Monday, December 19, 2011

Edible Holiday Place Cards

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Don't you just love the holiday season? I sure do. I especially love all the festivities and get togethers with loved ones. I am planning an intimate dinner party this weekend with just my closest of friends. I hate those big ole stuffy parties where it is so crowded and loud you can't even talk to anyone, don't you? I prefer a much more intimate setting. That is why I am doing a sit down holiday dinner. I have invited 6 of my closet friends. I cannot wait!

I have made these beautiful edible placards to put on the table. I just hate it when everyone fights over who is going to sit next to me. So awkward. These should solve that problem!

Let me show you how to make them, they are easy!
(You can click on the photos to make them larger.)

Print the names in the size and font you want on edible icing sheets. I like Kopykake brand. (You have to use an edible ink printer to make these food safe.)

Cut them out and lay them face down into the place card chocolate mold.

   Pour melted white chocolate into the card molds and the little stands too.

About 8-10 minutes in the freezer and then they will fall right out of the mold. Now the edible image is embedded into the chocolate and it looks seamless and like all one piece! Love that.

To decorate these, I piped royal icing bead borders with a tip7. Let that dry a good bit and then paint them with  gold luster dust mixed with vodka. Let that fully dry. Then add a red clay gun string ( the smallest round disc)  as  a decorative border inside the gold piping.

Attach the stand to the back with chocolate.

I also used these premade royal icing decorations that I purchased here.

Isn't  that just beautiful? I think Martha will be a little jealous of my mad crafty skillz. :)

Your guests will be awed by the fact that these are edible, and even more so by the fact  that you made them.

I also made another design for my New Orleans pals.  Many of you know that I am a devoted native of New Orleans, and  just adore our culture and history.   I wanted to make something special for my local buds.

For these, I used my strip cutters to frame the cards with red and green fondant.

I used my fleur de lis push mold and white fondant to make the decorations. I painted them gold after they were dry, then attached them to the cards.

Lovely.  I think Drew will be impressed. Yes, Drew and I are close personal friends. (He just doesn't know it yet.)

Darren (Sproles) and  Harry (Connick) will shower me with compliments.

What? You don't believe that I know Harry?
Let me prove it to you then:

 Right after this photo was taken he proposed. But I had to say no because I am already married.

Back to the place cards:

I think the fleur de lis is especially fitting for Drew.

Darren also, since they both play for the Saints. Who Dat!

Harry loves his coffee and dessert.

I cannot wait for my party!  
I hope Oprah does not drink too much and hit on Donald like last year.

I hope you guys give these a try; they are really fun and easy to make.

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Happy Holidays Everyone!



cunlimitedme said...

Beautiful Sharon as usual

angelabarton said...

cute! beautiful!

Save The Date Cakes, LLC. said...

Love this idea! You are so stinkin creative! =)

LeeAnn said...

I love them, I'm always looking for a new idea...and can always count on Sharon
Merry Christmas to you and your Family

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! I think you should do a chocolate dvd.

SweettoEat said...

I love all of your tutorials and dvds - such great ideas and they're explained clearly - Merry Christmas! Paula

redheadfairy2008 said...

So creative !

redheadfairy2008 said...

So creative Sharon !

Wendy B said...

I almost fussed out loud upon reading "close personal friends" then realized this was the fairy tale version so I am good!! LOL this is a great blog post and I looooove those placecards!

Jessica Huval said...

Stop it! You are hilarious! Love these placecards. And love love love the picture with Harry!
Have a very merry Who Dat Christmas!
Jessica Huval

culejules said...

What a great idea; they look great.

Best wishes from Julie (UK)

Mary Ann Levy said...

So proud of you Sharon. Beautiful work!

SugarEd Productions said...

Thank you everyone!

Vania's Cakes said...

Awesome!!!! I love this great idea!

Elaine said...

These are great! So elegant!

kristi said...

Beautiful as always!!!

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Anonymous said...

Clever, beautiful, unique idea! And, as we say down South, you are a hoot!!! Love your humor.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, unique, original idea! And, as we say down South, you are a hoot! Love your sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

What fun! Love this idea.

Julie Stottmann said...

I know you have mad crafty skillz and you also have mad photoshop skillz (a certain familiar Saints cheerleader anyone?...)so I am wondering about that Harry Connick Jr. picture!! LOL Oh yeah and the place cards are super cool! ;-)

Anonymous said...

you crack me up!

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