Saturday, September 29, 2012

Root Beer Float Cake and Birthday #23

1 chocolate cake mix
1 tbsp root beer flavoring
1 C root beer*
 (use the amt the 
cake mix has for water)
3 eggs*
1/2c Oil*

I used the amts for the specific cake mix I had
 s substituting soda for water
 and adding 
1 Tbsp rootbeer flavoring
bake according to directions

scoop out a tunnel in the cake

add softened ice cream
 to the tunnel

freeze til firm

powder sugar
root beer flavoring
sm amt of root beer

add crushed root beer barrels


The birthday boy

Tues at the Table

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Twist

A new twist on
an old idea

I use to put twigs in the top

until my son
suggested I add 
"dead" roses
as luck has it
the Dollar Tree has them! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wrench in the works....

I found
these tune-up wrenches
which are  small
abt 4 inches long
and light weight
at a yard sale
and thought hmmm
could I make something from them?

and came up with the following:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More Junque

What I have been working on

I don't know
what the base piece
is but I thought it was

Religious Medal

 the back

Goldtone Key

has opalescent and purple beads
with an open cut bird

Silver spoon handle
with 3 opalescent beads

Antique Goldtone Key

with a pink pendant
and bird

Copper tone Key
plum and gold beads
also a copper clock face
with a scout star

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Falling .....

Been working 
on some Fall items

in a display



Fall Ya All
Craftomaniac Monday
Market Yourself
Motivated Monday
Met Mon
Made by You
Pintastic Monday
Get Your Craft On
Cow Girl Up
Make it Pretty Monday
Whatever Goes Wed
Hodgepodge Fri
Weekend Wrap Up
Show and Tell

Friday, September 7, 2012

No. 17

any said it
wouldn't last 17 days
let alone 17 years....

The experiment lives on!

Thank you to my husband
for being there and supporting
me on my journey

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I see you...eek!

I bought a mirror
at Dollar Tree
I had the wiggle eyes
but they also sell them
I glued the eyes in place 
added the 
                                                        cricut Happy Hauntings
                                                                  EEK letters
                                                            cut 2 strips of tulle 
                                                       and tied it on the handle

 this was inspired by this blog post

Craftomaniac Monday
Market Yourself
Motivated Monday
Met Monday
Making the World Cuter
Made by You
Pintastic Monday
Get Your Craft On
Cow Girl Up
Make it Pretty Monday
Whatever Goes Wed
Hodgepodge Fri
Weekend Wrap Up
Show and Tell
Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas

Monday, September 3, 2012

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake


When I saw this cake I knew
I had to make it
for my son's birthday

Reeses Peanut Butter cake

1 box cake mix chocolate
(cake made according to pkg)
1 can vanilla frosting
peanut butter
2 cans chocolate frosting
1 bag Reese's pieces
10 Reese's Cups

 made peanut butter frosting
I added peanutbutter
to vanilla frosting
until it tasted right

made a regular chocolate cake
putting the peanut butter
between the layers
and frosting the top
and sides with chocolate frosting

insert 9 reeses cups
around the top

filling a pastry bags
and piping swirls
on top of the pb cup in the centers
and in between the side cuips

piped stars around the bottom

Added Reese's Pieces 
to the top

The only problem I had was the room
was warm so the frosting
was warm
and made it difficult 
to decorate

The birthday boy....

the aftermath