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Cupcake Buns + Brownie Burgers + Cookie Fries = One Happy Meal! Or many… I can hardly stand how cute these little guys are. I really decided to make these when I thought about making a meal out of them for Father’s Day, complete with sugar cookie french fries. Before I started baking, I made a template for a miniature paper box tray and french fry holder. I printed the tray template on card stock (heavier weight paper), the french fry template on vellum (semi-transparent paper) and the tissue insert on tracing paper (really thin paper from Canson Art pad). All three paper weights went through my printer fine – one sheet at a time to be safe. Cut out the shapes as shown in the picture above with scissors or a sharp blade. Now, for the baking. You know I love learning to bake new things from scratch because it’s really empowering and satisfying and it usually tastes better, too. So, I picked up several kinds. The brownies baked first in a 13 X 9 pan. The cookies came next. . And voila…… Yes.

Cupcake Onesies Gift Idea If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our mailing list. Thanks for visiting! Ever since I saw this video from Oh Crafts! on how they made sock cupcakes, I have always loved this cool crafty gift idea. We recently had some friends who had babies, and I knew I had to try a twist on this homemade cupcake gift idea. If you know me, I love to gift homemade gifts. I started with the following supplies: cupcake gift box (I found mine at my local Michaels store)colorful cupcake linerscupcake sleeves (optional)4 onesies (I used a pack of Gerber ones from Target)2 pairs of baby socks (also found at Target)Scotch tape Here is a visual of how I made the cupcakes: Fold each onesies long ways twice in on itself, so it is a very thin long piece.Then take one sock and let the top of the toe area of the sock pop above the onesie.Roll the sock tightly in the middle of the onesie to create the cupcake shape. You can customize each cupcake gift box depending on the gender of the baby.

Breakfast Hostess Gift | Banana Bread and Honey Butter It is important for us to be as gracious of a guests as you are when you’re the one hosting the party. When you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner or a party, it is always appropriate to bring a hostess gift - the obvious choices being flowers and wine. When I’m hosting a party, while I appreciate these sort of gifts, I’ve already arranged my flowers and have selected wine to serve. So when I’m the one giving the hostess gift, I like to think about what the host would really appreciate- something she can look forward to enjoying after the party is over. Because your host has likely spent a great deal of time and energy preparing for the party, breakfast the next day is probably the last thing from her mind. You’ll need:Banana Bread (recipe here) Butter, softened Honey Sea Salt Ground Coffee BeansMonogrammed Small NapkinBerry Basketparchment paper Kitchen Twine kraft coffee bagPrinted Labels small glass jar with lid Directions: Products used here : Monogrammed Small Napkin

Chocolate Puddle Cookies Recipe I came across a cookie when I visited Portland a couple years back. It was a crackle-edged puddle of chocolate with a texture that made me think of a collision between soft meringue and a fudgy brownie. I kid you not, love is not too strong a word to use here. Without getting too serious, I've been having an internal debate about whether or not I should post this recipe. As far as the origins of this recipe? - More Chocolate Recipes - - More Cookie Recipes - I've used both 365 organic powdered sugar from Whole Foods, and Hain organic powdered sugar with success. 3 cups / 11 oz / 310 g walnut halves, toasted & cooled 4 cups / 1 lb / 453 g confectioner's (powdered) sugar 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons / 2 oz / 60 g unsweetened cocoa powder scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 4 large egg whites, room temperature 1 tablespoon real, good-quality vanilla extract Preheat oven to 320F / 160C degrees and position racks in the top and bottom third. Bake until they puff up. Makes 18 large cookies.

Lily's Kitchen Book Travel Art Kit: Here We Goooooo “Here we goooooooooo!!!” Said like Peter Pan, of course. Which is quite fitting since we are off to Disneyland! That’s right people. Last night, I couldn’t sleep because I had taken a non-drowsy allergy pill and earlier I drank a Diet Coke. Starting with Kraft Cardstock I used my Cameo and cut quite a few pages with one or two words on each. The only adhesive I packed is my Glossy Accents since it is tiny. I painted my cloth bag with neon pink using a stencil. Everything fits perfect into my bag. Also, here is the Kid’s Art journal kit I put together last year for our Lake Powell trip. Leaving in an hour… gotta go pack! xo, Lizzy Click on the images to check out the supplies:

Glue Yarn Ball Tutorial This simple project might bring back memories of Elementary school, but it turns out to be not only a fun craft to do with the kids, but a darling Spring time decoration. Decorative balls like this can cost at least a few dollars each in the store, but if you make them yourself, you can make a ton of them for just a few bucks! Supplies for Yarn Balls: yarn (I used 4 different colors)a bag of balloons: I used 5 inch round balloons to make smaller yarn ballswhite craft glue: I used Elmer’s FYI – this craft is messy! Step 1: Make a mixture of glue and water (avoid making it too watery). Step 2: Slightly blow up one 5 inch round balloon. Step 3: Pull out a big bunch of yarn from the yarn ball itself. Step 4: Begin wrapping the wet yarn around the small balloon. Step 5: Once you have covered up a good majority of the balloon, cut off the yarn and tuck the end under. Step 6: Roll the yarn wrapped balloon one more time in the water glue mixture, and then squeeze out any excess. That’s it!

a tiny gingerbread house that perches on the edge of your mug A quick update! This winter I’ve collaborated with Brit+Co on a DIY kit for my tiny gingerbread houses that includes 3d printed cookie cutters! It’s available now, go have a look. These won’t be available after Christmas of 2014 so grab them now if you’re interested. I made tiny gingerbread houses that are meant to be perched on the edge of a mug of hot chocolate. I had been thinking about those sugar cubes that hook on the rim of a teacup earlier this month, and I was also thinking about 3-D cookies and how they fit together and figured it would be pretty neat to make cookies that hang on the edge of a mug. I made a few versions to figure out how to make one that wasn’t so top heavy that it would flip off the mug, and how small I could get away with and still fit on both large and small cups. I’ve made a PDF pattern of gingerbread house pieces which you can open or download right here. I used the Gingerbread Snowflake and the Royal Icing recipes from marthastewart.com.

La brioche à 8 tresses de Mercotte une recette étape par étape de Le meilleur pâtissier l'émission sur M6 Crédit : DR La brioche à 8 tresses de Mercotte Attention • Pour faciliter le tressage utiliser les 2 mains en gardant toujours la main sur le boudin que vous déplacez pour ne pas vous mélangez les pinceaux! Tressage 1ère étape 8 en dessous de la 7 7 passe en 1 par dessus 2 dessous la 3 3 passe en 8 2ème étape 1 passe en 4 par dessus 7 dessous la 6 puis va en 1 8 passe en 5 2 dessous la 3 puis va en 8 (répéter la 2ème étape jusqu'à ce que vous n'ayez plus de pâte) Voir la préparation en vidéo : Ingrédients 188g de farine T55 188g de farine T45 8g de sel 45g de sucre 3cl de lait 4 œufs 15g de levure biologique 187,5g de beurre 1 œuf et 1 pincée de sel pour la dorure Pétrir quelques secondes dans le bol du robot les farines, le sucre, le sel, la levure émiettée à petite vitesse Ajouter le lait et 2/3 des œufs pour obtenir une pâte homogène. Incorporer petit à petit le beurre froid en morceaux à petite vitesse et pétrir jusqu'à obtenir une pâte homogène. Bien les aplatir... Les replier au 2/3...

DIY Gift: Terrarium Kit November 30th, 2012 It’s widely accepted that terrariums are awesome, which means they also make awesome gifts. It’s hard to wrap a terrarium though, so a DIY kit is the perfect solution. It would be easy to whip up a whole bunch of these kits if you need a lot of inexpensive, creative gifts. To make your kit, first put about an inch of small stones in the bottom of a jar. Print a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ terrarium instruction card on card stock, and cut it out (download printable cards here—for personal use only please). If you’re feeling ambitious you could make a few polymer clay mushrooms to include in your terrarium kit. Tie some twine or ribbon around the jar, and you’re done.

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