Thursday, September 18, 2008

that girl's got a big RAK on her...

... blog that is- heh heh heh.

I made this darling little mirror last night for Alizabeth's room. Her colors are blue, lime and purple. She loves it- and I spent a good amount of time on it - so she'd better! LOL!

I used bobunny dot cardstock, lots of assorted bobunny rubon flowers and some new stampsI bought this week I had to try out from inkadinkado.
lots of foam tape, gems and some rick rack and plain lime ribbon.

another one of those awesome buys from the dollar store- it was a frame with a mirror- in plain white.

next comes the wonderful cupcakes that I made yesterday.

I'm sad to say my new icing recipe didn't work out- the stuff took over an hour and a half to get to the right temp and then it was more like fudge then anything I could make into frosting. soooo- into the fridge- and onto some sundae's later on-
it wasn't a total waste- at least it's still usable- and the flavor is wonderful- but it's not for putting on cakes.
these are the cupcakes that i made, the cake recipe is a dolled up box cake recipe.
you add 3 eggs, 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup veg. oil, 1 tsp vanilla, and 3/4 cup water to a box of devils food pudding in the box mix.
these are very moist- just wonderful!

the recipe I went to for icing - I just used my standard icing recipe-
1 cup shortening
1.5 cups butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tblsp vanilla
and 1 cup chocolate chips melted
1-2 pounds of confectioners sugar

cream the butter/shortening with the heavy cream and the melted chocolate, then add in the 10x sugar til you get a consistency you like.

the cake stand idea i got from semi homemade on food network. Sandra took bowls and plates to make her stand tiered.
so I took a bowl turned upside down, a teacup plate and a ramekin, and layered them on my cake stand to bring up my cupcakes.
if I were doing this for a party-I would have used a bit of icing to secure them to the stand better, they were a bit shaky. course- if I had used less icing piled on the cupcakes- I could have used a salad plate and had more room.
but everyone in this family likes more icing then cupcake! LOL!

and finally for the last pic of the day.
my RAK giveaway!
this is at least what you will get. some papers from bobunny, WRMK, Around the Block, SEI
rubons from Bobunny, Stickers from bobunny
punch outs from WRMK, assorted ribbons and some diecuts from deluxe designs and jolee's stickers.
I made still add to the pile as I dig more stuff out.
don't forget to post to enter to win.
have a wonderful thursday-


Margie said...

Those cupcakes look scrumptious! Thanx for the recipe - I'm not a very good cook, but I think that my boys would love me for at least trying to make these :)
I love your ideas! The mirror is sweet! Makes me wish I had a girly-girl in the family (all boys, so far)...
Nice RAK!!! LOL I'm not too familiar with BoBunny just yet - I'm still a newbie :) but it all looks great, especially the rub-ns!... and I'm a huge Jolee sticker fan!!!!
Thanx for the opportunity to win some yummies!
xo, margie

Rosanne said...

The frame is darling and the cupcakes look so yummy! And what a great RAK you've got there!

carolann said...

Wow the mirror is awesome so beautiful and your cakes look so yummy hun xxxx

Krista Hanna said...

Hi! I found your blog from the 2S4U blog! The mirror you made is beautiful- I just love home decor made with scrappin supplies! Looks like a big pile of stickers for your RAK too :)

Amy said...

How stinkin' cute is that mirror! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win the RAK!!

Teresa said...

I love your website. I just finished copying your recipe and scrolled down and there was a wonderful rak. Don't know if you have already given it away or not, but if you have not please include me.