Tutorial: How to Make a Peppermint Cupcake Stand!

How to make a Peppermint Cupcake Stand!
Candy Canes for Peppermint Cupcake Stand
Tutorial for Peppermint Cupcake Stand!

After seeing these cute peppermint trays we featured by Tutto Bella, I wanted to find a way to make it a stand (I have a big obsession with anything on a stand and collect cake stands). Candy canes make the perfect holder! You can make these cute peppermint cupcake stands with just a few simple items! Set them on dessert tables or serve your holiday dessert on its own unique little cupcake … { Continue Reading }

How to Make Your Own Candy Bars!

Hershey Prize Pack
How to Make Your OWN CANDY BARS!
How to Make Your Own Candy Bars!

You might remember me writing about my trip this fall to the Hershey's HQ where my favorite activity was making my own candy bar. It was so fun to create it myself! SO, I decided I wanted to recreate the fun with a way for everyone to make their own candy bars at home. The best part? The sky is totally the limit with these sweet treats. Ready? Let's get started! p.s. enter below to win a super … { Continue Reading }

{Tutorial} How to Make a Peppermint Serving Tray!

PEPPERMINT DIY TRAYS, COASTERS, PLATES, TRAYS
DIY Peppermint Trays! Make + serve at your Christmas Party!

The sweet gals of Tutto Bella are stopping in today to share a Peppermint Wonderland party + DIY Peppermint Serving Tray! "We created a shimmery wonderland around one of our favorite DIY holiday projects, the peppermint serving tray. We love the softness and beauty of white and ivory candlelight, the shiny effect of mercury glass, silver and gold and a pop of holiday red." The gals are going to … { Continue Reading }

Free Holiday Printable Collection: 2 Color Schemes!

Free Holiday Printable Suite in Modern Pink & Aqua!
Traditional Holiday Party Printables! FREE!

Eeeh, I'm so excited to share our 2012 HOLIDAY PRINTABLE COLLECTION! It's available in 2 color schemes (red/green for a traditional look and pink/aqua for a modern look). Now, you'll have to forgive me that the "looks" are images of the printables and not "in action" shots because the holidays are wearing me out! I still have several family members to shop for, treats to make for the neighbors, … { Continue Reading }

{Holiday} Duct Tape goes Designer!

These gingerbread houses are made with DUCT TAPE!
Designing And Crafting with Duct Tape!
Duct Tape Goes Designer

You all know my love for washi tape so it's no surprise I've now fallen in love with crafting of a different sort - duct tape! Oh yes, what you used to use for holding industrial type things together has now gone DESIGNER. We're talking adorable crafts, holiday DIYs, + more. Thanks to Platypus Designer Duct Tape®, you can win 8 rolls of your choice to get crafting so be sure to enter … { Continue Reading }

DIY Monogram Ornaments & Silhouette Black Friday Deals!

Silhouette Black Friday
DIY Glittered Monogram Ornaments made with the Silhouette Portrait
Glittered Monogrammed Christmas Ornament

Are you all still stuffed from turkey? I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I also did a little crafting for my Christmas tree. I used my Silhouette Portrait to make these adorable and GLITTERY monogrammed ornaments! They took me maybe 5 minutes total. How fabulous would these be as gifts for friends, gift exchanges, neighbors, newlyweds, etc. Love it. If you entered to … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: How to make Ruffled Crepe Paper Streamers!

how to make crepe paper ruffle streamers
crepe paper streamer diy tutorial
tutorial how to make ruffled crepe paper streamers

  I've never been big on crafting with the sewing machine, but this DIY has me ready to work on my sewing! It's so simple and the ruffled crepe paper can be used for so many party elements from streamers and gift packaging to bottle wraps or cake stand liners! You simply overlap the crepe paper + sew away (longest stitch + strongest tension settings, do a forward and backward stitch in … { Continue Reading }

9 Fall Craft Ideas For Kids!

Cute Fall Kids Craft Ideas

Looking for some cute craft ideas for the kids? Whether you're throwing a whole "harvest craft party" or just looking for a Saturday afternoon activity, these fall craft ideas are perfect for celebrating the autumn season! These cute craft ideas will be fun for the whole family. If you make any of these, we'd love to see! Send us your pics. 1. PINECONE CREATURES | DIY HERE | How cute are … { Continue Reading }

Sweet! Magazine + How to Achieve a Perfectly Smooth Cake!

how to perfectly smooth a cake with gumpaste fondant
Sweet! Magazine Cover on Pizzazzerie

You know I love all things new in the cake world! I just finished shooting my next book - Frostings - it will release Spring 2013! I can't wait. Speaking of frosting and cake, I was tickled to receive an email about the new Sweet! Cakes, Bakes, & Pretty Makes magazine! It hit newsstands 3 days ago (September 20, 2012) and is available in the US, UK, and online for the iPad! You can also buy it … { Continue Reading }

Candy Making For Kids: SAMPLE RECIPE!

Halloween Candy Making For Kids by Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie

With Halloween on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to share a sample recipe from my latest book CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS! It's really fun to eat candy, right? But try making the candy, spending time in the kitchen with your kids, and truly making a memory out of the "sweet" treats! That's why I love this book! It encourages kids to stretch their imagination in the kitchen with candy (but not … { Continue Reading }