Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nilla Wafer Mini Food

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So, I bought a box of Nilla Wafers and have been using them to make some fun treats this season like my St. Patty's Day leprechaun hat and "Girl Scout" Cookie Pops... But, how could I resist making some adorable miniatures?! A stack of pancakes, a cheeseburger with fries, and an itty bitty layer cake all made with these simple little cookies. You can even use them as cupcake toppers!

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Nilla Wafer Pancake Breakfast



You will need
  • White chocolate chips
  • Yellow M&M's
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Soft Caramel Candy
  • Yellow fruit chew candy

Directions

For the eggs, melt the white chocolate according to the package and spoon "egg shaped blobs" onto wax paper. Place yellow M&M in center of white chocolate while it is still wet. Try spooning white chocolate over pretzel sticks for an eggs and bacon combo.



For the pancakes, shave the rounded tops off 2 wafers with a sharp knife. Stack wafers, shaved side up, and place a third whole wafer on top. (Shaving the tops makes it easier for stacking.)
Place a small piece of soft caramel candy on top of your pancake stack and microwave for a few seconds at a time until it has melted down the sides, resembling maple syrup.
For the pad of butter, mold a piece of yellow candy (laffy taffy, starburst, air heads) into a small square. Microwave candy for a few seconds until pliable if needed.
For the plate, I just took a mini cupcake liner and flattened it out.



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Nilla Wafer Burger & Fries 



You will need
  • Sesame seeds
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Coconut shreds
  • Green and red food coloring
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Yellow fruit chew or orange tootsie roll
  • Peppermint patty

Directions

Take a wafer, flat side up, and place peppermint patty on top.
Roll out and cut yellow fruit chew into a square, place on top of "meat".
Tint frosting red and spread on top of peppermint patty (you can also use fruit chew candy instead).

Make lettuce by placing coconut shreds and green food coloring in a plastic bag and shaking until iceberg green.
Brush top of wafer with honey (or water) and sprinkle on sesame seeds. Place on top of your burger.



For the fries, shave the rounded top off of wafer with a sharp knife. Microwave wafer for just a few seconds until softened. Immediately cut into strips with scissors, working quickly before wafer hardens again. (Do not microwave the wafer for too long, 3-5 seconds at a time works well. Be careful because they burn easily... trust me)




For the fries case I simply cut out a pieces of white paper until I got a shape that worked well for holding the fries. When I unfolded it, I traced it and noted the dimensions so you can make your own.
Draw first shape (3" tall x 2" wide). Fold in half width wise. Fold back 2 side flaps and tape to secure. Write your message on the front, open pocket and place fries inside.



I found a template for a mini paper plate here. I pasted it into Microsoft Word and played around with the sizes. The plate below has a 2.5" diameter. You can also just take a mini cupcake liner and flatten it out for a plate.



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Nilla Wafer Layer Cake



You will need
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Melted Chocolate (even try coloring white chocolate to make fun colored cakes)
  • Chocolate flavorings (optional)
  • Cake Toppings (I used a marshmallow and red licorice rope)
Directions

For each layer cake, shave rounded tops off 3 wafers with a sharp knife. Flip wafers over so the bottom side is facing up (this makes a perfectly flat top for you cake). "Frost" cake with melted chocolate (even try coloring white chocolate to make fun colored cakes), spreading it in between the 3 layers and around sides and top of "cake". You can add any of our super strength flavorings to your melted chocolate and create all kinds of fun flavored mini cakes!



To make the "whipped cream" and "cherries" I ripped up pieces of a miniature marshmallow and topped them with slices of red licorice rope. Attach to cake with melted chocolate. ( You can use any sort of toppings you want, get creative. Try a white chocolate coating, sprinkles or sugar decorations!)



The best part is when you bite into it, it looks like a real layer cake!




I tried another cake coated in white chocolate. I used our edible paper and markers to create a little edible image to place on top of the cake! I used the red licorice rope to make the border around the top and bottom of the cake.

 



You can even use them as cupcake toppers! The candle is just a longer piece of red licorice rope with a piece of yellow gummy candy molded into a flame. Attach with melted chocolate.



They even package up nice and pretty for gift giving. Try printing (or hand writing) a personalized message, cut it into a little tag and tie with ribbon for a birthday, "get well", "thank you", or just because gift.



Because everything tastes better on a stick, I managed to twist a lollipop stick into the bottom of the 3 layers before "frosting" sides and top of cake.



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Nilla Wafer Donuts



You will need
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
Directions

Microwave wafer cookies for a few seconds to soften. Punch out centers (I used the small end of a round metal frosting tip).




Add water a few drops at a time to powdered sugar until thick but runny consistency. Stir in food coloring a tiny bit at a tie until desired color is reached. Use a knife or paint brush and apply glaze. Sprinkle on rainbow jimmies and let dry. 




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Nilla Wafer Mini Meals!

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29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! How delightful and yummy! Great ideas...love your blog!

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  2. WOW! I would never have the patience to make these, but they're awesome!!

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  3. Absolutely Adorable!
    So, so cute!
    I love it!

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  4. this is the most adorable thing I have ever seen. Seriously, I want to have a miniature themed party JUST for these. LOVE!

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  5. These are so cute! I am a new follower.

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  6. Hi fellow Dreamer. Love your blog. What great ideas. The food is adorable. Can't wait to try your mini treats. Thanks for the tips.

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  7. This idea is adorable!! Way to be creative!!

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  8. Thanks!
    @ArtisticWIII Studios: Be sure to email us a photo of your finished creation, we love receiving fan photos to add to our Doll Star gallery!

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  9. This post seems to be so yummy. All the dishes that are being given are looking very delicious. I hope they will be very good in taste also...

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  10. I gave my kids "a little breakfast" for April Fool's Day. Huge success, thanks for the idea! ~Cindy H

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  11. @Cindy H.: I'm sure they got a kick out of it! We'd love to see a picture of your creations. Send it over to dollstar@dollhousebakeshoppe.com we love getting inspired fan photos! Happy April Fools Day!

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  12. So fun! Thank you for sharing, what a great job you did on those! I kept thinking about using the mini nilla wafers to make them even teenier! IDK if that would work, but so cute!

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  13. My granddaughter is turning 5 and I will have to make these for her....Thanks for the great tips.

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  14. @Kathy, what a great Grandmother you are! Be sure to share photos of your finished creations with us, we would love to see how they turned out! Send pics to dollstar@dollhousebakeshoppe.com and we'll add them to our online gallery. Good luck!

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  15. This is AMAZING, you are very creative. I'll give it a try. thanks for sharing.

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  16. A pretty good recipe. I am impressed with the results, congratulations. I put forward on my French blog with a link to this article.

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  17. Just found you!! Love your ideas-you are so creative! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Cake Appreciation Society is liking your cake pops...Cake on a Stick!

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  19. I cant wait to make these for my grand daughters tea party they look so yummy! Thank you for sharing!
    Ann

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  20. I hope she loves them! Be sure to find Dollhouse Bake Shoppe on facebook and post a photo, I would love to see how they turn out!

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  21. What a great Grandmother you are! Be sure to share photos of your finished creations with us, we would love to see how they turned out!

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  22. What a great idea, I'll have to try that!

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  23. Thanks Mari, glad you like them!

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  24. What a great Grandmother you are, I hope she loves them! Be sure to share photos of your finished creations with us on facebook, I would love to see how they turned out!

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  25. It’s impressive and beyond my expectations in many aspects. Your points are made in an intelligent and clear manner making this high quality content. Thank you.

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  26. I love the nilla wafer layer cake it looks like the cake from portal. :-)

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  27. Don't show her the objects, especially not in a playful or excited way.
    She may interpret this as an invitation to play with them.
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