We’ve talked about how I’m not really creative or artsy right? How I tend to mess up more crafts than I actually make? In case you missed that, I’m not crafty. AT ALL. I can’t sew or draw, I get more hot glue on myself than I do whatever I’m gluing, and once I got frosting all over myself, the table, and the cat.
But somehow that didn’t stop me from trying to make most of my Christmas presents this year. (I’m so behind. Let’s not talk about that.) And making, frosting, and decorating 4 dozen cupcakes for two parties. And from making this candle.
And for attempting to make these brownies. I blame it all on Pinterest. It makes want to be crafty. And for some reason I keep trying. I think these actually turned okay. These three are the best of the lot, but they were all different and I used a variety of sprinkles and toppings. This really isn’t even a recipe; more “make some brownies then decorate them”.
Here’s how I did it:
I used a box of brownie mix (the kind that bakes best in an 8×8 or 9×9 pan) and the ingredients it called for on the box. I mixed up the batter and poured it into a greased 9 inch round cake pan. I baked it at the recommended temperature for 40-42 minutes, when a toothpick came out mostly clean. I cooled it completely in the pan and then turned the brownie out onto a cutting board.
I cut the brownie in half, and then each half into six even pieces. I trimmed the edges off the ends so they were more straight then round. Then I gathered my supplies:
- mini candy canes that I broke the curved end off
- frosting that I tinted green
- my piping bag and tips because I don’t trust myself with just a spatula and a plastic bag with a hole in the end
- a variety of sprinkles and decorations – I used what I had on hand, so feel free to experiment and get creative!
I stuck the broken end of the candy cane into the bottom of the “tree”, then frosted and decorated each one.
I’m totally turning into some kind of crazed librarian/Martha Stewart. Help!