Spiked Strawberry Santas!
The first thing you need to know? We made spiked frosting. That’s right. Fluffy white frosting with booze in it. Epic. Seriously. If you do nothing else in this tutorial, make this frosting and dip some strawberries, cookies, and cake pops in it. So good.
Ok, now to the Strawberry Santas! We’ve seen these all over the web and they’re too cute for us to resist putting our own tipsy Oreo-obsessed spin on ’em. And what spin is better than one that could potentially give you the spins? ;)
– 1 dozen strawberries
– 1 dozen Oreos
– 1 can of fluffy white frosting
– 4-6 oz whipped or marshmallow vodka
– 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
– Tools: piping bag + piping tip, toothpick
First, we’re gonna make our frosting.
Place a can of frosting in a bowl. Add vodka 1 shot at a time. We ended up using about 6 oz (3 shots) but it totally depends on your frosting so add 1 shot at a time. Add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until your frosting has thickened up and is back to a normal frosting consistency. Pour into a piping bag.
Now, to prep your santas. We used an oreo as black pants. All these bottomless santas we’ve been seeing online are downright risqué! Set an Oreo down on your cutting board. Cut the stem off one strawberry. Then cut off the top, which will be your hat.
Spread a thin layer of frosting on the Oreo. Then place the strawberry large side down. Use a strawberry huller or paring knife to pull out a little scoop of the strawberry (the more spiked frosting, the merrier!). Pipe a bit of frosting in so it’s just overflowing a little bit. Put the hat on and let the frosting drip a little bit out the sides. This is santa’s beard!
Use a toothpick to add frosting buttons. And you’re done! Keep in the fridge before serving.
How adorable? Even just to make a few!
What Christmas classics and inventions do you have up your culinary sleeve? We’d love to see what you come up with. Talk to us in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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