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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cinco/Cinco/Cinco

We've been super busy this past week at Embellished Living!  This was just my portion of our week:
That's a lot of Monogram Wreaths!

I had another big thing on the horizon though.  My youngest son is turning the big eight point 0 tomorrow, Cinco de Mayo!  I just found the blog called Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons, and it had the CUTEST idea for a Mexico inspired treat.


That's an edible maraca, people!

As soon as I saw it, I had to have it (follow the link in the photo caption above for the entire tutorial on SheKnows).
Here are the players
Cookies in the oven

Just after baking

Wells formed and some filled with mini M&Ms (he doesn't like Nerds)
 
See my Frankenmaraca?  There was a lot of extra white chocolate involved trying to save this one!
Delicious handles in place

Thank goodness I had a cooling rack that fit the cookies, otherwise I would have been sunk!

Final decor - he was SO excited that I let him have mini M&Ms AND sprinkles!

The inside!

video 
The maraca in action!

They were a huge hit at home and in his classroom!  Did they take a long time to make?  Yes.  Was most of that time spent waiting for the cookies to bake/cool/chocolate to cool? Yes.  Would I make them again?  Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!  I'm already thinking this would make an adorable rattle for a baby shower.  Any other ideas?  We'd love to hear from you!