Thursday, August 11, 2011

Patriotic Nerd Cake

Let it be known, that on July 21, 2011, I embarked on an endeavor that secured my nerdiness.

It starts with:

1.5 recipes of white cake

1/3 of the white cake dyed blue

1 (ginormous!) recipe of strawberry cake

and some aluminum foil
Put it together....

... and what do ya get?
A Captain America Cake!!!

[it looks better from below:]

[well, sorta...]

Yeah, I did that. It's not perfect, but as a first try for that kind of thing, I must say it's pretty cool. It's even better with some whipped cream and strawberries. Or a bit of cream cheese icing. Whichever fits your tastes. ^___^

So it's pretty obvious how I did it. It's all in the aluminum! :D Just make sure to spray your pans and foil.... >_> It was messy trying to get those out. Also make sure you have sturdy zip-top bags for pouring the batter into its designated space. It was kinda hard to position the nozzle of the mixing bowl just right. When the stuff was poured, I put it in the oven for a few minutes and then took the aluminum barriers out. I think I should've taken it out right after I poured the batter, but oh well. It still came out AWESOME.

I really want to do more cakes like this one. I'll see if I can make an Avengers cake when that movie comes out. XD Making that cake was the most fun/frustrating time baking that I've had.

If I retire with enough money, I think I'll open up my own bakery. "Mamaw Mach's" I think. ^.^

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cat Card

My bro recently went to California for some music-filled summer camp. He was gone for TWO GLORIOUS WEEKS. :D But now he's back... :\ But BEFORE he came back, I made him a card:
Tada! Forgive the low quality... I am a night owl crafter. I think I did this project at 11-ish? Yeah... My best ideas come at night...

Made with:
  • Cricut Quarter Note cartridge, "musically inclined" phrase
  • Cricut Lite Meow, piano cat
  • Cricut Going Places cartridge, airplane (I think)
  • Cricut 50 States, "California"
  • Cuttlebug Clockworks, front embossing
  • Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls, generic gold cardstock embossing
  • Cuttlebug Floral Screen, generic blue cardstock embossing
  • Cuttlebug Spots and Dots, generic red cardstock embossing
  • Die Cuts With a View Generation Tech music note paper, base cardstock
So it's a simple tri-fold shutter card, and the instructions are somewhere on teh interwebz. I honestly think that the 3FS card is the most fun to make and show off. ^_^

I also made a thank you card for the poor soul who had to house my brother:
There's another picture, but it doesn't show much else and it's even worse quality. Again, it was late/dark and I was tired. And it's a pretty straight-forward card anyway. I used my Cricut Gypsy to weld two Alabama shapes together and weld/cut out the words.
Made with:
  • Cricut Cuttin' Up cartridge, "big" word
  • Cricut All Mixed Up cartridge, "bama" word
  • Cricut Gypsy Font cartridge, "thanks" word
  • Die Cuts With a View Generation Tech music note paper, base cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Clockworks, generic cardstock embossing
Well, that's all the crafting I've been up to in the past month. I've been really busy getting college stuff together (!!!). And I've been **gasp** cleaning my room, which includes my crafting stuff. I'm doing my best to get organized before I leave in two weeks!

Until next time. ^___^