Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Under Construction" Birthday Cake

This past weekend we had the chance to celebrate my twin nephews birthday. My mother in law wanted to do a fun construction cake for them, so after we did a search on pinterest and google we decided how we wanted this cake to look and started. My mother in law was kind enough to do all the baking, the decorating was up to me.
 This is what I had to work with and I got to work immediately. :)
 I used chocolate graham crackers crushed up for the dirt and the oreo's for the darker dirt.
  We wanted to add orange construction cones but zurchers was all sold out. My mother in law found these orange kaleidoscope instead and so we thought we'd try them.
The twin absolutely loved their cake and so did their brothers. :) It was a lot of fun making it.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cupcake Tray

This past weekend I decided to check out the dollar store and try a new craft. I decided to try a cupcake tray. So after I cleaned up the plates and candle sticks I used Gorilla Super Glue to glue the candle sticks to the bottom of the plates.
  I let the glue sit over night and then spray painted the whole thing. You can spray paint before you glue if you'd like too that way you can get a two toned tray. But I wanted just the one color.
 It was a pretty hot day so the paint dried fairly quickly but I still let it dry for a day and this is how it turned out.