“Firecracker” Rice Treat Pops

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The other day I saw a super cute cookie treat idea  for the 4th of July on CakeSpy– you make cookies with Pop Rocks Candy and then roll the creamy filling with more Pop Rocks for a “firecraker” type of effect when you eat them. I loved the idea- but I needed to crank out my own lazy-and-cheap version. So what’s a gal to do? Hit the Dollar Store, of course! There I picked up the basic necessities: craft sticks […]

Food Craft: FrankenMallow Pops!

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What do you get when you cross Frankenstein with marshmallows? FrankenMallow pops, of course! This is a ridiculously simple and cute snack for Halloween, and you only need a few supplies and an hour to make enough for the whole class.   You need: Jumbo Marshmallows lollypop sticks (like these ones from ConsumerCrafts.com) Wilton Color Mist food spray in Green and/or powdered food color in orange Wilton decorating gels in black and white TIP: Just to make every thing go […]

Cricut Cake Review, Part 3: Fruit Roll Ups and Tortillas

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So, after all my posts on Fondant, Frosting Sheets, Bologna and Cheese, are you wondering how the Cricut Cake cut tortillas and fruit roll type snacks? Well, so was I…so the experimentation continues! As you might have noticed yesterday, there was a fruit roll up snack on the cutting mat: And then, you see the fruit snack all crumpled up: Well, yes, this was my first attempt. Against my better judgment, I tried to cut the fruit roll on the […]

Craft Product Review: Cricut Cake, part 3: Cheese & Bologna

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OK, so this is kind of weird- but I wanted to see if the Cricut Cake would cut out bologna & cheese. In other words, something very different from the Fondant and Frosting Sheets that I’d tried out previously. The good news- cutting bologna and pre-wrapped cheese slices (such a Kraft Singles) proved to be easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! Really. It was as simple as placing the bologna & cheese onto a lightly-greased mat. (Remember, Crisco is preferred, and it’s really best to […]

Food Craft Product Review: Wilton Fondant (Cricut Cake Part 2)

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If you are wondering how the Cricut Cake works for cutting fondant, or want tips on how to cut fondant with the Cricut Cake, you’ve come to the right place! In my first Cricut Cake post, I experimented with using the Frosting Sheets– but today I’m going to share my first attempts at cutting “rolled fondant” by Wilton. So, a bit about that. I went to my local JoAnn’s ETC store and was blown away by the Wilton aisle. I […]

Product Review: ProvoCraft Cricut Cake Frosting Sheets

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One of the coolest things about the Cricut Cake (or so we’re told) is that you can cut so many different food items with it. Since I am both a cake-decorating novice and a Cricut Cake newbie, I decided to start with what seemed like a simple and stress-free material: Frosting Sheets. Of course, I have never even laid eyes on Frosting Sheet before, so I thought I’d do a special post here on just what they are, how they […]

Craft Product Review: Cricut Cake, Part One

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Well… after much debate, I finally plunked down my cash for a CricutCake machine. If you remember, I had attended CHA in January, and was supposed to receive one from Provocraft for free. (!!!) However, on the long trip home with kids and a side trip to Disney, I LOST my coupon for the freebie. I let the folks-that-be know, and I was assured it would still come. BUT, 6 months and many e-mails later, no Cake for me! Poo. […]

Snow and Craft and Crafting with Snow!

It’s a chilly, snowy day here in my neck of the woods, and my kids are home for a snow day. I’m content to stay inside and quilt, sew, and bead- but if you have a yen to craft with snow, here are a few ideas for you! Snow Tie-Dyeing. Visit Bunk’s Blog for the step-by-step, but the idea is to place your fabric in a bin, heap snow on top of it, then squirt the fabric dye onto the […]

Crafting with Candy Conversation Hearts

So, OK, I’m obviously on a kick here. But as I’m surfing around, I’m finding that there are lots of folks who are as obsessed with candy conversation hearts as I am! I ran across a blog: Ramblings of a Crazy Woman, who had two absolutely cute ideas for candy hearts! The first is making bingo game with them! You know, make a grid and put the sayings on the hearts in the squares. Then pull hearts and read them […]

Playing with Your Food- Food as Art Material

This takes the phrase “Playing with your food” to a whole new place. There is a South Korean artist, Sang Wook Lee who sculpts- with all things- Ramen Noodles. He uses them right out of the package, in brick form, and constructs installations with them. Check out the cool CNN video here. So with my curiosity piqued- and my appetite whetted- I found some other “food artists”: Prudence Emma Staite, who sculpts in chocolate… and makes jewelry you can wear […]