Monday, September 28, 2009

Baby Boy Shower

I was asked to make cupcakes and cake pops for a girl from church for her baby shower.

Here's how I set it up. I bought a Wilton 4-Tier Dessert Stand, and a package of two circles of flower foam. I cut a small circle out of the center of one of the pieces of foam the size of the "bump" in the center of the top tier. I placed that piece of foam on the top tier and placed four toothpicks into the foam

Then I just put the second circle on top.

I used my KraftEdgers Scissors and cut two 4" strips from a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper.
I used sewing pins to hold the first piece of paper in place around the foam, then overlapped the edges with the second strip of paper and used glue to adhere the top paper to the bottom.

Then I randomly placed my cake pops into the foam.

I also made cupcakes, they were just classic yellow cupcakes, and I used tip 1M to pipe extra large stars into the center of the cupcake, after this picture was taken I also cut out very small stars from white fondant and placed the on the top of the icing.

Here's how it all turned out:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Daily Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yo-yo Hair clips

I've shown a couple different kinds of hair clips, but here's another variation. These are made using yo-yo's. I'm sure everyone knows how to make a yo-yo, but if you don't, you can buy them premade at Joann's (which since they are so easy would be a waste of money, I think), or there is a really easy tutorial here at Heather Bailey's Blog.

They're so fast and easy, and you can use these beauties for a million things!
Anyway, For the hair clips, I used the same clips, and covered them the same way I did before,
But instead of gluing silk flowers onto the hair clip, I just used my glue gun to glue the yo yo's to the clip. Of course, if you're sewing the button into the middle, you want to do that before you glue it down.

I used a black and white quarter flat for the fabric, And I made four yo yo's, in two different sizes. I layered the smaller yo yo on top of the lager one. I sewed the button through both of the yo yos, so they were all held together, and then glued them down. That's all I had to do, I think the yo yo clips might be my favorites!