Wednesday, July 21

{STYLING} rice krispy treats

i was asked to bring rice krispy treats to a gathering of friends this past weekend.
i was specifically asked to bring THESE...

recipe & photo from twig & thistle
super cute...right!?

i made a regular version of rice krispy treats with NO lollipop stick - for the gentler crowd.
and then i went with a peanut butter and chocolate version...

instead of dipping the bottoms into the chocolate like twig & thistle's version...
i decided to sandwich two rice krispies together so that the chocolate wouldn't actually touch the tray/plate they were going to be displayed on.
less mess is always better, right?

then i added more chocolate drizzle to the top...
some decorative paper to the tray...
& a coordinating flag to the lollipop stick.
VERY cute presentation don't you think?
pretty sophisticated for rice krispy treats! *wink*

i got to thinking.
this is SUCH an easy dessert ANYONE can make.
why not experiment with some additional...
SUPER EASY ways to help doll them up.
so i thrust myself into the throngs of what i call the
"rice krispy treat fancification experiment"!

using the exact same rice krispy treat...
some different colored ribbon....
a couple of other unexpected elements...
and you've got yourself a plethora of styling ideas...

here are some simple "pink" accents using curling ribbon & tulle
think little girl birthday party, baby or bridal shower and how about a "circus" or "vintage" themed event??

what about pink & black...or pink & green WITH or WITHOUT the striped lollipop stick?
see how adjusting the height of the ribbon changes the look as well...

a brown & pink polka dot combo is super cute too... FAVORITES ended up being these with the gingham ribbon...
again, sliding the ribbon up or down makes for a completely different look...

how about some funky curly ribbon variations...
just changing the color of ribbon, the amount used & placement on the plain or striped
lollipop stick gives such dramatic results...don't you agree?

here's where i take things to an entirely new level...
step back for a minute...

flowers anyone? perfect for that garden tea party you are hosting...*wink*
i just removed the middle insert of the flower on the first example - punched a slightly wider hole with my "crop-a-dile II" and slid it right onto the stick. perfect fit.
the other two examples are flowers with wire in the stems...
flower up...or flower down??

i couldn't DARE go without experimenting using the ever-so-popular
printable cupcake toppers...
(these "celebration circles" are part of my "Caitlyn Cupcake Collection" found in my shoppe).
tulle on the top or tulle on the bottom?

and here's a random styling idea...
totally makes me WANT to have a raffle at my next party!!
think carnival/circus party or a raffle at your next bake sale...clever!

you get my point by now...
presentation is everything...
but it doesn't have to be complicated.
neither does your dessert! *wink*
remember that for your next party!!

Wanna hear something SO funny?
This "photo shoot" was done 3 days after I made them.
Needless to say the chocolate lacked that "fresh" look.
It needed some "just dipped shine".
I grabbed the olive oil, dabbed some on my finger & rubbed the chocolate to spruce it up.
It worked like a charm.
Anything for a photo shoot, right?
shhhh...don't tell. *wink*


Carol July 21, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

You are so creative-and must have a lot of patience!! I would have quit after the first bow. I'm going to try these with my grandchildren. Thanks!

Donna,  July 21, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

Even though these treats are simple to make, I love your idea of fancying them up! I hope you don't mind if I copy some of these ideas in the future. Thanks for sharing!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers July 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

Donna...I absolutely WANT you to copy these ideas! Feel free. My goal is always to inspire others to try the things/ideas I share here!! Thanks for commenting and I do hope you'll share your creations!! Hugs!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers July 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

Donna...I absolutely WANT you to copy these ideas! Feel free. My goal is always to inspire others to try the things/ideas I share here!! Thanks for commenting and I do hope you'll share your creations!! Hugs!

Lisa of In Pencil July 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

They just might be the fiercest cereal treats this side of Buddy Valastro.

Save the Date for Cupcakes July 21, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

Never saw such gorgeous rice crispy treats~ EVER!

lisalyn July 21, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

So what if I'm in love with your blog and all your fabulous ideas!!! :)

Thanks so much for the inspiration and I do intend on sharing! :)

Kim @ Frost Me! July 21, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

awesome! I love all the styling! The sandwich chocolate idea is genius! love love!

Kim @
party inspiration

Cammi at CK Events July 21, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

Super cute ideas!! Rice krispy treats are so yummy, why not make them pretty, too!?

Dani July 21, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

Such great ideas! Thank you for sharing!!

staci @ lizard n ladybug July 21, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

they are all so gorgeous! Love the one with the ticket :) Tons of possibilities with such a simple treat!!

Kristy July 21, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

i've never ate one. i've never made them. but after seeing this, i think i'll do both :O)
thank you.

Little Green Umbrella July 22, 2010 at 3:22 AM  

Very impressive! I am going to have to try that out. So cute!

linnette from July 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM  

WOW! Just found your blog and this post! SO cute! I will totally try these and if I use them for my daughter's party, I will be sure to link you on my blog. Awesome!

Nicole-Lynn July 23, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

Adorable! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sophia Makes Three July 27, 2010 at 11:52 PM  

i LOVE the idea...especially the ones with the flowers on the sticks, since i AM having a garden tea party for my babes first birthday party!

Elizabeth at July 28, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

Just perfect... easy, sweet, and cute!

Hinna August 1, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

This is such an easy and fun idea!

Anonymous,  July 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM  

Great idea! How long do these keep for? How do u store them?

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