This Carolina girl that has a knack for handmade crafts. She makes cute diaper cakes, hairbows, and hairbow holders. She comes from a family of very creative women (and men) so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She is being featured to showcase some of the cute items she has made.
This is one of Krista's Rubber Ducky diaper cakes. They are absolutely adorable and very useful for the mom to be. The diapers can be unrolled and used and the cake is full of lotions, powders, and many products that a newborn will need. This super cute bow at the top really sets it off.Here are a couple of bows from Crafty Southern Belle . She is expanding her product line and will also make custom orders. You can reach her at Email Crafty Southern Belle
The Scottish Tartans Shop which features designs and creative family crests for Scottish Surnames. They have Unique Steins with Family Names such as Brown, Campbell, and Johnson and much more. The shop is not limited to drink ware but has a variety of T shirts and Gifts for the whole family. There have a lot of names and they are consistently adding more.
Click on the steins to see a larger view or to purchase
This Husband and Wife Design Team have numerous shops with truly unique designs. Mark has a Degree in Commercial Illustrations , and he and his wife work hard to perfect each shop. They love what they do and it shows in the designs. They have plans to open more shops in the future, and I can't wait to see what is next. Be sure to visit their Stargazer Designs Shop. You are sure to find something you love.
To Request A Name Email Mark at ScottishTartans@comcast.net
Many years ago, on my parent's 25th wedding anniversary, I TRIED to make a tiered wedding cake. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious, it just looked like something out of a horror movie. It took me 15 more years to finally get up enough nerve to take
a cake decorating class.
One session and I was "hooked". Here is a picture of one of my first cakes, a groom's cake, for an avid fisherman (also my new brother in law). Since that time, I've baked over 150 wedding, grooms, birthday, divorce, graduation, funeral (yes funeral), etc. cakes in my part time cake designing business, DebbieCakes. In the process of transferring all of my pictures to a new computer, I lost them all, so this is really the only picture I can share. I thought cake designing was my passion, and it is, but I also started planning, shopping for and doing all the cooking and baking for a monthly luncheon for the "Over 50's" of our church family and found such great satisfaction in that!!! We started out feeding around 25 people, and now 3 years later, we have almost tripled that number during a normal month. Last week I fed 70 people. At Christmas and Mother's Day, I actually cook for about 125 people. The money you make on cake designing pales in comparison to the hugs, thank you notes and requests for seconds I get each month from my senior friends . Here are 2 of the recipes that I used this past month, chicken salad and key lime trifle (one of my creations). I am also sharing a recipe for their favorite dessert,
Peanut Butter Pie. I live in Evans, Georgia, and can be reached at email@example.com
if you'd like to get more information on cake designing or my luncheon "tips".
KEY LIME TRIFLE
(this recipe will feed 8 -10 people, I had to make it 8 times to be sure everyone had a nice serving)
1 baked angel food cake (I bought mine at the grocery store, saves time and electricity)
1 6 oz. can frozen limeade concentrate
1 14 oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup sour cream
3 cups Cool Whip
Optional: few drops of green food coloring
Cut the cake into cubes and place half the cubes into the bottom of a nice big bowl or punchbowl.
Mix all other ingredients together and pour half over the cake cubes.
Place the remainder of the cake cubes on top of the key lime mixture.
Cover with the remaining key lime mixture.
Garnish with lime slices and/or Cool Whip dollops.
PEANUT BUTTER PIE
(this recipe will feed 6-8 normal people, but my folks always ask for more, so plan accordingly)
Prepared Graham Cracker Pie Crust (8 inch)
1 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup 10x sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1-1/2 to 2 cups Cool Whip
Beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar until it is light and
fluffy. Add the peanut butter and the evaporated milk. Mix it WELL.
Add the Cool Whip. Pour into the prepared pie shell.Garnish with chopped peanuts, Cool Whip or even drizzle some chocolate syrup on top. This is also good in a chocolate pie shell.