If you are looking at other gift ideas for the summer, then how about making some of these sweet boxes. Great for both children and adults alike, they can be filled with any sweet treat imaginable. Perfect for parties, weddings, get-togethers, or even for a Friday night treat. The only thing you'll need is a bag of sweets, boxes, decorations of your choice and a great imagination!
Not only can the sweets be tailored to the individual, but so can the boxes. For the decoration aspect, you...
Here are some last-minute Father's Day cupcake toppers for you to have a go at. These are a great generic design and easy to recreate.
All you'll need are some of the following equipment.
I used Renshaw - Poppy Red, Latte and Baby Blue for the colours.
Just make a batch of cupcakes, buttercream or jam to the top of the cupcake and then decorate as required.
Since the knitted moulds came out, there has been an influx recently of the multitude of things you can make with them. At Christmas, we had the Bobble Hats, at Easter, we had the Gonks, and then I've also seen a variety of other lovely fondant creations appearing online. So as the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them. I did indeed decide to join them and made some knitted bear cupcake toppers.
Ahh, the only thing now is to find out where baby bear got to? 🤗
As it's nearly Easter, I've been trying to put together the Chick Family for you and today; I finally managed to do it. 👩🍳
So please welcome...
...and Baby Chickster to the site. :hatchingchick:
As you can see, these adorable toppers are easy on the eye and, in all honesty, relatively easy to make. So if you're looking for a 'to do' project with the kids over the holidays, then have a go at these.
To make the Easter Chick Toppers, you will need...
If you want to get into the festivities and it's looking a little cold outside then why don't you look at creating your own edible bobble hats? All you'll need are a Terry's Chocolate Orange, plain cupcakes, knitted moulds and some fondant icing.
These are great gifts for the festive season and can also be used for a topper on a Baby Shower cake too.
Literally, all you have to do is emboss the icing with the moulds, wrap it around the cupcake or chocolate orange and then add the pom-pom...
These Num nom cupcakes were made to accompany the Berry Berry Swirl Cake I made for my God-daughter.
I used claret pink for the faces of the pink num noms and then used a darker claret pre-dyed icing for the bows. The eyes and nose are Renshaws black decor icing and the eyelashes were made using a foodoodler black coloured edible pen. As there were boys attending the party I made some blue Num Noms of my own design, these had the stars on the ear and were baby blue in colour.
Simple and fun Christmas model decorations which are relatively quick and easy to make. These are great for cupcake toppers or as a feature on your Christmas cake.
I used chocolate icing for the rich brown textures; this made the Santa Sack filled with presents, the base of the Christmas pudding and the snowman's hat. I used white icing for the snowman body, the snowflakes (I also used a snowflake cutter for the shape). The Christmas tree was made using Renshaws green lincoln icing, and...
Here is a lovely Dalmatian design that I found in one of my books recently and couldn't wait to recreate him. I made Spot using Renshaws white, black and Poppy red icing. His tongue was made from spare pink icing that I had, and the bone was made using the Teddy bear brown colour. The dog itself was straightforward to make and was just a mixture of rolled up shapes. I did the spots freehand and added the bone as a finishing touch using teddy bear brown coloured Renshaws icing and a veining...
Here is a recent West Highland Terrier with a ball that I made out of icing. I used Renshaws white icing for the body, Poppy red icing for the collar and Jet Black icing for the eyes and nose. I used some spare pink icing I had for the slither of pink for the inset in the Westies mouth, and then I mixed the red white and a little pre-dyed (using baby blue sugar flair dye) icing to form the multi-coloured ball. I then used a tiny tipped embossing ball tool and a veiner to make the fur marks...