Sunday, 3 June 2012

The Malteser Tree

I'm rather proud of my youngest son.
He's one of those kids that excels in everything he does,and he DOES everything! Football,rugby,saxaphone, clarinet,golf,pool,snooker,fishing,scouts, to mention but a few.
 He also knows you have to work hard for things and since January has washed the plates and pots on a Saturday at Skylark Farm to earn his own money. Here he is on the right of the photo with one of my chefs.
Today he even came the other side of the kitchen as we were short staffed and i taught him the basics so he could help out.
So in the week when he asked me to help him make a malteser tree, similar to one my sister had made me at christmas,as a gift for his English teacher, who was leaving, i was happy to help.

We started with a terracotta pot and filled it with melted chocolate and put a stick in the middle topped with a polystyrene ball and left it to set.


We then poured some melted chocolate on the ball and stuck maltesers on it.
We carried on until the ball was covered.
We colured some fondant icing orange and green and made lots of flowers.
Which we stuck between the maltesers.
I tied some ribbon around the stick for decoration.
Made a gift tag.
And the end result, a gorgeous Malteser Tree.
His English teacher was extremely "touched" by the gesture and loved it.

I'm entering this post in this weeks Handmade Monday which can be found on Handmade Harbour blog organised by Wendy of 1st Unique Gifts.
 I'm off there now to see what other crafters have been up to this week.
 

16 comments:

  1. oh, how lovely. I bet the teacher was thrilled x

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  2. wow really lovely! What a great gift. Mich x

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  3. That is a great gift...and I'd be tempted to try making a tree myself from your tutorial, but I don't think the maltesers would last long enough!

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  4. Brilliant!I'd be chuffed to bits to get one of those!

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  5. Love Maltesers and what a special gift

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  6. What a fabulous idea for a present, it looks great (and mouthwatering!)

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  7. I have never seen one of those before. I am drooling and that is awful as I am on a strict diet. No wonder his teacher was thrilled. A real work of edible art.

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  8. Maltesers are my absolute favourite, in fact I've just eaten a whole bag which have the tag to re-seal. What I don't think so!! Good for your son helping you out like that, we need more youngsters like that who arn't afraid of a bit of work.

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  9. Oh I just love your malteser tree. My daughter is going to want one when she sees it. Well done to your son for being such a positive role model. it's nice to see teens portrayed in a positive way. I think they get such a hard press sometimes. Ali x
    PS Did he inherit his talents from you :).

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  10. This is a great idea - a really great teacher gift! I shall definately be making some of these!

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  11. What an interesting idea. Can you get the maltesers off to eat them without bits of polystyrene stuck to the chocolate?

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    1. Ooo yes everything can be eaten!

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  12. The tree is brilliant and well done to your son. I'd have to buy a couple of extra bags of chocs to make sure I had enough, well I'd have to check every other one to make sure it was tasty enough. :)

    Jan x

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    1. Hi Jan. Have to confess i did buy too many maltesers so i did eat a few along the way!

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  13. Oh WOW that is amazing and such a brilliant idea, I never would have thought to do that. I think I might have to have a go for my friends birthday :-) X

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