June 17, 2011

✥Happy HOMEMADE Birthday✥

Just a short little post to share with you the birthday present for my Mom.
I did a Happy Homemade Birthday themed day.
Some cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting-yum.
Here's the frosting recipe (it is delish!):

Cream Cheese Frosting     


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.

For the cupcakes I used a box mix. But a little while back I discovered you could make cake with only a mix and 10 ounces of diet soda{no eggs, oil, or water!}. The cake turns out moist and basically perfect. The cake only has the fat that was in the mix originally- isn't that great! You have to try it.
Just right click to save to computer...or drag onto your desk top.
Got these awesome free cupcake toppers from Yesterday on Tuesday, they were for mother's day but I knew they'd be perfect for my Mom's birthday. By the way she hearts birds.

Then I bought a square vase from Ikea and did the mercury glass finish I perfected in the Crate & Barrel lamps I copied, check there for the full tutorial.

I really wanted to post it so that you could see the inside of the vase.
This is what it looks like when you paint the inside with gold to wear away the glass paint in places. Where you see the gold real thick on the inside is the place where the mirror paint has been worn off. I hope that makes sense.
And lastly, if you go to the craft store you can buy 20 cards for $10. They come blank, ready to be colored or whatever you want. Pretty perfect for those of you with extensive stamp collections and some time on your hands.

Hope you liked the happy homemade birthday-It was fun to do something more personalized.
Have a great weekend!
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