Thursday, July 30, 2009

Simplify Cake Decorating

Here's an easy tip for decorating your next cake.... use cookie cutters! I baked my cake, frosted it, and let the frosting harden a little. Then I took out a cookie cutter- mine was a star- and lightly touched it to the top of the frosting which became my outline to trace with a frosting bag. To make a simple, throw away version of a frosting bag, take a ziplock bag, fill it with frosting and cut the tip. A smaller tip will result in smaller piping line or smaller polka dots, and a larger cut corner will result in bigger lines and polka dots. If you have different tips with different shapes, you can drop that into the corner of the baggie before filling it with frosting to give your frosting different shapes like waves and flowers. Have fun and get creative!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I found this picture in my photo gallery from a few years ago, but I thought I would post it because I think it's a really cute idea for a birthday party or special ocassion for a little person! They were really fun to make and really allow you to let your creativity run wild! I made simple boxed cupcakes, frosted them, and then decorated them with a bunch of different candies.... take a look!

I used m&m's, Mike & Ike's, almond slivers (for the wings), and melted chocolate chips for the black piping. (To make a homemade piping bag, melt your chocolate chips, scoop that into a sandwich ziplock bag and cut a tiny tip off of the corner and wha-la! You have yourself a homemade bag- throw it away when your done- no clean up! You can do the same thing with frosting.)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bring on the Cake!

I know this isn't something new under the sun, but here's diaper cake with a few changes to make it a present all in itself!

My friend Janelle registered for diapers on her registry, so I bought a package of those and added some extra goodies to make it more exciting! I added embellished burp clothes (rolled up) and a binki tail and topped it off with a rubber duckie on top! She doesn't know what she is having, but if you knew the gender, you could add some socks, shoes, hair clippies, pacifiers, teething rings, and more! The idea is to add extra little gift to make it a gift within a gift! Get creative and "bring the cake" the next time you show up to a shower!

* I used fabric and ribbon to decorate the cake.*

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Spicing up something old....

I LOVE garage sales, and look at this find for $5!!!! All I needed was a can of spray paint at Walmart for $3 and we have ourselves a new little chair for a little tushie that loves to read and rock all by herself! Keep your eye out and imagine what a can of paint can do for YOU!



Monday, July 6, 2009

Cute As a Button

Every little girl needs a little something cute for their locks, even if they only have a few strands! So, here's what I have come up with for Emery's little blonde locks for the time being- clips with hand-stitched buttons or bows.... polka dots and buttons- can't get any cuter than that! Want some? Let me know, I would love to make you some in any color combo that you want to order!