Submitted by nicole on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:23
Make a spider costume for your dog this Halloween, no sewing required!
Submitted by nicole on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:00
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:
Submitted by nicole on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:17
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.
Submitted by nicole on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 07:50
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.
Submitted by nicole on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:28
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.
Submitted by nicole on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:09
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!
Submitted by nicole on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 21:48
Submitted by nicole on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:12
This post is all about those brush embroidery sugar technique sugar cookies from the Secret Garden shower.
Submitted by nicole on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 18:43
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.
Submitted by nicole on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:33
Remember these? Oh, how I loved these as a kid.