Sunday, July 11, 2010

Strawberry bouquet

My best friend recently had a birthday. I wanted to give her something better than the original bouquet of roses. So...what was a girl to do? Well...she loves chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries. So why not make a chocolate covered strawberry bouquet?

Doesn't that just look scrumptious? I wish I had made a bouquet for myself? LOL!
If you want to make your own bouquet...follow along...



First, gather your supplies. I picked up a small vase and ribbon at Wal-mart.



I also picked up milk chocolate and white chocolate. The lollipop sticks I found in the craft section.



I already had the tissue paper and sparkley silver ribbon. (Leftover from Christmas)

Basically, you just wash the strawberries and stick the popsicle sticks up through the leafy part of the strawberry like so:


Then dip the strawberries in the melted milk chocolate. I bought the kind that you melt in the microwave, but if you buy the almond bark or chocolate chips just heat them in a double boiler or you can use a metal bowl over a pan of boiling water. Most chocolate has the instructions to melt on the side of the package.

Once the milk chocolate had cooled, I drizzled melted white chocolate over it.



I scrunched up tissue paper and ribbon to stick inside the vase. This helps hold the popsicle sticks. Just arrange the strawberries how you want, to make a gorgeous edible bouquet.



Edited to add: I'm linking up with Hope Studios Tutorial Tuesday, click over to see some other awesome tutorials!




Try not to eat the strawberries before you can give the bouquet to a friend. I had more strawberries than would fit in the vase, so I had to try one. Let me tell you...it was really hard to stop at just one! I'm pretty sure my BFF loved them. I dropped them off at her office before work, she said they didn't make it home that day. :)

In other news...my leg is doing much better. I am able to walk without the walker or crutches. I still have to wear the walking boot. The doctor wants me to be able to walk without that by my next appointment. Which is on the 21st of this month. Hopefully, I can.

Now that my computer is working again...and accepting pictures...I should be able to post more frequently. Keeping my fingers crossed that the computer doesn't crash again. (I have some really cool posts ready)

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