Monday, January 30, 2012

SF Giants Candy Dish

Well, my sister-in-law, Marie, gave me an excellent idea.  She called me the other day and ask if I could cut some blue vinyl in the LA Dodgers logo. I told her absolutely! So, she made the cutest LA Dodgers candy dish for my nephew. And then put silver Kisses and blue Dove chocolate in it... SO Cute... So, I thought, I will do one for Chuck but make it a SF Giants.  Turned out pretty cute!  He's gonna love it.
Go Giants!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Cricut Cake Machine

I got a Cricut Cake Machine for Christmas. YEAH! I am not a cake decorator by any stretch of the imagination. Most of you know, I don't really like cake. I much rather have cookies or brownies. But guess what, I can cut and decorate cookies with this baby...

Can I hear an "WAHOO".... So, yes you have to practice until you find what works for you. This is what I have found....

1. Fondant works best for anything that will be eaten.Chef Duff has great already made fondant.I purchase mine @ Michael's with 40% off coupon. The chocolate tastes like Tootsie Rolls. YUM

2. Gumpaste is great for designs that won't be eaten. They get entirely too hard.

3. Use the freeze method for best results.Roll out, freeze, cut, freeze, and then pull off mat. Makes better cuts and doesn't loose its shape.

4. Sugar cookie dough cuts well. I cut them at least 2".

5. Cookies are thin so they are crispy. If you want thicker cookies, just put one on top of the other  before you bake. I love crispy cookies so this isn't an issue for me.

This is the sugar cookie dough after being cut
I haven't decorated a cake but have done cookies and actually cut raw tortillas and just baked them. These would be super cute for a themed party. You can cut stars, hearts, footballs. Great served with salsa or soup. Since these are flour tortillas~ they can be served with pretty much anything.

1st try at cookies. I will roll out fondant thinner next time. Too thick.

Chucky's Birthday cookies. Yeah. These turned out EXACTLY as I wanted them too. And they are super yummy.

Sorry about the ugly picture but wanted you to see the tortillas cut. Cut then put on sprayed cookie sheet and bake.  

Happy New Year!

Sorry I have been gone so long. Been really busy with work and the holidays. But I am back and wanted to show you some things that I had been working on during the holidays. 

I have had my Silhouette for several months and finally started really using it this Christmas. I made some really cute candy dishes for friends. I even had a "Craft Night" at my sister-in-laws house to show a few family and friends how to make them. It was so much fun!

I also made a few really cute Glass Blocks as Christmas gifts and they were a huge hit. They are super easy to make and so cute in an entry way. These make really cute night lights in bathrooms and baby rooms.

I made some cute monogrammed coasters as well.  Super Easy and Super Cute!  I bought some extra tiles from Home Depot to make some for my own house. I forgot to take a picture of them but I will post a picture when I make mine.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!