Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fun, simple party ideas

Theme Cookies

Cookie Bags

DIY Yogurt Bar

Donut Shop
There are so many fantastic things you can do for your party.  There is also no need to spend a lot.  

One of my local bakeries made these cookies for me.  I ordered the color and saying I wanted and picked them up a few days later.  I also could not resist the $1 stamp I found at Michaels, to the moon and back.  Perfect! 

DIY yogurt bar is a simple thing to do.  Use what you have or buy reasonably priced bowls and spoons.  Make a cute sign and put your yogurt on ice.  Use a champagne ice bucket or even a bowl.  Your guests decide how much they want and what toppings.  Genius!

Winchell's!  Not much more needs to be said about that.  Pick one or a variety and add a strawberry.  Super pretty.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wild Blueberry Lemon Curd Cupcakes

Hello delicious!

These cupcakes were wonderful.  So simple to make.  Whip some up for yourself and friends & enjoy... 

Yellow cake mix ( i love Duncan Hines)
Lemon curd
Frozen wild blueberries (rinse before adding to mix)

Make cake as directed.  Add a couple tablespoons of lemon curd.  After you rinse your blueberries add them to the mix as well. I used 1 cup.  
Fill your baking cups and cook for about 15-20 minutes.  Check them with a toothpick.  If it comes out clean your done.  
Let them cool for a bit.  Then add a bit of lemon curd to the top before putting on your frosting.  Frost, I used Smart and Final's non-dairy whip topping.  Decorate if desired.  



Sunday, August 7, 2016

We love him to the moon & back, already!

Our family is over the moon & can't wait to meet baby Benny.  Due in just about a month, he is the 3rd grandson for my parents.  It has been a long time though since a boy has joined the family, so that is very exciting.  

Over the next several posts I will share our shower treats with you and how you can whip these up too.  

Add a little twinkle to your party...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Daily Vote!

 I am so excited for the Bloglovin Awards.  The Glitter Guide is at the top of my list.  Check it out and make your daily vote.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Buckeye Beauties

These are not traditional buckeyes.  However, I feel that its okay to change things up.  I made a small batch of these for a friend.  She is having her first child and its a girl.  She really loves buckeyes, so a little treat was what the baker ordered.  I made the inside like a traditional buckeye with peanut butter, etc...  I dipped them in white candy melts and sprinkled pink powder edible decoration.  So pretty!

You will need:
   1 package of candy melts
    (pick your color)
   1/2 cup melted butter
   1 lb. confectioners' sugar
   1 lb. peanut butter
   2 cups graham cracker crumbs
   1 tsp. vanilla extract 
I change up the sugar and butter to my liking.  Less sugar and more butter.  
Put peanut butter in microwave safe bowl.  Make it slightly melted.  It's easier to mix. Combine melted butter, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla extract and graham cracker crumbs. Shape mixture into walnut size balls.  Place on waxed paper and place in the fridge for an hour.  
Melt your candy or chocolate in a bowl and dip your peanut butter balls in the chocolate and place on waxed paper. Sprinkle right away.  They will set up quickly. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Large Confetti Cupcakes

I found these over sized confetti at my Commissary.  What fun!  I have also discovered Culpitt baking cups.  I love this company.  This particular cup you do have to use a spoon or fork to it your cupcake.  However, the quality is great.  They come out of the UK, so you have to allow a little extra time.  They are worth it!