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It is Not a Piece of Pie, It is a Piece of Cupcake!

So. . . I have been working on a HUGE and I mean a HUGE project for all the moms in my daughter’s co-op preschool.  I am making scrapbooks for about 14 moms so all they have to do is slap pictures from the year in them and be done with it.It will have about 22 pages to each of them and then I will bind it with my Cinch It.   I am a bit worried that my Expressions is going to die on me mid-project since I have been giving it a work-out and I am really having fun learning how to use my Imagine to take some of the load off of my beloved Expressions.  So that is why I have been not competing in any challenges, or doing any special projects for myself.

Now, when I get a little overwhelmed, I find myself in the kitchen or outside doing something active.  Since I am out of commission right now on anything active due to a minor surgery and healing foot issues, I head to the kitchen.  I made these two cupcake recipes and they were soo much fun to make and eat.  It was mainly for “reasearch” for my daughter’s birthday party ideas for next year… Vintage Circus or County Fair theme…

Needless to say the Twinkie and Orange Creamsicle will be on the menu!  I found a cupcake corer at Williams Sonoma for around $5.  It totally worked amazingly well… I was actually surprised how well it worked for how cheap it was.  Just goes to show you, Williams Sonoma knows kitchen needs well!

Twinkie Cupcakes: Click here for the recipe:

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes: Click here for the recipe:  PLEASE NOTE: I did not use the citrus olive oil and did not sub in anything.  I also used a 13 oz jar of fluff instead of 7 0z.  I found it too buttery for the filling with only 7 oz.

Thanks for sharing a piece of the “pie morphing into a cupcake” pie with me!

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“Holy Cricut Batman!” Another Birthday Party and My Cricut!

 

Cake/ Cupcake toppers

I have a dear friend that asked me to do the decorations for her son’s 6th birthday party, using the Marvel Super Hero Comic theme.  Since I have two girls I could not wait to get my hands on a “total boy” birthday project.  

I made cake/cupcake toppers, a 16 foot banner, and hanging “pom-poms”.

For the base of the banner, my friend and I snagged some free promotional comic books from Williams Sonoma.  It was a bit tricky cutting the banners out on the comic book paper, but after a few run throughs, I manged to find the sweet spot of my bug (speed slow, low pressure, and light blade).  I supported the comic paper with a heavy-duty card stock cut at the exact demention.

I did most of the work in Design Studio and used Glossy accents on the “words and number”

This project had a lot of “devil” “vilians” in the details, but I think it paid off in the end.

Pom-Poms

Below I listed a very loose recipe and if you would like more detail, feel free to contact me.  You can find my contact information on my “ABOUT” page.

Thank you for coming and enjoying a “Holy Piece of Life’s Pie Batman” with me! 🙂

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

  • Celebrations
  • Plaintain School Book

Cuttlebug Folders:

  • Squares
  • Circles
  • Stripes

Paper:

  • Comic book
  • Red, black and yellow card stock from Recollections

Glossy Accents (used on the words and number)

Pop Dots

Glitter Pipe cleaners Cut to about 2-2.5 inches in sets of three to make the star

Glitter Pom Poms

Ribbon:

  • Celebrations 1 inch red (roughly 6 yards)
  • Celebrations 1/8 inch red

Wilton Lollipop sticks 4 inch

Tissue Paper (6 sheets layered and cut down in half)

Staples