Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Getting Creative with Cookie Cutters

When I create my secret recipe fake cookies, it's a lot like the real deal, real cookie cutters are used and each cookie is lovingly handmade one at a time.

I don't have very many Thanksgiving themed cookie cutters and I didn't like many that I found while shopping about, so what's a girl to do? 

I then came across Sweet Sugar Belle via Pinterest
This girl is amazing! Following that link you can see how many uses she shows for a simple pumpkin cookie cutter! She inspired me to pull out my cutters and try looking at them in a different creative light. I then traced around their shapes onto paper and started brainstorming!

Using a cupcake cookie cutter set I had, a bunny head and my trademark large snowman, I came up with some pretty cool pilgrim shapes, if I do say so myself! :0)

I am partial to the Indian part of Pilgrim and Indians for Thanksgiving, they are close to my heart.
Using a cupcake shape and a bunny head cutter I came up with two cool designs!

I kept on diggin in my stash and came up with a few more designs:
These are done using a Halloween tombstone shaped cutter, another bunny head and a large gingerbread boy cutter.

Sophie helped me bake up a batch of these Thanksgiving faux cookies and I can't wait to start painting them! I will share photos of how they came out soon!

Thanks for spending some time with me today and I hope your inspired to look at things in a different and creative way too!

-Debra Lea

Friday, October 24, 2014

Smell My Feet..

Trick or Treat!
I'm really loving these fake candies!!
If you have a friend or maybe a coworker that is always dipping into your stash, this would be a great way to prank them!

I have certainly fooled my family and friends with my creations, and my poor kiddos think everything is fake!! heehee..

These have been on my "must create" list for quite some time and I finally got to make them this year! They look just like their real life cousins and look fabulous as bowl fillers and decor props, plus  pesky critters have no interest in them whatsoever!

ok, gotta go find some real chocolate to munch on now...;0)

Have a fabulous day!

-Debra Lea

Monday, October 20, 2014

Funny or Gross?

When I saw these rats the idea for these cupcakes automatically popped into my mind.
Some might find it a little gross but to me it's pretty hilarious!

For those that know me, I've had my moments of playing jokes on my loved ones and creating these cupcakes brought back funny memories for me..haha!

One time, I came up with the brilliant idea to fool my sister. You see, when it came to sweet bread she would just jump right into it with a huuuge bite, so really my plan was guaranteed to succeed!!
(with odds like that how could I  not go ahead with my plan, right?)

My plan was: to buy some pan de huevo, which is a Mexican sweet bread and inject it with green and black colored water so that it would look perfectly tasty on the outside but once bitten would look as if it was all disgusting and molded!!! yuckkkk...hahaha

(Omgosh, as I write this I can't help but reminisce and laugh out loud!)
Sure enough, my sister walks in and is all excited to see some delicious sweet bread, grabs the one perfectly positioned for her and takes a huuuuuuuuge bite!

She realizes that her bread is somehow all disgusting and moldy inside and starts freaking out!
She spits all of her bread out, on the floor and starts trying to rid her mouth of any tiny morsel that is left and gagging herself while screaming that she's going to die!

In the meantime, I am totally laughing my butt off unable to control myself, I'm a total snorting and laughing mess and it's awesome!!! hahaha

Gosh I sure do treasure that memory, it went off so perfectly! It was a masterpiece. ;0)
(I know you still love me Li, I love you too)

So, back to the cupcakes! That's what I think about when I look at these creations and needless to say, I surely walk away with a broad smile upon my face!! haha

Thanks for spending time with me today, I hope you had a little laugh!

-Debra Lea

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spooky Ghosts

Hi! Hope your having a great week so far!

Today I'm going to share my Ghost Creations! I had so much fun making these and they really bring smiles to everyone's faces!

Last year I made some single ghost cupcakes, and made a few more this year sitting in fun colored frosting borders.

Then I had a thought, "what about a whole family of ghosts? Trios of ghosts? Maybe a cute couple?"

Therefore these cute concoctions were born!

Gaggle of Ghosts

I love how each cupcake is it's own unique piece of art, 
and every little ghost seems to have his very own personality too!

How can you not smile?? :0)
I might just have to make some real counterparts to these, marshmallow ghosts might just be completely yummy, don't you think?!

Hope you enjoyed our ghostly buddies!
Thanks for spending time with me today!

-Debra Lea

Friday, October 10, 2014

One Eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater

"One Eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater,"

That is the song that pops into my mind each time I look at these crazy one eyed monster cupcakes!

It totally cracks me

Like most of my holiday items these are totally one of a kind creations, but are playful cousins.

These would be pretty interesting Halloween food if made into real cupcakes!
They were so much fun to make, hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Debra Lea

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Website!

Hello Everyone, Happy October!!
I'm so glad the holiday season is here, it's my favorite time of the year!
For us the holiday season always starts with Sophie's Birthday in September and then ends with the New Year.

We are celebrating the upcoming season with a website of our very own!

I'm so excited and love the look of the site :0)
 We'd love it if you stop by and check it out! 

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codes and updates!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

-Debra Lea