March 27, 2009

Cupcakes ...with sprinkles


Moist delicious white cupcakes with chocolate frosting & sprinkles...

Perfect for Cousin Tritia's Barbeque

March 20, 2009

Cupcakes 101




My friend Andrea asked me if I would
teach her how her how to frost cupcakes. How could I say "No"? We started with basic chocolate cupcakes & canned frosting. The consistancy is perfect for a beginner decorator to make mounds of chocolate delight on top. She did very well & even tried to make some of her cupcakes mimic the famous Sprinkles cupcakes. I think she was more excited about the large confetti Dots I had instead of the actually learning how to use the decorator bags & tips. She did great & her cupcakes passed with flying colors despite her being in a sugar induced state....note to self: Don't let her taste test excess frosting next time.
Next lesson... Lemon Meringue Cupcakes with Lemon Curd filling.

March 15, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Brush baking sheets lightly with vegetable oil. Combine flour, salt and baking soda on waxed paper. Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in rolled oats and then chocolate chips. Drop batter by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or till golden. Cool cookies on sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Ribbon Storage


R-I-B-B-O-N! One of my favorite things to buy. I often buy a yard of each ribbon and it is messy if you don't have a storage system for it. I cut pieces of cardstock in 1 x 1.5 inch increments. I use an ArtBin organizer to store the wound up ribbon. Makes it convenient & easy to see what I have at all times.

March 7, 2009

Pink & Brown


Celebrate


Thanks!


Clear Stamps


This card was fun. I used SU Real Red & sponged the 2 pink layers. Then I used a white paint pen and made a dotted border.

March 1, 2009

NEW!!! EK Success Slimline Punches


I stopped in Michaels yesterday & was so excited when I saw the endcap with about 50 different punches. I love the border punches. I have 1 from Stampin Up & 2 from Fiskars. This one has a lock on the bottom so it stores flat, about 1/2 inch thick when locked. Perfect for a punch junkie like me.
S.
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