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Printable Pizza Box Invitation... literally with 2 sided pizza invite

Monday, February 28, 2011


Having a pizza party... Deliver your guest a pizza invitation in a mini pizza box! 

Is your child having a pizza party for a fun friday night or for their birthday party? This fun and creative pizza box
party invitation will grab the attention of all your guests and get them excited for your pizza party. The outside of 
the invitation is a "pizza box". You can print on white or natural brown paper imitating a cardboard box color. In 
the inside your guest will find a 4.75" pepperoni pizza with the details of your party on the back. 


So what are you waiting for! Plan a pizza party this friday night or for your kids birthday. Pizza Invitation available in our shop. Full collection coming soon!

"pizza box cover"

This shows the pizza box and both sides of the invitation 


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Sweet Nothings Bridal Shower

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I designed this sweet nothings bridal shower for a good friend. She wanted a pink and orange color scheme with ruffles and all things sweet, but still being modern and fun! The shower was a hit! We used Ruffle Fabric's Sherbet ruffles as the backdrop. It was beautiful and the perfect touch to the shower... they have so many gorgeous selections.  

I made these mini cookie "cupcakes." They are Wants and Wishes: Dessert Studio specialty. 

Here are our cupcake toppers available on our Etsy shop here.





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The Easiest Peanut Butter Toffee Recipe with a secret ingredient... Saltines

Monday, February 21, 2011


This really is the easiest toffee you will ever make. The special ingredient of Saltines adds such a great texture. It's almost like a thin flaky crust in the middle. There really are no words to describe the taste and  texture that the saltines create.

Here is the recipe step by step... easy, simple and few ingredients.

Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper (the pan needs to have a lip to it or these things will leak all over your oven) Place saltines in pan, salted side up. Leave just a bit of space between crackers so the toffee with encase the entire cracker when done.

Bring sugar and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes (time the boiling after the whole thing starts to boiling, not just the edges). And, resist the urge to stir it. I know it hard... but you can do it!

Pour boiling mixture over the crackers. I like to start at the top left corner and drizzle the mixture across each row working your way downward.  Place in oven for 5 minutes.

While that is baking separate the color scheme you want. (we used the green and yellow for St Patrick's Day) Then chop the M&M's, you want a variety of sizes so you can see the colors of the M&M's. You can use peanut or normal. I like to use peanut M&M's for adults and plain for kids.

Sometimes the saltines can spread apart like my far right row. Just push it in with a spatula and it will be fine.

Here's a close up after taking it out of the oven. All bubbly and hot.... and so good!


Top with chocolate chips evenly across the saltines. Then back in the oven for 1 minute. 

 The chocolate chips will be soft and melted. Now spread the chocolate evenly. 


 Put dollops of peanut butter. Return to the oven for 1 minute. 

Marble the melted peanut butter it into the melted chocolate.

Top with M&m pieces (or whatever you come up with) Place in freezer for at least 1 hour. Once these are set, crack them into individual pieces.



Peanut butter Toffee with Saltines
1/4 lb (one sleeve) saltines (the salted ones)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 cups semi-sweet chips
1/3 cup peanut butter
chopped M&M’s (peanut)
Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper (the pan needs to have a lip to it or these things will leak all over your oven) Place saltines in pan, salted side up. Leave just a bit of space between crackers so the toffee with encase the entire cracker when done.
Bring sugar and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes (time the boiling after the whole thing starts to boiling, not just the edges). And, resist the urge to stir it.
Pour boiling mixture over crackers. Place in oven for 5 minutes.
Top with chocolate chips. Then back in the oven for 1 minute. 
Put dollops of peanut butter. Return to the oven for 1 minute. Marble melted peanut butter it into the melted chocolate. Top with M&m pieces (or whatever you come up with) Place in freezer for at least 1 hour. Once these are set, crack them into individual pieces.

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Carmel Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


As promised from our St Patrick's Day dessert table, Luck o' the Irish,  here is the recipe to the best Rice Krsipy treat you will ever bite into! My sister-in-law exposed me to these AMAZING inventions.... Carmel Rice Krispy Treats! They seriously are the best Rice Krispy creations/ dessert I have ever tried. I can't stop eating them. What's even better is they are easy to make. We have all made Rice Krispy Treats, now there is just one more step. Also, they can be decked out for any holiday. We made ours green for St Patty's Day.  They turned out beautiful for our St Patrick's Day Printable Collection photo shoot.




I have kept you waiting long enough here is the simple recipe.
Make a normal pan of Rice Krispy Treats (we just used the one on the box)

Rice Krispy Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons of butter
1 10 oz. package of regular marshmallows or 4 cups of mini marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies

Carmel Ingredients:
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Normal Directions:
1. Melt butter over sauce pan on low.
2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
3. Mix in Rice Krispies until evenly coated.

Microwave Directions for a quicker & mess free way:
1. Melt butter in the microwave about 20-35 secs depending if your butter is room temperature or frozen.
(If you are coloring your Rice Krispies like we did- add food coloring after your butter is melted and mix well.



2. Add marshmallows put in microwave for 1 minute. Stir well and the marshmallows will soften. If not completely melted put in for another 30 seconds.
3. Add your Rice Krispies.
4. Place in buttered 9x13 pan. Make sure the Rice Krispies are packed in. ( You can use a bottom of a measuring cup to do this so it doesn't stick to your fingers)

While those are cooling you can make your carmel. You can use store bought and just melt the cubes, but I would suggest using All Recipes Carmel Recipe... it makes such a difference.

All Recipe Carmel Recipe
1. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup cream and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then stir in remaining 1 cup cream.
2. Heat, without stirring, to 242 degrees F (116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into a cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
3. Pour over Rice Krispy Treats.
I sprinkled some festive St Patty's Day and white sprinkles... they didn't even melt!

Enjoy!!! They are seriously delicious!!!! I can't stop eating them...
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Luck o' the Irish Printable Collection

Tuesday, February 15, 2011






We created this fun, modern printable collection for St Patrick's Day gilded with rainbows, shamrocks and horseshoes to bring good luck this year!  Everyone needs a little extra luck right?!? So start planning your party now to ring in good luck to your family and friends. Our Luck o' the Irish Printable Collection is now available in our Shop. Above is our good luck tree with mini sugar cookies for each guest to take and make a wish as they bite into the buttery sugar cookie. 


The desserts: peanut butter toffee, cupcakes, carmel Rice Krispy treats, mini candy bars, chocolate gold coins, chocolate golden nuggets in a pot of gold and "Thanks for being my good luck charm" favors filled with Lucky Charms. To drink we had Jones Green Apple Drinks (because it was for the kids, but could easily be replaced with green beer bottle for an adult table- since it is St Patty's Day!) with our take 3 sips & make a wish straw tag. 



These Peanut Butter Toffee are so easy... no candy thermometer needed! SERIOUSLY!!! Recipe to follow soon... and it involves a special ingredient. 


Carmel Rice Krispy treats... recipe coming soon. You don't want to miss this one!!! I promise you that (I have eaten half the pan... I can't stop myself!)



For your cupcakes use our cupcake liners and toppers. To add a little luck to your cupcake sprinkle Lucky Charms on the top. I remember loving this cereal when I was a kid. Did you love them? I haven't had Lucky Charms for years, the marshmallows still taste exactly the same.




We wished the luck o' the Irish to each of your guest with a personal "pot of gold" & Thanks for being my good luck charm favor.



Stay tuned for our DIY tutorial on how to make these with our cupcake liners! There super easy and sturdy!

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Happy Heart Day

Monday, February 14, 2011



Happy Heart Day! I hope all of you have a fantastic day and have enjoyed the 14 days of Valentine's Day that have been going on for the last 2 weeks. 



Isn't this heart topper darling! I thought you all might enjoy it. Once Wed has a tutorial on how to create your own! I think these would be soooo cute on cupcakes for Valentines Day or even a Alice in Wonderland Party. Can't you just see it with black and white checkers. 

Sneak peak of what's coming your way tomorrow.... Luck o' the Irish dessert table, printables available in my etsy shop.  This collection is on sale now for $10 until March 5th. 




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