Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Having Lots of FUN!

I started the week off making these yummy cupcakes! I used this recipe to make these very rich, intense goodies. I love making frosting from scratch...the frosting hardens and is easy to pack up to give as a gift. My sister-in-law gave me this awesome Dessert Decorator Pro. It was so easy to shoot out that frosting.
I went pom pom crazy after reading this fab post from the one and only
Pam Garrison. She used coffee filters to make the most adorable creations!! I told my friend Vintage Flair Lori that I HAD to try to make some "poms." She made some really pretty flowers out of her coffee filters.

Here are the steps I took:

Open up a coffee filter. They do come "unbleached," which means their color is a natural tan. I wish I would have spotted those out first...oh well.
Fold it in half, and then again.
Staple the bottom a few times, and then fold out all the layers. It's fun!
I used Glimmer Mist to "age" the poms.
I added a lacey trim to the two ends and hung it near the window! Thanks for the great idea Pam!

Here is a little sneak peak on a round robin I am in...just a little glance.

Have a super creative week!