Did you enjoy your three day weekend??
We sure did.
I haven't been feeling very good the past few days, but a little R&R seemed to have helped.
I took a few days to relax (no running), catch up on some shows (way too many) and bake a few easy vanilla cupcakes with my Little Cup.
Have you made baked goods with this Butter Vanilla Emulsion?
Oh my.... it added such a wonderful flavor to my vanilla cupcakes. You should try it in your next baked treat. Sugar Cookies, Cakes, Ice Cream, etc., etc.
So, my Little Cup and I played with some fondant.
I used to be afraid of fondant. I thought you had to be some certified cake decorator in order to work with it. So, last year, I took a Wilton's Cake Decorating Class and got over my fear.
Turns out, fondant is really just edible play-doh.
Even my 6 year old could make some pumpkins with me.
I started with some white Marshmallow Fondant and just colored it.
We had some great bonding time making fun pumpkins together. We rolled pumpkins and pumpkin stems.
She had a lot of fun making these mini cupcake toppers.
And.... She knows her Mommy! She knew that I wanted to take some pictures, so she helped by drawing me a background picture.
Isn't she the bestest Little Helper ever!
I love you Little Bug
I also want to pass along ANOTHER giveaway from the Online BlogCon coming up Oct 22!
Hello Love Designs is an etsy shop that specializes in custom cards and invitations. Their 2012 Christmas Card line is now available. Cards come in printable form (emailed to the purchaser in .jpg format for easy printing) or they can be professionally printed by Hello Love Designs.
Hello Love Designs is giving away 25 professionally printed Christmas Cards (design will be of the winners choosing) to one winner. (A $52.50 value.)
Hello Love Too is an etsy shop that specializes in digital papers and clip art for all occasions. The designs and fresh, bright, and fun, for any occasion.
Hello Love Too is giving away a digital paper set or a digital clip art set to 10 winners (winners will get to choose which paper or clip art set they want). (A value of $5 each.)
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. (There is one giveaway for both shops; 11 total winners.)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Pre-Made Fondant
- Orange Food Coloring
- Green Food Coloring
- 12 Mini Cupcakes
Bake and Frost Mini Cupcakes.
Take a half cup of fondant and add a few drops of orange food coloring and fold the fondant over and over blending in the orange.
Roll little one inch pumpkins and indent the top.
Tint a pinch of fondant green and roll into skinny ropes.
Add ropes in different lengths to the top of the pumpkins.
No need to be afraid of fondant. Get in there and play with it.
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