March 31st, 2010 |

Buttercream Frosting Technique

The most frequent question I get asked about cupcakes is regarding how to make buttercream frosting.  I get told it turns out too runny or too thick.  So I thought I’d share with you a buttercream recipe that I use, that works like a treat each and every time.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

250 grams unsalted butter, [...]

March 23rd, 2010 |

Raggedy Ann Birthday Party

 

For a bit of nostalgia, base a party theme around a childhood love–like Raggedy Ann. Make sure to add in all of the cool details–like Raggedy Ann’s famous “I love you” heart as a cookie–without over doing the theme. Focus instead on a fun color combo, like red and aqua. [...]

March 18th, 2010 |

Spring Desserts

With the official start of Spring this weekend, I felt it was only appropriate to share some of the delicious Spring dessert recipes that I have found around the web.  With so many fruits in season, these desserts are sure to look as good as they taste!

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
Tulipes with Raspberry Sorbet
Mango [...]

March 16th, 2010 |

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party

I’m Irish.  Like, freckles and reddish-hair, Irish.  Have I ever told you that?!  So, not only do I come from a big, Irish family…but so does my husband!  Since St. Patrick’s Day falls mid-week this year, we had our two big family celebrations on Sunday.  I thought I got the holiday out [...]

March 9th, 2010 |

Vintage Glam Barbie Birthday Party

 

Thrift store finds and a sophisticated color palette come together to make this Vintage Glam Barbie Party a hit. Pull out your old Barbies or find some vintage reproductions for your daughter’s birthday or a girl’s day out.

Black and pink are always fun paired together but keep things light by using two colors of [...]

March 5th, 2010 |

Spring Treats: The Perfect Party Accessory

In trying to “relax” last night, I put the computer away and sat down with my brand new Williams-Sonoma catalog.  As I was “oohing” and “ahhing” over every page, I realized that they have the perfect food accessory for so many of our party ideas!  So, check these ideas out:

These [...]

March 3rd, 2010 |

Trend Alert: Mouthwatering Macaroons!

Macaroons are crisp on the outside and smooth and soft in the middle, and are on the hot list of what to serve at your next event. Available in so many different colors, you can customize your desserts to coordinate with your party.   Ladurée is famous for their assortment of macaroons, and with [...]

February 25th, 2010 |

Snow Day Party!

 

Looking for a way to entertain your kids this weekend?!  Seeing as though half the nation is covered in snow, this is the perfect time to plan a snow day party!  Invite your kid’s friends with this charming invitation from Tiny Prints.  Get your kids involved in decorating the house [...]

February 23rd, 2010 |

A Classic School-Themed Baby Shower

 

I think one of the cutest trends right now is giving any party theme a vintage twist.  And to really make a party shine, don’t forget all of the fun details:

The invitation sets the mood for this classic school-themed baby shower. Pencils, chalkboards, and tons of letters are an absolute must!  Also, try experimenting [...]

February 11th, 2010 |

Baptism Dessert Table

The very talented ladies behind Scissors.Paper.Cake ( a collaboration between Naomi from Hello Naomi, and Nathalie from Imprintables) just sent me this darling dessert table they did for a baptism this past weekend.  It’s full of pretty, pink, innocent details, and tons of bite size desserts (perfect for serving a crowd!).  These ideas would be darling [...]

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