Clothes Pin Doll Cake Toppers & Tutorial

I love the darling clothes pin cake toppers that I came across some a few months ago on Etsy & decided to make the one pictured above for Abby's 6th birthday (back in December, still need to get the pics up, our camera was on a weird setting so I don't have many great pics-bummer!). Granted I decided to make hers the day before & had to improvise as I couldn't find the proper "head", but I think it all worked out, yes her dress is a bit wrinkled but hey we all have a wrinkled day every now & then!
I scrounged up things around my house. I used a thread spool for the cupcake base and wrapped it with a ribbon scrap. I topped the cupcake with pink painted fiberfil (no we didn't light the candle, realized it was a complete fire hazard!). I also used the fiber fill for the snow & sprinkled on my favorite Martha Stewart glitter. I wrapped foil balls with small pieces of fabric to create the candies & used an old rubber stamp base for the gift. It was a really fun project to do with Abby & looked darling as the centerpiece of her sweet shoppe. Wouldn't this be a fun project for older girls at a doll themed party.

Want to make your own? Here is a great tutorial (could've used this when trying to figure out what to use for her head, I used a wooden bead, but she has a hole in her head!)

Lots of other cute ones out there!

pictures via flickr


New Easter Designs

Time to dig out the Easter decorations. I love decorating for Easter, but what to do with our leprachaun houses?


Yummy Molten Lava Cake

I meant to post this last week as a great Valentine's Day dessert, but I didn't get around to it. It is too good of a recipe (easy & yummy!), to not post. The picture doesn't do it justice, you cut into it and it opens up a gooey chocolate lava center.

Cook Time:
14 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 cakes

6 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 stick) butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 large eggs
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (not required, it still turns out yummy without!)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Grease 6 (6-ounce) custard cups. Melt the chocolates and butter in the microwave, or in a double boiler. Add the flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and orange liqueur. Divide the batter evenly among the custard cups. Place in the oven and bake for 14 minutes. The edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.
picture and recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com


WIN a $40 DimplePrints Gift Certificate

Michelle over at Maddy Cakes Muse has a great contest--Enter your Easter or Spring themed tablescape for a chance to win amazing prizes, including a $40 DimplePrints gift certificate. While you are over at her blog, take a look, she has some great (and thrifty) party ideas. Looking forward to seeing all of the amazing tablescapes!

D's Construction Party

D's mommy did an amazing job with this party! I love the street "tablecloth" and all of the great construction touches. Thanks for sharing.
The Construction printable party can be found in my Etsy shop.



Customer's Parties

Here are a few pics from customers parties utilizing DimplePrints printables!

Thank to you all who share their party pics! Carli