A few nights ago, I wandered across the street to talk to my neighbors. During our conversation, a small voice broke in to say “hi, Mrs. K.” I turned, expecting to see my neighbor’s son coming around the house from the backyard, but instead found him peeking out from his bedroom window. After we exchanged pleasantries, his mom reminded him that camp started early in the morning and that he needed to get to sleep. It was still daylight but past his bedtime and he just wasn’t ready to go to sleep. I laughed to myself, remembering how I felt as a young girl on those summer nights when I had to be in bed before the sun set.
*if using a 9″x13″ brownie, make your ganache using 8 ounces chocolate, 1/2 cream, and 1 tablespoon corn syrup
Let the brownie set for at least two hours, but best overnight. If you are in a hurry, you can refrigerate the brownie for 45-60 minutes, but the surface may get a bit sticky.
Now to the fun part:
Pour 1/2 teaspoon of vodka into a small bowl or in one cavity of a plastic paint palette. Pour in about an equal amount of cranberry luster dust. Stir until well blended. Some colors blend easier than others. Just keep stirring! Do the same with some white luster dust.