Partnering Up with The Uncommon Cake!

I’m so excited to announce that Jill and I have partnered up to do what we absolutely love doing — styling beautiful events and creating mouth-watering dessert tables!   We are currently working on a number of different projects, including in-house holiday decorating services, styling parties for birthdays, baby and bridal showers, and creating eye-catching dessert tables for holiday gatherings!  We are also offering our clients the option to completely customize any event, party or sweets table or to select from a number of themed packages we offer.

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Flower Rings

I made these crepe paper flower rings with my daughters one rainy afternoon, using various materials I had on hand — crepe paper streamers, pipe cleaners, beads, washi tape, embroidery floss and a hot glue gun.

I’m keeping the instructions short and sweet as it’s a pretty simple and straight forward project….

Fold a 20″ piece of streamer to create eight layers.  Draw a flower and cut out the shape.

Attach the bead to the crepe paper using  a needle and some embroidering floss (or regular thread).

Make a ring out of the pipe cleaner.  Wrapping it up with washi tape isn’t necessary — I just do it to hide the sharp ends of the pipe cleaner.

Attach the crepe flower to the pipe cleaner using a hot glue gun.  Let the glue dry before scrunching up the crepe layers.

And there you have it – a cute little flower ring.

Lunch Box Ideas: Girl in a Car

For her lunch box, M had asked for “Cinderella’s carriage with a princess in a long dress”, but this is what she got instead — a silly spaghetti-haired girl in a little car….

For the sandwich I used cheddar cheese for the wheels, a mini buttered roll for the car, part of an organic turkey wiener for the girl, spaghetti for the hair and a food writer to draw on the eyes and mouth.