In a previous post I mentioned that when party food can also serve as party decorations, you can save a lot of time in the preparation of your child’s party.
Store bought biscuits, normally Marie Biscuits, ice cream cones or edible cupcakes, wafers, marshmallows and candy can easily be turned into edible party decorations.
With the aid of a good butter icing or royal icing that can be used as “glue” as well as decorative edges, all you further need is your imagination and I must be honest, quite a few hours depending on the number of decorations/treats you have to make.
The image shows a few ideas of what can be done with Marie Biscuits and ice-cream cones.
All you really have to do is to attach the ice-cream cones to the Marie Biscuits with a small amount of icing and also use small dots of icing to attach the candy or wafers or whatever you decide to use for decoration. You can spread the biscuits with icing before you add the ice-cream cones or just leave them plain.
To make shopping easier, decide on the kind of decorations you will make, calculate how many biscuits and cones you will need as well as the number of candy. In this way you won’t run out of supplies.
Great idea: – Fill the ice-cream cones with a home-made marshmallow mixture or with small candy.
Here is one way to make a clown.
You will need:
- 1 ice-cream cone
- 1 Marie Biscuit
- 1 white Easter egg or marshmallow
- 1 extra marshmallow
- nonpareilles (100’s and 1000’s)
- royal icing
- edible silver balls
- a little chocolate flake
- a red candy
- Cut 15mm off base of cone and press it on top of the marie biscuit which has been spread with royal icing and covered in nonpareilles.
- Spread a little icing around inside the base of the cone and position the Easter egg on top.
- Spread a little icing on top of the Easter egg. Press on as much or as little of the crumbled flake as you like to resemble hair.
- Position the rest of the cone on the Easter egg/head for the hat.
- Make a bow-tie from a slice of the marshmallow, attach with a dot of royal icing.
- Pipe icing around the neckline and stick silver balls on top of it.
- Draw a face with edible colouring or edible colour pens and attach the red sweet for a nose. Set aside to dry.
Make as many clowns as you need
More Clown ideas
Ideas for Spaceships
Space Ship Diagrams
Here is the first image of edible decorations again for more detail
I quite like the little fashion doll, nice for a Barbie Themed Party. You can even add small doilies or coloured paper cupcake liners to dress her up.
The planes and dominoes do not really fit in with the overall theme of this post, but since they also fall under edible party decorations, I decided to add them to the images.
In the first year of blogging here, I posted a few images of birthday cakes and edible decorations I made for my son when he was small. Take a look at these cakes for boys.
It is not always necessary to use ice-cream cones with the Marie Biscuits to come up with party treats. That old favourite standby of Marie Biscuits with a marshmallow filling lends colour to any party table.
Turn these treats into “lollipops” by pushing lollipop sticks into the hot marshmallow before putting the second Marie biscuit on top. Decorate with wheels of icing and nonpareilles or make marshmallow flower lollipops by topping the biscuits with marshmallow slices.
Coconut Filling for Marie Biscuit Sandwiches:
- 1 packet Marie Biscuits, finely crushed
- 500g melted butter/margarine
- 1kg icing sugar
- 500ml coconut
Sandwich Marie Biscuits, decorate with icing and assorted candies to make faces or spiderwebs or clock faces or, or, or…
Two Recipes for Marie Biscuit Snacks
Albert Einstein said: “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
I will leave you with that thought so you can get going with a few edible decorations for your child’s birthday party.
As always, remember to have fun too and let your child help with these decorations.
Image Sources: Geluk, Liewe Maatjie by Suretha du Toit