Thursday, November 25, 2010



Here is the kids' table.

The place mat is construction paper and the table is covered in craft paper. Everyone gets crayons to doodle on it all they want.

A simple little banner.

Here is the big paper bag turkey.  His "stuffed" with popcorn.  The kids got to carve him themselves.

The corn is a goody bag full of stuff to keep the kids busy. Silly putty, a comic strip, stickers, gel pen, pop rocks and smarties.

This is what it looked like at their seat.  They even had their own mini pumpkin pie.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Acorns and Leaves

We have made it over the river and through the woods. Now I am ready for some good food and yummy desserts. These are the cupcakes and cookies I made today. Looks like I have an acorn and leaf theme going on here. I used fondant to make the cupcake decorations.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turkey Cake

I made this guy last Thanksgiving.  He is made from plastic cake mold.  I found mine at our local cake store, but you can find them on line too.  Click here to see one.  I used a star tip for the body and the leaf tip for the feathers.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Cards

I can't believe Thanksgiving is a WEEK AWAY! Wow! Don't forget to get your cards in the mail.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Turkey Drumsticks

Who doesn't love a good cupcake?!? How about one that looks like a turkey drumstick?? Here's how to make them - Bake your favorite cupcakes. While those are in the oven, draw out a bone shape on paper. (Draw a heart at one end with two lines coming down.) Cover the drawing with wax paper then use melted white chocolate to trace your design. Pop it in the fridge. Now crush Corn Flakes. When cupcakes have cooled and the bone have set up, ice the cupcakes heavily. Poke the pho-bone down in the cupcake. Finish it off by coating the icing with the crushed cornflakes. Once they are coated, you can use your hands to shape them.

These are great for Thanksgiving or even for April Fool's Day food.
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Pilgrim Hats

These cute little hats serve as place cards for your Thanksgiving table. They are super easy to make and don't cost a lot either.  Plus you can change the name and use them over and over.

You will need small terracotta pots, white ribbon, yellow craft felt, chalkboard paint, and adhesive.  Paint the pots and let dry for 24 hours.  I used one layer of the craft paint, then used the spray Krylon for a final layer.  Cut little rectangles for the buckles and make slits so the ribbon will fit through.  Glue to the hat.  Then write the names in chalk.  I already had the chalk board paint. I bought the pots, felt and ribbon at Hobby Lobby and spent less then $5.00.  You could also use the weekly coupon and look for sales to spend less.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paper Ginger Bread House

Here is a ginger bread house you can enjoy year after year....because it's paper.  The cotton candy smoke is poly fil, the candy on top is painted wooden balls and the lollypops and peppermints are mini ornaments. The white icing is a liquid applique that puffs up. The rest is paper, including the candy canes.  I used velum for the window, so you can put a little light inside and it shines through.


Sunday, November 7, 2010


I got my Halloween pictures printed and was able to do a little scrapbooking this weekend.

My son is 10 and wanted to be something scary this year, so he went with the guy from the Scream movies. The paper is Stampin Up and Little Yellow Bicycle. 
I wanted to incorporate scallops for the challenge over at Paper Issues.  Go check out this fabulous blog if you haven't already!

My daughter and her friend are into Monster High, so I used the packaging off the doll boxes for this layout. 

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Let them eat cake!

I am a sort of a newbie at cake decorating.  I took my first class 2 years ago.  I really enjoy it and have actually made a little money doing it too.  If you have ever thought about taking a cake decorating class, you should do it.  Get get some friends together and make it a girl's night out.  Here a few of my cakes.
I made this one for my neice's birthday to match her invitation.

This is our family Easter cake.  I didn't make the bunny, but I did make the flowers.

This is one is covered in fondant.  I personally don't like the way fondant tastes, but it does make a pretty cake. The characters on top can be kept as toys and the storm troopers are rings for all the party guests.

This one is for an 11 year old girl's birthday party.  The decorations are made from fondant, but I used buttercream to cover the cake so it would taste yummy.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Good bye Halloween

I am so sad to say good bye to Halloween.  I love this time of year and it seems to have come and gone so quickly this year.  I guess it is time to move on to the next holiday, but before I do, I am going to do one last last Halloween post. 
These pretty cookies look hard to make, but they are very easy.  Bake sugar cookies.  Then you will want have a new rubber stamp or one that has been cleaned really good.  Your "ink" will be gel food coloring.  Roll the fondant out and stamp the image.  Then cut with a circle cutter.  Let the "ink" dry a little before putting the fondant on the cookie. Use regular frosting as the glue to hold the fondant to the cookie.  This idea is great for any holiday.

These finger and claw cookies are made using the Wilton finger cookie mold.  I used Royal icing to decorate.

Wrap hot dogs with cresent rolls and bake.  Use mustard for the eyes.
Mummy easy and so yummy!