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Topic: The Birthday Bark Tree  (Read 1472 times)
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« on: July 15, 2012 05:26:02 PM »

My favourite kind of presents to give are handmade presents because then (selfishly) at least it's fun for me to make as opposed to buying something which is no fun for me. I've never thought of something handmade to give my boyfriend before, I really wanted it to be something he liked and not just something you keep because you have to because your girlfriend made it.

This birthday I did it!

Made chocolate bark. Called it birthday bark. Put it in a jar featuring a tree which is the birthday bark tree and can be harvested from once a year (that is, each birthday the jar will be refilled  Wink )  

I glued crinkled tissue paper to the jar, drew a tree on a plain white sticker sheet then cut that out and stuck it on, the rest is a combination of black acrylic paint and a silver paint pen and sealant all working together to give the whole thing a bit of texture and dimension (I hope!).

Really satisfying project and very well received  Smiley

« Last Edit: July 15, 2012 05:27:31 PM by special_occasion » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012 06:31:52 PM »

Good idea.
I have never heard of chocolate bark. Is it like chocolate fudge?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012 12:28:34 AM »

Good idea.
I have never heard of chocolate bark. Is it like chocolate fudge?

I'd never heard of it before either, just found it by accident on the net  Smiley This is the recipe I used: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/pistachio-cherry-chocolate-bark-holiday
I can report it was yummy (though I didn't have any because I don't like dried cherries) and it was very easy so if you want to try to make it for the first time I can recommend this one. It's not so much like fudge, more like a slab of chocolate with things thrown in, pretty much overall the same consistency as a block of chocolate. At least, that's how it was when I made it  Wink

« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012 02:23:37 AM »

Thanks for the recipe. I will make some for my husband and kids who -like-no love chocolate. I like that I could even customize it to suit everyone's taste.
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012 02:01:24 PM »

I love the "yearly harvest" idea! Great gift and well presented =)
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