April 25th, 2013 § § permalink
After I was cleaning up my DIY mess from yesterday’s post, I had a little stroke of
genius luck. I had a few ranunculus blooms laying next to my extra macarons and twine, and the cuteness almost killed me! One thing led to another, and before you know it, I was tying ranunculus to macarons…
Let’s be honest, would you not squeal with excitement if you were handed a twine wrapped macaron with a ranunculus on top as a favor? I thought so. To make sure you’re the one wowing instead of being wowed, I’ll show you how I made them!
Tie twine around a macaron just like you would a Christmas present.
Before you knot it, clip a flower just below the bloom , and knot the twine around the stem.
Once they’re tied, set them out in a pretty dish or favor box for serving!
April 24th, 2013 § § permalink
I’ve been a little MIA on the DIY front around here recently, but this project will surely make it up to you. Why? Because it involves cake, macarons, and fresh flowers. I know, I can’t contain myself either…
If I’m really honest, I’ve never attempted a fresh flower cake topper before, but let me just tell you that using a cake vase is pure magic. Literally all you do is stick flowers in it, so simple!
Place the cake vase on top of your iced cake. Fill it with a small amount of water, just enough to fill all of the holes.
Cut the stems to the flowers short, and begin placing them into the holes of the vase starting from the outside working in. The instructions for the vase say to start from the center working outwards, but I found that working from the outside in made the center flowers stand up a bit higher, which I liked.
Once all of the flowers are placed in the holes, use smaller buds to fill in any gaps.
And the best part is that it has the prettiest leftovers!
April 4th, 2013 § § permalink
The ladies over at Icing Designs stole my heart way back when they made these adorable ice cream ruffles, and they’ve done it again with this DIY donut garland.
Donuts and DIY all in the same sentence, I mean really? They know a way to a girl’s heart! If it wouldn’t be chubby of me, I would totally hang these babies in my house with absolutely no occasion necessary. On the other hand, I could always claim it was for future dessert table decor, right?
See the full tutorial here..
March 11th, 2013 § § permalink
Most of the time I claim that green is my favorite color, when clearly I’m just in denial of being a pink kind of girl. Regardless, I love St. Patrick’s Day mostly for being given good reason to make everything green.
To make sure you’re the one pinching and not being pinched, I’ve put together a simple DIY paper backdrop and sweet recipe to incorporate into your holiday (or if you just like the green, I don’t blame you).
- Martha Stewart decorative circle punch
- card stock
First, insert your circle punch of choice onto the track. Select how many inches you’d like the circle to be (6-12 inches), both on the slider on the side, and the bottom plate.
Place the cardstock center over the magnetic circles, and let the magnetic knob and main punch into place over top of their specific magnets.
Press the punch down, then rotate the knob one time, and press the punch again. Repeat until the circle is fully cut-out.Once you have as many circles as you’d like, use a piece of looped tape to tape them into place for your backdrop.
Ingredients for the Irish peppermint shake (1 serving)
- 6 ice cubes
- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 1 drop or 1 of peppermint extract
- green food coloring
- whipped cream for topping
- spalsh of Irish cream or liquor
Blend all of the ingredients together, and then top with whipped cream. Add a striped straw, and they’re ready to serve!
March 7th, 2013 § § permalink
For all of you that have ever swooned over the pretties used in Sugar & Cloth recipe photos, fret no more. I have three words for you, Shop Sweet Lulu. I only added the extra sweet to the post title to emphasize awesomeness, and trust me, it’s well deserved…
Also, can I just brag for a second about how I have three whole drawers dedicated to pretty cake items in the new house? This is quite the upgrade since before I had to shove them in a drawer, in a spare closet, never to be seen again. It’s the little things.
clockwise left to right balloon tassels, $30 // five pink bakery boxes, $5 // cake plate clings, $15 // striped straws, $4 // limoncello baking cups, $8.50 // jade cake stands, $40-$65 // berry baskets, $5 // drilled wooden spoons, $9.50 // assorted mini tapers $4