How to Make Ladybug Cupcakes

Learn how to make ladybug cupcakes in today’s video tutorial.  Scroll below for video.

Valentine Ladybug Cupcakes

These ladybug cupcakes are so adorable!  They will be great for a ladybug themed birthday party or for Valentine’s Day.  You only need a few supplies to make these.  You can use your favorite cake recipe (or box mix) and your favorite frosting.   I used a simple buttercream frosting.

 

Valentine Ladybug Cupcakes



Valentine Ladybug Cupcakes

Supplies Needed
Cupcakes (Use your favorite recipe)
Frosting (Use your favorite recipe)
Red fondant
Black fondant
White fondant
White Icing Color
Heart Cutter

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How to Make a Reindeer Cake

Learn how to make an adorable reindeer cake in today’s video tutorial!  (Video below) This is a Pinterest inspired reindeer cake.  I saw a photo on there and thought it was absolutely darling and I knew I just had to make one.

How to make a reindeer cake

Since I only needed cake for a few of us, I baked two 6″ rounds.  If you have a bit more guests then you can make two 8″ rounds.  Also, if you want to add height, then you can use 3 or 4 rounds instead of 2 and that would look darling as well.

How to make a reindeer cake


For the antlers I made a template in Photoshop, then brought it into my Silhouette Cameo and cut it out on to gold glitter cardstock.  I made a front and back side and glued a toothpick in between.  For the antlers, I do have PDF templates available for download (personal use only).  You can download the 6″ reindeer antler template here or the 8″ reindeer antler template here.

How to make a reindeer cake

To decorate the cake, I used chocolate buttercream frosting (recipe below).  I used black fondant for the eyes and red fondant for the nose.  For the green ruffle border and leaves on top I colored white buttercream frosting with a mixture of leaf green and moss green gel food coloring from Wilton.   The border and leaves were piped with a #352 leaf tip.  For the holly berries I used Red (no-taste) Wilton gel color and used a #3 round tip.  The ears were made out of two different shades of brown fondant and were cut out with Wilton leaf cut outs.

Reindeer cake

I absolutely love how it turned out!  The rustic look of the tree bark wood platter really brings it together.  I purchased this platter from Target last year but you can still get it on their website here.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients:
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
• 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
With a stand mixer beat butter on medium speed until smooth. Next add in the rest of your ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. Then turn mixer on high speed and beat until fluffy (3-5 minutes). If your frosting is too thick then add a teaspoon of heavy whipping cream or milk at a time until your desired consistency.  If your frosting is too thin, then add in more unsweetened cocoa powder or powdered sugar.

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Three Easy Christmas Treats

Easy Christmas Treats

Whip up 3 easy Christmas treats by watching today’s video tutorial. I am sure you will find these are super easy to make and will be great for any Christmas party or dinner. You can even change the colors and use for a different holidays, birthday parties, baby showers and more.

Easy Christmas Treats

In the video I am going to show you how to make peppermint bark pretzel rods. These are delicious and one of my favorite Christmas treats. I use Andes Mints Peppermint Crunch but you can used crushed up candy canes instead.

Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods

Another Christmas treat that I show you is how to make are peppermint bark marshmallows. My kids love these. Some people aren’t fans of marshmallows, but if you are then these would be a tasty Christmas treat.

Peppermint Bark Marshmallows

The last treat that I show you, I am sure most kids will love! You can turn oreo cookies into little snowmen. Totally adorbs!

Snowman Oreo Cookies

A huge plus about these treats are they are easy enough for your kids to help along with making them.

Supply List:

Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods
White Candy Melts
Andes Peppermint Crunch
Pretzel Rods

Peppermint Bark Marshmallows
White Candy Melts
Andes Peppermint Crunch
Jumbo Marshmallows
Straw or Dowel

Snowman Oreo Cookies
White Candy Melts
Orange Decorating Gel
Black Decorating Gel
Oreo Cookies

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Watch now: 3 EASY CHRISTMAS TREATS

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Unicorn Donuts

DIY Unicorn Donuts

My daughter and I had a great time turning these pre-made donuts into unicorns! They turned out super cute and they would go great with a unicorn themed party. Or they can be for any day because really… who doesn’t love unicorns? We put together a video tutorial showing you exactly how we made them. You can find that video below.

Unicorn Donuts

We turned these plain donuts from the grocery store.

Into these…

Unicorn Donuts

From plain to fabulous! I really enjoyed spending time with my daughter and letting our creative juices flow. Nothing like a little mother, daughter time.

Glaze Recipe
1 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tbs whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extra

Place sifted powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir ingredients until smooth and creamy. If mixture is stiffer than wanted then you can add in more milk 1 tsp at a time and stir. If mixture is runnier than wanted then added a small amount of powdered sugar to mixture and stir.

Watch here: How to Make Unicorn Donuts

Thank you,
Dovie



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Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcakes, Unicorn Cake

Everyone loves unicorns and I bet you will love these unicorn cupcakes too!  I’ve made a video tutorial on how to make unicorn cupcakes and they turned out so magical and beautiful!  You will use your favorite cake recipe and buttercream recipe.

Unicorn Cupcakes, Unicorn Cake

 

Watch the video below on how I made them!



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