Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Cupcake Stand!

Love Cupcakes??
My kids are all about cupcakes this summer!
We made this cupcake stand for our neighbor and family friend who has a big do over 40th Birthday coming up!!

I picked up all of the pieces at Walmart in their summer seasonal dishes display, each were around a $1.

The top is piece is not glued, for easier storage. And for optional two cakes on top etc, or a different look.

I used E6000 glue, it was 2.47 at walmart. I stuck a big geranium in the top glass.
I put glass pebbles in the bottom glass, for weight and decor! Such an easy project. I didn't paint it or anything fancy. My kids LOVED the way it turned out and they want one for our house!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

CheeseCake Cuppycakes

Who loves Cheesecake? You will love these cupcakes. I like to make the mini ones. 2 Bite size Delights!

8oz Cream cheese at room temp
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream whipped to stiff peaks.

Beat all but cream together until well creamed. Fold in cream gently. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Fill bag, and pipe into center of cupcake and top cooled cupcake.

Crust/Bottom of Cuppycake
3/4 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs (or you can use chocolate cookies!)
3 TBS butter
3 TBS brown sugar
Mix well and press one spoonful into bottoms of cupcake liners.

1/4 cup strawberry preserves
3 TBS sugar
Mix well and  microwave for 30 seconds. After cooled drizzle on cupcakes - or use chocolate instead.

Cake- or use a box mix
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Press bottoms of cupcake liners with graham cracker crust, fill with cake mix and bake for 15-18 minutes at 350. Let cool. Pipe filling into center of cupcakes and top with a generous portion. Drizzle with topping.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Soaring Heart Small Journal

 Small Soaring Pocket Journal. I love making these journals. They are hand stitched and not difficult to put together. They make great gifts.
The metal stud is used as the closure with wrapped imitation sine and a leopard bead.

Listing is found here: