As I mentioned in Monday's post, Daniel has been helping me out in the kitchen, and it's been really fun to be able to share another part of my life with him. I had actually planned to make lips shaped Rice Krispies treats for Lips Appreciation Day as I had so much fun making my last Rice Krispie treat, but it didn't work out how I had planned.
After I scrapped that idea, Daniel said that I should try out a brand new recipe instead. He did some brainstorming and stumbled across this jelly slice recipe and we decided to give it a go. Daniel loves jelly, and it didn't involve any baking so it seemed like a good way to ease into new recipes without jumping straight into the deep end.
Whilst jelly slice itself certainly isn't ground-breaking - every recipe we found for it was essentially the same - I absolutely love how the deep red jelly looks like red lipstick, which is definitely my favourite colour for lipstick (although I also have quite the fondness for orange and pink too - what can I say, I love my colours!). To turn your jelly slice into these luscious lips, wait until all your layers have set completely, then grease a lips shaped cookie cutter with butter before carefully pressing it into your jelly slice, then slide the cutter off by gently pressing on the jelly. Easy!
This was not only my first time making jelly slice, but it was my first time eating it too, and it was delicious! Whilst there's a bit of waiting around involved, this certainly isn't a difficult recipe at all, and I think it would be quite a nice treat to serve at parties. Plus, if you're like me and have quite the extensive cookie cutter collection, then you can make it fit in with any kind of theme you may have going on!
For those wondering what exactly Lips Appreciation Day is, truth is, I don't really know either. As far as I can tell, the people behind Party Excuses made it up, and I'm certainly not mad about it - after all, I am the Queen of Novelty Holidays! 😜
I know this post isn't as unique as my sushi roll cake pops or my letter board sugar cookies, but I really believe this is the start of a new era here on The Small Adventurer. Whilst I am sure my cookie posts won't disappear for long as I do love to make and decorate them, I am hoping that I will continue to branch out and try new things, whilst still putting a Small Adventurer-twist to them!
If you have any recipes that you think I should try out, feel free to let me know in the comments! I want to continue growing as a baker and dessert maker, and the only way that will happen is if I keep challenging myself. Here's to continuing to flourish all throughout 2018 ✨
Until next time,