Saturday, June 25, 2011

moving card by paper and food

Just having a little fun this evening.

The bird house was inspired by my trip to Lowe's this afternoon. We visited the lawn and garden section, where apparently, ever bird in the county gathers to build their nest. I could hardly hear myself think for all the chirp chirp chirp chirping.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

frog illustration by paper and food

I'm not an expert when it comes to using Illustrator, at least, not yet. I do like to practice my techniques. Here's a frog illustration that I mimicked. The crown is my own personal touch :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Nautical Birthday Invitation by Paper and Food

Today, I was inspired by seaside birthday parties. Just the image of a birthday party surrounded by beautiful scenery put me in the mood to make this birthday invitation with matching RSVP card. Can you tell I need a vacation?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dear Betty Crocker

Dear Betty Crocker,

What's up with your weird preparation instructions?

Today, I bought a box of your Triple Chunk Brownie mix to prepare as a snack for my husband and I. You see, I have been making these brownies for YEARS, but today I noticed that on your box, you completely neglected to tell me the baking time for a 13"x9" dark pan. I was confused.

This explains why my brownies were thin, and after two hours of sitting, were hard as a rock.

You explain how to bake them in a 13"x9" dark pan at a high altitude, but I don't live in an area of high altitude.

Please improve your instructions, otherwise, I will have to pass.


P.S. I want my brownies to look like this:

I found the picture here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hedgehog Father's Day Cards

Father's Day is only a few days away, and since I live many hours from my parents and in-laws, I have to get these two cards in the mail by tomorrow.

I found an illustration of a hedgehog, and created something similar. I added a moustache for my dad, and a necktie for my father-in-law, because he owns more neckties than Macy's! {lol}

Here's a little taste of what I created. Sweet, and simple.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pretty or Chocolate?

A cake auction at work will be held next week, and I'd really like to bake something. A cake, cheesecake, brownies, really any dessert is acceptable.

Thanks to Martha Stewart, I found two desserts I adore. One reason is because of the appearance, the other, purely because it's chocolate. Check out my favorites:

1) Ruffle Tower Cake 2) Chocolate Roulade

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake

I am in love with this cake!

First of all, it's chocolate. Second, if it contains the word "truffle" (chocolate truffle), I am automatically in love. Third, if your name is Truffle, I love you! Fourth, I just want to make this cake and gobble it all up by myself. No sharing! Lastly, I know this picture isn't good, but, you get the point:

The recipe is very long, and very detailed, but if you want it, you can find it here.