Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pot of Gold Caramel Apples and St. Pat's giveaway winners announced.


Are you feeling lucky today? How would you like a pot of gold? Well, really, who wouldn't? No one is winning a pot filled with shiny gold today, but Sugar Butter Baby, Holly, Jen (of Sweet Morris,) Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust, and Barbara Platt  have each won a McCormick baking kit filled with goodies to make festive food for St. Patrick's Day. Congratulations.

I had not planned to make another St. Patrick's Day recipe, but this week quite a few people have featured my Oreo Truffle Pot of Gold recipe on their sites, and it got me thinking about how a big black pot filled with shiny gold coins isn't all that different than a witch's cauldron filled with bubbling brew, and I created one out of a caramel apple last Halloween.


Both the Sweet Pot of Gold and the Chocolate Caramel Apple Cauldron could easily be swapped out for one another by changing how the black pot is filled. If you have my cookbook, Hungry Halloween, you will also have a recipe for a savory version of a cauldron/pot you can use.

To make my Pot of Gold Caramel Apple, I added a modeling chocolate rim to a chocolate dipped caramel apple then cut out small circles from some white modeling chocolate using a small round fondant cutter. To add shimmer, I dusted the circles with gold luster dust, and set them in my pot. 

I didn't take any step-by-step pictures as I thought it would be easy enough to follow the directions in the previous posts if you'd like to make your own pot of gold caramel apples. Just click here for the directions on how to make the chocolate dipped caramel apple pot/cauldron, then look here for directions on creating gold coins out of modeling chocolate.

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I know I'm early, but I'm moving on to spring and Easter goodies, so I thought I'd send good wishes to you now. May the luck of the Irish always be with you. I have three more exciting giveaways coming up, so stay tuned for your chance to win.

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14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I WON????? That is so awesome. :) And this caramel apple, so amazing. You're a true artist!

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    1. Congratulations and thanks Dorothy. Send your mailing address to me at beth@hungryhappenings.com and I'll forward it on to McCormick.

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  2. These are absolutely amazing. Great ideas. So clever.

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  3. I'm so pleased you decided to be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Kindly provide a link to Seasonal Sundays in your post.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. Thank you very much! What a great way to start the day!

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  5. OMG OMG OMG These look amazing!!!! These are so cute~ probably too cute to eat hehe

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  6. These are adorable! You are so creative! Thank you for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  7. So adorable thank you for sharing!

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  8. Congratulations to the winners and I just pinned this! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  9. May I suggest for the pot of gold, the wooden stick might be painted with food colouring in a rainbow, much like an easter egg?

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  10. May I suggest the wooden stick for the pot of gold be dyed into a rainbow with food colouring, much like an easter egg?

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