Monday, October 17, 2011


I had time today to try out a project I've been wanting to try for a while...using stencils! I found some small stencils with adhesive on them that made them perfect for decorating glasses. This was super easy and super fast! I can't wait to try this technique out on tons of other things!

Another idea that I'd been wanting to do for a while. I let Connor use water colors to paint. Then I put it in a cheap IKEA frame and for his room! It's cheap and 2 requirements for decorating the kids' rooms!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

I made basic cupcakes for Evan's 2nd birthday (even used store icing...which I probably won't use again because it was too runny). I bought the Mickey Mouse cupcake set at Make It Sweet Bake Shop. I love the Mickey head sprinkles! They were a hit!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Countdown Calendar

So I may hijack this blog for awhile while I try and catch up on the crafty stuff around the house. Although I do need to make some Mickey Mouse cupcakes for Evan's 2nd birthday this weekend!

I saw a really cute/easy Halloween countdown calendar online so I thought I'd try it. I went to the Dollar Store and got a cheap cookie sheet. Then we went to Michael's and got some Halloween cut-outs and paper. I printed out a "calendar" and put magnetic tape on the back of everything! All I have left to do is convince my husband to drill some holes in it so I can put some ribbon on and hang it up...but we have a few more days for that.

I love this idea! I may make one for each month...or that may be a pipe dream and this is it! You just never know around here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Route 66

A friend asked me to do a cake and some cupcakes for her dad's 66th birthday. They wanted to do a "Route 66" theme. She made a map of his travels and we had an edible image made for the cake. This was my first attempt at an edible image and I'm convinced it's the way to go now! So easy! The icing took me quite a while, but I just popped the image right on!

I think the cupcakes turned out way better than the cake! They are soooo cute! I'm definitely more of a cupcake baker than a cake baker!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cookies for a Friend

I made these cookies for my friend Nora for her b-day...hope she doesn't check my blog before tomorrow! I tried to apply everything I learned in my cookie class last week. I think I did a fairly good job. My icing consistency needed a little help, but it tastes awesome! The cookie dough had too much flour for my taste so I may adjust that next time, but all in all it was my best effort yet!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cookie Class

Some friends and I found a great deal on Living Social for a class at the All In One Bake Shop. We went this week and it was awesome! For $22 someone else made the cookies and icing and cleaned up after us! Quite the deal! We learned some new techniques and also found out that they rotate their cookie themes so we can take this class every couple of months...if we can find the deal!

My bikini didn't turn out so well.

I loved the palm tree. It looked really cute and Connor had no trouble devouring the entire thing.

I can't wait to practice on my own soon!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Edible Markers

I finally took a few minutes today to do the project that I've been thinking about for a few weeks! It was really very easy and literally only took a few minutes total.

I found these flat marshmallows for s'mores and thought they'd be perfect for drawing on. So I got out my edible markers and some stencils and in a matter of 5 minutes I had a cute little snack that inspired my kids to eat their dinner so they could have some marshmallows! Success all the way around! Maybe I'll start getting creative with marshmallows!