Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!  

Tet/Chinese New Year is today so the girls and I got our bake on to help celebrate.  Special shout out to all of you born in the year of the dragon!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Neapolitan Cupcakes

I heart would get a temporary tattoo of it's logo love.  So I found this recipe for Neapolitan Cupcakes and knew I needed to eat them.

I'll admit that I totally cheated and used cake mix and brownie mix.  I made myself feel better by buying low-fat versions of each.  So this is basically health food.   

Basically, it is a brownie on the bottom, strawberry cake in the middle, and vanilla frosting on top.  We put pink chocolate hearts on top because of the three flavors, chocolate is my favorite and I want as much of it as possible.  I like how uneven Georgia and I made the hearts.  Love ain't perfect, right?

 My baking assistant.  She took over frosting the cupcakes.  

She also helped my deliver the final product to a couple of houses.  A couple dozen cupcakes wouldn't last long at my house because I'd pretend to need to feed the dogs and eat one in the garage (so I wouldn't have to share).  Since I'm not totally abandoning my New Year's Resolutions yet, they needed to get outta here.  

Ugh.  Third broken cake stand in three months.  It's an epidemic now.  

Saturday, January 7, 2012

DIY Ombre Valentine's Day

I heart everything ombre.  I've compiled some of my favorite diy stuff from the internet to use for Valentine's Day.  Best part of the versatility of the color palette is it lets me work in all sorts of shades of red and pink.

A DIY project for ya from Green Wedding Shoes...a darling backdrop.

A butter cream ombre cake with tutorial from Bubble and Sweet.

Or this yummy alternative.  I adore that the inside and outside have shades of pink.  Glorious Treats made this super cute cake.

A floral centerpiece that falls into the category of "Oh, I Could Totally Do That" and then I cry after three hours of trying to get it perfect from Hindsight Bride.

This is more my speed.  If you may a bunch of these babies with different shades, they'd so fit with the theme.

This Save the Date card could make a super sweet Valentine's Day card.  Find the tutorial at Green Wedding Shoes.

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