On the twelfth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

On the twelfth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

 

15% OFF all CHRISTMAS PACKAGES, a look at my Christmas table setting and another Christmas party printable. 

The whole Christmas table setting and Christmas Packages are available to view on facebook

On all orders placed today via email!

Check out the facebook photo albums for the range of products

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook. Payment needs to be paid within two days

I decided to create a quaint red & white Christmas table setting for four using some fab Pop Roc products.  The plates are Crown Lynn lined with medium white doilies stamped with ‘Merry Christmas’ accessorized with wooden cutlery tied in bakers twine and laid on polka dot and striped Napkins.  The center display is the chocolate Christmas tree I previously blogged about on a glass cake stand and small glass ribbed decorative jars filled with jaffas.  Each table place has the plate, ‘Merry Christmas’ brown paper bag, mini glass milk bottle filled with egg nog and red striped straw.  The table is scattered with red star confetti.

I would love to see and hear what you are creating for Christmas!

And here’s a gorgeous Christmas party collection from Hostess with the Mostess, I used the straw flags but there’s so much you can create with this collection.  Download it here

Julie

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On the tenth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me…….

On the tenth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

20% OFF all DOILIES & COOKIE CUTTERS and my favourite Gingerbread recipe!

On all orders placed today via email!

Check out the facebook photo albums for the range of products

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook. Payment needs to be paid within two days

I use this recipe every year for a gingerbread house, cookies and Christmas tree decorations

CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD

 INGREDIENTS

 100g butter

½ cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

1 egg

3 cups flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

½ cup golden syrup

 METHOD

 -Set oven to 180°c

-Cream butter, sugar and spices until light and fluffy

-Add the egg gradually until it is combined and creamy

-Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda and add the creamed mix alternating with the golden syrup

-Mix till combined then wrap and chill (you can chill this up to two days before baking)

-Dust your work surface with flour and knead the dough

-Roll the dough 5mm thick

-Cut into shapes and place on a lined baking tray

-Chill for 15 minutes then place into the preheated oven

-Bake for 10 minutes

-Once cold decorate as desired with Royal Icing

 ROYAL ICING

 1 egg white

1 ½ cups of sifted icing sugar

Lemon juice

 -With a mixer beat the egg white with 1 cup of icing sugar and a couple of drops of lemon juice

-When white and well mixed through, gradually add the other ½ cup of icing sugar

-Beat until thick and fluffy

-Add food colouring gel to create colours and decorate with a piping bag and nozzles

-To fill in water down the royal icing slightly

 Use immediately or else keep covered at all times as when it dries out it becomes rock solid

 This recipe makes enough for a big batch of cookies or a gingerbread house

Here’s a free download for a gingerbread house template

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On the sixth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

On the sixth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

30% OFF All paper napkins/serviettes and my favourite Peppermint Bark Recipe which is a perfect wee gift idea

Usually $4.50 per packet NOW $3.15 per packet a great excuse to stock up for your Christmas and New Years celebrations

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Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook.

PEPPERMINT BARK

Ingredients

900g white chocolate, broken up (I use Whittakers)

12 large candy canes

1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence

Directions

-Line a baking sheet with baking paper, and set aside.

-In the top of a double boiler, melt white chocolate, stirring constantly.

-With a rolling pin, pound candy canes in a glad bag into small pieces.

-Stir pieces of candy canes and peppermint oil into the melted chocolate.

-Remove from heat, and pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; spread evenly.

-Refrigerate until firm, 25 to 30 minutes.

-Break into pieces, and serve or package as a gift.

-Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

And here’s a sneak peak at my Christmas table setting using the red polka dot napkins

Doilies, twine, napkins and wooden cutlery all available through Pop Roc or email poprocparties@gmail.com

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On the fourth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me…….

‘Only the lonely’ discounted price on all items that I have one or a few in stock & a Fruit & Nut Chocolate Christmas Tree Recipe

 Check out the facebook page for more details

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook.

And I wanted to share one of my favourite Christmas treats to make and eat!

I love these Chocolate trees, I usually make mine closer to Christmas and use it as a table centerpiece, its fun picking off pieces while sitting around the table or you can place on a doily, wrap in cellophane and ribbon or twine and give it as a gift. I’m going to try white chocolate with craisins and pistachios next week!

FRUIT & NUT CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS TREE

INGREDIENTS

400g Chocolate (I use Whittakers)

1 1/3cup Chopped dried fruit (I use apricots & raisins)

125g Chopped nuts (I used sliced almonds, chopped pecans and pistachios)

Icing sugar and edible glitter to sprinkle

METHOD

-Create the star shaped template by cutting 7 pieces of waxed paper or baking paper.

-Draw a 5 pointed star shaped starting with a diameter of 16cm, 14cm, 12cm, 10cm, 8cm, 6cm and 4cm. I always draw the stars with a vivid on the underside and flip the paper over when placing the chocolate on so you can still see the outline to follow

-Break up the chocolate and melt on a double boiler

-While the chocolate is melting chop up the nuts, mix into the dried fruit

-Mix the fruit and nuts into the melted chocolate

-Place the melted chocolate mixture onto the star shape, fill in the outlines.

-Leave enough chocolate to stick the layers together

-Place the stars in the fridge to harden

-Once harden layer the stars starting with the largest then dab a bit on the top to give it a bit of height, if the chocolate has harden quickly melt it again with the double boiler

-Refrigerate again until hard

-Sprinkle with icing sugar then glitter

Doilies and the glass stand are sold on trademe

If you like the Merry & Bright Christmas picture you can download it here from a spoonful of sugar


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