Saturday, May 2, 2009

another tiny invitation idea

I came across this idea here and thought it would be another fun idea for creating invitations for a tiny party.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

cupcake frosting recipe

Here is the recipe I used for the tiny cupcakes (per Heather's request). I found the recipe here. It is supposedly similar to the Sprinkles Cupcakes frosting recipe. I eliminated the salt because I used salted butter and found it too salty for my taste.

1 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 t. milk
1 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt

Mix the butter and sugar until blended (I let mine mix in my KitchenAid until they were completely combined and almost "fluffy").

Add the milk, vanilla and salt and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

I frosted my cupcakes using a Wilton Cupcake Decorator kit. I bought mine at Target, but couldn't find it anywhere online - not even a picture. It is similar to the Wilton Dessert Decorator Pro - but plastic. I thought it worked well and made it easy to pipe the thick swirls of frosting.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

create in color

QK spring gift sets are available in stores May 2nd! Gift sets are some of my favorite products to develop and are usually some of our best sellers.  This year we went with a color theme creating 4 gift sets that explore the personality of color.

For blue, we created the RELAX gift set which includes fun summer/beach shape dies, a retro style alphabet set and a clear tote perfect to take to the beach.

For pink, we created the FLIRT gift set which includes a selection of girly shape dies, a flirty script alphabet set and a small pink tote perfect for make up, holding your wallet, keys etc.

For red, we created the ENJOY gift set which includes summer/BBQ shape dies, a fun alphabet set and a red tote perfect to pack full of things to take to the park, a picnic etc.
For green, we created the REUSE gift set which includes nature/earth/recycle shape dies, a classic versatile alphabet with optional leaf and recycle embellishments and a green reusable shopping bag.

All of the dies are in the Cookie Cutter format which work perfectly with the QK Revolution tool.  QK is also sponsoring a Create in Color contest where you can win a trip to Hawaii (I wish I was eligible - I could use a trip to a nice relaxing warm beach!).  Get yours before they're gone!