For Christmas this year my Sister and my neices made these great gourmet cocoa cones for everyone for Christmas. Imagine how spectacular a bucket of these would look for a Christmas Party or a Skating Party. I loved the gift...but was surprised that my sister who was a Stampin' Up Demonstrator hadn't stamped her tags. When I needled her about it she told me that she had looked everywhere for a Cocoa Stamp but couldn't find one. So of course it was an absolute must have for JustRite's New Baking Ensemble - JB 08130. (This set consist of 6 interchangeable designer centers and designer borders). These stamps are available for pre-order on the JustRite website - they will begin shipping in mid-September. Note that the wooden stamper must be purchased separately- JB 08117 Harmony Classic Circle II.
To recreate this fun project you will need to purchase plastic icing cones from Wilton. I found mine at Walmart in the cake decorating section- purchase the box with 50 bags in it. Each cone will use two icing cones. Next you need to find tiny elastic bands- try looking in the hair care section of the store.
Fill the first cone with your Favorite Hot Cocoa mix....or go all out and make your own gourmet cocoa.The cones are designed to make two cups of cocoa mix. ( Perfect for a cold winter's night). Scoop 4 tablespoons of Hot Cocoa mix into the first icing cone. Use a tiny elastic to seal the bag. Now insert that cone into a second icing cone. Now here is the fun part...choose your favorite flavor of chocolate chips. At Christmas time there will be tons of gourmet cocoa choices scoop a nice layer into the cone. Then add a layer of mini marshmallows. Use a tiny elastic to seal off the the cone.
Now design your Cocoa tags using your interchangeable JustRite Baking Ensemble Stamps.
I love traditional red and green for Christmas Projects ...So here I used some of my favorite Christmas Paper from American Crafts. If you are new to my blog and love Christmas Projects click through to my American Crafts category to see the all the fun projects I designed with this paper and the scraps last year. My favorite are the Christmas trees. This year you can purchase this Collection as a paper pack from American Crafts. The ribbons are also from American Crafts. Next stamp your images and die cut them using Spellbinder's Scalloped Nestabilities. If you look in the mug you can also see that I made a variety of flavors for my friends. On the back side of the tag we designed on the computer instructions for making the gourmet cocoa.
Here is what we put on the directions:
Hot Cocoa Mix for Two!
Chocoale and Vanilla Swirl
Divide and stire cocoa mix (2 Tbs.) into two mugs of hot water (1 cup each). Swirl the yummy chips and marshmallows aroud in your hot cocoa. Sip slowly and enjoy!
Have fun making these great gifts!!