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How to Make a Snowflake Funnel Cake

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010


To make a snowflake funnel cake, you will need some soft tortillas, vegetable oil, and powdered sugar. You will also need scissors, a pan for frying the tortillas, and tongs to remove the crispy tortilla from the oil. Make sure the tortillas are fresh and have not been in the fridge, or they will break when you fold them.

How to Make a Snowflake Funnel Cake

  • Step 1: Fold a fajita tortilla into fourths and cut it with scissors like a snowflake. You don’t want the tortilla to be too large, which is why I chose the fajita size.
  • Step 2: Throw it into some hot oil. The oil needs to be deep enough to cover the whole tortilla. An inch of oil is plenty. Flip the tortilla in the oil so that it browns evenly on both sides.
  • Step 3: When the tortilla is crispy and light brown, pull it out with tongs, onto a paper towel.
  • Step 4: Sprinkle powdered sugar on it.

Voila! A yummy, beautiful snowflake that tastes just like a funnel cake!




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How to Make Snowflakes that Cling to Glass

Friday, December 24th, 2010


Winter is the perfect time for decorating with snowflakes. My children always enjoy making paper snowflakes with scissors and folded paper.  We hang them from the ceiling with thread and a piece of clear tape. Then it looks like it’s snowing in the house.


This year I found a craft in the Family Fun magazine, which was to make snowflakes that cling to glass.

How to Make Snowflakes that Cling to Glass

Step 1: First you draw a snowflake with pencil on a sheet of white paper.

Step 2: Put a sheet of wax paper on top of it. I taped them both down so that they wouldn’t slide around.

Step 3: Get dimensional fabric paint (the glittering crystal one), and you trace the entire snowflake with it. It sort of looks like glue. Make sure it’s thick; if it’s too thin it will break when you try to peel it off. I found an alternate way to do it with glue as well. You use white school glue and shake glitter on it. They look just as good as the ones I made.

Step 4: Let it dry overnight. Peel it off the wax paper and stick it to a window.



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