Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monogrammed Onesie Cookies

Making decorations and goodies for baby showers is so much fun. The She's Ready to Pop Again popcorn box favors were so cute that I just couldn't stop there. I also made some monogrammed onesie cut-out cookies and dipped strawberries.

Strawberry season is here and they are so sweet right now. I melted some pink Wilton Candy Melts, dipped the strawberries, then rolled the bottom in light green sugar (the color scheme of the shower was pink & green).

The recipes used:
Sugar Cookie Dough: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-best-rolled-sugar-cookies/detail.aspx
Cookie Icing: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sugar-cookie-icing/detail.aspx

And FYI, I bought the onesie cookie cutter at http://www.cheapcookiecutters.com/

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Monday, January 30, 2012

She's Ready to POP! Baby Shower Favors

My cousin will be welcoming her second little girl into the family in just a few short weeks. I was excited to make the favors for the beautiful baby shower she had last weekend.

I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest for this.

What You Need:
  • Popcorn Box for Template (Michaels had a package of little red & white popcorn boxes for $2.99)
  • Decorative Cardstock (baby girl-themed for my purposes)
  • Adhesive
  • Scoring Tool
  • Scissors
  • Labels (I used Gartner Studios Printable Scallop Circle Labels from Michaels)
How To Make It:
  • Disassemble the popcorn box and trace for template.
  • Cut out template. If cardstock is two-sided, make sure your box is oriented correctly before scoring.
  • Noting fold lines on original box, score lines on your new template.
  • Fold and glue together flaps to form box.
  • Print and affix labels, then fill with popcorn!!!
  • I made a mix of popcorn and pastel pink & white m&ms. I had some leftover pink candy melts from some dipped strawberries and drizzled that over the popcorn too.
  • To finish, I placed each popcorn box into a cellophane bag and tied with a pink ribbon.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Elmo Birthday Party

As most 2 year olds do, my little cousin LOVES Elmo. I jumped at the chance to help with her Elmo-themed 2nd birthday party. We wanted it to be a girly Elmo party, so made sure to use lots of pink!

Favor Bags:
We just bought a pack of simple pink paper gift bags at Michaels and adhered Elmo die-cuts made using the Cricut Elmo Party cartridge.
I used the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge to cut flower shapes out of pink polka dot cardstock, and the Elmo Party cartridge for the Elmo shapes and the letters. To give the letters a little more dimension, I did a white layer under the red. Then strung them all together with some narrow red ribbon.

Elmo Cookies:
I am not a professional cookie decorator (clearly), but love to try my hand at making cute cutout cookies.
The recipes I used for the cookies:
Note: the eyes are Wilton Candy Melts with dots of black icing

The Elmo cookie cutter was purchased from http://www.cheapcookiecutters.com/

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Mini Muffin Gift Box

I love to bake and often will give away my baked goods to friends and neighbors. An empty saran wrap or foil box is the PERFECT size for a nice row of mini muffins!

What You Need:
  • Empty box from foil, parchment paper, or saran wrap
  • Wrapping paper
  • Ribbon or string
  • Button, needle & thread
  • Tape/glue
  • Paper napkins

How To Make It:
  • Cut wrapping paper to approximate size for wrapping the box, making sure to leave extra for going inside the box and top flap.
  • Lightly coat outside of box with glue (non-toxic Elmers glue would be a good idea since it will be near food) and adhere paper.
  • Use tape to finish wrapping the box, making sure the paper goes onto the inside of the flap. Also may want to put a strip of tape over the metal cutting edge so no fingers get cut.
  • Glue down one end of ribbon or string to center of top.
  • Sew a button onto the center of the top over the string.
  • Line box with paper napkins and add muffins!

For you other bakers out there, my all-time favorite mini-muffin recipe: Donut Muffins.

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