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Winnie the Pooh Cupcakes

July 30, 2018

Celebrate the release of Christopher Robin by creating these easy Winnie The Pooh cupcakes. Have the perfect Disney birthday party by creating these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes. #disneyfood #birthdayparty #winniethepooh 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.Have the perfect Disney birthday party by creating these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes. #disneyfood #birthdayparty #winniethepooh

Supplies

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. Have the perfect Disney birthday party by creating these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes. #disneyfood #birthdayparty #winniethepoohUse 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.

Winnie the Pooh Cupcake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Celebrate the new Christopher Robin movie by making these amazing Winnie the Pooh cupcakes.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, disney recipe, Winnie the Pooh
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 8 oz yellow fondant
  • cornstarch for dusting
  • 2" round cookie cutter
  • bowl of water and paintbrush
Frosting
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • black pre-made frosting
Instructions
  1. 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.

  2. Next, roll spheres about one inch in diameter, you’ll need twelve of these. Flatten them out and shape them into ovals.

  3. Roll 24 smaller spheres and shape them to look like Pooh’s ears (flat and pointed at one end).

  4. Using a stand mixer, beat butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Use an offset spatula to frost each of your cupcakes.

  5. 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.

  6. Using Wilton tip #7, draw Pooh’s nose and eyes with black frosting. Switch to Wilton tip #6 and draw on his eyebrows.

  7. 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).

Recipe Notes

Use a small cup instead of a cookie cutter.

Cricut - Sewing

Disney DIY Cars Pillow using your Cricut Maker

June 22, 2018

I made this adorable Cars Lightning McQueen for Malakai. He’s been obsessed since Cars 3 was released. This Cars Pillow is even easy and fun to put together for your
Disney Pixar Cars obsessed boy or girl. Create your very own Lightning McQueen pillow using your Cricut Maker. #disneycraft #disneycars #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diyThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Disney Cars came out last year with their third instalment of the series. I don’t know if it’ll be the last and I’m kind of hopeful it’s not. It is a little played out but I’ll still see it and Malakai will watch it all.day.long. This DIY Cars Pillow was perfect for him to lay his head down and turn on the movies.

Supplies –

Create your very own Lightning McQueen pillow using your Cricut Maker. #disneycraft #disneycars #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diyIf you can see in the picture above, I have no black Iron-On Vinyl on the DIY Cars Pillow. I used the black fabric as the black color and I saved some money because I didn’t need to buy that color. Create your very own Lightning McQueen pillow using your Cricut Maker. #disneycraft #disneycars #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diyBegin by cutting out your fabric with the Cricut Maker. You’ll cut one black circle and 2 black rectangles that you’ll sew together to make one long strip.

After you’ve cut your black circle, place the Iron-On Vinyl. Us your EasyPress or Iron and start with the red. Next, line up your yellow bolts and then lay the white on the top. Use a towel or a protective mat to protect your red and yellow HTV as you press the others. Create your very own Lightning McQueen pillow using your Cricut Maker. #disneycraft #disneycars #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diy

Cut the other circle with your Cars patterned fabric. You don’t have to use Cars fabric but it’s just an added bonus. Pin your black strip to one of the circles and then sew the ends of the strip together when they meet. Now sew one of the circles to the side strip.Create your very own Lightning McQueen pillow using your Cricut Maker. #disneycraft #disneycars #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diy You will now sew the second circle to the side strip. Leave an opening about 4 inches wide and then stuff with filler. Hand stitch the pillow closed. So easy and it’s such a fun Disney Cars craft.Create your very own Lightning McQueen pillow using your Cricut Maker. #disneycraft #disneycars #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diy

 

Birthday Parties - Desserts

Thor Cupcakes Recipe and Party Idea

May 17, 2018

Make these easy Thor Cupcakes all from an easy cake mix. Celebrate the AVENGERS: Infinity War movie release with these super cute cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Who has seen the new AVENGERS: Infinity War movie? Better question, who hasn’t? Thor was a huge part of the movie and so I decided to make these Thor cupcakes to go along with my Hulk Rice Krispie Treats or these easy Avengers Cupcake Toppers I made with my Cricut. These Thor cupcakes are incredibly easy to make. Just use store-bought Red Velvet cake mix and follow the directions on the box to make them. One box should yield 24 cupcakes. Allow them to cool completely before adding any frosting or decorations. 
Mix your butter, powdered sugar, milk and cocoa powder together using an electric mixer or hand mixer. Beat until it is smooth and then add in your red gel food coloring. Having gel food coloring is important because it is intense in the color and the taste is almost non-existent. When you have red food coloring, sometimes it tastes metallic but I like the gel food coloring because you can’t taste it and it takes less of the coloring to get the color you want. Use a piping bag and a star tip to get the grooves when piping. I like to place my piping bag into a cup before I load up the frosting. It helps make it more stable and I’m able to keep the top of my bag clean. Next, you’ll make the top of Thor’s hammer for the cupcake topper. Use some fondant, mix in 2 drops of black gel food coloring and soften it by playing with it in your hands. The heat from your hands will make the fondant moldable. You may want to wear gloves so the gel color doesn’t stain your hands. Mold them into rectangles and lay them to the side. Mix the silver
lustre dust with some water or vodka and paint Thor’s hammer to get them shiny. Next, break the pretzel sticks into the desired size of the base of the hammer and place them inside the middle of the fondant hammer. Place it on top of your cupcake and now you’ve made the perfect Thor cupcakes.

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Create these amazing Thor Cupcakes from store-bought cupcake mix and some fondant. #avengers #birthdayparty #thor #cupcakes
Thor Cupcakes

Create these amazing Thor cupcakes for your next Avengers party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avengers, cupcake
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix + Ingredients to make them
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 7-8 drops red gel food coloring
  • 24 mini pretzel sticks
  • 4-6 ounces white fondant
  • 2 drops black gel food coloring
  • 3-5 tbsp cornstarch
  • silver food luster dust
Instructions
  1. Prepare your red velvet mix according to the box’s directions (they usually yield 24 cupcakes). Allow to cool on rack before decorating.

  2. Using a stand mixer, start beating butter and slowly add confectioners’ sugar. Add milk and mix on high until your buttercream has formed. In terms of consistency, you’ll want it to form stiff peaks.

  3. Add cocoa and red food coloring to the buttercream and continue mixing on high until it is completely colored. Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake.

  4. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll your fondant into ½ inch spheres (you’ll want to make 24 of them) and then shape into rectangles. Place each one on lined baking sheet. (You will want to dust your fingers with cornstarch once in a while to prevent them from sticking on your hands)

  5. Brush each fondant piece with silver luster. Insert a pretzel stick at the bottom of each one (you may have to break off a piece of the pretzel stick if they are too long). Place carefully on each cupcake.

Birthday Parties - Cricut - Kids - Movies

DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks and LEGO Love

May 7, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War was released two weeks ago and I’m still healing from the ending. Make these Avenger Cupcakes and create these super cute Avenger Cupcake Picks using your Cricut. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyHave you seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? I’ll be honest, these movies don’t get me super hyped but I do love them and I really loved this one. My boys love them the most and Malakai has been asking me to open these cool Avengers LEGOs for weeks. I decided just some store bought cupcakes would be perfect for these Avenger cupcake picks and we could celebrate him finally being able to open the box ;).Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyThe bond between Thor, Groot and Rocket was created during this movie so I had to have this Lego set. This is probably my favorite scene of the movie where they create Thor’s axe and he has a new weapon to celebrate. Use these cupcake picks to make the coolest Avengers party with all the character s.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyThey’re on the Kawaii Avengers digital cartridge available with Cricut. I used the Print Then Cut method on printable vinyl, then I layered them on some black cardstock. I used my Xyron to run the cardstock through the Creative Station and sandwiched a toothpick in the middle and placed the backside to the frontend of the matching Avenger.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty

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Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyAfter you’ve printed your Avenger Cupcake Picks, lay them on the coinciding black cardstock cut out. Place your figures on to your Xyron Creative Station and run it through. If you don’t have one, just use some glue. Place your toothpick on one the front end of your Avenger and then place the backside of him and sandwich it together. Super easy.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyI bought these store-bought cupcakes and then used some superhero sprinkles that I found at Bakers Party Shop.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty Just place your Avengers Cupcake Picks into the center of each cupcake and you’re set for the party!Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty What Malakai and I loved most about this day was opening his new LEGO Avengers set. He was in heaven creating this and was all hands on deck. My OCD came out to play with him on this day but he was more than happy so I had to just roll with it. 😉Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyGrab the LEGO Avengers sets here or stop by your local LEGO store. Have fun with your Avengers Celebration!Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty

Birthday Parties - Crafting DIY - Cricut - Movies

DIY Avenger Masks using the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2

April 30, 2018

To celebrate the release of the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2, exclusive to JOANN, make these awesome DIY Avenger Masks. Perfect timing for Avengers: Infinity War.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThis post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small commision. Thank you for your support.

I just saw the movie this opening weekend and I usually don’t feel like they knocked my socks off. They did this time. To show my excitement and Malakai’s excitement for seeing Hulk, we made him these paper Avengers masks using the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle available exclusively at JOANN stores.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

Supplies

I’ve been using the Cricut machines for over 4 years now and I cannot express how beautiful the new Wisteria Cricut Explore is. It has a metallic sheen to it and it looks beautiful in my craft room along with its sister, the Cricut Maker. It fits perfect for the Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet. I also love the Bluetooth capability so that I can easily use my mobile phone to cut my project. My desktop conked out a few months ago so my husband and I are sharing a laptop, not ideal but, it’s working because I have my mobile devices to use my Cricuts.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeI began by using the Print Then Cut method for my Cricut.To start, you want to first calibrate your machine so that you get a good, close cut. You also want your bleed lines to be on so that your cut line will be on the printed project.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeAfter you’ve printed your masks, you will place them on your included Light Grip Mat and set the smart dial to Cardstock. Your machine will begin by reading the registration lines and then it will begin cutting. With your Explore models, you want to use white paper to print your items on. The Cricut Printable Vinyl is great for making stickers. I also love their thicker Printable Sticker Paper but it will not pull through my HP 8610 Printer.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThe easiest way to remove any paper from your Cricut mats is to bend your mat backwards and let the paper peel off. If you pull the paper directly, you will curl your paper and you can’t move on to your other part of the project until that’s resolved.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThe cut file includes the hole so that you can easily add the elastic or twine. My son is two so there is no way he’s going to hold still enough for me to tie it on. He just holds it up and takes it right off. That’s why I love that they’re paper and easily made, I don’t feel bad if he only likes it for a few minutes. He’ll come back to it off-and-on for days.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

So what’s included in your Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle? You’ll receive:

  • Wisteria Explore Air 2
  • Wisteria XL Scraper and Weeder
  • Holographic Sparkle Vinyl
  • Iron-On in pink, teal, purple, gold and silver
  • New Foil Embossed Paper in pink and silver (for all your paper crafts)
  • SportFlex Iron-On

Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeHead to your nearest JOANN stores and pick up the Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle and get crafting today to create these DIY Avenger Masks, Iron Man says so 😉Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

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Desserts - Movies - Party Time

DIY Hulk Rice Krispie Treats

April 16, 2018

Prepare for the release of AVENGERS: Infinity War with these super cute and easy Hulk Rice Krispie Treats. Make them for a birthday party or just to enjoy a movie screening.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Supplies –

Follow the recipe and instruction below from the recipe card. It’s super easy. Just make a batch of Rice Krispie treats and color them green. This post shows how easy it is.Allow them to set and cut into rectangles. If you’re using the recommended 9×9” pan, you should get about 6 treats. Melt your coating chocolate with the coconut oil. The coconut oil will make the coating chocolate a great shine. If you don’t have it, don’t worry about it. Dip one end into the purple and allow it to set.Dip the other end into the brown candy melts and then dip straight into the brown Jimmie sprinkles. Use your black food gel and create the eyebrows by drawing straight lines pointing inward to each other. Use the same gel and add them to the candy eyes and adhere them on the Hulk Rice Krispie Treats. These are the perfect treat to have for an Avenger party or even your biggest Hulk fan. I can’t wait for Avengers: Infinity War to be released into theaters.[recipe id=”6088″]

Movies

Early Man Movie Review

February 13, 2018

Have you been wanting to see the new Early Man movie? 

My kids and I had the opportunity to attend a press screening of the new Early Man movie that is being released on February 16, 2018. This movie was funny, had a lot of teachable moments and the claymation is always fantastic.From the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, Early Man tells the story of a group of cavemen whose valley gets taken over by the the evil Lord Nooth. Football (or soccer to us Americans) is a sacred game and it was the game that their ancestors invented – however, they don’t know how to play at all.

Dug has dreams of fighting more than just rabbits. He has thoughts about doing something big and fighting mammoths. In a lot of ways, the professional football team is considered the mammoth of soccer. They don’t know how they’re going to win to get their village back but they are determined.This movie is child-friendly yet has a few subtle adult references that they won’t pick up on. My favorite character is Hognob, the loveable sidekick who is also a pig. He’s funny, he’s competitive and he just wants to play. He finally gets his chance and it’s hilarious.

I took all four of my kids. My teenager liked it but probably had hoped for more action. My 10 year-old sports fanatic loved it. My 8 year-old daughter was the one who really wanted to see this and she was delighted the whole time. I also took my 2 year-old and to my surprise, sat entertained the whole movie.It’s the perfect length of time to keep the kids engaged and entertained. With a run time of 100 minutes, these are the length of family movies I like.

There weren’t many times in the movie where it dragged on or seemed like a scene lasted longer than it needed to. It was perfect. I would see this again but I don’t know if I’d buy it to watch at home. If it was available on Netflix I’d definitely watch it again.