Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sweet Gender Reveal Idea!

When I was born my parents did not know whether they were having a boy or a girl. Their baby shower consisted of all yellows and greens. Technology has brought along the ability to reveal the gender of the new baby and the "sweet" new trend of gender reveal parties! I was flipping through The Food Network Magazine last night and saw this adorable gender reveal cake.

I have a girlfriend that actually had the doctor write it down in a sealed envelope, took it to her bakery, and revealed the gender of the baby at the party! I thought that was a sweet surprise for everyone! Her cake was very similar to this one from Jaybird Creations!

Even these amazing cake ball stuffed cookies from Sugar Derby could make an appearance on the dessert table.

These cupcakes from The Cupcake Tower are filled with either pink or blue yummy filling!

I LOVE the idea of a gender reveal party and plan on filing it away for when we decide to have a little brother or sister for Cate. I love a reason to party and a gender reveal sounds really cute!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Golf Banner Tutorial

YAY! I have been meaning to offer a tutorial for our banners and just have been swamped! I am so lucky that my "bloggie" friend Val from Crafty Go Lucky offered to create the Golf Banner Tutorial! Just in time for Father's Day too! Val, walks us through the steps of creating the banner and as a visual person I love the pictures!

If you ever have felt intimidated about using digital files, don't! All the work is done for you, and it is just a matter of downloading the files onto your computer and printing them out. You can either print them at home, or at a copy place. For this banner, I loaded them to my copy shop online, and just picked them up the next day.

The banner fits perfectly on standard paper, so now it is time to trim. To get a clean cut, I used my paper cutter. Once you get going, it won't take long to get everything trimmed down.

Next, stack a section of the banner and punch a hole on the top of each corner.

Now, time to add ribbon! Lay each triangle out, and start threading
your ribbon through each banner piece.

I have limited hanging space for banners, so my trick is to use the mini blinds to hang banners! Mini clothespins easily hold the banner up.

Pluff Mudd has been busy creating a lot of these banners lately! Graduation, Happy Summer, Retirement Parties, Father's Day, etc. They are an easy way to decorate for any event! Thanks Val for sharing this wonderful tutorial! Be sure you hop over to Crafty Go Lucky for lots more creative ideas!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Have you seen the adorable cupcake makers from Babycakes?!?!

I actually got one of these for Christmas and sadly I just whipped it out to make some quick treats for Cate's class tomorrow. Seriously, in 5 minutes I had the perfect moist delicious treats! It was REALLY easy! There was a little cookbook with lots of recipes for cupcakes, tarts, appetizers, etc. However, I went to their web-site to check them out and I was totally giddy when I saw the Cake Pop Maker!

I am going to order the Cake Pop Maker along with Bakerella's Cake Pop book for an upcoming birthday party gift!

They even have a donut maker and whoopie pie maker! I LOVED my Easy Bake oven and I think every little girl would die to have any one of these precious products.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Father's Day Dessert Ideas

Looking for some dessert ideas for Father's Day? Check out these sweet treats!

Check out Family Fun for the recipe for this "Grate Gift!"

How cute are these fishing cupcakes designed by From the Fence Post?!?!
The kids would love to help out too!

My father-in-law would get a kick out of these golf cupcakes from All Things Cupcake! Plus, they coordinate with my Golf favor tags and Father's Day banner in the Etsy shop!

Is it crazy that I am even planning on making cupcakes for Father's Day? Can we say addicted?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Funfetti Blondies

I am in LOVE with these Funfetti Blondies from Beantown Baker! I can not wait to bake them! I think they would be perfect to bring to any covered dish, perfect surprises for the little ones, fabulous for ladies night, and just about any other festive event! You could even coordinate the color sprinkles to you party! Yum Yum!

Hurry over to Beantown Baker for the recipe!

Monday, May 16, 2011

OMG - I was thrilled to open my e-mail from Williams Sonoma this morning! I LOVE this Zoku Duo quick pop maker! Perfect for summer!! How cute are these?

There are even some fun accessories! I think the kiddos would love to make some fun faces, monsters, etc. There is even a cookbook with lots of ideas!!!! This would be the perfect birthday gift too! Cate may see one of these in her future!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Precious Frog Princess Party

I love this frog princess party by Peyton's mom Kristen! I designed all the Frog Princess paper party printables and Kristen did a fabulous job creating and styling all the details!!
Of course, I am biased since this was also Cate's first birthday theme. I LOVE all the bright pink and green coordinated throughout all the details. The dessert table looks so yummy with cake pops and adorable frog cupcakes. Thanks for sharing Kristen!

Derby Cookies!

Love these cookies from Dandy Delights!
They would go perfectly with our Derby Party Circles!

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