Monday, October 22, 2007

Cupcakes and Marshamallows

Well, I had quite a crafty weeked! I got to make some cards and on Saturday I got in a serious baking mood! Joe had to work this weekend so the girls and I went to the store and got all kinds of baking things. Halloween mini muffin/cupcake cups, white cake mix, an icing decorator gizmo, apples (for home made apple crisp which I haven't made yet), marshmallows, bakers choclate, toffee bits, walnuts, Reeces Pieces, and a few other things. We used most everything! I took a few pics of the final products. I know I have shown you guys my marshmallows before but I have never taken a pic with my 'nice' camera. {grin} So, here they are.

I made the cream cheese icing for the cupcakes myself. I have had this recipe stashed away and can't remember where I got it from. It the the most awesome and simple icing recipe anywhere! And, in my opinion, cream cheese icing is the best icing for any cake! If you want the recipe or have any questions on the marshmallows just leave a comment or email me!

I kind of got in the whole baking mood because our new neighbors who have been building their house across the road all summer have finally moved in. I thought I would bake up a little something and say hello. I've done things like this with neighbors before when we lived in the apartment years ago but I was thanked and then ignored any time I would see them. I told Joe it would be nice if I could make a friendship out of this. I'm not holding my breath though because it's been a no go with others before. Plus, I'm younger than she is and probably won't realize how much better I get along with people 10+ years older than me. Most women at 25 are at a completely different stage in their life than I am right now. But I love where I am and don't feel like running around with gals my age. I think they'd get sick of me talking about my kids all the time!! But really, what else is there to talk about!? They're my life!

Anyway, sorry for the rambling, I got kinda carried away! Here is the card I made for them. I really wanted to use the paper from the BasicGrey Mellow stack of the kids playing in the leaves. So I did. {grin} Actually, all of the paper is from that stack. I pulled out the huge stack of chipboard I got from JoAnns and used the leaf. Gave it 2 coats of acrylic paint and once it dried, sanded it down and slapped it on. I popped up the bottom piece with the playing kids on it too. I think I might do that more often as it really gives nice dimension! I used my edge distresser on the word and stuck it on pop dots. All in all, I like the feel of it. Very fall-ish!

  • Purple Onion Designs alpha stamps
  • BasicGrey Mellow DP
  • Chocolate Chip classic ink
  • JoAnn chipboard leaf
  • acrylic paint
  • fine grit sandpaper
  • pop dots, ribbon, star button, twine, edge distresser

Well, now I need to get off here and get the kids ready to go outside. Joe and I took Jolee to get a new 'big girl' bike yesterday since she was riding her other one without training wheels. I thought she would have some trouble riding this one because it was so much bigger but she hopped right on and was doing great! Man she is growing up way too quick!!


Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

hey heidi! this stuff looks so yummy!! are the marshmallows just dipped in almond bark melty chocolate and spun in the nuts? never thought of doing that before! that card is cute, too! if the new neighbors decide to snub you, i can be your "older" friend..haha!!
ps..i would like the frosting recipe pleeeeeeeeaaassse???

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Mmmm -- delicious!! (My 3 year old says this at the top of his lungs every time he tries something new! And homemade cupcakes would definitely be a first for him, poor deprived child!) So you are a first class stamper AND a baker AND a candy maker?! Wow -- I am terribly impressed! And I LOVE your DoodleFactory cards in the previous post!!!

Can't wait to get to know you better, and I'm so, so happy to be working with you! HUGS!!

Christi said...

Your goodies look so yummy and I love your card! You are SO multi-talented!

chelemom said...

I would love the cream cheese frosting recipe! I hate really sweet this would be perfect! AND I am making cupcakes this week for a Halloween party on Friday. Thanks!

Rose Ann said...

Yum! And your card looks real sweet too!