Thursday, December 29, 2011

Boomer Sooner Cupcakes

I've been on pinterest a lot. From there I got the idea to do red velvet cupcakes and of course crimson and cream means boomer sooner time. 

I also attempted to make my own buttercream lol. Need to look up more recipes. 

Ta Da! Added my runny buttercream frosting lol and then added a few crumbs of red velvet cake. Hopefully they taste good...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIY Christmas Desert in a Jar

This was harder than it looks....

I saw some really cool ideas about deserts in a jar. They looked so glorious and delicious. If only I knew....

So the cheese cakes were easy. I used about half a cheesecake per jar which was a little bit too much in my opinion. I just didn't want to wast it. I would suggest 3 jars per cheesecake next time. You basically make it just like a normal cheesecake. 

1. Prepare crust and apply to bottom of jar.
2. Put filling in jar.
3. Add topping and...ta da!

The cake was harder :(

I divided the cake batter and added food coloring to make them pretty christmas colors. Layered the colors in the jars and put them in the oven. Look how pretty they not put that much batter in the jars. It will only end badly. Put like half of that. One box of cake mix will make 8 jars. After they baked and I removed the excess cake spilling out of the jar I added icing and sprinkles. They ended up pretty cute.

1. Prepare cake batter and add desired food coloring.
2. Put cake batter in the jars about 1/3 of the way.
3. Put jars on baking pan and put foil or cookie sheet under jars.
4. Cook for about 40 min or until fork comes out clean.
5. Add icing and sprinkles.

The End

Monday, December 19, 2011

DIY Christmas Gift

I saw this on etsy when I was looking for some canvas art for my room. 

After much deliberation I decided I could probably just do it myself. 

Bought a canvas, foam paper that sticks to stuff, and used a hot glue gun to glue old crayons to the canvas. Took a blow dryer to melt the crayons and let it happen. 

The sticky foam paper didn't quite work like I wanted it to so I had to trace it in black. The hearts may have been an overboard.

All in all I was please with the experiment. More projects to come!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Not enough ladies, too many mans...

"Too many men,
Too many boys,
Too many misters,
Not enough sisters.
Too much time on, too many hands...
Not enough ladies, too many mans."

It's Christmas break!!! Finals are over and I think I came out unscathed. Now it's time to focus on things like catching up on tv, doing arts and crafts, and sleeping till 2pm. Best Buy has been crazy but it provides me with the money so what can you do? I've been really interested in DIY things lately so here are a few I've been trying:

Bought this new from Hobby Lobby and then stained it with a darker color so it would look oldish. I was pleased how it turned out. 

My art therapy class made us do a sketch book for abused children from a center in Norman. I wanted my cover to look fun, inviting, and care free. Sketch book cost &7, paper cost $3 and modgepodge cost $5. 

Cut out letters from the scrap book paper then glued them down. After the glue dried I added modge podge over the top to set it. 

These are two different designs I test out. One was for me and one was for the little abused kids. 

Final Results 

I discovered a website called Pinterest. It basically gives you ideas of things to try or other things people find interesting. I found a lot of recipes for food on here that looked like fun. This first one I tried is s'more cups. Super easy and delicious. 

This was a recipe from a friend. Never had oreo balls before but they were super good. 

This is my next project. We'll see how it turns out.