Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

I did these cute little guys for a holiday meeting we had. The 'snow' is white buttercream topped with sanding sugar, the trees are Americolor mint green tinted buttercream topped with white/red(I airbrushed the white ones)/silver dragees, the stars are wafer paper airbrushed then dusted with pearl luster dust (they were punched out with a paper punch), then they were all sprinkles in white glitter. Everything on them is edible. If you have any questions then just let me know. I woul love to hear from you.

-Pretties and Pastries

Current Fragrance Loves

Welcome! It is no secret that I LOVE fragrance and these four I find are especially delicious this time of year. 
All these perfumes are so warm, sexy, inviting and cozy! Giorgio Armani Sì is the newest addition to my collection and I feel like I can't get enough of this classy scent. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle, Jimmy Choo Exotic and Prada Candy are just as yummy and amazing though, perfect for the fall/winter months. What are your go-to sweater weather perfumes? I would love your recommendations!

-Pretties and Pastries

Friday, November 7, 2014

Stay-tucked Toddler Shirts

Welcome! So I don't know about you but it is a huge pet peeve of mine when I see a toddler at church/a wedding etc in a shirt that is supposed to be tucked in, but isn't. Our cute little toddlers are just too wiggly and active to have those shirts stay tucked in for longer than one minute. Here is my solution to that.

You know those great little snaps at the bottom of a onesie that makes it so easy for getting to diapers for changing?! Well they are also great for keeping those adorable button-ups tucked into those tiny slacks, while still having the convenience of a onesie. And all it takes is a little cutting and a couple straight stitches. 

My kids also have a great knack for destroying beautiful white onesies, so I do don't feel so bad cutting one of them up for things like this. Of course you could always use a non-destroyed one if you prefer.

First you want to cut off the bottom of the onesies, giving yourself at least half and inch seam allowance and making sure it will be long enough to fit your babies torso. Turn right sides together, line up the seams on each side and pin, then stretch and pin the front and back, then pin in between those gaps. It should look like picture #1. 

With the onsie section on top, start on one of the side seams and sew a straight line giving that half inch seam allowance (or more depending on how tall your bottom seam is, you want to make sure to sew above that hem). Don't forget to back stitch. As you sew, the top will have to stretch a bit to stay lined up with the non stretchy fabric. 

Turn inside out and press the seam down towards the onesie section. Starting on  one of the side seams, sew as close to the edge of the button up as you can, sealing in that seam to keep it nice and flat against the body. Since the button up already has a finished edge, we don't have to worry about the raw onesie edge fraying. 

Voila! We are done, and we know that handsome little man will stay sharp looking all day with his perfectly tucked in little shirt. I didn't take an after picture, I just didn't think it was necessary. If you have any questions, then just let me know.

-Pretties and Pastries

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Meant to Bee. Bridal Shower Cake.

Welcome! This is a cake that I just finished up for a bridal shower with the theme "Meant to bee". 
The chalkboard plaque/banner and the bees are made out of gumpaste. I painted the bees with a mixture of gold luster dust and citrus extract, the chalk effect was done with white food coloring from Americolor and then made more opaque with a white food powder/citrus extract mixture. The airbrush honeycomb was a stencil I found at Hobby Lobby and sprayed with Amerimist lemon yellow. Painted on the front of the plaque is the Seattle LDS temple. If you have any question, then just let me know. Thanks for stopping by! 

-Pretties and Pastries

Monday, October 6, 2014

ELOTD (Eye look of the day)

Hello lovelies!

For this smokey look I used MAC Painterly for a base, MAC Free To Be and Swiss Chocolate in the crease and smudged below the lashes, MAC Yogurt for blending, Urban Decay Blackout on the lid, Urban Decay Cherry for the inner corner, Kat Von D Trooper and Sephora waterproof retractable in black for liner, lashes are Red Cherry 203 and topped with Buxom Amplified mascara. On my brows I used Anastasia Dipbrow in Soft Brown and MAC fluidline brow gelcream in Deep Dark Brunette. I hope you like it. Let me know any comments or questions below.

-Pretties and Pastries

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NY Giants NFL cake

I did this cake last week but I thought it was too cute not to post. Have you done a sports themed cake? I would LOVE to see it!
The cake is chocolate with almond/vanilla buttercream. The 'fans' are nonpareils, the top tier is nonpareils mixed with silver dragees, both images are printed on wafer paper using edible ink. If you have any questions then of course leave them below, I would love to hear from you.

-Pretties and Pastries

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paris Cookies

Bonjour! These were done with 15 second consistency royal icing (if you have any questions about what that means then just leave a comment below). They were super fun, quick and easy. I hope you like them! Ps yes that is a baguette in the bottom left hand corner, maybe next time I will do a croissant or macaron. Happy weekend. 

-Pretties and Pastries