It’s the end of the school year. Where did this last year go? Levi graduated from pre-school this week. Eli is completing 7th grade. And Isaac will be the big cheese on campus next year; he will be in 5th.
Levi’s graduation party included the most fabulous balloon artist, the reptile lady, and lots of face painting. His class was called the rainbow class. Thus I made 12 dozen mini cupcakes – in the shape of a rainbow. I used my basic vanilla cupcake recipe and made my favorite buttercream. Isaac’s friend, Juliette, pointed out that I reversed the order of the colors in the rainbow. I guess it has been a long time since I have painted a rainbow. The 5 year old graduates didn’t seem to complain, nor did their parents.
I really wanted to keep the gift giving simple this year. I am kind of distracted. Eli is being Bar Mitzvah’d in September and I am in full plannig mode. In the throws of designing the invite, pulling photos for the video montage(sniff, sniff), and a long list of other “to-do’s'”, I couldn’t be as creative as I normally am.
Lucky for me I had some pop tart dough in the freezer. Also, lucky for me, I had just made a huge batch of roasted rubarb. I put the two together to create a pretty incredible treat – if I do say so myself. Instead of just wrapping them in cute celophane bags, I did get a tad creative. I honestly don’t recall when or where this idea came from, but I am grateful it had. In our household, summer is a time to garden and plant. These pop tarts are just the beginning of our gardening adventures!
1 lb. fresh rhubarb, trimmed and chopped
1/3 cup sucanat or organic cane sugar
zest of 1/2 an organge
• preheat oven to 400*.
• in a 9×13″ glass dish, combine the rhubarb, sucanat, and orange zest. let flavors blend for 5 minutes.
• cover dish with foil. place in oven for 15 minutes.
• prick the fruit with a fork, if tender and juicy remove from the oven. let cool ever so slightly.
• taste for sweetness. Dorie suggests adding a bit of honey if you want more sweetness. I found it sweet enough and didn’t need the honey. place in a glass jar and store in your fridge.
The Urban Baker / SusanSalzman.com
More Pastry ideas:
Rhubarb Hand Pies – Kitchen Confidante
Farmers Market Recipes – Dine and Dish
Peach Hand Pies – Annie Eats
Panini Happy – Panini Pop Tarts
Krissy’s Creations – Homemade Pop Tarts
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Susan these flower pop tarts are so creative & adorable! So is that rainbow cupcake display. Your kids are soooo lucky to have such an awesome momma baker 🙂
ahhh- thanks, Marla! All of our kids are pretty lucky to have each and every one of us! x
I love this post – that rainbow is BEAUTIFUL – even upside down or inside out – and the flower pots are adorable too – look at you go. Happy end of school year to you. x
miss you. it has been way too long. when do you leave for europe. we need to sneak in coffee before you fly out of here!
Susan, these are so darling!! What a terrific gift idea – I miss those days of giving “teacher gifts” but these would be great as a hostess gift or darling at a baby/wedding shower – the possibilities are endless (especially if you have pop tart dough in the freezer!)
Know what you mean about distraction – high school graduation this week – yikes!!!
I’m so impressed you made your own pop tarts! I’ll have to try that, so crafty you are!
You made TWELVE DOZEN mini cupcakes?? You are my hero. SOOOOO adorable!! And those flower pop tarts are just about the cutest thing ever. This whole post is amazingly fantastic!
I love it!…”The Rainbow Class.” So sweet.
I’m loving the flower pots of “food” and they’re popping up everywhere! Another adorable idea!
You have such lucky boys! What fun those rhubarb poptart flower pots are. I think they could overtake that fruit bouquet business in a New York minute!
Amber – from your lips to “you know whos” ears!
I wish I was a teacher or student at your school! These look so cute!!!
I wish you were their librarian! I make treats for everyone (coaches, art teacher, music teacher, librarian, etc!). You and I need to bake together this summer….let’s make a plan!
Oh my goodness…. these are so adorable! You are a busy bee…. hope things go smoothly for you!
Home made poptarts have been on my list to make for some time…….these are just adorable!!!
These look so fantastic! You’re so creative!!
I want to have a party just to make these adorable pots of edible flowers. If I knew I wouldn’t eat them myself, I’d make them this weekend! I’m going to need guests to help eat them though. Looks like I need to plan a party — STAT! 🙂
Those poptarts are too cute! I love your cupcake rainbow too. You are just brimming with creativity!
oooo – thanks so much, Sylvie! x
These little pop tarts are really beautiful, I like these a lot!
What a wonderful idea! I am very happy to have found your blog via facebook…
Mazel Tov with the Bar Mitzvah planning, such a wonderful time!…Life flies so quickly after that. My baby graduates from high school on Thursday!
thanks so much, Linda! So nice to meet you. This BM is making me pull my hair out. So much work – but I know I will get through it!
Thanks for linking up! I featured you in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/great-ideas-2/ Have a GREAT weekend!
The pop tarts are adorable!