“Frozen” Inspired Birthday Cake

Frozen-Inspired Birthday Cake- tint the frosting and then use rock candy to make the "Ice Castle."

File this one under “dedicated mommy.” My sister, who is very crafty and talented creatively made a birthday cake for my niece that is inspired by what else? FROZEN. Because four-year-old girls, of course! Disclosure:some of the links below are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for supporting CraftTestDummies! My sister gets all the credit- even the photos! She started off by making 2 box cake mixes and dying the batter different […]

Sweet Treats for the Holidays

Chocolate Pretzel Snaps

Can I tell you a secret? I’m really not into baking that much. After all, my Mom has the “mother-of-all-cutout-cookies” recipe and is CLEARLY the queen of the cookies. But I do enjoy making candies. Well, kind of candies. Mostly “cheater” candies. But you know what else? They are pretty dang good. So I thought I’d give you a peek at what I make for our holiday gift exchange and maybe you’ll like them, too. These tasty nummies taste like […]

How To: Make Mint Thins “Cookies” for Hostess Gifts


  It’s the rush of the holiday season again- and while I’d shared this project on CraftsUnleashed awhile back, I forgot to share it here. And truthfully, if you pop by my house today, this is really what I’m doing.  While they are made with simple buttery crackers, they taste like the expensive scout cookies those cute girls in green sell! I love to package them up in packs of six and give them out  to the school crossing guards, teachers, […]

Food Craft: Review of Wilton “Punch.Cut. Decorate!” Sugar Sheet Cutters

Wilton Cut Punch Decorate swatch test

Food crafting is STILL a big deal in the crafting community- and every day we see more and more tools and products that make it easier and  more fun. Case in point: the Wilton “Punch. Cut. Decorate!” line. The system consists of special food-grade “punches”- much like paper punches- that make cutting sugar sheets, fondant, and gum paste a breeze. But before I get ahead of myself, here’s how it’s described on the Wilton website: Punch.Cut.Decorate!â„¢ is the new way […]