Monday, January 18, 2010

1 baking idea and a little bit of crafting

The recipe for these gooey S'Mores cupcakes came from Bakerella' s blog. They were the most complicated cupcakes I have ever attempted. But I did figure it out. If you attempt to make them, they do take longer than the 15 minutes it says on the recipe. I think it is more like 20. I thought they were ok, not over the top delicious. However, one of my daughters friends asked for the recipe and Johns daughter Gillian asked me to make them for her birthday. So try them for yourself and see what your favorite taste testers say. I finally shut off the oven for a while :) and spread out my craft stuff on the kitchen table. I made several boxes to fill with Valentine Candy and wrap up with ribbon and stuff some time soon. (directions for the box are at Splitcoaststampers tutorials)
I put together a few cards with items I had on hand. The flower on your right is made out of three graduating size circles. I wet the paper and scrunched it up, let it dry then glued together, and topped off with a part of a broken bracelet. Very easy! The paper doilies are from the $ store.

Every season I find myself using my favorite Stampin Up' Top Note Die. Started with Easter last year, then Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and now for Valentines Day. Guess that about covers the year! So I am certain that my investment in this die cut was a very good one!
Small # 4 white bags, scrapbook paper, ribbon and buttons and adhesive of course are all that is needed for this project. And the die cut of course.
Have a great evening! Talk to you soon!


  1. Glad to see you crafting again. I like the idea of the scrunched flowers and using a piece from a broken bracelet. What kind of paper did you use for the flowers? As for the cupcakes, I don't do complicated recipes. :) I want to mix, pour, bake. Wishing you a wonderful day. Blessings, Tammy

  2. Those cupcakes look luscious Tina ~ you better get back to work! LOL!!! I love your creations, when you get going you really produce, everything looks so nice and crisp. I love that look and you did a great job on everything. :o)

  3. Okay those boxes are DORABLE & I need to send my sister Kate (Auntie CAke) over to visit you....she would totally make these!