Friday, February 13, 2009

Edible Lighthouse

I know Allison took her own pictures and will post them, but this is for all the people who don't know Allison. Isn't she creative? She'll say she just took the idea from somebody else's internet post, but I say she still did all the work. We are so blessed that Michelle has such wonderful Young Women leaders!

In case you haven't guessed, this week was New Beginnings - a special evening where they explain how Mutual and Personal Progress are supposed to work to the girls that will turn 12 this year. And it's a great review for the older girls and their parents. The program turned out beautifully. Wayne even noticed that his little girl isn't a little girl anymore!

The whole lighthouse scene was edible, even the writing on the plastic tablecloth was chocolate frosting. The "sand" is brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs. The lighthouse is made out of rice krispy treats cut in graduated circles, held together with a skewer, and decorated with chocolate frosting. The cabins are made out of graham crackers and frosting. The "rocks and boulders" are donut holes, miniature cream puffs, brownie balls, whoppers and chocolate covered raisins. Allison covered 5 plates with brown paper (not edible!) and stacked them to form the foundation. When it was time to eat, she brought out melted chocolate so those who wanted to could dip their "rocks" in it.


Harlene said...

That is fabulous! Annie will have her first New Beginnings on Sunday.
Chris is trying to find a way of keeping her from turning 12 and attending mutual and all that, but I'm excited for her. I'm excited for me too, as I never got to be in Young Womens.

Melissa said...

I agree Becky! We have the most dedicated and talented YW Leaders! They always go above and beyond.