Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Let's Celebrate!!!

Are you ready for the weekend??? I'm NOT!!!  :)  Here are my two projects for this holiday.

For my Patriotric banner, I used "American Made" paper by Denna Rutter. I love this collection, it has awesome papers.  For the letters and stars, I used glitter paper from Hobby Lobby (great for the Cricut). My ribbons came from Hobby Lobby, Michael's and JoAnn's. Who ever had them on sale!!

Here are some close up pictures of different details like, flowers, rosettes, bows, etc

I also decorated a galvanized tub using the left over ribbons and adding three rossettes on the front.

Here are these cute and easy to make Rosettes

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

If the Tiara Fits!!!

Yes, ladies, baking time again! Our friend and Piano teacher, Mary, is hosting a "Toddlers & Tiaras" Party at her home.  She asked if Pilar and I could put together a cake for this special occasion.  Why not?? .....and we came up with this idea. 

The tiara was cut with Cricut Cake using "Loopy Scallop Crown" file ( I don't remember where I got it). I modified it a little (stretched the top) to look more like a beauty pageant tiara and my Cricut Cake did the work. I love this bug!!!  The crown is made out of Gum Paste, colored with edible silver spray and decorated with rhinestones. The fondant I used on the cake is homemade marshmallow fondant. If you are interested in the recipe for the fondant, leave me a comment with your email address.

Here are a couple more pictures of this cutie.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Recital Time!

Today is the DAY. The boys have their piano recital!!!

After the recital we'll have a small reception at church. Everybody will bring a dish to share.  This year, I didn't know what to make but I knew that I wanted to play with my Cricut Cake again.  I called Pilar and talked to her about baking together one more time, her kids are in the recital also.  So we put hands to work.  We are a good baking team. :)

I looked on line for ideas on "Musical Cakes" and  I got inspired by a picture posted at  Here is our creation.

We used wooden dowels (5/16" x 36") to shaped the fondant and make it look like ribbons. If you are going to try, grease the dowels first with a little bit of Crisco before you roll the the fondant strips.

 I cut the music notes with my Cricut Cake using My ScrapChick file "Piano Players". Cute file!!

And here it's what I made with the leftover batter.  Cupcakes!!!

Using the regular Cricut, I cut a doily for the tray and made some wrappers for the cupcakes. I used some old music sheets from a book that I bought at Half Price Books.  If you need to do projects that involve music, it's the best way to go instead of trying to find scrapbook music looking paper.  (If I want the music sheets to look aged I used Distressed Inks).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Busy, Busy like a bee!!

I had been super busy making this awesome paper cakes for my friends.  I wanted to share them with you. I know that I already posted some of favor cake pictures in the past but these are so beautiful!!!

The first two cakes were for First Communion celebrations.  

And the last one for a Graduation party.

I used my Cricut to cut the boxes and flowers. The cake box pattern is from's  "Betty's Boxes and Bags" collection. I bought my ribbons and papers at Michael's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby ( I have the three of them close by) .  I assembled the boxes using my Scorpal to score the fold lines and glued them together with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.
The paper roses on top of each slice are from's "Crush on You Boxes" file.
Aren't they cute????