Showing posts with label Blog Contributors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blog Contributors. Show all posts

March 13, 2014

St Patrick's Day | DIY Rainbow Decorated Cookies Recipes



St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, so let's make some Rainbow cookies, shall we?!

If you've never decorated a cookie in your life I know these can look daunting, but believe when I say they are not. They are really easy to make and now you can learn how to make them with my video tutorial.



February 25, 2014

How to Style a Nautical Candy Buffet



On with our nautical theme, and excited to share the latest candy buffet post styled by the guys at CandyGalaxy.com - Just love the fun props and themed candy used (like chocolate seashell and Swedish fish!) and the Nautical printables too of course! ;)

Check out all the eye candy and inspiration below, including full shopping list to help you re-create this look!


February 6, 2014

Lego Inspired Desserts Table and Party Ideas

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So you know, we had a Lego inspired blog hop on Tuesday? Well, when I sent Crissy the printables for her mega cute favor bags post, she couldn't help her fabulous self and styled a gorgeous desserts table to match. Yep, that's just how she rolls.  I swear, that lady is an amazing party machine!! :)

Check out her awesomeness and party style ideas below for an awesome Lego inspired party.


January 23, 2014

Cake it Pretty: How To Make Ribbon Candy Cake




Truth be told, I have not always been a cake gal. As a child, I would have surely picked ice cream over sheet cake. 

My tastes have certainly changed over the years, but I will always have a huge sweet tooth. I love and work in pastry and I most definitely have my chocolate-craving days, but sometimes I just want some good old fashion candy. 


December 21, 2013

DIY Gumpaste Mistletoe



This Gumpaste Mistletoe tutorial is from our fabulously talented guest contributor Shaile!! Isn't this perfect as a cake topper for Christmas Yule log?! We can't get the mistletoe where I live, for love nor cupcakes. So this version made with gumpaste is just what I've been looking for!  


December 20, 2013

A Holiday Bunco Party!



We had a BUNCO party to celebrate my daughter’s 14th Birthday and her friends had so much fun that we decided to host a Holiday Mother/Daughter Bunco!  If you have never played BUNCO, I strongly recommend to give a try! It is so much fun! You can find the rules HERE.


December 17, 2013

Elf Bakery Shop: A Cookie Decorating Party



Christmas is only a  few days away, and this week we have some super cool party ideas to help you keep the kids entertained during the Holidays! Starting with today's Elf Bakery Shop - A Cookie Decorating Party.

Crissy and I worked in collaboration for three Holiday themed printable party collection this winter, including this red and green Elf Printable Party Kit. I LOVED designing those little elves for her, and as always, she did an incredible job styling it all! 


December 12, 2013

How to Style a Hot Cocoa Bar for the Holidays



Yes, it seems we can't get enough of our Holiday Hot Cocoa Bars 'round here. But it's so nice to see different styling ideas, so you too can feel inspired to create your own! 

This delicious buffet was styled and photographed by our fab contributors from CandyGalaxy.com where you can get all the yummy treats featured!!

They used our Hot Cocoa Bar printables (only $5.99 for the full kit!) in the styling of this luscious buffet.  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves! ;)


November 5, 2013

Dinosaur Inspired Candy Buffet




Nothing like a little sweetness to kick start the day, right?! The guys at CandyGalaxy.com have been playing around with candy again, and creating a super cool mini Dinosaur jungle, sure to delight all candyvores!


October 26, 2013

CAKE NEWS: Style Sweet CA SHOP now open!!!



Hi there, cake friends! While I am usually here to share my experiences with cake decorating and tricks working with fondant and icing in the "Cake It Pretty" series, I am happy to be talking about another passion of mine today...


October 21, 2013

Cake It Pretty: Fall Leaf Mini Cakes Tutorial

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If you would have seen my face yesterday as we drove out of the city and into the country for the afternoon, you would have thought the barrister slipped in a little something extra into my London Fog. On our way out the the pumpkin farm, the high-rises of our neighborhood were quickly replaced with row after row of golden-leafed trees. Maybe it's because I've lived in the city for a while now, but I had no idea I could ever be so excited about fall foliage. The beautiful colors of fall were captured in these Fall Leaf Mini Cakes.


October 14, 2013

How to Style an Ice Cream & Candy Buffet



No matter the season, we all scream for ice cream 'round here! I'm sure we're not alone. Everyone loves ice cream, so why not celebrate anything and everything with an ice cream social?! 

The guys at CandyGalaxy.com show us how!


October 9, 2013

Super Easy DIY Halloween Fabric Treat Bags!



Halloween is creeping up on us. It's time to act : decorate the house, get the candy, carve the pumpkins, get the costume, plan the party...

Here it super cute project for you - Halloween Treat Bags, which are perfect for little treats for the kids to take to school, or you can use them as favors and decorations at your Halloween Party Table.


September 23, 2013

A Halloween 'Little Monsters' Candy Buffet with CandyGalaxy.com



Happy Monday sweet friends!! So beyond excited to share today's post with you! Not only it is packed with sweetness and fabulous ideas on how to style a Halloween Candy Buffet, but we're also welcoming our newest blog contributor, CandyGalaxy.com


September 12, 2013

Chocolate Macaron Recipe from 'Gourmet French Macarons' Book


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I can't begin to tell you how excited and proud I am of my dear, beautiful, talented friend, and one of our blog contributors; Mindy from Creative Juice !!

She not only has written and photographed everything in her Gourmet French Macarons book, but has also produced one of the most stunning and creative books I've seen of late! I'm just in love ♥

Keep reading to find out all about it from Mindy herself...


September 10, 2013

Cake it Pretty: Cake Serving Guide

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Everyone knows that no matter how gorgeous and grand a cake can be, it still must taste delicious. But do you ever wonder how to tackle cutting a gigantic cake to find out? Want to serve a lovely layer cake for a dinner party dessert, but don't know what size to make for various party attendees? 

Well, fear no longer! When it comes to determining serving size and how to slice into a beautiful cake with confidence, I've got you covered.


August 30, 2013

The PERFECT Gluten-Free Rainbow Confetti Cookies



Who doesn't love cookies?! Or confetti?! Combine both in a gluten-free recipe, and you have beautiful and delicious morsels of cookie perfection!!



August 20, 2013

A Deliciously Darling Ice Cream Parlor


This party would be perfect for any birthday celebration (Who wouldn't want a table filled with frozen treats for their birthday?!) or indeed a super sweet back to school celebration!

A fun and cool way (no pun..) to ease kids into their scholastic transitions - Kinda like the lollipops we used to get after a trip to the dentist?! Now I'm just showing my age....anyways, check out the fabulousness below as styled by Dina using Bird's Party NEW Ice Cream Parlor Printables!


August 15, 2013

Cake it Pretty: Decorating Cakes with Fondant - Invaluable Tips and Tricks



So you want to cover a cake in fondant. Now what? Well, it might not be as scary as you might think. After all, it's just cake and sugar - not brain surgery ;) 

There are certainly mixed feelings when it comes to fondant. I am not sure if this is because people find it difficult to use, it does not look as "yummy" as fluffy buttercream, it tastes funny, or whatever. In my humble opinion, there will always be a place for fondant. Maybe not for every event or design, but it is certainly worth giving a try. It may take practice to handle efficiently, but it yields beautiful, smooth results - even producing designs that cannot be achieved with any other medium.



July 2, 2013

Cake It Pretty: How To Make Watercolor Cakes



Nearly a decade ago, I enrolled in a watercolor class during summer school at my university. I've always considered myself to be a fairly crafty and artistic person, but let me tell you - watercolor painting is HARD!

Making simple designs and blending colors was fun and sort of relaxing, but the detail and artistry that my instructor and some of my fellow classmates used was phenomenal. Needless to say, I knew I was not going to improve all that much in just a short amount of time. However, I definitely left inspired and with a tremendous amount of respect for those that could create beautiful imagery with only a few tools.


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