Category Archives: DIY

DIY Abstract Floral Pattern Cake

07/16/15

DIY abstract floral pattern cake - Sugar & Cloth DIY abstract floral pattern cake - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Inked Fingers

Recently, at the hands of some well-meaning girlfriends, I, Carly, succumbed to what some might call the “I’m-pushing-30” peer pressure to join a local bootcamp. So, every morning I now wake up before 5am, stumble into my kitchen, drink my coffee with my eyes still closed, and head off to camp. There I spend the next hour of my life running, jumping, lifting, and lunging until I can lunge no more, all in the name of fitness. Sounds exciting, right? Well, I honestly have no reason for telling you about any of it, except to help you fully understand just how much I’ve been thinking about cake lately, so this DIY abstract floral pattern cake is no coincidence as far as timing!

Lucky for me, these same girlfriends of mine like to regularly host fabulous dinner parties. Ones where we all gather around bottles of wine while we cook each other all sorts of delicious foods and eat to our hearts’ content. It’s wonderful, for so many reasons, but it also affords me the perfect opportunity to make (and eat) some truly amazing cake.

Now of course, for nights as special as these, I can’t just show up with any old cake. But let’s be honest, who has the time, energy, or talent to make a show-stopping cake worthy of television show glory? Well I’m glad you asked, my friend, because YOU do, and I’m going to show you how…

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DIY Retro Summer Brunch or Soiree

07/15/15

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Jared Smith

In case you haven’t had the chance to experience the retro goodness that is Palm Springs in real life just yet, we’re helping bring the DIY version straight to you with this DIY retro Summer brunch or soiree we created alongside Beau Tied Events! Call me obsessed (or just ‘Bridgette Bardot’, in this instance), but this 60’s style game has my name all over it!

Naturally we had to bring a little DIY touch to it all, so I have lots of how-to details, printables, and even a giveaway for one lucky reader for a seriously amazing goodie bag fit for poolside glamour…

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11 Summer Cupcake Toppers

07/14/15

11 Summer Cupcake Toppers - Sugar & Cloth 11 Summer Cupcake Toppers - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Jared Smith

We wouldn’t want anyone to think we’re a one trick pony when it comes to decorating our sweets. Yes, we love macarons and all, but sometimes your cupcake just needs a little extra love, does it not?! To make sure they get as much attention as the swan and flamingo floats twirling around the pool, we’ve whipped up 11 Summer cupcake toppers that you can make in no time for Food Network!

Be sure to check out all of the rest of our cupcake creations and let us know what you think!

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DIY Veggie Kabob Macarons

07/13/15

DIY veggie kabob macarons - Sugar & Cloth DIY veggie kabob macarons - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Well if there is no other way to get your kid to eat veggies, you can always just draw some on top of macarons, at least that’s my motto when it comes to Jared, anyways. I kid, I kid, he’s actually good at eating vegetables, but that’s about the closest thing I have to caring for something other than cats. Really where this long story is going, is to tell you that I’ve whipped up another #glossaryofmacs with these DIY veggie kabob macarons!

I feel the need to really spell this one out for you, because my tomatoes only sort of look like tomato slices if you squint. I had a tough time getting these right, and I thought for sure tomato slices would be easy peasy! At least the hot pink turnip slices, onions, and cucumbers can redeem me a little…

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