Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Anniversary Festivities

Hi Crafters,

I promised pictures from my first uses of my kitchenaid mixer and cricut cake mini machine.  Overall, I learned some things which is always good!

I just used a simple cake recipe, royal icing recipe, and the wilton pre-made fondant.  I used a wilton roller with guides on it which helped to get the fondant the right width.  I put it in the freezer while I used my gypsy to design my mats (I went ahead and did two).  I put the pressure on 3 the first time and that was not quite enough I put it on 4 the next time and that seemed to help.  I did keep it very simple! I had heard from the forums that more intricate designs do not work as well, especially for cup cakes!  My best friend got me this FANTASTIC cupcake tree and a bunch of fun cupcake liners to go with it.  Our wedding colors were black, pink, and silver so I used that motif for my inspiration.  The font is from Martha Stewart Elegant Cake. The hearts are from sweethearts and george.  The double rings are also from Sweethearts.

This is my husband's anniversary card from me.  I did not cut the brown metallic paper (although I think there is a cut similar to this on Plantin Schoolbook). I embossed the half circles with the textile folder.  The scalloped oval is from A Child's Year.

Happy Crafting,


  1. So did they taste as good as they look? So much fun to cook when we are not in classs (I teach 5th grade). The heart topper is precious. Enjoy!


  2. I love those cupcakes. I am hoping to play with mine in the next couple of weeks, hopefully.

    I love that card, so pretty.