Friday, July 30, 2010

My New Toy

For months I have been telling myself....I don't need this... I won't use it...I really don't NEED this...but I finally gave in (thanks a lot Heather).
I got a Cricut Cake machine.
It is a glorious gadget that has the ability to cut out any shape or letter out of fondant, cheese, or even tortillas to decorate cakes cookies or anything edible!
I couldn't wait for a chance to try it out and thankfully I didn't have to wait too long.
Our ward had a Book of Mormon celebration and I was able to help another friend make the cake....well, she made it, I just cut the decorations and created the toppers.
So let's start there...with the toppers.
I wanted to make a mini Book of Mormon and Golden Plates out of Rice Krispies. (sounds easy enough right?) They actually weren't too hard and came together pretty quickly.. here is the final result.

They are only 3 x 4 inches and 1 and 2 inches tall.
They went on the top of an 8 inch cake so they couldn't be too they are set on top of the cake.I cut the butterflies and letters out using the Cricut Cake. It is STOMP that stands for Sisters Trying Out Moroni's Promise.
It took a little trial and error, but got it to work out just fine.

The little ribbon roses are so simple to create and just added that little something extra.

I had a lot of fun working with my new toy and I can't wait to try it out again soon!

I'm so glad I finally gave in to temptation :D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Edible Animals

For a Relief Society Meeting we had a guest speaker come, Tamara Fackrell. She is a Deseret Book Author
She is also a Mediation Attorney in Utah, public speaker, and a Professor at BYU Law School. She came to speak to us, not about her book, but about relationships with each other, our children and our spouses. She has come up with a way to categorize everyone's method of communicating and relates them to 6 different animals.

I thought how fun it would be to have treats that coordinated with each of the 6 animals. I decided to tackle this project 1 week before so I was in a bit of a time crunch, but this is what I came up with.

Elephant Trunks: Lion Cakes:

Fox Tails:
Zebra Cookies:
And finally ....Swan Puffs
These little beauties took 3 tries to get them right, but I sure like how they turned out :)Tamara did a fabulous job and was extremely entertaining and informative. The treats were a big hit as well. They were a lot of work, but well worth the effort!