Friday, November 30, 2012

Lumpy Bumpy Stacked Snowmen Cookies ~ A Pinterest Inspired Christmas



Stacked Snowmen Cookies





So I decided that instead of making myself
near NUTS this Christmas season trying to come
up with fun new inventive ideas, I would take some
of the NEAT things I have pinned over the year on my
Christmas pinterest board and bring them to
LIFE - Sweetology style with my trusty
(and pretty cute) kitchen assistant, Sophia Rose. 



I have also made an early New Years Resolution
to try to get better with Royal Icing so I thought these
CUTE stacked snowmen from LilaLoa would
be so cute and easy for us to start with. 
I just love, love, love her blog!
To see her amazing inspiration click above or HERE! 



Well, as you can see ours are super lumpy and bumpy
but ya know what...I LOVE THEM!!!

We had a blast making them.  I added
the heart because making these cookies with
her really warmed my heart. 



Just what Christmas is all about right?    

Not so much perfect edges...

But perfect memories.

Stop back for more pinterest inspired
Christmas creations (oh and a few new ones from me too!)

HUGS

                

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sweets of Christmas Past


GREETINGS!!

I thought I would share some popular
Christmas sweets I have made in the past
to get you in the spirit!  




Wow...I was busy last year!
By far the Grinch Pills and No Bake Reindeer
 were the BIGGEST success. 
 
I can't wait to make some more fun treats
and memories with my family.     

This year, instead of trying to come up with fabulous new ideas I am going to actually TRY some of the ideas I have
Pinned to my Christmas Board on Pinterest.
I will be sure to share the hits and misses - HA!!    

I don't spend enough time blogging
anymore to figure out how to link pictures
to the original post but here are the links!


Easy No Bake Reindeer HERE
Grinch Pills HERE
Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Lights HERE
No Bake Snowman Sled Ride HERE
Vintage Snowman and Snowflake Cookies HERE
North Pole Snickerdoodles  HERE
Mini Cupcakes for Christmas HERE
Christmas Cupcake Topper Ideas HERE and HERE
Ice Cream Cone Santa HERE
Donut Hole Snowman Craft HERE
Nutmeg Log Cookies   HERE
Gingerbread Waffles HERE

Thanks!


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Home Sweet Home ~ Cupcake Style






There is no place quite like HOME.





James, Sophia and I were able to spend Thanksgiving 
with my most awesome Mom and Dad in Nebraska.



I love them so much.



When I am at home, there is just this hard to explain
sense of security and empowerment I feel. 

I love my life in MN.

By my heart aches leaving NE.



There is just no place like HOME.



    
This is my life in cupcakes today!

Have a great week.
Hug your family.  



   

Monday, November 19, 2012

Color Your Own Thanksgiving Cupcake Collars!!


Color Your Own
 Thanksgiving Cupcake Collars





I am a HUGE fan of fun things that involve
my daughter's creativity. This idea sprang up
this year given our busy schedules but desire
to make some fun Thanksgiving cupcakes.

This fun cupcake is something that ALL ages
can participate in on Thanksgiving and I 
think it is a FUN idea!! 

COLOR YOUR OWN TURKEY



All you have to do is print the cupcake
collar template ( see link below cardstock preferred),
 have your child color the turkey as Sophia did here....

So CUTE!

Bake some yummy cupcakes and then frost.
The last step would be to cut out the circle 
in the template and finally just place around
your super awesome CUPCAKE!



EASY and SO CUTE!!

I also made this fun Turkey Leg cupcake collar!     



Cardstock paper is a definite must.
We had a blast making a few of these turkeys &
when we put them all together, each personality
was sure to shine through! I made mine PASTEL!   
I am not the best with attaching images for printing
on my blog but you can try to download the images for
printing yourself by clicking HERE. 
Or feel free to email me and I can send you 
the word document file I created.     
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pilgrim Boy Cupcake Topper



I am bringing back a few cupcakes
I made last year for Thanksgiving!


Pilgrim Boy Cupcake




To make:
Color fondant in cream, black, yellow and brown
Cut out cream circle for face
Use small amount of cream for nose
Draw on facial features w/ edible food writer in black
Make hair using food scissors with brown fondant 
Cut out pilgrim hat using stencil or I used a flower pot cutter
Add the brim of the hat accents as shown. 
Piece together w/ a dab of water or corn syrup to hold!

Coming up....Scarecrow Cupcake

TAKE CARE!!
 


 
     

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Turkey Pudding Treats!!




 Gobble Gobble!
Just thought I would share this fun 
edible craft I made from last year.





It was a huge hit.

For details on the how-to 
click to the original post found HERE. 

Seriously, anyone can do this!!




Have a super week. 

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Thanksgiving Head Dress Cupcake ~ November Cake Challenge Project!!!


Thanksgiving Head Dress Cupcake




It is always awesome to get emails from amazing blogging friends asking to participate in a fun themed project.

BUT...it is even MORE awesome when the request comes from
a group as AWESOME as these gals!!

Kathia from Pink Little Cake  and 
Melissa from The Baked Equation  
need a big THANK YOU for coordinating this awesome
November Cake Challenge Project!!

We were asked to come up with a fun
cupcake topper, cookie, cake or recipe to share. 

I spotted these CUTE cupcake wrappers on Etsy
and they became the inspiration for a few ideas!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE ETSY LISTING!!

To assemble the topper you need colored fondant
in cream, orange, red, green, brown and yellow.
I cut the circle and then used a small teardrop cutter to 
form the different leaves.  I hand cut out the green grass. 



Just assemble as you see in the photo! 

I hope you like it

Please check out these other AMAZING ladies and 
the wonderful ideas they are sharing as part of this fun project! 



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