I made some sugar cookie dough, colored the majority of it with red food coloring (AmeriColor Super Red) and the other portion with green food coloring (AmeriColor Leaf green). The red dough was rolled into balls, placed into the muffin pan and baked for about 18 minutes at 350 degrees. The tiny leaves were hand shaped and baked on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. I broke off pieces of pretzel sticks for the stems and helped secure the stems and leaves with a bit of royal icing, dyed red.
I looked at all the craft stores around here for mini apple baskets, to no avail, but for my display I used this little Peterboro basket, which I bought years ago. It is only 2-inches deep and 3.5-inches wide.
This post is part of a Back-to-School party being thrown by my friend, Amy of Living Locurto!
Be sure to visit her blog for some fun projects, all relating to school!
Thanks Amy, for organizing such a fun event!
I'm Lovin' it Party
Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday
Weekend Wrap up Party