Monday, March 31, 2014


well...I know its March and Easter hasn't yet arrived but my favorite peeps were here and I decided to do a little bunny goodness early. Benefit for those of you looking to be creative as well ;)

 Of course no post would be complete without me doing something "embarrassing" , so for my sweet girl, here is one of my favorite easter photos from the past! I posted this for all to see..and for what its worth, brought a smile to my eyes every time I looked! So my children are now older and past the easter egg hunting age...but I still wanted to do something special and celebrate this time with them.
 I started with this very grown up linen table cloth and my favorite restaurant style rectangle plates
 Each setting had a cute little easter sugar cookie made by moi to mark their space. I also added some little chocolate eggs to the egg cups instead of those boring hard boiled ones :)
 On the coffee table, all my favorite peeps helped themselves to a sugar rush of marshmallow....
 Love the striped muffin papers filled with chocolate chip banana bread...big brother made short work of this pile!
 Hidden in one of my favorite vintage style planters were some easter lollies....
 And these chocoalte guys hung around until they were swept up by teenagers!
 A closer look....the eggs were made by mama. Wilton plug- no post would be complete without that haha...I used my wilton egg molds to make these adorable easter eggs- inside was a portable cel phone charger ;) and for those brave souls...a quick tutorial
 I use regular paint brushes from Michaels to paint the mold with a design. You know what I used...WILTON CANDY MELTS of course! Then I pop it in the freezer so my design sets up. Afterwards I fill the old with another color of melted candy melts and pop back in the freezer. Dont leave it in there too long otherwise your chocolate will crack when it comes back out to room temperature.
 Leave them sit for  a moment. Gently tap the mold to get them out....
 fill with goodies and decorate with ribbon! Yummy treats!
 I made these adorable peeps pops by just layering them on a sucker stick and putting a cello bag with ribbon over that so they didn't dry out and harden before they could get eaten.
 This little cutie didn't last long! I popped one on the side of each glass before I filled them.
 Little mini chocolate bite....hid around the table setting with these moss adorbs!
 A closer look at the bunny filled with chocolatey goodness
 Also made these chocolate eggs in nests for the big kids. I set them out on different tables and such throughout the house.Great decor until they got eaten!
 And how cute are these? Little mini treat sacks that each contain a chocolate bunny. I decorated them up with some scrap supplies from Heidi Swapps hello today collection
 and I sat them in this little blue box. Guests who stopped by could grab one on their way out the door.
My go to all year round...and so many possibilities! Some "carrot" berries!
 Lemon meringue pie hung out until after dinner. The meringue turned out so amazing! Cake stand is from my favorite store...WINNERS! \I have it in like seven different colors and styles lol!
The finished table ready for a feast. Enjoy your family time this easter. I hope you found some inspiration here and your easter is as Sweet as the one at the SWEETINGS :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Random deliciousness

Hello Kitty! The kitty is made from edible rice paper and I did the details with Wilton food writers. I used corn syrup and a paint brush to add the glitter to her dress and balloons and black licorice for the strings. The name Lyrik on top was made using my chocolate molds....cake stand from Winners...yeah I bought one in like every color they have...shameless.Well I haven't posted lately as sadly, there was a death in our family. I am super excited to be back in blogland and more excited at all the page views! This is just gunna be some hump day randomness...Here are a few cakes that I worked on during my hiatus for your perusal. Enjoy! Also sneak alert...there is an amazing Breakfast at Tiffanys party in the works two weeks from now...cant wait to share its deliciousness with all of you!
 My dear ol daddy loves golfing so I whipped this up using Wiltons paisley pan. I added some ice cream cone use regular cones, green royal icing and tip 18 or 21 and you let dry on wax paper. If you want different sizes, use a serrated knife to cut the trees shorter.
Barney...I didn't know kids still watched barney! Made this little guy with some modeling chocolate which wasn't as smooth as fondant but tastes way better. Modelling chocolate you say? Where do you buy that? Well you can make your own...good old Wilton candy melts! Use one bag of melted wilton candy melts and add a 1/4 light corn syrup. Stir well then refrigerate for two hours. Once out of the fridge, you knead like bread dough and it will become pliable. Then use as you would fondant. It tastes great. You can cut out shapes with cookie cutters and store in a ziploc bag.

 Who doesn't love chocolate pretzels! I had intentions of posting this for valentines but sadly my boyfriends father passed away just before and blogging was the furthest thing! Though I did these for valentines you can use them for a ton of different themes, treat bags or neighbor gifts. I started by buying some long pretzel rods at michaels, Wilton candy melts ( imagine if I received a dime every time I mentioned wilton Id be rich haha).Melt as usual in microwave in 30 second increments, stir in between. Then dip...I use a spoon sometimes to make sure it is evenly coated.
 Then jazz it up with a seasonal sprinke...for those in Red Deer...bulk barn has a huge selectiona nd its super cheap
 let dry on parchment or wax paper....
 embellish with a cute dollar store bag and ribbon...these babies are selling for 5.99 each at the winners store!! I think I spent like 7 bucks total to make 15 packages!!
 little lady...wilton football pan, I think its cuter than the lady bug pan as its 3d
 Monkey business...inside the cake was camo colored in several colors...weird lol but that's what was requested. Use a light colored batter and split into different bowls. Add wilton food gel coloring and stir to the color you wish and when you add it to the pan, you get the marbled effect once its cooked.
This little cutie is inspiration from Heidi Swapp's hello today stamps! I used the stamp to stamp the glasses on fondant, then I cut out and used melted chocolate to adhere it to my "hipster" cake pops! I also used her stamps to make the banners on the other pops, and a "good stuff" sticker to jazz it up :) the recipient loved them!