Begin by trimming down your Derwent Marker Paper to be 8.5X11″ so that it can fit into your printer paper tray. Print off the woodland animals for your DIY Cupcake Toppers and load them into your Cricut machine. For an easy tutorial on how to use the Print Then Cut feature for your Cricut, go here.
How do I make Paper Rosettes?
Making paper rosettes is really easy when you have the right tools. I like to use my Cricut Maker with the Scoring Wheel. The Cricut Scoring Wheel gives me deep impressions so that doing the accordion fold on each of the rosettes is easier. You can also use a scoring board and a paper trimmer to make the edges of the rosettes flat.
Now you’re going to cut out your rosette shapes and adhere them with the Xyron Tape Runner. I like to use clips to hold it together until the adhesive sets. Just some standard quilting binding clips are the best ones I’ve been able to find.
As your paper rosettes are setting, color each of the woodland animal shapes in any coordinating colors. I used Orange, Scarlet Red, and Brown for the squirrel and then Gray and Light Blue for the raccoon.Use your larger circle as the base and then use the Xyron Tape Runner to adhere the Derwent Marker Paper to the coordinating cardstock. Now use some strong adhesive to place the circle on to the middle of your rosette.
How to Turn a Rosette into a Cupcake Topper?
Use a wooden skewer and place that on the cupcake topper so that it can sit on your cupcake straight.
Now you’ve created the most perfect DIY Cupcake Topper using the grass rosette shape and some circles. Your children or your own party will be awesome with some personalized party decor.
This Magical White Chocolate Unicorn Bark is absolutely going to make you earn brownie points for such beautiful food. Grab the easy instructions on how to make it below. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
You absolutely loved my Unicorn Pancakes, take it a step further and make this magical White Chocolate Unicorn Bark. Load it up with sprinkles and handmade Unicorn horns and you’re set for the perfect Unicorn party.
Begin by making your Unicron Horns our of the pink fondant. You’re going to want to take a piece the size of a bouncy ball and then roll it out and taper it at the edges. Bring the two ends together and then twist. Set them aside to dry.
How do I temper chocolate in the microwave?
Next, place a piece of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. You’re going to want to temper your white chocolate and that can easily be done in the microwave.
To temper chocolate in the microwave, begin with about 2/3 of your chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. You’re going to want to heat in 30-second intervals and stirring between each rotation. Once your chocolate is almost melted completely, add in your other 1/3 of chocolate to help bring the heat down.
To warm your chocolate, just microwave in 10-second intervals until it returns to the same consistency. But this recipe, we won’t worry about that.
Pour your melted white chocolate over the parchment and then spread with an offset spatula. You can absolutely just use a silicone spatula but I love the way and offset spatula spreads so use that if you have one. Next, warm your purple candy melts in the same fashion as the chocolate or go here to see how I’ve done it in the past.
Pour the warmed purple candy melts over the white chocolate bark and then swirl with a toothpick to create your white chocolate Unicorn Bark.
Now the fun part! Pour your sprinkles over the warm Unicorn Bark and then place your fondant unicorn horns all around and let it firm in the refrigerator.
How do you break chocolate bark?
The last step is the break the Unicorn Bark. To break my chocolate bark, I took the parchment paper off of the pan and then dropped it on my countertop. You can use a knife too. Just do whichever you prefer.
I love to serve this in some parchment bags or just pile it on a plate and allow others to serve themselves. Either way, you definitely have a hit on your hands with this white chocolate Unicorn Bark.
Make this magical unicorn bark for your next unicorn party. It's the perfect addition to your unicorn dessert table.
Keyword: chocolate bark, unicorn, unicorn recipe
4ozready-made white fondant
2ozready-made red fondant
Cornstarch for rolling
1cuppurple candy melts
1cupsprinkles of your choice
Start by lining a cookie sheet with wax paper. Cover your fingers in cornstarch, as well as your clean working surface (this will avoid any sticky messes). Fold both fondant colors and knead together, creating a pink-marbled look and roll 12-15 fondant spheres, about ¼ of an inch in diameter.
Roll each sphere into a long strip, about 1 inch in length.
Slightly fold over your strip and start twisting. Once you reach the end of the twist, pinch the tip. This will act as your unicorn horn. Gently place your fondant creations on your lined baking sheet.
Line a rectangular pan with wax paper. Add white chocolate and 2 tsp of your coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in thirty-second intervals until completely melted. Mix and pour into your lined pan.
Next, add purple candy and 1 tsp coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in thirty-second intervals until completely melted and pour over your melted white chocolate. Use a fork to blend the white chocolate and the purple candy to create a marbled look.
Top your bark with sprinkles and your fondant horns. Let set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and break off into pieces.
These cactus cake pops will look perfect on your dessert table for your next party. Celebrate a fiesta or Cinco De Mayo with this easy recipe to recreate. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
What kinds of parties can I throw with these Cactus Cake Pops?
These cactus cake pops can be recreated for your next birthday party. They’re perfect for Cinco De Mayo, a Southwestern theme or just a Cactus themed party. This cactus party food is the perfect addition.
Prepare your buttercream frosting and then add a few spoonfuls to the side. Color the larger amount of buttercream with your Kelly Green color and then color the smaller amount with the red food coloring. Crumble your white cake into a large bowl and add three tablespoons of the green buttercream that you’ve prepared. Mix it well and then form an oval shape then press down on the bottom. Press your sucker stick into the shape and then place in the freezer to harden for 15-20 minutes. After the shapes have set, use your Wilton tip #47 to pipe green strips down the shape. Use your Wilton tip #131 to create the red flowers at the top. Place the white sprinkles on your cactus cake pops to act as the needles. Serve and enjoy! They’re so adorable for a lot of themed birthday parties but these cactus cake pops are sure to make an appearance sooner than later.
Have the most stylish party on the block with these Cactus Cake Pops. Made with vanilla box cake mix and easily created.
Keyword: cactus cake, cake pops
Servings: 10cake pops
vanilla cake, box mixmake the recipe as two 8" cake rounds
Kelly Green gel food coloring
red gel food coloring
Crumble your cake into small bits and place in a bowl. Using a stand mixer, mix butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla on medium speed. Gradually increase to high and beat until completely smooth.
Place a small amount of the frosting in a bowl and color it red. Color the rest with the Kelly Green gel food coloring.
Put 3 tablespoons of the green buttercream into your bowl of cake crumbs and mix.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form your cake into a cactus shape and then place the sucker stick into the shape. Let set in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
Once set, use Wilton tip #47 to frost each cake pop with green buttercream in an upward motion (ie.: vertical strips). Insert white sprinkles on random spots.
Using Wilton tip #191, frost flowers on top with red decorating frosting.
So these Pinata Cupcakes are my new favorite food! See how easy it is to create this Pinata Cupcake recipe for Cinco De Mayo or a fun Southwestern party. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Pinata Cupcakes are more about the topper than anything. You want to fill them with any candy you’d like but ones that have a type of shell coating on them. Fill these with Nerds, M&M’s, Skittles, Reese’s Pieces – the possibilities of fillings for your pinata cupcakes are endless.
I like to start with an easy store-bought mix that is inexpensive. Make sure you leave them unfrosted until you put your candies in them. Cut a small hole about the diameter of a nickel, and then fill the middle using a spoon.
Next, you’ll make your buttercream by mixing the butter, milk and powdered sugar. Whip it to a fluffy consistency and then frost your cupcakes. You’ll want a biscuit cutter that is the same diameter as your cupcake, so about 2″. Cut four circles of each color then slice them horizontally to make lines and then cut small fringe details in your pinata cupcakes. Just use your colors in varying patterns and the homemade pinata cupcakes and serve for the best fiesta ever!
Perfect for a Cinco De Mayo party or any fiesta you're going to throw, these Pinata Cupcakes are sure to be the perfect addition.
Keyword: cinco de mayo recipe, cupcake, fiesta recipe, pinata cupcakes
2-3oz.pastel yellow fondant
2-3oz.pastel pink fondant
2-3oz.pastel green fondant
2-3oz.pastel blue fondant
Roll each of your fondant pieces so that they’re each about ¼ of an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter about the same size as the top of your cupcakes, cut 3 circles of each circle.
We used a fondant mat to facilitate the next step, but you can also line your working surface with wax paper. Using a paring knife, cut each circle into 4 strips. Then, on the bottom of each strip, cut out little tassels.
Using your paring knife, cut out the center top off each cupcake. Fill with candies and place the top back on.
In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and milk until smooth. Place the buttercream in a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
This was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Create this easy faux birthday cake for your next celebration and save some money to put into other areas of your party. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Leila turned 8 this past May and was baptized in the LDS church. She wanted to have a mermaid theme party and I had a cake/cookie lady all set aside to make amazing decorative food for us. Unfortunately, about a week before the party I found out she was expecting and was super sick. I had empathy for her because I had been in that same sick position almost three years ago. I called around to try and find someone who could do similar work and they were charging a lot more than she was and so I just decided I’d make a faux birthday cake and then we could just make some guava cakes to serve.
You’re going to start by glueing the foam cake rounds together. Let it sit for a few hours to make sure they’re stuck together before you put your Smooth Finish on it. Smooth Finish is just like spackle, it spreads on easily and once it’s hardened, you can sand it to get your desired look. Use your spatula to spread it on and cover the entire cake. I was able to get a “crumb coat” on the first layers and then I waited for it to dry and sanded it roughly. Next, I added some paint swooshes. I didn’t mix the colors with the Smooth Finish, I just added them directly to the first layer of the Smooth Finish. After the paint had dried, I added another thicker coat of the Smooth Finish and allowed it to dry. I wanted it to look like the “buttercream” was spread on rather than smoothed out. I also wanted the colors to show through but I didn’t like the starkness it was before I added the second coat. Use some glue and a paintbrush to have the gilding sheet stick to certain parts of the cake. I made it very random and I love how it turned out. I saved myself about $150 by going this route. Having four kids is expensive and so anytime I can save money, it makes my husband a happy man. I don’t usually do this elaborate of backdrop but this was a fun change of pace. Making this faux birthday cake is something that I will definitely do in the future. I’m so glad it was easier than I thought it would be or else I wouldn’t do this again. 😉
Celebrate the release of Christopher Robin by creating these easy Winnie The Pooh cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I grew up watching Winnie the Pooh and Piglet was always my favorite character. Next to Piglet, Pooh was a close second. I cannot wait to see the new Christopher Robin movie that will be released on August 3, 2018. I’ll be a mother of a 13-year-old by that point so the movie will be a good way for me to release tears.
Making these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes was incredibly easy. I like to use some brown cupcake liners. These ones I’ve linked to above are especially great because they don’t leave any grease marks. You can also use the red ones I made them in. Make sure they are lined by a foil liner so that the grease doesn’t seep out.Just use your favorite chocolate cupcakes. You can use store-bought or make some using your favorite mix. Just double the ingredients for the fondant toppers below to make enough for one chocolate cake mix box.
Frost your cupcakes with the buttercream. You can also buy store-bought frosting and perhaps even color it yellow to match the yellow fondant.
Roll out your yellow fondant and cut them into 2″ circles. Roll small balls of the yellow fondant for his ears and a larger ball for his nose. To get your ears to stick to the face, brush a light amount of water on the back and then adhere it to the face. Use your #7 Wilton tip and create the face. Use the #6 Wilton tip to create Winnie the Pooh’s eyebrows. Place the face on top of the buttercream frosting and serve.
Celebrate the new Christopher Robin movie by making these amazing Winnie the Pooh cupcakes.
Keyword: cupcake, disney recipe, Winnie the Pooh
cornstarch for dusting
2" round cookie cutter
bowl of water and paintbrush
black pre-made frosting
Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and dust your working surface with a thin layer of cornstarch. Roll your fondant to be about ¼ of an inch thick and use your cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.
Next, roll spheres about one inch in diameter, you’ll need twelve of these. Flatten them out and shape them into ovals.
Roll 24 smaller spheres and shape them to look like Pooh’s ears (flat and pointed at one end).
Using a stand mixer, beat butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Use an offset spatula to frost each of your cupcakes.
Assemble your fondant pieces: place your flat oval in the center of your large fondant circle. You can brush water on back of the oval so that it sticks onto the circle.
Using Wilton tip #7, draw Pooh’s nose and eyes with black frosting. Switch to Wilton tip #6 and draw on his eyebrows.
Place Pooh’s face on each cupcake and apply his ears (brush the back of each ear with water to secure it on his face).
Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? I love that I made this custom wrapping paper using rubber that I cut using my Knife Blade. See how I did it below. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Cricut stamps are blowing my mind lately. I’m so excited to be showing you this custom wrapping paper I made using the stamps that I made with my Cricut. Just add a fun gift tag to your present and you’ll never go back to store-bought wrapping paper again…maybe just a few times you’ll give in. 😉So I bought two different kinds of stamp material to try and cut with my Cricut Maker. I bought this 2.3mm thick rubber stamp material and I also bought the Brother Scan-N-Cut stamp sheets. I wanted to test it out on my Cricut Maker using my Knife Blade and the Deep Cut Blade that is available on the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker.
With the thicker orange rubber material, I could only use my Cricut Maker and the Knife Blade to make these custom stamps. The material is just too thick and you need enough force that the Cricut Maker gives you so that you can cut that material. I made two different stamps, one that was very intricate and one that was simple. I used the setting of 6 oz. Tooling Leather and I would recommend 14-16 passes to get a crisp cut.The only problem that I found with this is that I’d have to buy more material to have it adhere to a wooden block to make the stamp actually useful. It is something called stamp cling material or something similar. Not too sure and I’m not going to worry about it at this time but if I was going to make a stamp that I wanted to keep forever, I would invest in that material.I cut the Brother Scan-N-Cut stamp sheets with my Cricut Maker using the Knife Blade and the Deep Cut Blade. They recommend leaving one of the protective sheets on while cutting but I found that this would get in the way of my blade.
I used the2-3 oz. Tooling Leather setting with both the Knife Blade and Deep Cut Blade to cut this stamp using my Cricut. The Knife Blade recommended 4 passes but I stopped it after two. I should have allowed it to do the four because in the corners it was still stuck and didn’t make a crisp stamp like I would have wanted it. When I cut the stamp material with the Deep Cut Blade, I used the same 2-3 oz. Tooling Leather setting. If you’re using the Cricut Explore, use your custom selection on your Smart Dial. It passed 3 times and was just what I needed.
Just some things I recommend when it comes to cutting stamps with your Cricut.
If you’re going to cut the orange stamp material, you have to use a Knife Blade with your Cricut Maker.
If you cut the orange stamp material, also cut some stamp cling foam and then you can adhere them to your acrylic blocks.
You can use the Deep Cut Blade to cut clear stamp material and adhere it to your acrylic stamps.
Remove the plastic lining on both sides of the clear stamp material to get a crisp cut.
Use water-based ink for the stamps to make them stay cleaner, longer.
To make the custom wrapping paper, just cut the size you need and stamp away. Allow the ink to dry before you wrap it up. I used colorful stamp pad colors for the background cars and then used some black ink for the outline.
I have waited 14 long years for the release of Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles II movie. I know every child is going to want to have an Incredibles Party this year so I created these Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Make your Incredibles Party pop with these easy Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. They pair perfectly with my Incredibles Oreos that I made a few weeks ago and just in time for the new Incredibles II movie release.
Gather all your ingredients and set them aside. Melt together the butter and marshmallows and then remove from the heat. You can use your microwave as well but I like to make them on the stovetop. After you’ve melted the butter and marshmallows, add the cereal and the red food coloring. Give it a good mix and place them into an 8×8″ square pan. You can line it with parchment or use some non-stick vegetable oil spray. Making the I’s is something that I did with the Incredibles Oreo recipe. Just use some fondant and set them aside. You’ll want to spread the black icing just like the Incredibles Oreos and you’re more than welcome to just use yellow icing if you’re confident in your icing skills. That’s not something I am great at so I use the fondant.
Create this perfect treat for any Incredibles Birthday Party or just celebrate the release of Disney Pixar's Incredibles II. I've waited 14 long years for this.
Keyword: Disney Pixar, disney recipe, Incredibles, Rice Krispies
1tbspred gel food coloring
cornstarch for rolling
Line a square pan (8x8) with wax paper and set aside. In a medium-sized pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Add red food coloring and mix until completely colored. Add rice cereal into the mix and fold until cereal and marshmallow mixture are thoroughly combined.
Evenly press the cereal treat mixture into your pan and allow to set.
In the meantime, make fondant shapes. Roll out your yellow fondant so that it’s about ¼ an inch thick and cut out rectangular shapes, about an inch long and 1/3 of an inch wide. Cut one end of each rectangle at an angle.
Using the end tip of a frosting tip, cut out mini circles.
Cut each cereal treat into rectangles. Frost each one with a solid circle (on a slight angle) with your black buttercream. Decorate with your fondant pieces.