Monday, January 30, 2012

Cute Flower How-To and a Giveaway!

And the winner is.....
Comment #6- Sweet P's Cookies.... Congratulations!


What a busy week!  
I wish it was because I was busy baking, but alas, it was not. I drove 6 hours with my 3 boys, 5 and under, to help my mother-in-law move. Then drove 6 hours back within 24 hours. Don't you wish you were me? Seriously, I love my mother-in-law, but that car ride was, well, there is just not words. My awesome sister-in-law showed up with a Venti Caramel Macchiato, I think I gave her a hug before I tore that liquid sunshine out of her hands. 
She understood.
Meanwhile, I managed to squeeze a cake in before we left. I was asked to make a birthday cake and was given creative liberties. Love that, especially when I want to try a few new things.
I saw a beautiful cake on CorrieCakes with cute little flowers on top. I had to to try them! I thought you might like to try them too, so I will show you what I did, then give you the tools you need to make them. Exciting! This is my first giveaway and I am super excited. I am new at blogging and probably doing it all wrong, but hey, I'm having fun and that is really all that matters.


First, the cake.


These flowers were so fun to make, I'll show you what I did.


Cut out some small circles.


Cut out a medium white circle, this will be your base.


Take one of the colored circles and press a bit with your thumb. In hindsight I probably should have painted that ugly nail. Sigh... not enough time in a day. Well, try to look past it and focus on the flower. 


Next, start placing them around the edge of the white base. I placed them on first then went back and "glued" them on with Royal Icing. If you don't want to make icing you can dab a little water on them  to stick them, up to you.


Place another layer of the small circles.


Then top with a different color circle. Easy right?


You can use different colors, layer them, just go crazy.
Crazy is encouraged here.


After making this cake I started thinking.... Maybe you would like to make these flowers and cute little dots too. It is not difficult, just a little time consuming.
It just so happens I ordered a small cake decorating set because I needed some of the items in. It also had a set of circle cutters. Exactly what I used to make these flowers and dots, however, I already have them. Sure I could just keep them for myself, but what fun is that. I can give them away to one of the awesome people who actually come here and read my blog. It is something small to say thank you and encourage you to give decorating a chance. These cutters are also great for cutting out sugar cookies. But Wait! There's more. I was at the store browsing for some home items when I came across the cutest cutting boards. Best part is they were on sale! I got one of course, but I got another one to give with these circle cutters. 




Yes, it's a cutting board. Super cute! The giveaway starts now and will end on Feb. 2nd at 5pm. I will choose the winner using Random.org.



Here is how you enter:


Required entry: Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite cake flavor is.


Additional entries:
1. Follow my blog, leave a comment that you do.
2. Start following me on facebook here . Leave a comment letting me know that you did. 


You can leave your email if you want or I will post the winner here and how you can contact me.
I apologize, but this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
I am doing this independently and am no way endorsed by Wilton.


Thanks for reading!




Baking from my heart to your kitchen,




13 comments:

  1. My favorite cake flavor is chocolate.

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  2. Hey Dawn,
    Love the flowers! Are they made from fondant? I follow your blog on facebook and read it when I have the time. Such yummy things you make!

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  4. I love your carrot cake!! Yum!

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  5. Carrot cake and red velvet. I change my mind repeatedly about which is the best.

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  6. Sweet P's cookies here: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Is there any other kind?? My e-mail address is chef_penne@yahoo.com.

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  7. Sweet P's Cookies again: I just started following your blog. chef_penne@yahoo.com

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  8. Sweet P's Cookies one more time: I "liked" your page. chef_penne@yahoo.com

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  9. I started following your blog. And put it on my "favorites" list!

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  10. I just found you and am following your blog. I'm in the UK, so not eligible for the comp, but am just pleased to have discovered a fellow cake lover!

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  11. Hi Dawn, My favorite cake flavor is chocolate; of course.

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  12. Great tip! Thanks!

    Happy Friday!
    ♥ Shia

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    1. Thanks! I am so glad it's friday!

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