Clay Craft - Urban Comfort I'm back! May was one of the craziest months I've ever had, but crazy in a good way. I can't wait to unveil the fall projects I've been working on. But really, who wants to think about fall when there's summer to enjoy? I've been obsessed with texture for the longest while now, which led to the lace decoupaged containers and then to these clay projects. This was only my second time working with clay (and the first time was kid-oriented, so this was an entirely new approach for me). Make a set of coasters or nesting bowls as a weekend house gift, make party favors for summer gatherings, or place them around your house as handy catchalls. See the July issue of Family Circle for directions or get them at Family Circle.com. Unfinished: Glazed & Varnished: Examples of items to use for texture: Resources: Basic Supplies - Textural Elements - **UPDATE: Click here to see clay dishes imprinted with evergreens. ShareThis
How To Make A Duct Tape Bow — Tip Junkie Homemade Wondering how to make a duct tape bow? Then you'll love this pictured tutorial. They are so easy and fun to make. I made them at girls camp for church and the girls loved them! Materials to Make 1 Duck Tape Bow 2" Solid Duct Tape 8" Colored Duck Tape Roll Scissors 1 Bobby Pin How To Make 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. Fold The Bow 7. 8. 9. 10. That's it, this is what it will look like in your hair! More Girls Camp Crafts Design your own shoes | DIY | Custom Shoes Product Name: Sneaker Customization Kit Background research: As summer rapidly approaches, I’m beginning to notice that I need some new sneakers. But I’m starting to realize: either the shoes I like are too expensive or the ones that are affordable, I’m not so crazy about the way they look. Then it dawned on me, what if I were able to create a sneaker that perfectly matched my style & clothes that were already in my closet as opposed of buying a shoe, then having to go buy more things to go with it. Hypothesis: With the sneaker customization kit, I can create my own personal design to whatever sneaker I choose. The Experiment: I took a pair of sneakers that I barely wore, removed the laces, grabbed a couple of “sneaker preparation wipes,” cleaned off the sneakers, & let my imagination do the rest. Being that I am an artist, I analyzed the whole ordeal way too much, beforehand. Need some new kicks?
With Sprinkles on Top & - StumbleUpon Coca-Cola Cupcakes - StumbleUpon I don’t drink coca-cola. But I do eat it. Weird. It’s way better eaten. There’s some dark and white sugar cooked with dark dutch processed cocoa powder…and a can of coke! There’s some the ol’ that pouring into this and this pouring into that. There’s some mixing. Take a little PAM and spray the liners–this is a sticky cupcake batter. UPDATED TIP ALERT: A few of you tried this recipe and sprayed them and the cupcake still stuck. These cupcakes are chocolately, decadent, rich and kind of amaze. This frosting isn’t frosting–it’s just whipped cream. And guess what? Next, cherries on top! P.S. Coca-Cola Cupcakes Recipe adapted from Baked: The New Frontier Yields 15 cupcakes Print this recipe! Cupcakes: 2 cups Coca-cola (do not use diet!) Whipped Cream Frosting: 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Maraschino cherries (for topping) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes | The Girl Who Ate Everything - StumbleUpon September is finally here and all I can think about are all of the apple recipes I want to dig into. I’ve already lit my fall candles to get in the mood since we kind of have to fake the seasons over here in Florida. These caramel apple cupcakes smelled divine baking in the oven! Also, today my friend Micah from Micah Folsom Photography is having a photography giveaway. Ingredients Cupcakes: 1 (18.25-ounce) package spice cake mix 2 large eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 cup peeled, cored, and chopped Granny Smith apple (about 1 large apple) Caramel Sauce: 35 caramels 1/4 cup evaporated milk or heavy cream (or regular milk) 1/2 cup chopped pecans 24 wooden craft sticks Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Notes Source: America's Best Recipes
chocolate souffl&233; cupcakes with mint cream | smitten kitchen - StumbleUpon I’m clearly some sort of grinch, because when I think of flourless chocolate cakes I imagine giant discs of truffle so dense and overly rich that even a sliver of somehow feels excessive, the kind of throwaway dessert restaurants bust out when they’ve got no better ideas. “Add a couple out-of-season, eerily red raspberries and a tuft of whipped cream from a can and it will, without fail, sell,” I imagine sinister managers instructing kitchen staff. Like I said, I’m a total pill. However, when the same flourless chocolate cake is treated like a soufflé — eggs separated, yolks beaten until ribbony and whites whipped until weightless, then gently folded in — and then placed anywhere in my proximity, all bets are off. But we should really talk about this thing nested in the fallen center of the cakes: white chocolate mint whipped cream. One year ago: Alex’s Mom’s Stuffed CabbageTwo years ago: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake SquaresThree years ago: Sour Cream Bran Muffins * Yes, nine.
Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain - StumbleUpon Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries - StumbleUpon Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many. The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb - the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. Notes for flaming strawberries:Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well. Shaina made a margarita version of this on Babble Food. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Yield: About 20 cupcakes [click to print]Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers and set aside. Hollow the strawberries carefully.
One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes For Two | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon Let’s face it: sometimes we all need a dessert that only makes two servings. Sometimes we just can’t handle 12 servings. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves in two hours. FYI: I have no idea what that is like. Haven’t you always wished you could make just enough dessert for yourself? Or… just yourself? Me too. But more often than not, I’ve found it to be a hassle to drag out the mixer, cream the sugar and butter, sift the dry ingredients and all that fun stuff for a measly two cupcakes. What can I say? Well, I was lazy. It is definitely your typical white cake; fluffy and soft, full of vanilla flavor, and the perfect vehicle for some fluffy white frosting. And it only takes one bowl! I think what I love most about these cupcakes is their customizability. [print_this] One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two serves 2 1 egg white 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla (yes, a full teaspoon – they are super vanilla-y!) 1/4 cup flour
Salted Chocolate - StumbleUpon We’re watching our friend’s cat right now, and it’s a lot of fun. Kramer and I want to get a pet so badly, but I just don’t think that I have the time, energy, or, frankly, money, to take care of an animal the way I would like to. For now, though, it’s just fun to pretend to have a pet for a week. His name is Eddie and he’s pretty funny. These bars really do taste like Twix, and I’m not even exaggerating. Your ingredients. Combine your flour, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cut your cold butter into cubes and add to the flour. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until a course mixture forms. Mix in the water and the egg yolk until combined. Using your hands, spread the dough into a greased 9×13 pan. Combine the condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla in a sauce pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir for 5 minutes straight to prevent burning. Spread the caramel over the baked shortbread crust. Salted Chocolate “Twix” Bars Cook time:
How to Make Homemade Candy Bars (Resolution Breaker) (Oh Nuts Blog) - StumbleUpon If you’re like most people, you probably started off the year with a whole list of resolutions: more sleep! Less coffee! More exercise! Less television! More vegetables! Less sugar! I call them “Resolution Breaker Candy Bars,” and if you’re absolutely wedded to your healthy eating habits, stop reading now before it’s too late… Still here? Resolution Breaker Candy Barsyield: about 20 bars Ingredients 24 ounces chocolate candy coating1/2 stick (2 oz) butter1 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup evaporated milk1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme or fluff1 tsp vanilla extract1/3 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky14 oz soft caramels, unwrapped1.5 cups roasted, salted peanuts To make it easier to remove and cut the bars, line a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil. Most nougat recipes are pretty complicated and involve whipping egg whites into a meringue and using a candy thermometer to boil a sugar syrup. Scrape the peanut nougat on top of the chocolate layer in the pan, and spread it into a smooth, even layer.