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Duncan Hines Little Crystal Homes

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Little juice crystal houses, complete with tea set, occupants, and vines, or made special by your imagination. Decorated with Duncan Hines, full of Vitamin C.

Directions

  1. Pour 75g dry juice crystals into a sealable bowl. Drip 30 drops of water randomly over the top. Do not pour the water or the juice crystals will dissolve. I use a small turkey baster or craft bottle. Shake to coat the droplets. Smush with a spoon until fine, then cover and shake.
  2. Press the crystals at least ¼” thick into a mold. Press it in as hard as you can. Set it out to dry.
  3. The next day, carefully tap the top of the mold and squeeze it gently to release the crystal egg. Let it dry a few days more so it’s solid.
  4. Because you’re carving, the crystal egg should be thick and dry. The more cutting you do, the more likely the egg will break or crumble so be careful, and a word to the wise press and dry a few eggs at the same time so you have replacement pieces.
  5. Very gently chip away doors, windows & stairs. Stand the bottom on icing on paper, let dry, turn over, let dry.
  6. Some pieces like tables, chairs, ladders, flowerpots or whatever your imagination creates… can be made out of icing on a piece of wax paper, dried, then added carefully to your masterpiece. Again, make replacements.
  7. Decorate the inside. Don’t seal the edge if you want to show off by lifting the roof.

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