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Friday, April 6, 2012

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party


Finally, everything is ready!!! All that is left is 17 kids running around... Wow, it's gonna be wild!

So today I'm going to share with you all the baking I've done for the party. Cake, cupcakes, and cake pops... yup that's a lot of cake! Hopefully, everyone likes cake!

So I will start off with the cake... I really had no idea what I was going to make for a cake. I knew I wanted to make it small. Since I already had some black fondant in my pantry I thought why not make a Darth Vader head. This is a 6-inch marble cake, shhhhhh... it's Betty Crocker! Covered with a buttercream icing. To form the mouth I just used some Rice Krispies treats.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Yup, I just used 3 packages of Rice Krispies, just roll and mold to the shape you like. Real easy to work with. Then just cover the Krispies well with buttercream icing.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Not bad! My little Darth Vader head, he actually turned out pretty cute! (If Darth Vader could be cute?) I have him sitting on the top tear of my cupcake stand. 

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Next, here are my Clone Cake Pops! They look like they are lined up to charge. For tips on how I make my cake pops click here. These are white cake on the inside, dipped in white chocolate candy melts, and decorated with black royal icing.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I didn't think these cake pops would ever end. One cake mix package made around 60+ cake pops. Totally OK, because I thought I would send them to school with my son to share with his grade 2 class.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

He looks so sad :( all wrapped up and ready to eat... I guess he knows his fate, lol!

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

All sealed up and ready for delivery!

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And finally the cupcakes... I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, everyone should be happy! Hopefully not crazy happy from the sugar rush, hehe! They are going to look super cute with the cupcake toppers I made :)

I'll make sure to take lots of pics of the party to share with you all... Happy Birthday, 8th Tomas! 
Well it's getting late and I'd better get some beauty sleep so I can be ready to entertain all those kids! 

Wish me luck!!!
Ilda :)

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!


First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com





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)

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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!

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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)

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cake Pop Christmas Tree and Treats for School

Christmas is just around the corner and I think I'm finally ready! Everything I wanted to get done is done.... thank goodness! Now all I have to do is wait for Santa! 

Later this week my hubby is having a Christmas potluck at work. He asked me if I could make a dessert. Initially, I had planned on making cupcakes, but since I had already planned on making cake pops for the kids at school I thought I would just make a few more. Well, 92 to be exact!

Cake Pop Christmas Tree and Treats for School

Since edible arrangements are so popular, I thought I'd take that idea and make my own and make a Christmas tree using all the cake pops. 

Cake Pop Christmas Tree and Treats for School

To make the tree I used a Styrofoam cone. First I covered it in a green tissue paper and then wrapped it with tinsel. Then just randomly stuck the cake pops all around the tree. Isn't it pretty??? and don't they just look sooooo yummy! Well, they are... I just had to try one, OK maybe two, LOL!!!


Cake Pop Christmas Tree and Treats for School

Remember those personalized clay ornaments I made a few weeks ago? Here they are again. I used them as tags on the cake pops, to give each student in my children's class. I think they are going to love this treat!

Cake Pop Christmas Tree and Treats for School

See, here is the second cake pop I ate... totally for photo purposes, hehe! Makes my mouth drool just looking at it! For tips on how I make my cake pops, click here. FYI, one cake box recipe made 92 cake pops using the Babycakes Cake Pop maker.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!
I hope your mouth didn't water too much! ;)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops

No, you aren't seeing double! Yes, this is my second post today! Since I made two different kinds of cookies I thought I would share how I made these Oreo Pops with you all as well!

Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops

Here is what you will need:

One package of Double Stuff Oreos
White Candy Melts
Lollipop sticks
Icing Colours

Directions:

Melt your Candy Melts in the microwave at 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each increment. I added a teaspoon of shortening to make the consistency of the melts a little runnier. 

Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops

Twist apart all of the Oreo cookies. With the lollipop stick make an indentation in the white filling of each cookie. Dip the end of the lollipop stick and place it into the indentation you just made in the cookie.

Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops


 Place the top of the cookie back on. Once you have about half of them done place them in the freezer until you are ready for the next step.


Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops

With the chilled cookies that you just removed from the freezer, dip the cookies one at a time into the melted chocolate. I used a spoon to drizzle over them, I found this way I wasn't leaving "Oreo dust" behind. Shake off the excess chocolate by tapping the side of the bowl gently. 

TIP: To keep my Candy Melts from hardening I had placed my glass bowl on top of another bowl that had been filled with boiling water.

Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops

Place your dipped Oreo's on parchment paper to dry.

Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops

Once the cookies were dry, I finished them off by adding their faces. See my Sugar Cookie post on how I added the Royal Icing.

Ninjago Birthday Party Oreo Pops

I hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial on Oreo Pops, a great alternative to Cake Pops. I love them both, I just wanted to try something new!

Up next...


Have a great day and thanks for coming by,
Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party Theme - Tomas' 11th Birthday!


This past weekend my son Tomas celebrated his 11th Birthday.  So today I would like to invite you all to our house for a peak at how I prepared for our family party!

Other than a few store bought decor pieces everything was pretty much DIY!

For parties like this it's just easier to go with paper plates and cups... who wants to do dishes?!? So much easier and adds lots of color to the room!


The banner and numbers were created with the Silhouette Cameo. My go to machine for all my party decor... what was life like before my Cameo?!? ... well, everything was store bought and not personalized!

The paper tissue garland banner was another DIY project. SO easy, you can find lots of tutorials online!

Pictured below is what my basement looked like before the family arrived.


What's a party with out a Cake? Here is how I set up my cake table!


I also made some cake pops and oreo truffles for the table. 
For the blue cake pops I used marble cake and the green ones were lemon cake flavored. 
I love how you can find such fun straws to coordinate with any color theme. I found these at Micheal's.

Thank you treat tags for the kids were also created using the Cameo.







Want to know how I kept the wooden letter T's from falling? Here is an iphone pic I took... I just hot glued a toothpick to the back as a support! Clever right? They never feel down once! ;)


I also found these large tissue paper rosettes at Micheal's and then made some smaller ones to fill in the spaces and create a backdrop for the cake. Here is a link to an older post of how I make my rosettes.


Speaking of cake...
Here is the fun cake I made to coordinate with the rest of the decor. I wanted to go with a simple yet modern look for the cake. I think I achieved that, love how it turned out!

Again I also used the Silhouette to create the numbers and the bunting banner for the cake toppers.


Top view of the cake.


Close up table view.


I also added some more blue and green decorations through out the rest of the living areas. Here is what our kitchen nook looked like.


Even our sun room got a little attention. Thought it would be warm enough for people to hang out up there but it turned out to be fairly cold that day :( Oh well, still looked good!


I had lots of fun decorating our staircase too!
I made a bunch of these tissue paper poms in various sizes and hung them up using fishing line. I wanted to make them look like they were suspended in mid air.  This was my favorite decoration piece! In fact, I haven't taken it down yet... I think we will enjoy it a little longer until I get sick of it, lol!


Look at suspended poms from the opening in the staircase below.


And here is my 11 year old blowing out his candles!


Hope you enjoyed a peak of Tomas' Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party theme! Maybe even a little inspired to do your own DIY party decor?!

 What am I going to come up with for next year? I'm starting to run out of ideas... Good thing I have a year to think about it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards

Hello friends.

Wow, I have been one crazy Momma lately! My daughter celebrated her Confirmation this past Sunday and it just so happened to fall on the same day my son turned 14 years old. So I did what any other crazy crafty mom does and went overboard with the all the crafts, making all the DIY decorations and party details. From the cake table, cake toppers, sugar cookies, flower arrangements, guest keepsakes, and Thank you cards, yup did it all... yah, a bit nuts I admit... That's just me! The only thing I didn't do this time was make the cakes. I think I would have died if I had to do those too as they are so time consuming and I knew I wasn't going to have the time. I also asked my lovely and very talented sister in law to make me some cake pops as they are my daughter's favorite. If you have been following on Social Media, I have already shared some pictures of most of the decor but I will share some also here at the end of the post.

Today I want to focus on a few of the cards I made for some of the other important people that shared the day with us. The Confirmation Sacrament occurs when the child reaches adolescence and seals their own faith to complete what began with during the child's Baptism. As part of this day the child chooses a Sponsor, who then we refer to as a Godparent.  To thank the Godmother and the Catechists that prepared my daughter for the special day I created these very simple Thank You cards.


Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

The Floral Cross stamp I used for the card comes from Studio Katia. You may have have seen me use it recently on an Easter Card - here. Love that this stamp is so versatile!

Since I was creating multiples I used a stamping platform to stamp out each panel. I then used Silver embossing powder and heat set it. Ran each panel through the sizzix die cutting machine using MFT's Scalloped rectangles. Then layered the card front onto a piece of  silver glitter vinyl that I had adhered onto the card base. The Thanks die comes from a Hero Arts set. See links below for all supplies used.

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To stamp out the word Godmother took some creativity. I used letters from the Best Ever stamp set to put  the word together. I began with the "other" from brother, masking off the "br" then adding embossing powder and setting it. I then worked my way backward through the entire word masking off and stamping the remainder of the letters I need to use. I did use a positioner, and as you can see it's not perfectly positioned but I had no time to waste to re do it, but after all it is handmade 😏

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

On the inside of the cards I stamped out this message from the Honey Bee Stamps Bless Your Heart set.

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

 Here are some photos of our day and some of my DIY decor!

Cake Table and Paper Flower BackDrop

Cake Table and Paper Flower BackDrop by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

 DIY Cake Toppers

Confirmation Cake topper by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Son is a HUGE Star Wars Fan!

Darth Vader Cake topper by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Maia and her new Godmother Marissa.


My Loves on their Special Day, Maia and Tomas!


 Hope you were inspired by today's post, sorry I became a little photo heavy and personal. If I have time I will share more on the DIY Decor and possibly share the files I created for the Roses.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

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