February 17, 2010

So Much Better

"But I am seriously in love with you!" exclaims the bubbly heroine in Legally Blonde.  And what better way to forget about the Warners of the world than with something pink?
Two different swirls topped with a candy heart!
This gorgeous laundry line art piece is courtesy of Design*Sponge.  I'm going to use it as my inspiration when decorating for my sorority's upcoming philanthropy event!

February 5, 2010

Handbago Hearts Valentine's Day!

Want to win some free swag?? Then head on over to Handbago, your go-to site for everything handbag related.  I was the Fashion Editor at Handbago over the summer, and had such a great time working with Kris, Brian, and the crew--check out their awesome blog!.  Right now you can enter their Valentine's Day sweepstakes (you know, the movie with the Taylors and Julia Roberts and Ashton Kutcher and the rest of Hollywood?) to win the soundtrack from the movie, as well as shirts, hats, and coffee mugs.  Enter here!

February 4, 2010

A Sweet Education

Things I have learned about the cupcake baking process...

1) Baking and decorating an hour before an event is never a good idea.  Pop rocks end up getting stuck to your fingers, you never have enough green jelly beans, and the frosting starts melting.  Which brings me to number 2...

2) Make your own frosting.  Using frosting out of the can is convenient, but its too soft.  I've read on ALL of the blogs that you need to make your own buttercream frosting.  So that's the next step.  Find a recipe and hope it tastes good! With allll the time that I have, right???

3) Experiment!  I used Pop Rocks and jelly beans and crystal sprinkles in this most recent batch of cupcakes, as well as a new decorating tip.  Of course, you can't tell the difference because of the melting frosting.  This will change.

4) You will yield more cupcakes per batch if you don't lick the batter as you go :)
Turquoise and pink swirly chocolate cupcakes.
Cupcakes with jelly beans are dipped in Pop Rocks!