Spider Dog Halloween Costume Tutorial

Make a spider costume for your dog this Halloween, no sewing required!  

Halloween Trunk or Treat Blog Hop!

Are you looking for some great Trunk or Treat ideas this Halloween?  I've teamed up with some of my fabulous blogger friends to bring you a collection of awesome ideas.  Some are elaborate, some come together in just five minutes--there's something for everyone!

First up, an AMAZING Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown trunk or treat:

Spooky Spiders' Den Halloween Trunk or Treat Ideas

Have you heard of a Trunk or Treat?  It's a new(ish) trend for schools, social clubs, church groups--basically any collection of people who want to have a Trick or Treat Halloween experience, but don't live in the same neighborhood.  Instead, everyone gathers in a parking lot and decorates the trunk of his or her car, and the kids trick-or-treat from car to car.

Recipe: How to Make Marzipan (and Marzipan Pyramids)

When I decided to make marzipan pyramids for the Egyptology party, I didn't intend to make my own marzipan. Really. I know I make pretty much everything myself, but this was supposed to be an easy little addition to the dessert table.

Christmas Recipe: White Chocolate Peppermint Bars (No Bake!)

My grandmother was an exceptional baker, and worked out of her home kitchen as a cake decorator to help support her family. At the holidays, her kitchen was a magical place. She always had towering trays full of so many kinds of cookies, from elaborately decorated sugar cookies (she was a magician with royal icing!) to simple bars. One of my very favorites, both then and now, are her Creme de Menthe bars. No-bake chocolate minty deliciousness. It's almost like a fudge in texture, but infinitely easier to make.

DIY Project: How to Make Planet Pops

When I started thinking about the cake idsplay for the Star Wars/Space party, I immediately thought of planet cake pops. I typically only like to make cake pops when there's a reason for the thing to be on a stick in the air. Flying snitches? Awesome. Planets orbiting my cake stand? Yes!


Featured on Catch My Party: How to Make Flower-Shaped Mini Pies

Did you like the flower shaped mini lemon tarts from the Secret Garden baby shower?


How to Make Brush Embroidery Cookies

This post is all about those brush embroidery sugar technique sugar cookies from the Secret Garden shower.


DIY Project: How to Make Molded Sugar Treats

When I was at the cake decorating store buying supplies for the Tykki-dyw butterfly party, I stumbled upon an adorable chocolate mold in the shape of tiny flowerpots. I loved them, and knew I wanted to use them in some way, but knew chocolate was out, since it was likely to be near 100 degrees for the party. Then I remembered the panoramic sugar eggs my grandmother used to make for Easter, and knew I had my solution.


DIY Project: How to Make Homemade Candy Buttons

Remember these? Oh, how I loved these as a kid.