I have a sweet challenge for you today! Our friends at Voortman want to inspire you and your kids to get creative in the kitchen, and they have an awesome contest running right now to inspire you to do just that! The Inspired by Voortman Contest is offering up two $2,500 (USD) cash prizes! I’ve partnered with Voortman to share the contest details with you, along with my own Inspired by Voortman Wafer Cookie Village.
Voortman has been inspired by baking for more than 60 years, making Turnovers, Shortbreads, Wafer cookies and more! They are available in eighteen different varieties including: Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Coconut Crème, Cookies’n Creme, as well as a selection of no sugar added options.
My family has long enjoyed these cookies, and I am thrilled to discover how perfect they are for food crafts and recipes. This wafer cookie village was so much fun to make!
Inspired by Voortman Contest
Voortman is giving away a $2,500 USD cash prize to two lucky people. How sweet is that?!
There are two categories you can enter under and each category has a $2,500 USD cash prize.
Wafer Structure: A wafer structure is an object or piece of original artwork (that does not violate any copyright laws) made out of wafers. Wafers must be visible in the creation, and ideally should make up the majority of your creation.
Wafer Recipe: A wafer recipe is a wafer-based dish or treat intended for eating. Wafers must be visible in the creation, and ideally should make up the majority of your creation. Wafers must be a primary ingredient or inspiration for the creation. You do not need to include a list of ingredients or steps to reproduce the creation in your entry.
After you have taken a picture of your Voortman wafer structure or recipe, submit images of your creation online at InspiredbyVoortman.com. Entrants are allowed one entry per day. The contest started on May 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT and runs until June 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT. The contest is open to all residents of the United States (excluding AZ, CO, MD, NE, ND, and PR) and Canada (excluding Quebec).
Read the Inspired by Voortman official rules here.
My Inspired by Voortmans Wafer Cookie Village
I am in love with this sweet little wafer cookie village. It looks like the perfect home for fairies, doesn’t it? My son and I have always enjoyed making gingerbread villages for the holidays, and I love that this is something fun that can be done any time of the year. Food crafts are the best. You get to have fun making them, then you get the added bonus of eating it – although this was simply too cute to eat.
Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla Voortman wafers
White melted chocolate candy melts
Green and yellow gumdrops
Jumbo confetti sprinkles
Pastel heart candies
Round 8″ cake board circles
Trace an 8″ cake circle onto a piece of moss and cut out with scissors and hot glue your moss onto your cake circle.
Melt the chocolate melts, pour into a decorating bag, and cut the tip off. To make your small houses:
Cut your wafers in half and cut the tops evenly to make a point on one side (they should be about 4 1/2″ high).
Now cut two more wafers into 3″ pieces (as high as the lowest slant of your pointed pieces).
Use your melted white chocolate to glue your house together, pointed pieces for the front and back and 3″ pieces for the sides of the house.
Cut another color wafer in half, peel the top layer off of two pieces and use for the roof.
To make your larger houses follow the same directions for the small houses except make four 3″ sides and “glue” two together for the sides of the houses.
Use your melted chocolate to glue either the heart candies or jumbo sprinkles onto each roof.
Frost the middle of each roof with your melted chocolate and top with sprinkles.
Use your melted chocolate to glue your houses into the moss.
Now make a path with your chocolate from house to house and top with sprinkles to look like roads.
“Glue” a gumdrop next to each house for bushes and your got yourself a mini village.
Here are some wafer creation tips and guidelines to help you create your wafer work of art:
Wafers can be split apart or cut into shapes easily. Use a sharp knife to create clean edges and be careful!
Use a sticky substance to help ‘glue’ your materials together. Our easy icing recipe below is a perfect example!
If you’re building a wafer structure, test your building techniques and applications on a small sample first before applying it to your design.
If you’re creating different pieces, let them set first before attaching.
If you’re creating a wafer recipe, be sure to think about taste appeal and presentation. We want your photo to look good enough to eat!
After you complete your wafer creation, be sure to take a photo of it as soon as possible. This will ensure that it will keep its shape and texture. Wafers will absorb moisture and may split or soften over time.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create something delicious or fun with your Voortman Wafers. I’ll be watching the Creations Gallery to check out everyone’s entries, and wish you the best of luck!
Inspired by Voortman Wafer Cookie Village
Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla Voortman wafers White melted chocolate candy melts Pastel Jimmies Green and yellow gumdrops Jumbo confetti sprinkles Pastel heart candies Fake moss Round 8" cake board circles Decorating bag Scissors Hot glue Knife