DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!

DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!
DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!
DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!

BIRTHDAY COUNTDOWN CALENDAR BY Sara of Confetti Sunshine, contributor for Pizzazzerie.com I love birthday traditions. It's always adds a special little excitement no matter what else is planned. And, a Birthday Countdown Calendar is a perfect tradition to start this year! My daughter is always counting down to her next birthday. And, while we can't start the countdown too far in advance, it … { read more }

{DIY} How to Make your own Tassel Garland!

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How to make a Tissue Paper Tassel Garland!
How to Make Tissue Paper Tassel Garlands! Tutorial!

Images: (top) Confetti System | (bottom) The Flair Exchange I just LOVE these Tassel Garlands I have been seeing pop up at parties and weddings. I even have one decorating my office. If you are looking for a cute DIY project to add some fun to your parties, shower, wedding, or office, then you must try these cute tassel garlands. You can also add in mylar for some shine! Super huge thanks to Miss … { read more }

{DIY} How to Make Gold Confetti Champagne Glasses!

How to Make Confetti Champagne Glasses!
DIY Confetti Champagne Flutes, Kate Spade Inspired!
Tutorial: DIY How to make Gold Confetti Champagne Flutes!

New Year's Eve is almost here! I love celebrating with confetti, gold, and of course - champagne! This year, I decided to come up with a way to make confetti flutes! Then it hit me, my adhesive vinyl from Silhouette! Then, the idea was born. It took me 5 minutes and I just love my champagne flutes - they remind me of Kate Spade, don't ya think? These are just the cutest flutes for ringing in the … { read more }

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 … { read more }

How to Make Your Own Candy Bars!

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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 … { read more }

{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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Tutorial: DIY Gilded Confetti Notebook!

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DIY TUTORIAL gilded confetti notebook
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While I'm soaking up some rays on my honeymoon, I'm so thrilled to have Maddy of Somewhere Splendid here today to share a tutorial for Gilded Confetti Notebooks! Her site is fabulous so I know you'll want to check it out for even more inspiration (check out her party section!). These notebooks would make super sweet favors for a party, a hostess gift, bridal shower gift (think how many lists you … { read more }

DIY: Painting Glass Jars + Bottles!

diy glass jar bottles decor

Hey there Pizzazzerie readers! I’m so excited to be here guest blogging while sweet Courtney is away on her honeymoon. Hope she is getting some much needed R+R with her new hubby! Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Jessica Bishop and I am the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride, a daily wedding blog sharing real weddings (with real budget breakdowns) as well as tips and tricks to throw a … { read more }

Christmas Cheer for Your Co-Workers

Santa lent me one of his little "elves" for the delivery!
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For me and many others, my work family is as much a part of my life as my real family, but adding another 27 people to my Christmas list can get quite costly. Since I have been on a baking bonanza for the last 3 weeks I decided to put together some bite-size treats for my co-workers. Working with materials I already had on hand, I was able to package them in a personalized way to give my … { read more }