Thursday
Mar192015

DIY Peeps Bunny Cake

  • Two Round Cake Layers (I used 8″ cakes and this basic vanilla cake recipe, but you can use whatever size and recipe you’d like!)
  • Marshmallow Frosting (I made mine with fluff, powdered sugar and butter using this recipe)
  • Sanding Sugar
  • Black Cake Decorating Gel
  • Wax Paper
  • Cooking Spray
  • Sharp Knife
1. Put your cakes in the freezer for about 15 minutes before beginning. Makes them easier to cut! Using the photo as a guide, cut one cake into three pieces as shown. Then cut the very top curved edge off the other cake.
2. To make your life easier, place your cakes on the surface you plan to serve it on before continuing. Set the middle piece of the cake you divided above the other cake as shown. Trim the top corners of it to form a curved line along the top of the cake. Additionally, trim the top of the remaining two cake pieces so they are rounded and remove the bottom point of each as well. These form the ears!

3. Use vanilla frosting.
4. Place the ears above the peep shape you’ve created and frost the entire cake.
5. After frosting, sprinkle sanding sugar all over the cake. I found a great trick online for getting the sugar on the side of the cake. Spray a small piece (about the height of your cake) of wax paper with cooking spray. Sprinkle the sanding sugar over top the cooking spray and lightly press onto the sides of your cake. The sugar will transfer but the paper won’t stick! 
6. Use your decorating gel to pipe eyes and a nose and you’re done!
Source: Studio DIY
Thursday
Mar192015

50+ Easter Basket Ideas for Girls



1. Coloring books 
2. Crayons
3. Bath crayons
4. Bath toys
5. Dolls
6. Sidewalk Chalk
7. Bubbles
8. Fun kids’ character toothbrush
9. Dr. Seuss books
10. Finger puppets
11. Sunglasses
12. Slinky
13. Stuffed animal
14. Water color paints and brushes
15. Painting smock

16. Books – Try Charlotte’s Web, Little House in the Big Woods

17. DVD — VeggieTales: Twas the Night Before Easter
18. Art supplies (colored pencils, crayons, markers, water colors, sketch pad)
19. Sticker books
20. Stamps and ink pads
21. A Children’s Bible 
22. Bubble bath
23. Cute towel set (find favorite colors or favorite characters)
24. Baby Doll
25. Bead set

26. Jump Rope
27. Rub and Trace Fashion Plate sets
28. Glue Stick
29. Construction Paper
30. Scissors
31. Fun toothbrush and toothpaste
32. Jigsaw puzzle
33. Silly Bands
34. Ponytail holders
35. Colorful, sparkly nail polish
36. Yo yo
37. Flashlight
38. PEZ character dispenser/candy
39. Fashion doll
40. Horse playsets

41. First nice piece of jewelry – cross necklace or a ring
42. Calligraphy set
43. Bathing suit
44. Flip flops
45. Character beach towel
46. Classic Archie Comic books
47. American Girl books
48. American Girl doll
49. Lip gloss
50. Small dry erase board and markers

Tuesday
Mar102015

Peeps Easter Centerpiece

Find out how to make this pretty Easter centerpiece, using Peeps!

 

Tuesday
Mar102015

Peeps Bunny Cars

Find out how to make these adorable Peeps in cars here.

 

Monday
Mar022015

Easter Chex Mix

Super fun and easy to make! Package up in plastic baggies for the kiddos!
Ingredients:

2 cups each: corn chex, rice chex
small bag of pretzel sticks
1 c. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 margarine
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 cups of pastel candies (we like Easter M&M's)

Directions:
  • Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  • In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  • Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.