Monday, August 22, 2011

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Hosting a Very Hungry Caterpillar party?
Well, here is a fun food for your dessert table...

Fun cake pop idea found at PBK!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Baby Reveal Idea

I love the idea of baby reveal parties!
The fun of cutting open the cake and
seeing the pink or blue cake on the inside.

Well, I saw this idea over at Volume 25 blog
and photgraphy by Kelly Anderson Photography.

A Boxed Balloon Reveal!!
Check out this sweet photo!
I love it!!

How fun would this be?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Good Idea: Coffee Cubes

It has been one hot summer here in Texas!
Iced coffee has been a favorite of mine this summer!
Making Iced coffee at home can be fun!

Instead of pouring that last little bit of coffee
down the drain, save it and make cubes out of it!
This works great for tea as well!

Just empty your cooled left over coffee or tea into
an ice cube tray and freeze!
Simple as that!

Now if you are like me and like to do things
a little different, try using different ice molds!

Checkout these coffee bean ice molds!
How fun!

You can find these fun molds at Perpetual Kid.

Monday, August 15, 2011

DIY Stars in Jars

Well, summer is winding down and school is starting
for us next week. 
I was looking through Pinterest last night
for hours...and hours....loving all of the beautiful
and fun ideas and came across this project.

Stars in Jars!

What you need:
Mason Jars
Glow in the Dark Paint
Wooden sticks or small paint brushes

What to do:
Dip your stick or brush in the paint
Splatter inside the jar

That is all!
This would be so fun for my kids rooms
or for a sleep over party craft!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Zulily Deals

Zulily has opened its Birthday Shop today
with some amazing deals on birthday decor.

You can find this very nice Cupcake Stand
for $35.99 down from $60.

Candy Dispensers

Drink Dispensers

There are lots of Goodie Bags.
These are just a few...

Head on over to Zulily to find lots of great deals!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rainbow Push Pop Cakes Tutorial

Good Monday Morning!
I have a fun and tasty treat for you today
with all of the instructions to make them

Remember the Rainbow Push Pop Cakes
I made for my daughters Art Party here?

I am here to show to make your own!

Rainbow Push Pop Cakes


2 boxes of White cake mix
3-4 cans of white frosting Or if you can make your own buttercream...
Go for it!
All the eggs, oil & water necessary to make the cake mix
Food coloring
Five 9″ round cake pans
5 bowls
Oil & Flour


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Oil & flour your two pans.
2. Mix up the two white cakes in your electric mixer using the directions on the box.

3. Divide the cake mix evenly into 5 bowls.
For me that was about 1 1/2 cups plus about 1/3 cups of batter in each bowl.

4. Using your food coloring, dye each bowl a different color.
I started with 2 drops of color in each bowl.
You can always add more to darken.
I recommend Williams Sonoma Food Coloring paste.

5. Bake your layers.
I bake 2 pans at a time for 13 minutes.
Baking times will vary per oven.
Remember these are thinner and require less time
than a normal cake.

6. Let the cake cool before assembly.

7.  I like to place the cakes in the refrigerator
to make them easier to cut the circles
without crumbs going everywhere.


(Click on picture to enlarge)

1.  Assemble the push up containers
(If you need them, you can find them here)

2. Use the push up containers open end to cut
circles in your cake. 
(You can do this with the cakes still in the pans)

3.  Cut 1 circle in each colored cake

4.  If your cakes didn't cook evenly you
might have the cut the circles in half to
make them smaller.

5.  Assemble them in the order of
colors you like the best.
I did Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red

6. Place the BlueCake in the bottom of the push up.
(It makes it easier to push the stick up
the container and then place the cake inside)
Only raise the stick on the first layer.

7.  Push the cake down to the bottom with your finger tips
 and add frosting.
Use plenty of frosting so it fills the container.
And makes it extra yummy.:)

8.  Keep layering cake and frosting until your container is full.

It take a couple of tries to get the hang of it but, I promise it is
super easy and kids and adults will love them!!

**One of my biggest tips is to use a good amount of frosting between the layers.
You can see in my picture that the layer between the Blue and the Green
looks the best.  That is because I used more frosting. 
You need to almost cover the cake completely to make sure you have enough.

Happy Baking!!

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