Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dip Tree Ornaments or Gifts

This year we made charming Dip Tree package tie-on's and gifts. Supplies needed include clear cone shaped cake decorating bags, herbs and seasonings, a cinnamon stick for the tree trunk, some thin gold glitzy ribbon and of course star anise for the top of the tree.
First you fill your bag with the herbs. We used 1 teaspoon of celery seed in the tip of the bag, 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder for the middle layer with a little bit of dried red tomato for color and one teaspoon each of Basil, Thyme and Parsley leaf for the largest bottom layer of the tree.
Next we poked the cinnamon stick tree trunk into the bottom layer of herbs, and secured it tightly with ribbon. Depending upon the size cake decorating bags you are working with you might need to cut it shorter.



Finally, we hot-glued the Star anise to the top of the ornament. If you are using these as ornaments, loop a thin piece of glitzy gold ribbon and attach it underneath the star anise with glue. Tie a perky bow at the base along with a label listing ingredients and the instructions to prepare the dip.

The attached instruction card read: Add the contents of the dip tree to 1 C Mayonnaise and 1 C Sour cream. Stir and chill overnight, serve with veggies or chips.

These were easy to make, festive and fun to eat too!

1 comment:

Herbfarmer said...

Susanna and Nancy,
You all never cease to amaze me with your creativity. I so enjoy reading your blog and visiting your websites.

Merry Christmas
Michele
Possum Creek