Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Farewell... for now

I am excited to announce that I am going to be serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ for Latter-Day Saints! I have been assigned to serve in Guatemala for 18 months and will be teaching in the Spanish language!! You can learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints here. I am sad to say that I won't be posting any tutorials for the next 18 months, but I will leave this blog up and running so you can look back at any tutorial you need! I can only email my family once a week and that is the only contact that I have with them.  My mom (her blog) will be updating my missionary blog with my emails home.  If you would like to read my letters and see what being a missionary is all about, then please leave your email address in the comments below and she will add you as a reader to that blog. Thank you all SO much for the support and love you have shown to me on this blog! Y'all are the best!! See you in 18 months!!!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Reindeer Rice Krispies

I know I have promised a lot of tutorials for December, but as you all know it is the busiest time of year! I made these reindeer rice krispy treats. The great thing about rice krispies is that you can mold them to be anything you want! I wasn't able to do a video tutorial so I hope these pictures will take you step-by-step easily:

I made cocoa krispies the night before so that they were able to harden before I could start working with it.

First form the base of the head

 To make the antlers break a pretzel in half... it takes a lot of practice!!

Stick them in the top of the head carefully they break really easily!

Make a smaller ball for the nose

I melted a marshmallow with a little bit of water so that I could use it as paste. Frosting does not stick to these rice krispies very well!

Add some marshmallow to a red M&M and stick on the nose and the eyes

I let them sit out on tin foil because I found they stick on the plastic wrap. I found these already made eye balls at Target in the baking isle.

And here is your final product! I think they are so cute and great for a fun Christmas celebration!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Treats from Pinterest

I thought it was time for some great ideas from Pinterest!

Snowflake cupcakes

Cake pop ornaments

Cake ball oranaments

Marshmallow reindeer

Snowman cupcakes

These are all great ideas that would be so much fun to have at a Christmas party! I love getting so many ideas from creative people!! Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

This is from the ICE show at the Gaylord Texan! It was so fun
to see all of the Madagascar themed ice sculptures!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Little Delights Project

It has been way too long since I have had a Little Delights Project post! 

1. I'm loving that it is finally cooling off down here in the south. It's sweater season!!! 

2. We are starting to decorate for Christmas early this year. I love that my mom decorates the whole house so festive.

3. I teach little 8 year olds in church and one of them gave me a little present wrapped with lined paper and tape. Another one of the kids drew me a picture! They are so thoughtful!

4. I've also already started listening to Christmas music :) 

5. Thanksgiving is exactly ONE week away!! I'm ready for some turkey, mashed potatoes, orange rolls, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and so much more!

Don't know what the Little Delights Project is? Read here.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Thanksgiving Cake Balls

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is coming up so fast! I'm ready to eat some delicious food :) This is a tutorial that I did for a book review in September, but these would be perfect for Thanksgiving dessert. They are called Toffee-Brown Butter-Pecan cake balls!

Just to warn you that they are very rich so if you make them small they will be a perfect end to a big Thanksgiving feast!

I will be making some more tutorials soon so be on the lookout for some holiday treats! :)

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Monday, November 12, 2012

A Party To Remember

What's better than having a birthday party where your friends make your dream cake?! I had such a fun time helping with my little sisters birthday party for her 12th birthday. Her theme was pink and zebra which was so much fun to decorate with!

I started out showing the girls the basics of cake decorating. They had a lot of fun experimenting and figuring out how to work a piping bag.

My sister had me draw out what her dream cake would look like and this is what she decided on!

Then her friends had to answer questions about my sister and if they got the question right they got a detailed clue about her dream cake. If they got the question wrong they got a very vague hint about her cake. Once they gathered their clues from the game, they went to their work stations and started making what they thought the dream cake was supposed to look like! 

Here is their great team work! 

They did such a great job for being first time cake decorators!! Here is the finished product: 

They both were very close to the picture! They all had a great time and I was exhausted by the end :)

Happy Birthday Cami!! I love you!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Election Day Celebration

Happy Election Day!! These cupcakes would be a great edition to an election day celebration! 
I voted! Have you?

I guest posted yesterday. Go check it out!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Candy Corn Cake!

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is getting to eat delicious candy corn so I decided that was my inspiration for this cake! I added some scroll work to each layer to dress it up a little :)

I used my paper towel technic to smooth the layer of frosting. I used a #7 Wilton piping tip, and the frosting was very thin!!!

I didn't record a video for this one because I was doing the same scroll work that I did in this video:

I like candy corn... if you couldn't tell already :) 

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