Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends
It's Tuesday Tip/Technique today and here is something very different!
I need to thank Kim Hupke, Education Director at Spellbinders for this tip.
Most shops and supermarkets now have candy canes in stock, the minty ones are lovely.
For today's tip you need candy canes and your Grand Calibur....
 Place a candy cane inside a zip lock bag, you may want to use a double thickness of bags.
Do not seal completely, allow for air to escape.
Sandwich your candy cane in a bag between A Base Plate and Raspberry Adapter Plate.
Run through your Grand Calibur - just once is enough! 
 It's crushed!
 Now empty into an airtight jar/container and decorate.
I've used Snowflake Bliss, Sprigs and Scalloped Labels One.
Use Candy Cane Sprinkles on ice cream, fairy cake icing and more.
This week I've promised to make Elliott chocolate chip muffins with Candy Cane Sprinkles -
photos to follow.

Have a lovely day, it's rather nippy but so glad to see the rain gone!
Take care friends.


Jane Willis said...

what a lovely idea. I've never thought of using the Calibur as a crushing machine - it would save a lot of time bashing with a rolling pin. Wonder if you could flatten meat into escalopes the same way?

Janice said...

Morning Christine
What a great idea and makes a lovely decoration on it's own if you didn't want to use the sprinkles! Your comment made me chuckle Jane 😄
We're moving house tomorrow and not sure when we'll have a broadband connection, so I may be away a little while, but will pop in as soon as I can.
Enjoy your day.
Janice x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Christine
What a fantastic idea. Need to give it a go. Wonder if it would work with digestive biscuits for the base of a cheesecake. Might have to give it a go.

Chris said...

Hi Christine, a great idea, the new Grand Calibur Kitchen Aid. I look forward to seeing Elliott's cakes with the topping.
Chris xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Interesting top tip, not sure I'd use my GC for food though.


Wendy L said...

Wow, what an amazing idea, xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
What a great idea,I look forward to seeing Elliott's chocolate muffins.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

Sandra said...

Good Morning Christine,
Wow what a fab idea, a lot less mess than banging with a rolling pin! Sounds lovely topping for icecream,
I look forward to more of these tips!
Thank you Christine, looking forward. To seeing the cupcakes x
Sandra xxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Well another use for the G/C, would never have though of that.
Have a good day.

nattyboots said...

Hahaha jane's comment made me smile cos if i had thought of this i would have bashed it with my wooden toffee hammer ...
A lovely idea Christine but what have you started ? Calibur steaks, Biscuits i wonder if it would press a tie ? err no maybe not .LOL.

Have a lovely day
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Very good tip. love Jean Z xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
What a great tip. This would be a brilliant idea for a craft stall or school fair. Thanks for sharing.
Take care

utilitygirl said...

A really lovely idea Christine, one that I'm sure would appeal to my grand-daughter, she's really into cooking. Will have to give this a try. Thanks

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Brrrrrrrr !! it's really cold here too, I've just been outside wiping down the window ledges after the window cleaner has been, and I'm positively frrrrreeeeezing !!
This is a fabulous tip, and I can see the sprinkles can be used for various deserts too. I'm loving your embellished jar, it looks scrumptuous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

ros hodgkins said...

Great idea, because they usual get thrown away when the tree comes down. Keep warm.
X Ros

hazel young said...

Lovely idea, but i would have to use the rolling pin as although i have the grand calibur i don't have the raspberry plate xx hazel

Jacquie said...

Brilliant idea lol! could probably do the same with biscuits etc!!!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Wow, how clever, Christine. It saves a lot of effort and mess doesn't it. As Jacquie J said, it should work with biscuits...cheesecake anyone??

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Wow, what a fantastic idea. As you say lovely to put on top of cakes.

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, I would never have thought of that. What a good idea. Hope the muffins go well.
Elizabeth x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. You have done it again! What a great idea, we always have some candy canes left after Christmas and I never knew what to do with them. I will be buying extra from now on, for us and to make some lovely decorated jars as gifts. Like the others my mind is now thinking crushed biscuits etc. (Michele-as long as the food stuff is in bags it will be fine : )) I'm sure Elliott will enjoy his dessert. Take care.

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Nearly up to speed again and checking your blog and what do I find, but a really lovely idea. Thank you. Must give it a go. xxMargaretxx

Lacelady said...

Great idea, but I've never seen candy canes here for sale. BUT I expect I could soon get Smarties sprinkles, or whizz digestive biscuits in for crumbles. Why didn't I think of that?

Craftychris said...

Awesome idea! xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, sorry I'm still playing catch up, so much going on at the moment that blogland has taken a back seat..this is an amazing idea, love it! Hugs Carole Z X

Elaine said...

Wow this is too cute adore that little jar xx

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