Thursday, April 21, 2011

Diaper Quad

A good friend of mine is having a boy. I thought about doing my usual diaper cake, but thought she needed something different, something boy-ish, something with 4 wheels....
I looked at a few tutorials online and kind of mixed them together and added a little somethin' somethin' of my own and voila!
I might change a couple things when I attempt this again, but overall, I'm happy with it :)
(The license plate is a gift card to Target)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Onesie Lollies

I've seen this idea online a while ago and couldn't wait for a chance to give it a go. When a friend had a little baby girl, I knew it was time to experiment.
Each little lollipop is a onesie rolled up and wrapped.
The flower on the front of the tin has a clip on it so someday she could use it in her hair, unless her older sisters get to it first :)

Still & Quiet

For my Visiting Teaching lesson this month I told a story about a boy who went to a butterfly Farm with his mother. He ran around trying to catch a butterfly, but they just flew off whenever he came close. His mother told him to slow down and sit quitely for a minute and soon enough, he was covered with butterflies.
I related this story to the Holy Ghost and how if we are always running around crazy, we won't be able to hear the promptings.
As the quote says, " We must allow ourselves to be Still & Quiet enough to Listen to the voice of the Spirit"

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pirate & Princess Pops

For Christmas, my sister gave me this Cake Pops book by Bakerella.
I've been hooked on her site forever, but was super excited to get this book and try these little beauties for myself. 
I guess I just never had an official occasion to make them, so the book just sat and sat waiting for me to use it.  Finally.... my chance came.  The Young Women were having a bake sale fundraiser for girls camp.  Perfect! 
   Miranda and I flipped through the pages trying to decide what would be good to make for the bake sale.  Finally, we decided on the pirates (you can see it on the front cover above).  I thought the boys would love it, but the girls needed something too.  I searched for ways to make a princess, but didn't find anything.  So, I just figured out a way to create my own :)
   I baked the cake (chocolate), bought all the I was ready to make cake pops! 

Without further delay.... here they are!

Meet the Pirates for the boys....
And the Princesses for the girls....

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  I had issues with the edible markers so had to resort to making their faces with colored chocolate. 
The Pirate bandannas and princess tiaras are made with giant heart sprinkles....
Miranda came up with the pirate mustache idea, I like them much better than the smile
and we added these little earrings for them too..

I'm just OK with the princess faces, there's just something not quite right.  This was definately a learning process and I will make some changes next time. 
We ended up with 50 (25 each)

It was a little army of pirate & princess cake pops :)
Overall, I'm pretty happy with my first cake pop up.... baby chicks!