I made this cute pooch from crispy rice cereal, and his doghouse from graham crackers. Our son's face lit up when I presented the finished cake at his second birthday party. —Elizabeth Isch, Gridley, Kansas
Here's a fun holiday recipe children can help with. And no cookie cutters are needed! I just shape the dough into a triangular log, refrigerate it and cut it into tree-shaped slices to bake and decorate. Broken pretzel sticks form the tree trunks. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
THESE SPECIAL SWEETS for February 14 are so simple to fix, you'll want to skip the store-bought kind for good...and make more batches on other occasions besides!
To prepare their cute confections, the CT kitchen staff shaped melted candies with cookie cutters. Then they piped on royal icing in all sorts of fun designs.
Are you planning a Valentine's Day party, wedding shower or other event? Add a guest's name to each heart and use them as place cards...or dangle the treats from a festive tree centerpiece.