Saturday, March 30, 2013

S.S. Bunny


Last summer my mother and I (a bit spontaneously) took up kayaking and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the lake in our local state park and also meeting a delightful group of new friends. When winter brought we kayakers inside- we realized we missed socializing as much as paddling and held an "almost spring kayak party." I attempted to make puff pastry kayaks filled with chocolate and strawberries. 
This got me thinking, as my basket of chocolate bunnies looked on- why not let the Easter bunny set sail in his very own watercraft/dessert, After all, he has a lot of ground to cover and his legs must get a bit tired.

This is also fun way to use any leftover Easter candy -not that that is usually a problem in my house

a cargo of jelly beans and flower candies
 These sweet bunnies and many more at squidoo.com


You'll Need:
frozen puffed pastry (thawed)
assorted chocolate bunnies, peeps and other seafaring folk
assorted candies and sweets
wooden skewers
paper printables, scrapbook paper or doilies
meltable white or colored chocolate

Roll out thawed pastry on cutting board.
 Cut out boat shape depending on the size of your "captain"
Using sharp pointed knife cut shape for opening in boat without cutting all the way through dough.

Bake according to directions and when cooled pop out cut section to create open area

 
create sails attaching printouts, scrap paper or doilies to skewers or large toothpicks
vintage graphics from the fabulous Graphics fairy
the sail and banners can be found on our Printables Page

Insert sail into boat, securing with melted chocolate if desired

Using melted chocolate attach crew and accessories
If desired add paper sailor caps for a truly nautical look
let chocolate harden completely

Have fun with a variety of shapes and sizes for a fun flotilla! Set sail on a sea of colored coconut.

A doily makes a fun but not very seaworthy sail

 
You can perch the boaters on assorted cake stands

These can also make adorable place cards

this darling image and more from zazzle

26 comments:

  1. Simply adorable! So creative and fun!

    Happy Easter! I have enjoyed stopping in to visit with you.
    Kindly, Lorraine

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words!
      so glad you enjoyed visiting-
      Happy Easter :)
      Christina

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  2. You just ooze creativity, Christina! I am always thrilled to see what new things have come to mind! These puff pastry" boats are so adorable with every detail thought out. I know your guests just "oohhhed and "ahhed" over them. And then looking at the last post... well, there you go again! Love the eggs and yes, I do remember them! And I'm just a young thing myself! ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much!
      You are too nice! I don't know if it's creativity or just not growing up (I still like to play with my food lol)
      So glad you enjoyed the posts - it's funny how so many people- ( even you young things :) ) remember those sugar eggs so fondly!
      Cheers!
      Christina

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  3. So sweet and pretty, thanks for stopping by:) Hugs, Biljana

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  4. Another cute project!! Hope you had a great Easter. Thanks again for stopping by and glad the package arrived enjoy, Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura- I'll post a pic soon!

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  5. I love your little Easter boats! How clever! I have been having fun traveling around your blog and looking at all your fun and cute projects! I'm you're newest follower and look forward to visiting often!

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    1. Thanks so much!
      So glad you enjoyed the post and so delighted you'll be following!
      Cheers!

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  6. So cute........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by- I love your Clever chicks blog hops!

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  7. I wish I knew a kayaker just so I could make these! So cute! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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    1. Thanks so much Melissa -
      they are super easy to make even if you don't kayak :) lol

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  8. How darling is this! It is so perfect for easter. Thanks for sharing.

    I'd love for you to check out our Pattern Party! We invite those with free patterns or templates to share. We are also having a giveaway this week!
    http://getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com/search/label/Pattern%20Party

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    1. Thanks so much- I'd love to!
      p.s. your blog title is a riot!

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  9. Oh my, this is precious!!! You're so creative to think outside the box with these adorable bunny (and chick) boats! I also love that you named this post S.S. Bunny .... this really makes me smile! :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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    1. Thanks so much Leslie-
      They are such fun to make and release your inner child-lop
      Cheers!

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  10. What a fun idea and they turned out so darn cute!!! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments on my blog! ;)

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    1. So glad you liked them - and I really enjoyed visiting your blog!

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  11. Christina, these are adorable. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Oh I'm so excited!
      Thanks Kathy and so glad you enjoyed these little guys!
      Cheers!

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  12. Seriously, seriously, SERIOUSLY cute!!!!!! I see where the inspiration came from, but I am just floored that you would be able to wrap your head around it tight enough to come up with something this incredibly cute!!! AND it's totally edible, which is a big ol' plus!

    Thank you for stopping by my place earlier today. I appreciate it! Have a super week!

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    1. Thanks Alycia!
      You're too funny-
      Guess I never grew out of playing with my food-enough sugar and ADHD and voila- bunnies in boats!
      So glad you popped over for a visit!
      Cheers!

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