8. When the 5 minutes is up, take out the oven and sprinkle the crushed sweets into the heart holes. At first I used my fingers and found this to be a bit messy with the sweets spilling out around the heart. Then I realised you could use a teaspoon for a much more accurate, targeted result! Repeat this process every five minutes with a total cooking time of 15 minutes. Before putting in for the final 5, sprinkle the biscuits with sugar.
9. Remove from the oven when nicely golden brown. Then leave to cool.
10. When cool, ice as desired. Such as a smiley face, an outline around the heart, lines on the hands and feet. Leave to set and once done, place in your cello bag and seal. I was a bit hasty getting mine in and so the icing smudged a bit! Ensure plenty of time to set and place in cello bag very carefully!
Handmade Label - DIY Tutorial
What to do:
1. Cut out a piece of cardstock (I've used white but you'll be covering the whole thing with patterned paper so use whatever is in your craft stash). Measuring 11.5cm across and 10cm down.
2. Score across the middle and fold in half.
3. Cut out two pieces of your flowery patterned paper to cover the whole of the cardstock. Stick on each side. I did it in two to cover the front and back of your label, otherwise I could foresee it looking a bit messy if you tried to cover the whole thing then fold it!
4. Choose your paper flowers and buttons to match your patterned paper accordingly. For mine, I used six flowers altogether, using three flowers with two layers each in different sizes. I just used Pritt Stick to secure together.
You will need:
6. Attach your label to your cello bag. I used staples and attached
them at the end. I had great trouble with this! Trying to manoeuvre the stapler round to get it in the right place was a bit tricky at first! Ideally, I would suggest placing the staples horizontally at the bottom of the label. And don't leave it to the end like myself, then when you glue on your flowers and sentiments, you can cleverly hide them! I managed somehow to hide one under the flowers but the other stuck out and it looks so unsightly!
7. Step to your computer. For my sentiments, I've used three separate labels as follows: 'For You Mum'; 'With Love'; 'On Mother's Day'. My font was 'Amienne' and font size was 28. If you choose a different font, you may need a different size so do print out on paper first to test it to save your cardstock!
8. Arrange and fix your flowers and sentiments. I've placed my flowers on the left hand side, overlapping them so they stick out over the edge of the label. And the sentiments you can see I've arranged them in three lines, spreading out from left to right.
9. Eh voila! You have your finished biscuit packaging!
And that concludes everything for today. I was hoping to post the handmade card tutorial for you later but I may just run out of time at this rate! I hope it won't be too late for you tomorrow instead. If it turns out you didn't have the time to make it for Mother's Day, feel free to use the same design but different sentiments for a friend's birthday or other occasion instead. Going with the flower theme, you could use a sentiment such as 'Friends are like flowers in the garden of life'.
I hope you enjoyed that and as usual, feel free to get in touch.