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21st Birthday

6 Nov

When it comes to someone turning 21, gifting alcohol is obviously a must. But it doesn’t have to be a boring bottle of wine or liquor (unless it’s bedazzled!) Try something fun and creative. I made this birthday basket for my friend’s 21st birthday and she loved it! It’s almost like a flower pot that grows liquor (I WISH!) 😀

I found this cute crown thing (not too sure what it’s supposed to be used for) at TJ Maxx and thought it’d be perfect for this. I bought one of those styrofoam balls from Michael’s and sprayed the top of it with spray glue, then rolled it in glitter (It gets a little messy so I did it outside). Take a pack of wooden dowels and cover them in pipe cleaners, leaving about an inch or so at the bottom. Take a pipe cleaner and tie a knot around the neck of the bottle, then wrap the rest around the dowel. Once all the bottles are attached, stick them into the ball however you’d like. I placed mine at different heights so that some were hanging more than others.

To go along with this birthday basket, I also made a hangover kit for her! What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t? It’s just a silly thing to give, but it definitely comes in handy the next day.  I went to the dollar store and got a purple bucket to put everything in. I gathered all the necessities and then some for the day after partying:

Water

Powerade

Advil

Soup

Saltines

Honey Wheat Pretzels (her favorite)

Gummies

Reeses PB Cups

 

Wrap it up nicely and ta-da! Trust me, they’ll thank you for it the next day. I wish I had one for after my bday!

Spiderman Cake

25 Oct

(The cake inside is BLUE!)

My inspiration for this cake came from this handsome man…

I made it for my nephew’s 4th birthday. He loves Spiderman so much. Like a lot. So I decided to try making him a free handed cake rather than buying the Spiderman cake tin.

Sorry I don’t have step-by-step pictures of the cake but it was super simple to make. I was a little pressed for time so I had to cave and use a boxed cake. I filled a 3 qt. pan with all the cake batter and baked according to the directions on the box. After the cake was done cooling, I wrapped it in plastic wrap and then put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes so I would be able to carve the shape of the face without crumbs going everywhere.

After you get the shape you want for the face, cover it in layer of buttercream. I used a very thin layer of Duff fondant to cover the cake because I really wanted that red Spiderman color. Whenever I try to make red buttercream it comes out pink so I didn’t want to take any chances, however if you don’t like fondant, just use buttercream instead. Then I cut out the shape of the eyes using black and white fondant. After those were made, I used black buttercream to create the webs across the face while looking at a picture of Spiderman so I could make it look as close as possible. Add a little bit of buttercream to the eyes to act as glue to keep them together, then attach them to the cake. I think I could have made the shape a lot better, but I’m by no means a professional! What do you think?