Canada Day Round-Up!

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Up here in the Great White North, it’s almost Canada Day! It’s a big day in my house because we’re not only a patriotic bunch, it’s also one of my girl’s birthdays!

Needless to say, I’ve found myself on Pinterest (a lot)- so I put together this list of my 15 favorite recipes, crafts, décor ideas, printables, etc!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

chocolate covered pretzels
Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Little Miss Kate & Co.

fruit kabobs
Canada Day Fruit Kabobs from Frugal Mom Eh?

red velvet
Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling from Your Cup of Cake

cherry cheesecake
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake from Love, Create, Celebrate

poke cake
Great Canadian Poke Cake from Tasty Kitchen

canada day cracker
Canada Day Crackers from We Love Crafty Tracey

cupcake toppers
Canada Day Cupcake Toppers (+lots more printables!) by WC Design Studios

mason jar
Mason Jar Lids, also by We Love Crafty Tracey

mason jar centerpiece
Canada Day Centerpiece, also by Love, Create, Celebrate (Can you tell I have a thing for mason jars?..)

button art
True North Strong & Free Button Art by Frugal Mom Eh

Canada flag pallet
Canada Flat Pallet Sign from The Happy Housie
Canada Day Printable Package by A Little Pixel
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Canada Day Mantle Décor from A Little Something in the Meantime
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Printable Canada Day Party Pack by Botanical Paperworks
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Canada Day Project Life Printable by Just Rhonda
canada day project life

Tie-Dyed Cookie Tutorial

Tie-Dyed Cookie Tutorial

Aren’t these cookies just adorable? Not gonna lie, they are pretty tasty too!

One of these days I’m actually going to type up my sugar cookie recipe for y’all, but for now I will give you the link to the flood icing recipe I’ve been using lately (I’ve tried a few, but I love this one!) You can find it over here at http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/best-sugar-cookie-icing-ever/

Once you’ve baked your cookies, and mixed up the icing, the rest is easy peasy!

First, spoon out some of the thin icing into a small bowl and throw in some extra icing sugar (no measurement here, but you want it to be a much thicker but still pipe-able consistency).Color the icing to the shade you would like your outline to be (I love Wilton gel colouring).

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Pour that thicker icing you just made into a piping bag fitted with a thin tip (I normally use Wilton #2), and outline your cookie!

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Normally I stick them in the fridge for a few minutes after outlining, just to help the hardening process along a little bit, and while their in there I divide out the thin icing into smaller bowls to colour individually. Once I get them the colors I want, I pour into these squeeze bottles (I find the icing very hard to control in the icing bags when it’s this thin, so the bottles are definitely my preference).

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Now for the fun part! This is also the part where you need to be a bit fast, but it’s the easiest part of all!

Choose one of your colours, and draw a “bullseye” design on your cookie, don’t worry about it being perfect!
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Now, quickly (and roughly, again- no perfection needed!)  fill in the gaps with your other color.
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For this next step, I usually use my thinnest tipped fondant tool, but a toothpick will work just as well. Use it to gently guide the thin icing into the nooks that aren’t filled.

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Now, use the same tool/toothpick and starting in the middle dot, gently drag the icing outward, over and over, all the way around the cookie.

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Now, pop them back in the fridge for at least 8 hours (they will harden outside of the fridge, but it will take longer)- and TA-DA!