Photography by Dan Engongoro
This artistically designed “Palette” is bursting with color, and sure to delight both young and old. Though somewhat time consuming to prepare (although I do provide suggestions for short cuts), it is not as hard as looks!
- Plastic artist palette (available at craft stores)
- Chocolate disc mold (size according to palette)
- Paint brush
- Assorted color foil wrappers
- Simchas Purim label (available at omg design.com)
- 6 plain cupcakes (*SHORTCUT-purchase them from your local bakery)
- Wilton fondant – 6 colors*
- 2 ½ inch. round cookie cutter
- 6 pack plastic muffin holder
- 1 Fiji Artesian water bottle-500 ML
- 16×20 cellophane bag
- 3 different color raffia- 1 yard each
- Low temperature glue gun
- Make chocolates molds and wrap in foil. (*SHORTCUT-Purchase truffles at your local candy store)
- Glue foil wrapped chocolate in place using a glue gun.
- Add finishing touches by placing label in the center of the palette and gluing paintbrush in place .
- Roll out fondant-cut circles with the cookie cutter (each color makes approx 8 circles)
- Cover the cupcakes ( no additional icing necessary).
- Place decorated cupcakes in muffin holder.
- Using a glue gun to secure water bottle on far left corner of the cover.
- Position palette so that it is leaning against the water bottle and glue in place. Hold in place till dry.
- Carefully place in cellophane bag.
- Gather and staple cellophane at either side and in the center.
- Form bows out of raffia and glue over staples
*Wilton fondant is sold in many vibrant colors. It is sold 4 colors per box.
This article by EstherO. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.