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Your grandma never made squares this sweet! (Blog Swap!)



Do you remember granny squares? I learned to crochet about 1975 … granny squares were very popular … I made afghans, ponchos and even a doggie sweater. Now in 2012 … I can’t believe that I am making granny square cupcakes! This project looks like many of my needlecraft projects … unfinished!


This is my first blog swap with Brenda at sweetsimplestuff.com! Check out my post here!


This is what you will need:
- Brownie mix (or your own recipe that fits in a 9” x 13” pan) + ingredients that are called for (eggs, water, oil)
- Square cupcake pan
- Cupcake paper liners
- 2 cups your favorite frosting (your choice of color) in a pastry bag with a #17 tip
- ¼ cup melted chocolate/candy melts with a # 9 tip
- Nu Silver Luster Dust

Prepare your brownie batter and line the cupcake pan with the papers.  It is sometimes difficult to find square liners … so I just use the regular round ones and they work!  Also, if you don’t have a square cupcake pan … just bake in a rectangular or square pan and cut squares!


Fill with batter and bake (about 25 minutes) …


Look how they turned out …


Now the fun part … decorating with frosting … start in the center … just like crocheting a real granny square …


Of course you will need a crochet hook … how about a chocolate one?  I used real hooks for reference.  Work on wax paper … simply draw a hook using melted chocolate (or candy melts) … pop in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up …


I used “Nu Silver Luster Dust” and a dry brush to give the hook a bit of a metallic sheen …


Now you can lift the chocolate hook and place it with your “sweet” granny squares …


P. S.  I did find directions and charts for “real crocheted granny squares”  at http://www.knitting-n-crochet.com/granny-square.html 



This is a guest post by my friend Brenda at sweetsimplestuff.com! She offers all kinds of sweet treats that are simply awesome!! I did a guest post on her site too including a new FREE pattern for some crocheted cupcake coasters that you can check out here: http://sweetsimplestuff.com/2012/07/26/cupcakes-fat-free-and-calorie-free. Let me know what you guys think in the comments, and expect a lot more guest posts coming soon!! :)

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