like we have been planning this since summer (oh wait, that’s because we have). We tried out a new “recipe” today that I think may make the list of activities for the party – yay for planning!
Circle crackers or cookies (I think traditionally you’re supposed to use Tic Toc cookies, but anything that’s big enough for a marshmallow to sit upon is fine)
Lifesavers (I suggest gummy ones to avoid a choking hazard with the little ones)
Frosting (Chocolate looks the best)
This is almost more of a craft than a recipe…all you have to do is assemble all the ingredients to look like a tea cup. But I’ll give directions for all those who curse Ikea and just want some written out directions.
Start by frosting your cracker/cookie. If you feel comfortable letting the kids do this, then go that route…just be warned that it will get messy. Next have the kids place the marshmallow on the cookie. It took a great deal of convincing Abby that we needed the marshmallow on the cookie and not in her tummy, but we finally got the “cup” on the “saucer”. Now cut a lifesaver in half and dot each end with frosting. Let the kids place the “handle” on the marshmallow. Lily’s handle ended up being on the top of her marshmallow…I like to think it was her creative, ingenious method of design. Next, frost the top of the marshmallow and have the kids sprinkle on their favorite sprinkles to make it look like a fancy cappuccino. Voila! You have your own homemade teacup. Just don’t expect it to stick around for very long. Luckily these are quick and easy to make, so once one disappears, you can just make another!
I personally really liked these. If you do them with someone more Klara’s age (4 or 5), its a very parent free craft/recipe. She could do every part herself and it looked just wonderful. Well, that is until the chocolate was smeared all over her face :)