Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I love when my hubby asks for me to make something special for him…. so last night when he requested some special St. Patty’s day cupcakes for him and his work buddies (this is why I love him… he just does what he does… no questions asked) I couldn’t say no!

Here is a pic of my family-fav rolled sprinkle cupcakes! There isn’t a family event without these puppies in tow!

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!! ♥

Yummy Holiday Dessert Bar

I have followed Amy Atlas and all her happenings for a few year now {along with Mindy Weiss, Amy is one of my all time favourite event planning icons} and her work never ever falls short of amazing!

Amy is queen of dessert tables; or as it says on her website “entertaining expert, baking and crafting stylist”!

Here is a holiday dessert table Amy featured this week on her blog. This ridiculously adorable dessert bar was created by RubyJu. Perfect for the holidays!

Merry Christmas Everyone! I will be back next week to finish my Ten Days of Etsy Finds!

I Heart: Garnish!

Just added this cool little shop to the I Heart section of my blog! Fab finds for packaging your favours… and absolutely adorable ideas over on their blog- Think Garnish!

Here is a fantastic D.I.Y. straight from Think Garnish! The possibilities are endless…. sometimes it’s just changing the way you package something that gets everyone excited!

And here’s how!

D.I.Y.: Pie in a Jar!

Pie + mason jar= Key to my ♥

I don’t think this D.I.Y. needs much of an introduction. I came across this insanely adorable foodie favour over on Our Best Bites…….. I believe foodie favours are going to be a hit in my home for every occasion in 2011! Seriously, is anyone really going to complain?

If you give this a whirl, send me some pics! Here are the instructions you will need!

Sneak Peek: Madison’s Shower!

I am so excited that my soon-to-be niece finally has a name! She will be here in the next few weeks and we celebrated her anticipated arrival last Sunday! It turned out to be an absolutely wonderful day, and I will be sure to share the pictures very soon.

Here is one that should hold you over. Jocelyn Burtis from Sugarbelle  Cakes created this stunning cake for our themed event! I know… her work is stunning, right? She will be my absolute go-to-gal for all future events!

Check out more of Jocelyn’s work here!

Two-Bite Yumminess!

Anyone close to my ♥ knows that I absolutely love pie! Apple pie to be particular… and my Grammie’s homemade apple pie to be exact! No one will ever make a more delictable, perfectly golden, sugared top display of yumminess!

I came across these two-bite versions of my all time favourite comfort food over on The Comfort of Cooking! How fabulous would these be displayed on your next dessert table? Looks like I am going to be doing a little baking of my own very, very soon!


 

Mason Jar Cupcakes!

The Mason jar cupcake is a D.I.Y. idea I came across over on Cakies blog last year! Ever since I laid eyes on this fab idea I have dreamt about giving it a go! So here we are!

With the help of my wonderful sister-in-law I created these scrumptious desserts in a jar for Thanksgiving this year and they were an absolute hit! There are endless possibilities when it comes to this dessert and with my new found love of Mason jar yumminess I am sure to explore further and share along the way! Do I hear Christmas favours?? I think so!

Here are a few photos my talented sis captured!

Want to give it a try? Here’s how!

1. Bake your cupcakes (following the instructions on the box) WITHOUT cupcake holders. Note: be sure to grease your pan for easy release.

2. Once your cupcakes have cooled, cut the top off leaving just the stump. Place the tops to the side for now.

3. Place (squeeze) the stump of your cupcake into the bottom of your Mason jar.

4. With a piping bag and extra large tip, pipe in a generous amount of icing (I prefer whipped) onto the top of the cupcake stump.

5. Sprinkle in a layer of mini chocolate chips and an additional layer of Skor bits **YUM**

6. Pipe in another layer of icing.

7. Take your cupcake top (that you placed to the side earlier) and cut into small pieces.

8. Place the pieces on top of your freshly piped layer of icing.

9. Top off your Mason jar cupcake with one final layer of piped icing, adding a pretty swirl!

10. Screw on your Mason jar lid.

11. Finish off this fab dessert in jar with a personalized label and pretty embellishments of your choice!

Want to know more? Ask away!