just got a pack of mixed colored cross stitching thead ($5) did a few strands thick of each thread, braided and knoted. took apx 1 hr to do 20!
close-up of the crayons
Bought 6 boxes of 24 crayons ($3), broke into 3’s placed in mini cupcake silicon heart mold, 250 degrees about 10 min. These are Roseart brand, highly rec using Crayola as the melt faster, and stay more colorful.
Did you know that my heart skips a beat for a MIX TAPE? well, it does! I LOVE a fun variation of music and if it has a “theme” all the better! HA! So being that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I thought I would make a mix cd! One that would put a smile on my face and one that I could play and dance around with the kids!!
I found this adorable printable cd cover from one of my new fav daily reads Dandee Designs. You can download it HERE and read more info about Danyell’s mix tape here.
lOVE the ideas I came up with to decorate all these cute Valentine cupcakes!! Starting at the TOP I used a dum-dum rolled in red sanding sugar, Middle row: heart marshmallow, fondant hearts, cherry. Bottom row: dum-dum with cherry pop rocks, pop rocks again, fondant heart, ring pop and heart shaped jimmies!!
Jack had a blast decorating all these!! Perfect way to get the kids busy in the kitchen!!
Vintage Valentine liners and toppers with fondant HEART!
We are hoping to get to the CIRCUS tomorrow, however it has been snowing for the past 7 hrs! I am going to be so bummed if we can’t get there!! What is up with the freaking weather? It has snowed EVERY Friday for 3 weeks! I live in the South for goodness sakes! We haven’t EVER had this much snow. Is it Global Warming? Cross your fingers for me!
I was looking through Valentine’s Ideas when I saw that Trendy Treehouse did a great post and I was super excited to find Roots & Wings Co who posted this great recipe for Nana’s Suckers. I had never made suckers before but these were so cute that I had to give it a try. I had a little trouble finding sucker molds. I didn’t have time to order the snazzy stainless steel ones they had so mine are a lot thinner. I think they turned out quit well. Especially since I had never even used a candy thermometer!! Thanks to the Sisters over at Roots & Wings Co I am in love and think I will be making suckers for every holiday!! I halved the recipe. I only had 1 mold (5 lollipops) and this recipe made about 15 pops. 1 c sugar 1/4 c light karo syrup 1/4 c water Bring to 260 degrees on a candy thermometer and then add coloring (I like the paste) and when it hits 290 take off heat and add flavoring. I used cherry. This is what it looks like just as you need to remove it from the heat!! This is how I am going to give them to Jack’s Class.
Since we are still stuck at home I thought it would be fun to make some cupcakes. Jack LOVED using the mixer and he really enjoyed adding the food coloring to the frosting.
Kat’s Fav Frosting
1 stick butter
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
3 c powdered sugar
Allow butter & cream cheese to come to room temperature. Cream with mixer, add vanilla and powdered sugar 1/2 c at a time. If you are making the frosting only 1 color I advise to add the food coloring before the sugar. (It seems to give a really even color) That being said I typically am doing at least 2 colors with a batch and add the color at the end. Whatever works for you!