Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cake Pops – Halloween Style!

In case you haven’t seen the latest and greatest cake pop craze, here is my version of Bakerella’s fabulous Halloween Pops.  They’re fun and they’re delicious.
I am definitely hooked to making these little guys !!!
I wont bother with the whole recipe since you can find that and more on Bakerella’s site.
But I will say that making the cake balls couldn’t be easier. Anything that starts with a cake mix and some ready made frosting is a winner in my book.
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And what’s even better -
it doesn’t matter what your cake looks like cause it just ends up like this!cake pops halloween 030a
and then like this
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Armed with my candy melts, lollypop sticks and edible pen, I begin the process.
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A couple of hours later, a few lessons learned (and a few pops ingested), here is what I came up with.
Thanks Bakerella for your spot-on instructions!
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I fully intend on making the turkey cake pops for Thanksgiving, and if they turn out I’ll post them.  Since I’ll be a seasoned cake popper by then, I might try a design all my own!
I thought this looked like a mug shot
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

All Season Tires

I’ll never ‘tire’ of these planters!
My summer flowers bloomed beautifully in these tires and I couldn’t wait to plant for fall. 
These planters have been such fun for me.  I think I’ll try something for winter too!
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Click HERE to see these tire planters in full bloom in summer.
As always, thanks for reading!   fall-leaf-01

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Cutlery Caddy

While browsing through a Goodwill store recently, I came across this little item.
I’m sure Emma got some good use out of this at some point, but since it landed in the local Goodwill, I’m going to assume Emma has moved on to bigger and better things.
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The first step is to sand it all down.  Sorry Emma.cuttlery caddy 005a
I really didn’t want to prime it because I wanted to the wood grain to show through, but the stinkin’ yellow color wouldn’t sand off, so I had no choice.  After priming, I gave it a coat of Heirloom White then sanded it in areas where it would get normal wear and tear.cuttlery caddy 010a
Because I have plans to put this in my kitchen, I used the same colors of paint and glaze that I used on the kitchen cupboards.cuttlery caddy 014a
After glazing.  I loved the look, but it just needed something in front.
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I looked through my collection of old handles and knobs and found the perfect hardware in the wrong color. I didn’t want gold, so I sprayed it pewter and drilled a hole. It was the perfect addition.
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Emma’s little crayon box has become the perfect little cutlery caddy for my kitchen island. 

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cuttlery caddy 049a cuttlery caddy 057a  The total cost for this project was $2.  I paid exactly that for the little box.  The rest of the materials, I already had.cuttlery caddy 052a Thanks Emma, whoever you are.


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