Felt Hot Air Balloon Mobile | How Joyful
Everyone around me is having babies and it’s so hard to work out what to get newborns. In this day and age new mums have already bought everything and you don’t want to double up - so I like to give art or decoration. This is the perfect little gift because you could give it to a little girl or boy, and mobiles are such a cute addition to a nursery!
Felt Mobile | Lait Fraise
My friend Chelsea is expecting her baby soon - March 8th. We’re all hoping she doesn’t have the baby on the 29th of Feb! Are there any 29th of Feb babies out there? When do you celebrate your birthday? Anyway, I really want to make something for the baby’s room and this is just the cutest. I love the bright colours and the fluffiness of the ‘cloud’ - just right to add some fun to the room. This tutorial is in French but run it through the old Google translate and you’ll be good!
A friend has a daughter who loves hairbands but doesn’t want to spend $10 on a new one every time they go to the shops! So she’s asked me to make some for her, but honestly I’ve been wracking my brain because when you add the cost of the hair band and all the trimmings, it gets closer to $10! So I love this tutorial on how to mak a felt bow - so sweet on a hairband and I can make them in colours to match her different outfits. Time to get the felt box out!
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This is a fantastic guide to help not only with deciding the taste/look of a wedding cake but for ANY cake whether it’s for a baby shower, birthday, anniversary etc. This is a great breakdown guide to help you narrow down your flavor/decor choices.
And who else can provide you with this but Martha Stewart and her team… (oh yeah, and little old me too! don’t forget you found this at the cake bar!) LOL
oh and PS: YES, those links below are DIY cake and frosting recipes ::swoon::
The traditional option, and with good reason: It tastes great with any filling or frosting. For a fresh turn, Kromer suggests pairing it with passion fruit or vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.
Just a little bit richer than white butter, it’s the second most popular choice of brides at Wendy Kromer Confections. When it comes to fillings and frosting, “the sky’s the limit,” she says.
Unexpected and nutty, this meringue is a nice complement to basic cake layers like white butter. “It’s delicious with chocolate, praline, or even white-chocolate buttercream frosting and filling,” says Kromer.
Lemon Poppy Seed
This refreshing cake “tastes best with citrus and vanilla flavors,” she says. “Go with lemon curd and lemon buttercream or white-chocolate buttercream frosting.”
Spicy, sweet, and sometimes nutty, it’s often coupled with cream cheese icing. Kromer likes to serve it with caramel-cream cheese or white-chocolate filling, or vanilla buttercream.
It relies on cocoa for its chocolaty taste and a splash of red food dye for its dramatic color. “Try it with cream cheese frosting, or chocolate-hazelnut, chocolate, or caramel buttercream,” she suggests.
Not only does it look cool, but it goes with just about everything. “It’s great with fruit fillings, especially raspberry preserves,” says Kromer. “The flavors come together really nicely.”
After white butter and moist yellow, this cake is third most popular. White or chocolate frosting is a typical pairing, but “apricot, pistachio, coffee, or rich caramel flavors are nice, too,” she says.
Cake Fillings and Frostings
1. Caramel Sauce
2. Caramel-Cream Cheese Filling
3. Chocolate Ganache
4. Lemon Curd
5. Swiss Meringue Buttercream
6. Chocolate Buttercream
7. Apricot Jam
8. Pistachio Buttercream
9. Cream Cheese Frosting
10. Raspberry Preserves
Finishing Touches for Wedding Cakes
1. Gum-Paste Flowers
2. Coconut Shavings
3. Metallic Luster Dust
4. Piped Basket Weaves
5. Chocolate Shavings
6. Piped Edgings
7. Pearl Dragees
8. Piped Meringue
9. Piped Fleur de Lis
10. Sugared Violas
11. Gum-Paste Fruit
12. Marzipan Fruit
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Tutorial - Wands
This. This is epic.
reblogging for so i can’t lose this because oh my god jenn can we
Lembas Bread (Lord of the Rings “authentic” Elvish bread)
2 ½ cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven to 425F. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and mix with a well till fine granules (easiest way is with an electric mixer). Then add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix them thoroughly.
Finally add the cream, honey, and vanilla and stir them in with a fork until a nice, thick dough forms.
Roll the dough out about 1/2 in thickness. Cut out 3-inch squares and transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.Criss-cross each square from corner-to-corner with a knife, lightly (not cutting through the dough).
Bake for about 12 minutes or more (depending on the thickness of the bread) until it is set and lightly golden.
***Let cool completely before eating, this bread tastes better room temperature and dry. Also for more flavor you can add more cinnamon or other spices***