Sunday, February 23, 2014

Faux Carrots (They're Really Strawberries)

Real strawberries that look like carrots!

Now that Valentine's Day is over, I'm getting into Easter/Spring stuff. I'll try to limit it a little but really I'm full steam ahead with lots of fun ideas for the Spring and the Easter holiday.

Carrots or Strawberries? 






These are chocolate covered strawberries. Orange colored chocolate, that is.

I was really lucky that Stop and Shop still had the long strawberries leftover from Valentine's Day. It makes the illusion more real, don't you think, because they are longer?


I put the orange chocolate melts in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until they are melted. Since the melted candies were very thick I had to add a tablespoon (maybe a little less) of light olive oil to thin out the melts.Then I also put in a tablespoonful of paramount crystals (not an affiliate link - people who live in Connecticut cannot sell on Amazon). Anyway, the paramount crystals help to thin out the chocolate safely also. Water cannot be added to chocolate to thin it out... it becomes a big mess.  






I speared the strawberry with a fork and then dipped it into the orange chocolate. I knocked the fork against the bowl a few times to get the excess chocolate off and then rested the handle of the fork in a cup and put them in the refrigerator. After they hardened I shook on some drizzled chocolate onto the carrots to make a ribbed effect. I bought some fresh parsley and took little sprigs of it and added a little sprig to each "carrot top" with a small dollop of melted chocolate to hold it in place. That's about it. Really simple. Really easy. 

Won't these be pretty on the Easter table? And fun. I'm going to enjoy the "Oooo, what are these?"






Hope you enjoyed this and will PIN it for Easter.


Best wishes, everyone!

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22 comments:

  1. I am in love with this. These are fabulous. Pinning these for sure.

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  2. These carrots are adorable! Just pinned them and shared the pin on my Facebook page. Adorable!

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  3. These are too, too cute and definitely coming out for Easter. Thanks so much for the fun inspiration!!
    jen

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  4. Looks yummy! How does the orange chocolate taste? And you're right about it looking pretty on an Easter table. You really had your creative hat on for this!

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    1. Thanks, Gail. I love your very creative stuff also. You are amazing.

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  5. Cleverest things I've seen! Love this idea for Easter. I'd love it if you linked these to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa
    www.tumbleweedcontessa.com

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  6. Oh my goodness! SO adorable!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  7. Oh my goodness, girls! These carrots are so cute! How creative!

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    1. Hi, Beverly, Your things are SO pretty and romantic. I'm just all over the place with my stuff..

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  9. Too cute those carrots! Lovely idea! Thanks for sharingl! Would love to have you visit me sometime :9
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh wow!!!! How fun are does ''not'' carrots!! YUM!

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  11. Your faux carrots are very cute and will be the talk of the Easter Dinner I'm sure.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. These lil carrots are adorable, would never suspect they were really strawberries.
    What a delightful treat for Easter......thanks for sharing this great idea.
    Blessings, nellie

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  13. OMG I absolutely love these! I will be making these ASAP!

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  14. These are adorable! Perfect Easter treat!

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  15. Ah, I love it! How adorable! My kids would be so utterly confused too or they'd just let me eat all the "carrots" :) Thanks for sharing with my Small Victories Sunday linky. So glad you found my linky and I am a big fan of yours already. New subscriber! Pinning and sharing!

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  16. I pinned these earlier this week! They are so cute! I don't know if we'll be able to find nice long strawberries like those, but I want to try :) Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Real.

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  17. Wow, these are beyond cute, and their strawberries! What a great idea for Easter, really beyond cute. I wish I could taste one right now!

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  18. Yummy! I'd love to find these in my Easter basket! I'll be sharing this on The Crafty Crow soon :)

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  19. Yummy! I'd love to find these in my Easter basket! I'll be sharing this on The Crafty Crow soon :)

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