We had an awesome roller skating party for my sweet eight year old on sunday. I LOVE rollerskating! They had adult speed skate for a bit so we all got off and watched these women go flying by. There was this one woman with this darling bob and she was speed skating sideways. I am not really sure how to describe it but she had all of us Moms secretly wishing we could be roller derby babes like she apparently is. I ran into her later and I told her how awesome we all thought she was and turns out she is in her fifties (did not look fifty whizzing by us!) and she is getting her hip replaced in a month. Whoa! I took the shots of the cupcakes in the car on the way. I adore the plastic roses from www.layercakeshop.com . They have expanded and have a new website. I love that site- so many fantastic baking things. Makes you want to bake all the time. I have to say that this frosting is the best frosting ever. I am not a fan of really heavy butter based frostings. This is whipped ganache. You heat cream, melt chocolate in it (good dark chocolate) add some vanilla and then chill overnight. In the morning you whip it for a minute and it makes light lovely so yummy frosting. (light? with those ingredients? I know but it feels lighter...) I have a bunch left over in the fridge so I just may have to make another cake this week. My sweet neighbor has a wicked sweet tooth so I know he won't mind if I end up baking.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Favorite new craft project
I was checking out www.sew4home.com the other day and they had this fantastic tutorial. I love these types of flowers so I thought I would take a crack at them. I bought quarter yard cuts of several different organzas and satins and took them to my friend Jill's house for craft night. At first I really tried to stick to using the template but you quickly realize this is a very forgiving process so we just free handed the petals and melted away. I only caught one petal on fire so that is not too bad. (make sure you have a bowl of water to toss flaming fabric in!) Overall we all loved the project and all of the flowers turned out great. So great project, very relaxing, satisfies those latent pyro tendencies and good results right away. A 10 in my book! Oh- plus it is cheap. Quarter yard cuts ran me about $1.50 and you have enough in a quarter yard to make a lot of flowers. (The lovely flowers are sitting on a piece of fabric from my Party Dress line that comes out so soon! I will show more projects with Party Dress soon!)