Friday, March 26, 2010

Apples do the trick

I had to share this cutie from the newest What's new cupcake? that Cupcakes take the cake decided to share--a sweet recipe perfect for Spring!

An Apple for the Teacher recipe

Makes 1 basket: 7 apple cupcakes

Whether you want to butter up your teacher, keep the doctor away, or tempt Adam, our apples do the trick. The cupcakes are topped with doughnuts coated in red frosting, rolled in red sugar, and adorned with Tootsie Roll stems and fruit-chew leaves. The tines of a fork make the impression of a bite, which is then coated in white frosting. The seeds are candy-coated sunflower seeds.


7 vanilla cupcakes baked in red paper liners

7 mini plain or chocolate-covered doughnuts

1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting

4 chocolate chews (Tootsie Rolls)

4 green fruit chews (Jolly Rancher, Tootsie Fruit Rolls)

1 cup red decorating sugar

Red food coloring (use paste food coloring for a darker red)

3 black candy-coated chocolate-covered sunflower seeds (Sunny Seed Drops)


1. Cut 1/2 inch from the bottom of each mini doughnut with a serrated knife and discard bottom piece.

2. Spread some vanilla frosting on the cupcakes and place a mini doughnut piece, cut side down, on top of each. Place the cupcakes in the freezer for 10 minutes, until slightly frozen.

3. For the stems, cut the unwrapped chocolate chews in half lengthwise on the diagonal and shape into stems. For the leaves, roll out the green fruit chews 1/8 inch thick, then cut into ten 1 1/2-by-3/4-inch leaf shapes. Make a crease down the center of each leaf with the back of a paring knife and pinch one end of each leaf.

4. Place the red sugar in a medium shallow bowl. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the vanilla frosting into a small ziplock bag, press out the excess air, and seal. Tint the remaining vanilla frosting in the can red with the food coloring.

5. Working on 1 cupcake at a time, spread some of the red frosting on the top and sides of the doughnut and cupcake to fill in the gaps and lightly coat, making the doughnut look like the top of an apple.

6. Roll the frosted cupcake in the red sugar to coat. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.

7. To create a bite from the apple, carefully remove a 1 1/2-inch-diameter divot from the top of 1 of the sugar-coated doughnuts, using fork tines or a paring knife. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting and pipe a thin layer of frosting to cover the exposed area inside the divot. Spread lightly with the back of a small spoon to smooth. For the apple seeds, arrange the sunflower seeds, pointed ends toward the center.

8. Insert the chocolate-chew stems with the green fruit-chew leaves at the top of the apple cupcakes. Arrange the cupcakes in a basket.

Spring fling!

I just love feeling the warm weather heading our way!
I stopped by Party Perfect for a hunger of ideas and inspiration.
It never ceases to amaze me.
Look at these exquisite napkins! Simple and sweet various hues of green and yellowy-gold perfection! I fell in ♥ so hard I'm having a wonderful Etsy seller here design a batch for Miss P's birthday in August!

Make sure to take a peak over here for more crafty fixes and projects to serve your homemade needs.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cheers and O's for a 1st Birthday!

{piture from Stem Parties}

Some mom's just have all the creativity in the world! I love Amy's Cheerio Party, especially her tags with "just add milk". So cool..and yummy!
A must see over at Stem Parties, you may find yourself in love with the pictures on yellow ribbon or cheero cake!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Over the Rainbow Party

Oh, how cute!
I love looking all over the internet for inspiration.
I decided to head on over to Flickr and my heart went pitter-patter.
This is such a nostalgic and fun theme for any child's party!
Stop on by to check out all the creativity this mommy has! :)

Vintage Tea Party

How super sweet it would be to have party like this!
I love vintage and this totally grabs my attention!
Stop on by for me pictures to this super sweet 5th Birthdayparty,,,

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sick Week

I apologies for no posts in awhile. I slacked off from taking my daughter to her Dr. office in hopes of her newly developed symptoms being "no big deal". She attends daycare after all. Big. Mistake. Double ear infection, seasonal allergies, and lots of medication=a frustrating time spent with my sassy girl home ALL WEEK. Mommy not happy.

So this weekend Im taking out a day for practicing spring crafts.In the mean time, happy THIF to all!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Details in the works...

I'm so excited for Miss P's birthday this summer!
I'm planning ahead to be sure I get all the detail worked out and I think I'm almost there!
I just purchased some wonderful accessories from
I'm BIG on detail and entertaining--even with the smaller crowds.
Most places are already setting up spring and summer products so I'm finding super sweet and awesome finds!

Come one, come all!

{Pictures from The Winding Road}

I'm not one for a circus themed party.
I see so many and all of them are the same.
This vintage circus party is amazing!
I'm all about vintage and when you mix that into the theme, it makes the circus theme that much more unique and eye-catching!

Mygrandmother would have flipped for this party if she were still here, she collected porcelian circus clowns and music boxes. This party totally makes me think of her and how special a circus party can be when personalizing and focusing on details. Me likey! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blue bird baby shower!

{pictures from Party Spot}
Birdies and the color blue! What a tweet idea! ;)

I'm especially lovin' this party due to its simplistic color pallet and sweet birdie motif!
I cant resist the paper goods from Robin at  Gaddie and Tood either.
Makes me want Spring that much sooner!