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Who knew that building your own Angry Bird waffles could be so much fun? This little station was a huge hit with guests at the Angry Birds brunch (kids and grown ups alike).
Since many of you seem to be interested in recreating the syrups (and waffles), I thought I’d put all of the recipes in one place.
For the syrups-
2 cups of fruit (we used strawberries, kiwi, pineapple and tangerines)
2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
Bring to a fruit, water and sugar boil. Let simmer 10 minutes.
While the mixture is simmering, mash the fruit to release the fruit flavors.
Put mixture in a food processor and mix.
Strain out seeds/chunks.
Serve in colored watering cans (or, as an alternative, a labeled oil/vinegar bottle).
For the fruit waffles, we used this belgian waffle recipe, but subbed out a quarter of the liquid for red, orange and green Naked Juice (for every 2 cups of milk, we added 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of juice). This gave the waffles a slightly fruity taste. Also, after noticing that the juice did very little to change the waffle color, I added a couple of drops of food coloring to each batch of waffle dough (you could definitely skip that step, though, and just make the fruity waffles).
Now I need to know- are you a pancake person or a waffle person (or something else entirely)? What’s your favorite brunch item?
I am a waffle person. My favorite brunch item would be cornbread waffles topped with a few tater tots, bacon, a fried egg, and syrup. This breakfast is the reason I exercise. (As a side note, I saw a photo once of a woman who was running; it was captioned: Later, I will have pie.) Thanks for sharing your recipes!
Haha- I am a waffle person as well! And I totally agree- exercise so we can eat what we want. 🙂
What are the black things you used for the eyebrows?
Twizzler Nibs! 🙂
What a cute idea! Where did you find those watering cans?
Hey Katie- the watering cans are from Dollar Tree (funny, right?). I went in looking for oil/vinegar bottles for the syrups, but walked out with these instead. 🙂
Great idea. what did you use for eyes, eye brows and beaks? did you serve the whaffles warm? im in england so need to find alternatives.
thanx and do you have any ideas for party games apart from skittles.
First, about the games- we had an egg hunt (the kids loved it). I’ve also seen all sorts of games where you launch a ball ‘bird’ at a stack of boxes.
Also, the eyes are marshmallows with little chocolate chips poked into them. The nose is an orange candy… you could use real orange slices/tangerines perhaps? And the eyebrows are licorice- though, you could also use a row of raisins?
Hope that helps! 🙂