Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pretzel Turtles

I made these treats for my friends for V-Day. They are super easy to make and I made two batches in about a half hour - and most of that time was spent unwrapping the rolos!

I got the instructions from here:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day Treats

Here are some cute cupcakes that I made for the kids at work. I used a mix and made a simple buttercream frosting. My frosting gun broke a while ago so I snipped off the corner of a ziploc bag to frost these. It worked pretty well, I think. To make the mini cupcakes below, I used little metallic bon-bon wrappers that I bought at Michaels. It's hard to get a sense of scale in this photo but they are about 1 1/2 inches wide. I baked them at 325 degrees for about 6--7 minutes and they turned out perfectly. They're bite size so great for a party where people don't have utensils.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coraline - the movie

I'm pretty excited about this movie, adapted from Neil Gaiman's novella. The story definitely has some dark and creepy parts. The official website has lots of behind-the-scenes info and fun interactive elements. You can create your own flower, as I did above, in the "Garden" section or upload your photo to give yourself button eyes in "The Other Mother's Workshop."

Here is the official website:

Here is an unofficial website that has a lot of great info: