Showing posts with label Baking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baking. Show all posts

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mother's Day Cards | SVGCuts

Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers reading this post!

Today I wanted to share with you all the fun cards I made for the moms in my life. Since I was making some for myself, I thought I would make a few more for my children's school Auction that took place this weekend. The cards are all same with a few different embellishments. Love how they turned out and hope you do too!

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These first cards are perfect for the mom that sews. 





I stamped the inside of the cards with a stamp from Craftin Desert Divas -Happy Celebrations stamp set.





The papers I used comes from Carta Bella's Sew Lovely Paper Collection. Love this paper!!!



Here is the same card with a different Carta Bella Collection. The papers for this one comes from Homemade with Love.










This paper is perfect for the Baking Mom in your life!



The files for this card all come from SVG Cuts Cards for Mom Kit.

I used pieces from 3 different cards in the kit to come up with this design. Sweet and simple.... especially when making multiples!

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Hope you liked my Mother's Day Cards! I think this design could also be used as a Valentine's Day card or even an Anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Thursday, March 8, 2012

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process


And the baking begins... 

So the first time I made cake pops it was kind of a disaster, I had watched you-tube videos but still, it was a mess. They kept falling apart because they were so heavy and dense and it was really frustrating! This time was much better, like anything else you learn from your mistakes!


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I ended up using a cake pop maker this go around. So much easier and the cake balls were not as heavy so they didn't fall off the sticks. (I do have to admit that the baked cake pops don't taste as good as the dense cake pops that are made with cake batter and icing)

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Something else I learned from last time was that the balls kept rolling around and staining the sticks with wet chocolate. This time I used an old Styrofoam egg carton. It worked wonderfully and made it easy to transport to the fridge as well!

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I don't have a fancy cake pop stand, so I used floral foam to support the cake pops while they dried. All I did was take a sharp knife and poke holes all around the foam, piercing the plastic wrap that the foam came in. That way it kept all the foam flakes inside the plastic and made it easy to wipe off so I can reuse next time (you could also use cling wrap or tin foil to wrap up the foam)

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Having the cake pop on the foam also made it easy to pick up and rotate the position of the pops as I decorated the top!

More tips... 

  • when melting your chocolate if you find the consistency too thick, add a tiny bit of shortening until you find it easy enough to coat the pops. (Thanks to my sister In-law Rozana for that one, made a huge difference!)
  • The other thing I did was melt my chocolate in microwave in a deep bowl.  Placed a smaller bowl underneath the chocolate bowl with boiling water, this kept the chocolate from solidifying once I started dipping the cold cake pops.


Hope these tips help future cake pop makers... if you have any more tips I would love to hear from you as well!

Well gotta run and get ready for an evening shift at the Hospital. Thanks for stopping by!

Ilda :)

Up next the Communion Cake!

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