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…
photos by Jared Smith
I’m super excited to share my first live article for Food Network with you! Of course, in true Sugar & Cloth style it involves cupcakes, with 13 cupcake toppers in under 10 minutes to give you a perfectly styled Christmas while leaving you with a few extra minutes to spare for wrapping last minute gifts or licking the icing bowl.
To see all of my edible topper ideas, click here to see the full gallery and do me a huge favor and be sure to share the cupcake topper love!
I’m finally back from the West Coast, and while I catch up on the thousand emails and to-do lists that have piled up, I’m sharing this wishbone donut recipe over on Studio DIY while she’s honeymooning! They’re perfectly fitting for the donut Queen if I do say so myself.
In other news, I have a cool giveaway for you tomorrow plus a DIY or two up my sleeve for the rest of the week, so stick with me here while I overcome my macaron hangover from California…
Yes, it’s only been five days since I’ve last played with my food. This time I had a little encouragement though after a Friday morning meeting with Bite Macarons here in Houston, when naturally I left with two dozen colorful cookies…
Seeing as how the fruit trend is still going full force and I’m surrounding myself with bad macaron influences, I decided I’d try my hand at a little fruit cookie action to make my college art career worthwhile. Luckily my career there wasn’t super impressive and there’s this magical thing called Amazon Prime that sells pre-made royal icing goodies, so these are sure to be do-able for the masses. With all of this in mind, these DIY fruit macarons are surely destined to reignite the dying fruit basket, or kabob, or cake.. I could go on.