Friday, March 18, 2011

strawberry shortcake

I could almost lick my monitor after seeing these strawberry shortcake images over on La Fuji Mama's Website. Since strawberries are my favorite fruit, and I love desserts, then this is the perfect combo for me. Not only did they prepare a delicious dessert, but appealing to the eye, as well. Yum!

Check out the extra layer of strawberry goodness in the middle.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

marshmallow bunnies

I'm not a fan of Peeps, but Bunnies I might eat! These cute Marshmallow Bunnies are featured on Martha Stewart, and introduces a technique for marshmallow piping.

Aren't they adorable? Much too cute to eat.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Colorful Cupcake

Check out this cupcake I found in Jeeco's Flicker gallery! I can't figure out which detail is my favorite: the colorful layers of cake? The fluffy cream cheese icing? The colorful sprinkles? Oh yummmmm...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

kiwi ice pops by firefly blog

If you are looking for something sweet, yet healthy and green for St. Patrick's Day, I have the solution for you.

Try making these Kiwi Pops that I found on Firefly Blog.

  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 kiwis1/2 cup fresh lime juice (you will need about 4 limes)

Directions for Making the Syrup:

Combine 1 cup of water with the sugar in a small saucepan and bring just to a boil. Set aside to cool.

Directions for Making the Ice Pops:

Using a paring knife, cut kiwis into quarters, peel, and remove the white core and seeds from each piece. Place the seeded kiwi pieces in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and puree to a liquid – about 1 minute. Combine the pureed kiwi, 3/4 cup syrup, lime juice, and remaining 3/4 cup water in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into molds and freeze until solid – about 6 hours.

Cuisipro Cupcake Corer

Before I was married, I attended a wedding festival, which is basically hundreds of brides looking at potential local vendors for their wedding.

Upon entering the festival, a local bakery was handing out free cupcakes left and right, and I never turn down a cupcake. It wasn't just any ole cupcake though... it was filled with creamy chocolate. So delicious! I was impressed by the fact that their cupcake was filled with such a delicious concoction.

I took time to browse through Williams-Sonoma's site, and I found this simple cupcake corer. It's just the tool I need to make my next cupcake creation.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

coming soon...

"If you are good at something, never do it for free." -- Joker, The Dark Knight

I've decided that I really want to turn my blog designing into something more than just a hobby. So, I'm taking the next step, and I'm really going to focus on blog designs.

I will still blog about my love of paper and food... I could never give up my love for them! But in the mean time, you will also be seeing more of my brainstorming on here.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

pastel dot garland

I'm back! Sorry, but the past two months I have hardly had time to sleep, but I'm back now, better than ever, and ready to blog.

I truly love this simple and soft pastel dot garland decor idea that I got while browsing Etsy. I've always been a person that loves color, but pastels will always be my tones of choice.