Monday, January 23, 2012

Easter Egg Decorations!

 Due to the fact that I have a broken thumb, not much crafting has been done lately. In fact, not much at all has been done. You wouldn't believe how many things you need a thumb to do! However, I got inspired for Easter and made some new vintage-inspired Easter egg decorations, out of real egg shells! So far, all I have done are these three. I'll have to eat some more eggs for more shells! I didn't take pictures for a tutorial this round, so I'll try and get a tutorial up as soon as possible. Here are my eggs, with the cutest little duck ever, that I found at a secondhand store recently. I love him!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hot Chocolate Cake Ball Experiment!

Pinterest allowed me to discover an amazing DIY tutorial on cake balls the other day. I've seen them everywhere lately, and even saw one of those little cake ball makers that actually can bake the ball the correct shape. The tutorial I found didn't require a special machine, just a little willingness to break up a whole cake and squish some frosting in your hands! I loved the whole thing, and the end results were so fun, even though our attempt wasn't quite like the picture. I found the tutorial on this site, and I actually found myself searching for more great ideas! Anyways, here's some pictures of the ones my wonderful mom helped me make today:

 My mom had some fun with chocolate syrup so I could take some pictures of them!

 And, here's me with all the finished cake balls! I love the colors! To make the balls different colors, we simply used white chocolate chips we melted and used some neon food coloring I found at the store. We used Raspberry, Neon Purple, and Neon Green for the actual candy coating and Neon Blue for the coconut on top of some of them. We also used toffee pieces, peppermint sprinkles, rainbow jimmies, chocolate chips, and walnuts on top! I even hid some marshmallows in the centers of a few, though I have no idea which ones! I love this idea, and I definitely recommend that tutorial! So easy to follow! I'd love to see more pictures anyone has of cake balls, and to see what everyone else uses to put on top of them!