Sunday, 24 June 2012

Tissue Pom Poms

Last Sunday my friends Rachael and Becky helped me to create Tissue Pom Poms for the bridal shower. We got the insturctions from Martha Stewart.
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Hosting a Bridal Shower

This Monday a couple of us ladies from church hosted a bridal shower for a lovely girl.  
I was in charge of making a flag banner, and tissue pom poms.  Some awesome friends of mine helped me make the tissue pom poms, and they turned out great.  Check back later for a post on how to make them.  Enjoy some photos from the shower.



The shower was a great success.  I wish the bride and her groom all the best.

P.S. Check out the bride's blog at Twenty Something Granny

Monday, 18 June 2012

Graduation Cupcakes

You'll need:
- cake mix
- frosting
- peanut butter cups or chocolate cups from molds
- fudge graham cookies
- smarties
- licorice strings

For the graduation caps, I made the bottom part from chocolate cups I made out of a candy mold.  I think put a bit of icing on top to glue it to the cookie.  Using a little more icing you glue cut up licorice strings and a smartie to the top.  After you cupcake is frosted you can put the cap on top.

* I found that mini cupcakes were not the best to use for these.  The caps were causing the cupcakes to tip over.  I also noticed that the canned frosting was slippery, and the caps would slide off.  Next time I suggest making regular sized cupcakes, and using buttercream frosting.


Friday, 8 June 2012

Cake Mix Cookies

Recipe Courtesy of Cookin' Cowgirl

- 1 box vanilla cake mix (I used Rainbow Bits Cake Mix)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup colour sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the sprinkles. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
2.  Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack. They will be very soft at first.