photos by Jared Smith
I’m no Picasso or anything, but I’ve been dreaming up these DIY abstract art macarons for a while (ever since making this cake), and I’m just now getting around to it. Funny enough, we actually ordered a canvas giant print of that watercolor cake because I loved it so much and cake doesn’t last forever (which is a tragedy). I also have one more litttttle edible art project coming up for you too, what can I say? I’m on a watercolor kick!
Plus, how can you not love an edible craft project that you can’t mess up AND you get to eat afterwards? It’s perfect for the kids too, or you can even use them as a homemade Valentine that’s a step up from the yarn card for the fridge. Add a painter’s palette for the full styling effect, and the next thing you know, you’ll be selling street art cookies in New York!…
photos by Jared Smith, video by Kelly Christine
Well, my friends, today is a big day. Not just because gigantic DIY conversation hearts are now a thing, but also because I’m officially a YouTuber. Would’ve never seen that day coming three years ago, but alas, I’m now among the masses. Funny thing is I now have a new appreciation for the 12 year old superstar YouTubers that can actually work those video settings like a pro. I, on the other hand, had to watch a video on how to edit all of the random video codes so take it easy on me since I’m a beginner.
Now back to cookies! Since conversation hearts are kind of like the candy corn of Valentine’s Day (a staple that’s pretty to look at, but not so popular to eat), I decided to revolutionize them for the masses with giant, cookie versions. I mean, can that even go wrong?! It also helps that our studio is above a bakery that’s willing to make giant heart macarons for you on the fly (thanks Tout Suite!). You can click through to see the full tutorial AND video for these guys, right here…
The kids all love snowballs, the big kids at heart love snowballs, and now, here’s a snowball that everyone in between can love too (even if there’s no snow to be found): a perfectly wintery snowball float recipe! Let me just say that if you’re a sweets lover, then this has your name all over it. Honestly, how can you say no to a recipe with homemade vanilla soda you made on your own?
I’ve also decided that I’m officially SodaStream’s number one, self proclaimed spokesperson because I’m obsessed. I stopped drinking sodas almost four years ago and I reverted strictly to carbonated water since (coconut sparkling water is my jam!), and this is like heaven just opened up to give me all of the flavored sparkling water in the land… forever. Technically I haven’t run out of CO2 yet, but when that happens I’ll be sure to notify you of my mental breakdown. Until then, I have my machine sitting at the front of my kitchen cabinet so I can make drinks without even having to take it out. Don’t judge me…
photos by Jared Smith
To help you with the age old question of what the heck to do with all things sweet that doesn’t consist of devouring them in one bite, I teamed up with Shari’s Berries to bring you four creative ways to display desserts this holiday season. Surprisingly, there are no real DIY’s involved because you can literally just whip these up with things you already have or a quick trip to the craft store (or Amazon, in case you’re addicted like me)…