Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Pecan Frosting

In celebration of the weekend, I made cupcakes this afternoon (because all occasions are suitable for baking).

The base is a vanilla cupcake that's oddly reminiscent of a sugar cookie and the frosting is chocolate with pecans sprinkled on top for an extra bit of crunch/presentation.

They're completely made from scratch, which while somewhat impractical, makes for a delicious taste.

Of course, after baking I commenced a grand photo shoot to capture them in all their glory before my brothers discovered (and devoured) them. My favorites after the jump.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Quick Card Making

It's been raining all day, which is great for the flora, but awful for my running plans.

While waiting for a storm to pass, I made a quick card from items currently cluttering my desk. The cardstock I have on hand is all neon colored, so I colored over everything with a white pencil to tone it down. I added a few seed beads for decorations.

<- A close up of the flower part. I attached everything with Elmer's white glue. The beads would probably fall off if I tried to mail the card, so this will be saved for the top of a package or something of the like.

Overall, it's not the best, but it was a fun diversion :)


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