Sunday, January 30, 2011


I stumbled across this awesome idea while I was googling for a snowman cupcake recipe :)
The original can be found at The Decorated Cookie and there are very detailed instructions on how to make these funny cookies :) My only problem is that because I live in Finland I can't usually get my hands on all the ingredients mentioned in the recipes I have to improvise a bit.

I had some gingerbread cookie dough in the freezer which I ended up using as the "base" for the snowman. For the frosting I used royal icing (which I made!) I got the recipe from Kinuskikissa. Unfortunately her blog is in Finnish but here is the recipe for the royal icing in English:

Royal Icing (Basic recipe)

1/4 dl egg white (approx. 0.11 cup)
1.5 dl powdered sugar (approx. 0.63 cup)
3 drops of lemon juice

1. Mix together the egg white and 1 dl (0.42 cup) of the powdered sugar in a medium sized bowl with a electric mixer for about 3 minutes.
2. Add the lemon juice and the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until nice and smooth 1-2 minutes.
3. If needed add some color (gel paste etc.)

For the head and the carrot I used white sugar paste and for the orange and black color I used the icing colors from Wilton. The little twig arms are made of chocolate.

Now the only problem is that no one has the heart to eat these little fellows :D

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue ♥

The wedding was sooo nice ♥ Everything went well and most of all the two cuties got to say  ♥ I do ♥ 

As I was telling before I had a secret crafting mission for this special occasion ;) You know those little wedding favors (boxes, little organza bags etc.) which are filled with sweets...well I crocheted 150 of those. I must say it was quite a project and I think I'm not going to do it again any day soon ;) but it was well worth it! The wedding color themes came from snow, ice and the forest and I think the little crocheted favor bags looked like small snowballs.
Quite cute if you don't mind me saying ;) The satin ribbon was icy blue and the tiny crystal like bead made them perfect!

I also had the privilege to make "the bride and the groom" on top of the wedding cake. I knew that a beautiful pair of swans would be just the thing for this couple :) I bought a swan silicone mold and started experimenting..thank goodness I started it wayyy before the big day..

The swans are made of white gum paste (or sugar paste or candy clay...many names for a super versatile stuff!) and they are coated with pearl white edible spray. As soon as I get a pic of these on top of the wedding cake I will post it