Thursday, April 26, 2012

Winnie the Pooh Honey Brunch

A sweet fan of mine recently asked me for ideas for a Winnie the Pooh "Honey Brunch," and as I searched for inspiration I fell deeper and deeper in love with this theme!

Adorable table markers written in the classic Pooh font are just precious, the "bear" banana bread drizzled with honey, and the Honeycomb cereal served in little honey pots are some of my favorite elements!

Fresh flowers in a beautiful honey yellow make the perfect centerpiece, and the beehive pinata & Honeycomb cereal art are a fun way to keep the kiddos busy. 

Beehive cakes and cupcakes will satisfy your sweet tooth, and honey pot favors will send each guest home with a smile. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Graduation Cupcakes

With graduation season upon us I thought I'd share with you some cute little cupcakes that I made for our son's graduation last year. 

Inspiration came from these fun little pops that Bakerella made:

It would be really hard to even possibly make these any cuter, but in my world, everything's better with a cupcake.  :)

So, I transformed these babies into cupcake toppers.

I used mini M & M's and a fruit roll-up in our "school blue" to top off the Ghiradelli chocolate square "caps". 

I highly recommend refrigerating the Reese's cups until they're really cold before peeling them.  It was tough to peel the wrappers off without peeling off some chocolate along with them.

All in all, they turned out well, and our graduate loved them!  :)
To make these Graduation Cupcake Toppers you'll need:
~ Mini Reese's peanut butter cups (one for each cupcake)
~ Ghiradelli chocolate squares  (one for each cupcake)
~ Fruit roll-ups in your school colors  (I got four tassels out of one roll-up)
- Mini M&Ms (I used the big bag found in the baking section)
-Chocolate chips to melt and use as "glue" to hold your topper pieces together
To assemble:
1.  Slice the fruit roll-ups into quarters using a sharp knife.
Starting about 1/4 of the way from one end, cut slits in each roll-up all the way to the opposite end.
Roll to form a tassel.
2.  Group the items for each topper...1 Reese's cup, 1 chocolate square, 1 tassel, and 1 mini M&M.
3.  Melt a small amount of chocolate chips and pour into a heavy duty Ziploc bag.
Snip a tiny hole in the corner of the bag.
Using the chocolate as glue, squeeze it onto the Reese's cup, then top with a chocolate square.
Squeeze more chocolate to secure the tassel and M&M on top.
4.  Center on top of each cupcake and enjoy!  :)

And, just because I'm super proud and can't help myself, here's a pic of our grad last year with his brothers and sister.  Melts my heart!

Congrats to all of your grads this year.  Hopefully this cupcake idea will help make their day extra sweet.  :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sweet Easter Treats

Easter is right around the corner, and if you're anything like me, you're scrambling to find the perfect dessert to serve to your family.

Here are a few sweet treats that will add some color to your table and make your tummy smile.  :)

Happy Easter!  :)
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