Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I made this for playgroup. Here's the recipe:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 & 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup butter
Mix together and pack onto a 16" pizza pan. Heat oven to 350 and cook 12-15 minutes.
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup sugar (I used powdered)
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix and spread on cooled crust.
Add fruit of your choice. The more color the prettier.
1 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. corn starch (I stir mine in a little of the pineapple juice so it's not lumpy)
1/2 cup sugar
Cook in small saucepan on med high heat until it is thick and clear. Cool and spread over fruit. *Sometimes it is too thick to spread so it ends up going on in clumps (like in picture) but it still tastes yummy.
Place pizza in fridge to cool and then serve.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Here is what the cupcakes looked like before they got melted. Thanks Mary for saving these.
*Looking back I am grateful for the humility lesson and in remembering what is really important in life. It's not the end of the world to ruin a few cupcakes or to have to go buy some from the bakery.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I absolutely love these colors together. My friend Mindy and I made these for her daughters 2nd birthday. She did the cutest theme- polka-dots. I want to copy her and do this for one of Lucy's birthdays. All of her food was round: donut holes, sandwiches that she cut out with a circle cookie cutter, fruit that she melon balled, little jars full of round candies, and Ritz sandwich crackers. I wish I would have taken pictures of it all. She couldn't find a tablecloth that she loved so she covered the table in cute wrapping paper, what a genius! She also had fun polka dotted balloons everywhere. It was so fun!
We decided to have the cupcakes match the cute plates and I fell in love with these colors. Mindy found these cute polka dot sprinkles at Wal-Mart in the wedding/party favor isle. This was by far the easiest cupcake project ever. I need to do more projects with her. They say simple is better and in this case it really was. They turned out cute even though some of the frosting didn't stay very well. Thanks Mindy!
16 oz marshmallows (make sure they're not stale)
2 T water
2 lbs powdered sugar (sift it to get out the little lumps)
1/2 c crisco
Coat the bowl of your stand mixer with a layer of crisco & attach your dough hook. Melt the marshmallows and water in a double broiler or microwave (I microwave) then pour into your prepared bowl. Pour in 1/2-3/4 of the powdered sugar & mix on low. As that gets mixed in, add the remaining powdered sugar. It ends up being like play dough. If it's too thick/dry don't add water, add crisco. If it's too soft add more powdered sugar. This recipe makes about 3 lbs but you can 1/2 it pretty easily if you want. Store it in a ziplock & it will keep quite a while.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
To get the stripes I used a parchment bag (its better if it's disposable) and painted 5 different colored stripes on the inside of the bag with a small paint brush and the Wilton gel colors. The lines need to be thick enough to color the whole bag of white frosting but not to thick that it comes out clumpy. Once you've painted the bag, carefully add the white frosting so you don't smear the stripes too bad. Then have fun seeing all the fun colors it makes.