Monday, August 3, 2015

Cupcake Recipe

Hi everyone! Today I´m sharing with you my go-to recipe, the recipe I love. Every time is a successful this one. Even my father likes this recipe, and he´s not into desserts, sweets, cakes, or anything like that.

I took the recipe from here, and changed a few things, just so you know.

Watch this video to learn how to make them:

(Makes 24)

2 1/2 + 1/4 cake flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat over 350º.
Mix flour with baking powder stir and sift, sit aside.

Mix butter for 5 minutes until creamy until light yellow, then add sugar. Add to that the eggs, one at the time, mixing after each egg is added.

In a separate bowl mix the vanilla with the milk.

Then go back to your mixture of your mixing bowl (butter and sugar). To that you will add (alternating) 1/3 of the milk (with vanilla) and 1/3 of the flour mixture, stir until combined don’t over stir. Scrape down the sides. Then to that add half the left mixture of flour followed by half the milk, stir until combined and scrape down the sides. Then the rest of the flour and milk goes in. Mixing just until combined.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350º, although every oven is different so just keep on checking the oven.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

DIY Roses Stencil Stamped Top

Hi everyone! I love leggings I haven´t use regular denim jeans in 2+ years, I live in leggings. Maybe leggings are out of style and people don´t use them as often, but to me, that´s a trend that´s here to stay.. `till I find something as comfy (maxi dresses are not included).

That being said, any top that´s legging friendly, I keep. Legging friendly = It covers your butt. Nothing again those who wear legging as pants, but that´s just not for me.

This top right here was one of my faves, it´s just one of those tops that is so comfy you can sleep on it, but so versatile you can dress it up wth some necklace, a nice hairstyle and some heels, and you are good to go. BUT it got bleach stained, maybe it was a splash from when I was doing my laundry, sad moment, and I was just about to give up any hope on using is again, but then I thought of “saving it” by adding some stenciled pretty roses, stamping them. And I love the result.

-       top.
-       Rose stencil or watch the video where I show you a DIY stencil.
-       Fabric paint in Black and white.
-       Round sponge

How comes here, happy crafting or “saving your fave clothing items”:

Saturday, July 4, 2015

DIY Sprinkles Cupcakes

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you this fun little project I had sitting on my mind for quite some time. A home made version of sprinkles. They are made out of royal icing and they go with pretty much everything!

I loved making these sprinkles so much that I, for sure, will be making more in the future. Different themes and shapes and maybe I will turn the idea into a serie because I do have a lot of ideas. Maybe Sprinkles Series...probably something like that, we will see, but it will happen!

But for now, all we need is:
- Royal icing recipe here.
- Gel food coloring. (I chose the colors of the rainbow, but that part is optional)
- Parchment/wax paper
- Scribe tool DIY here.
- Ziplock bags. (or the piping method of your choice).
- 1 square notebook paper.
- Vanilla Cupcakes. Recipe here.
- Whipped cream.
- Piping tip 1M from Wilton.
- Tweezers.

*If I am forgetting something it will be covering it the how-to video below. Happy Baking!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hammer Cupcake Cake for Father´s Day

Hi everyone! Father´s Day is just around the corner and this year I thought of making something my father likes more than cookies. He´s more into cakes, and cupcakes than into decorated cookies! So, I thought I would give the hammer idea a try, but in cake form, for so, in cupcake cake form.

The shape is pretty simple, but this website helped me a lot with the shape, and this and this with the texture of my hammer.

Ingredients and tools:
- cupcake recipe here.
- 5 cupcake wrappers. In the recipe mentioned above I tell you what to do with leftover batter.
- toothpicks.
- hammer template. I show you how to make it in the video below.
- store bought whip cream.
- 1 round cardboard (about the size of a regular paper sheet).
- big piping bag and big open round open piping tip. You can get away with using a ziplock bag and cutting a big hole on it.
- 3 ziplock bags.
- black and brown gel food coloring. I used Americolors brand.

Here is the how to. Happy Father´s Day and happy baking!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DIY Striped-Vintage Inspired Mason Jar Home Decor

Hi everyone! I have a thing for mason jars, black and white stripes and vintage anything, so after this mason jar broke I thought of incorporating it into my home decor, with some vintage twist to it, but also black and white-ish.

My friend sent me this photos of cute floral mason jar bases, and this is what originally inspired my idea. Source: My friend mentioned she saw it on Pinterest, but we don´t know who the original creator is. 

How I did mine:

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Painter Palette Cookie

Hi everyone! So, I saw this really cute idea on Pinterest a while ago and I wanted to give it a try, but with my own twist to it! You should give them a try, they are so cute and sooo easy to make. Happy baking!

To make them:
- cookie dough recipe here
- rollin pin with space bands DIY here
- round and leaf cookie cutters and a straw
- royal icing recipe here
- scribe tool DIY here
- red, yellow, green, blue and purple royal icing. Stiff consistency.

How to make them:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DIY Polka Dots Painted Pots Home Decor

Hi everyone! I love home decor stuff. The more I grow, the more I like it. Not only do I like looking at it at stores and occasionally buy this or that, I also like to make my own. Weather is building it, putting pieces together, or what I´ve been a lot into lately, painting stuff. More than any kinds of stuff, I´ve been really into painting pots, old bottles of wine, and broken mason jars. Upcycling things that could potentially turn into floral bases. I need more green and more nature around it (even if it´s fake) so I figured this is a good way to do that!

For this you´ll need:
- Pots (got mine at Wall-Mart)
- Acrylic paint. 
- Round sponge.
- Brush.
- Satin finish.

Here is the easy step-by-step tutorial and some other tips. Happy painting!: