Monday, August 15, 2011

A Very Fancy (Nancy) Birthday Party

 My baby girl is turning four! Though her birthday isn't until next weekend, we had her party yesterday....
I embellished an cheap-o cardboard cupcake tower from A.C Moore with some ribbon, scrapbook paper and a feather boa. (And yes, the cupcakes are home-made. Frosting recipe to follow.)

I used my Cricut to cut out letters and rectangles, then laminated them to make them sturdy. After they were laminated and cut out, I punch holes in each one and tied them together with some satin ribbon.

I made six mason jar lantern/centerpieces, (which would have looked so much cooler outside) once again using my Cricut. I just cut scroll-y, chandelier-y shapes out on pink vinyl, applied the cut-out to the jar, and added some flair with rhinestones.

And now for the frosting recipe. I found this on the crisco website, I think. Anyway, it's 
1 cup of butter (I like to use salted)
1 cup of vegetable shortening (crisco)
Mix for AT LEAST 20 MINUTES! This is a MUST. Do not skip this step.
Beat in 1-2 Tsp of vanilla
Add 7-8 cups of of powdered sugar
If the frosting is too thick, slooooowly add a tiny bit of milk at a time to thin it out.

My computer is acting up again ... so we'll just have to wait for more pictures. :-)


  1. I just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog. Can't wait to try the icing recipe!

  2. Thank you so much! I hope you like the frosting - it's my favorite!