Graduation Party Styling and DIY For Shutterfly

What do music themed cake pops with DIY washi taped covered sticks, DIY pennant cupcake toppers, DIY saxophone floral arrangements, Shutterfly graduation party announcements, thank you notes and “To Do” list party favors all have in common?  They’ve all come together today on the blog to throw one swell party and you’re invited! Can you believe it’s time to start planning for graduation celebrations? Last week I was very busy baking, styling and photographing a project in collaboration with Shutterfly… [Read More]

Wedding Dress Decorated Cookies For A Bridal Shower

Over the last few weeks I had the pleasure of designing and decorating cookie favors for a bridal shower in Newport Beach this weekend.  What made these cookies special for me was that they were invited to the party by Mary Ann of the blog Classic Casual Home.  We were finally able to meet, have lunch and become fast friends in person after reading and commenting on our respective blogs and emailing each other over the past few years! The… [Read More]

Peppermint Candy Decorated Cookies for a Holiday Hostess Gift

Have you ever seen a cup that calls to you making you wonder, “What can I put in it besides the obvious?” or “What excuse can I come up with to justify buying an entire spool of baker’s twine with a sparkly red tinsel thread happily running through it?” or “To whom can I give a gift so I can play with the pretty letterpress gift tag that I had to buy so I could run my fingers over the… [Read More]

Halloween DIYs at Tiny Prints

Today I’m featured on the Tiny Prints blog sharing two Halloween DIYs inspired from their Gleeful Guises invitation set which is perfect for little monsters. You’ll learn how to make jack-o-lantern table top decorations safe for a children’s party that also holds candy that seems lit from within and ghosts pops made from Peeps using washi tape for added decoration. Come see how you can do it too!  I promise you can!  🙂

Painting on Macarons

Happy Monday and the last day of September! We had a delicious weekend.  I made 2 dozen tushie cookies with tushie tats for a bridal shower and assisted my son in making his multiple blue ribbon and division winning  chocolate cake.  We did our winning combo – he made the cake and icing and I iced the cake.  It was part of the celebration for my lovely niece’s birthday this weekend.  She and her husband just returned from two years… [Read More]

Sneak “Peep” Ghosts

“BOO!” Just thought I’d give you a sneak ‘peep’ of one of two DIY Halloween projects I made for Tiny Prints which will be featured on their blog on Oct. 1.

Halloween Candy Ideas and Cupcakes

I hope your head is spinning with Halloween ideas!  Mine certainly has been.  I’ve been working on a project for Tiny Prints and although I can’t give you a sneak peek just yet, I can show you some of the candy I used in the photo shoot. I was looking for unique candy and edible decorations and found these: I fell in love with Wilton’s pumpkin and candy corn holding ghosts.  Did it pain me not to make my own? … [Read More]

Baby Blue and White Balloon Cookies with a Washi Tape DIY –Part Deux

If you read my previous post about the white balloon cookies, you saw simple and elegant white balloons where the lollipop sticks were wrapped in washi tape and tied with kitchen twine around the neck of the balloon cookie. Since I had extra dough, I decided to decorate a few more cookies for fun.  This little cutie pie on the invitation is my great-nephew, Daniel. Pearlized baby blue dragees made their appearance onto the cookie.  Such a sweet look.  I… [Read More]

Balloon Cookies For A Sweet One-year-old’s Birthday–Part Une

I know.  That’s a big headline for simple and elegant white balloon cookies with a French twist but a first birthday is a very special occasion to celebrate. When my niece, Lauren, showed me the invitation she was going to use for her little boy’s birthday with a white balloon pictured on it, I immediately thought of white balloon cookies to give to guests as party favors.  They would compliment the invitation but also the theme of all-white decorations at… [Read More]

DIY Decorated Statue of Liberty Cookies/Sparkler Holders

I love the look of fireworks shooting in the sky overhead of the lady in the harbor so I designed a cookie that could hold a sparkler to double as a place setting decoration adding to the anticipation of the night.  It could also serve as a party favor if it’s not eaten first during the fireworks display! Let me show you how to make the cookies. What you’ll need: My Sugar Cookie Recipe My Royal Icing Recipe Icing Decorating… [Read More]