Monday, August 10, 2009

Bake it Pretty!

I came across Bake it Pretty while searching for unusual baking cups...

These parisian style tulip cups could make some wonderful, elegant cupcakes for an evening party.

From fun and colorful, plaid, and gingham baking cups? Maybe for a picnic?

Another wonderful way to individualize your cupcakes is to put little sugar decorations on the top. These button posies have a kind of retro feel. I would play off the colors to create a fun look. (Red and aqua?)

Love the sugar buttons, so cute. Baby shower?

There are also some amazing silver jimmies. Hmmmm, how posh. Remember these for New Year's Eve!

Watermelon drinks for a hot day

Well it is in the nineties today with a heat index of 100. The air is thick, and it is the perfect night for a light fruity drink. I put some watermelon in the blender and mixed it up. Below are two options to cool off.

For the kids I mixed the pureed watermelon with Wegmans blood orange soda and ice cubes.

For my husband and myself, I mixed the puree with seltzer and Tangueray gin on the rocks. The sun is setting, the temperature is dropping. What a relaxing evening.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

An Initial Cake Topper

Ok, you just have to visit Studio D Sharp. I love love love everything this woman does creatively. (So much so, that my daughter had one of her birthday tiaras for her first birthday party, more on that later! :) Denise Sharp has a shop over at Etsy here, and a blog here. Many of her creative projects consist of paper with the most wonderful vintage style german glass glitter.

How about this fantastic cake topper? It's elegant and unique with a vintage flair. So pretty.

She makes the most delightful birthday crowns and tiaras. You can order a custom crown for your occasion, perhaps a first birthday or anniversary?

These two beautiful replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are actually candy containers. A great way to present an extra special gift. Perhaps a ring? What a wonderful keepsake.

You can check out her wonderful stamp garlands for cakes on her Etsy site. There are a variety of colors to choose from.

These tailored letterpress buckles are sure to dress up any gift. Stop by her sites, and I am sure you will find an occasion to use these special adornments.