Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pretty Ribbon Flag Picks

Pretty. I love when posts start with the word pretty. I know it will be special, at least to me.

Such Pretty Things blog (see...Pretty is in the title!) has many great ideas for making things pretty, planning parties, and what to score at Target (and then make pretty).

Recently, she posted about making pretty ribbon flag picks. Basically ribbon cut and glued onto toothpicks to give you cupcakes, desserts, sandwiches, whatever you like some extra specialness. Click HERE.

See, aren't they pretty?

Not that those yummy little pastel colored pearls don't make it pretty as well. But the perfectly coordinating ribbon flags? Perfection!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Unique Party Hat

Get your hats here! Want your little birthday person to stand out at their next celebration? Forget the tired old cone shaped party hat, or the cheapie crown/firehat/etc. you pick up at the party store. This is guaranteed to make a statement!

Why? Because it's an ice cream cone. A real honest to goodness eat me when the party is over ice cream cone!

Bake It Pretty has done it again! Check out her how to instructions HERE.

Super duper pretty in our book!

A New Way To Fondue

I love fondue. Whether it's done with boiling oil, cheese,'s all good in my book.

Recently, I came upon a how-to for making cupcake fondue. CUPCAKE FONDUE? Now you're talking. 2 of my favorite things combined! Cupcakes and fondue. It's so cute, so easy, so much fun for a party. Plus, the cupcakes are mini cupcakes. Who doesn't love those pop them in your mouth mini cupcakes?

Check it out, from Bake It Pretty,  HERE. She gives you all the step by step instructions you need to wow your party guests. Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Oui! Oui! The French Macaron

There's just something about Paris. And the little French macaron (not to be confused with the macaroon, 2 completely different things!) in it's adorable colored glory is the perfect accent to any party.  You can have a rainbow of them, a little tiered pile of them, a basket full of them, jars of them (which make great presents!) get the idea? Oui?!

Would you like a somewhat foolproof recipe for them? My Food Geek has one.

How about some photo inspiration to make you swoon? And drool, just a little?

From SprinkleBakes

From Inspiring The Everyday (who called the French macaron, a diva! love it!)

Now, admittedly, making macarons is work. Or waiting. A lot of waiting. And in today's world, we don't always have time to wait wait wait. I love how The Kitchn has made a faux macaron using mini cupcakes! You simply take a store bought cupcake mix, color, bake mini cupcakes, cut in half and fill. They look adorable!