Wednesday, August 11, 2010

We Need S'more Teachers Like You!

Hello my craft loves! It has been a very busy and hectic week here at my house. Today was the first day of school!! My little baby brother started kindergarten today and man do I feel old! I was asked to do a little happy for the teachers on the first day of school! Since I had to do a lot of them I sadly didn't have enough time to pull out my lovely cricut! I just wanted to get them done as quick and easily as possible. I looked online and here is what I found!

Isn't this just the cutest thing ever! I found it on Domesticated Lady. It is the cutest little site! So cute and simply! Well thats all for today! I will post later!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Edible Volcano

Hello dear friends! I am so sorry that I haven't been on in what seems to be ages! Things around here have been crazy with welcome back to school teacher handouts (soon to come). But I have come back with a bang! I made this volcano about a couple weeks ago and it was a hit! A couple of weeks ago the youth of our church had a Hawaiian theme and I was asked to make this little thing! I am so happy with the way it came out!

All I did to this was get a piece of wood and attached a piece o f PVC pipe to it about 1 1/2 ft tall. Then I made about 10 batches of rice krispe treats. I let the rice krispes cool and then I formed it to the PVC pipe. I let the structure dry over night so it would be nice and hard to decorate. I used buttercream icing for the brown, green and grey colors. and then I used a powered sugar glaze to the "lava" I used the glaze because it is somewhat shinier. After all the is said and done I used pretzel rods for the trees and fondant for the tree tops. I also made a couple fondant rocks for decoration. To top off the volcano I bought some dry ice for a local ice shack and put it in the PVC pipe with water for the smoking affect. The little umbrellas are on top of cupcakes that were placed around the volcano. I hope you enjoy my little project! Comment please! Love you all! Have a great night!