Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Below is my baking station which includes my basket of cookie cutters, cook books, glass canisters of baking ingredients, and containers of sprinkles for cookies and candy. My mother and I have made so many batches of cookies and candy that my back is killing me.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Just follow the wonderful scents coming from the kitchen where I'll dip you up a plate full of spaghetti. Do you remember I mentioned that I was getting a new stove? Well here it is and I love it! Recently I painted my kitchen a pale yellow and took down the old pot rack that was above the stove. I know that a lot of you love pot racks, but I was tired of having to clean the rack and the pots all the time. They got dirty just from hanging above whatever I was cooking. I had this long narrow cabinet and painted it white and placed it above the stove instead. It's great for spices.
Help yourself to some peanut butter fudge.
Can you smell that sauce simmering?
I can't decide what to display on this shelf when Christmas is over, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
A little gingerbread cottage and two snow laden evergreen trees are tucked into creamy white frosting on a delicious gingerbread cupcake. A red and white checked ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top.
The background for this little painting is an antiqued recipe from an old cookbook that I decoupaged onto the front of the canvas. Three little sparkly gumdrops are placed in the cream cheese frosting on top. The cupcake liner is red and green plaid and colorful Christmas lights wind around the border. Touches of glitter are applied to the gumdrops and the frosting and may not show up in this photo. A black and white checked grosgrain ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top.
A cute little snowman, Crystal, is decked out in her red velvet jacket. She is perched on top of a red velvet cupcake inside a beautiful snowglobe. A black and white checked grosgrain ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top.
Now.....for my giveaway. This is for all of you cupcake lovers out there. I'm giving away a 2010 Cupcake Calendar and.....a print of my Eggnog Cupcake. This is a print not a painting. The original is already sold.
Just leave a comment on this post to enter. For a second entry, post about my giveaway on your blog and return to this post to let me know. Make sure your post links back to this post. Don't forget to leave me an email with your comment if you don't have a blog. I will email the winner. This giveaway ends on December the 15th.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Now you really have to admit that these are really cute trees. I went back to Aldis today and bought 5 more. I've still got my Christmas decorating to do when I get caught up with my painting. Also, my kitchen stove played out and I'm so excited to be getting my new one next week. Nothing like getting a new appliance for Christmas!
How's your decorating coming?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
My camera is broke and I've been using my hubbie's since he has the same kind and I know how to use it. However, he had taken his to work. I sat here with my stomach in knots hoping I wouldn't get any bids until I got the auction revised. It wouldn't have been a problem except for the fact that I had made two cuts in the canvas already. I do believe that's the first time I was hoping no one would place a bid. Everything turned out fine after he arrived home and I got the new photos taken.
I hope you like the changes I made to this little painting!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Santa's tiny elves whipped up this whimsical cupcake creation. They flavored it with eggnog and piled white fluffy frosting on top. Deciding that it needed something extra, they climbed the side of this cute black and white cake stand and placed a little Christmas tree into the top decked with red ornaments. This magical creation is tucked under a glass cloche where snow gently falls like a snow globe. A tiny black and white checked ribbon is glued below the knob on the cloche and a black and white grosgrain ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas. Touches of glitter are applied to the frosting and the Christmas tree.
I found the cutest blog today called "Annie's Eats" and she has a recipe for Eggnog Cupcakes. Go and check it out because she has some great recipes to share.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I want to thank everyone who entered my giveaway and left such sweet comments. The winner of my giveaway is Ruth Welter. Thanks everyone and keep checking back for another giveaway this week. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!