Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not So Awesome Surprise Cake

Even though I'm not so happy with the way my Valentine's Day heart surprise cake turned out I still thought I would share it.

I knew as soon as all my white cake was done baking that I used a pan that was way to big. It didn't give me the height I needed to carve out the heart without breaking threw the top and bottom of the cake. But I still tried.  

Just looks like a regular cake right?

But when you cut into it....

Theres a heart surprise!!!!

I so wanted this to turn out perfect. A perfect cake with a perfect heart with perfect frosting. Oh well, this was a very good learning experience (and it was still really yummy!!!!) I can't wait to try it again next year.

Click here for a small tutorial on how to make your own surprise cake.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Headbands

I always think that Valentine's Day stuff is so cute and girly.  Everything is red & pink and covered in hearts & flowers. I found these super cute hair clips and wanted to buy them but decided at the last minute I would make something to wear.

And these are what I came up with. Cute huh! Can't wait to wear one!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

52 Reasons Why I Love You

Valentine's Day is just an excuse to get EXTRA lovey dovey with your spouse! So why not tell that wonderful person in your life 52 reasons why you love them with this cute (and cheap) mid-week romance.

Basically just a deck of cards with little love notes.

Here are a few examples of ones I made for my hubby:

I have been working on this for a few days now (way longer then I normally can stand working on a project)
But I'm super excited to give it to him!! Hope he likes it!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Melted Crayon Hearts

I wanted to do a Valentine's day craft yesterday that was completely free. So I broke out my craft box and decide to melt some coloring crayons for a Valentine's Day mobile.  

Start with a sheet of waxed paper. Spread out some wax-crayon shavings (made with a handheld pencil sharpener) Cover with clean piece of wax paper. Crimp edges with a 1/2-inch fold to hold the shavings. Protect your ironing surface with craft paper, or a old shirt you don't care about. Place the waxed paper on iron surface, and cover it with another shirt. Iron lightly on medium heat, checking after every few passes. Stop when all the shavings have melted; let cool. Next, trace and cut out hearts of various sizes. Then string up on your mobile. 

I Love the way it looks in the window. That way the sun can shine thur.