Fab Friday – Free Easter Printables

It’s LAST MINUTE time… and to help you out, here are some fun FREE Easter Printables.

From Mr. Printables, adorable Bunny Party Favor Bags:

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From It Is What It Is, a treat bag topper – perfect for Peeps!

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From Aly & Ash, super cute Easter cupcake toppers:

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Valentine’s Day Printables

Valentine’s Day is getting closer… are you (and your kids) ready?  I found a few more Valentine’s Day printables to share from some fabulous crafty bloggers.

From I Heart Naptime, a great DIY gift for Valentine’s Day.. personalized for the teachers:

From tinyme.au.com, an adorable Valentine’s Day printable set:

From Makoodle.com, some free treat bag toppers, perfect for Valentine’s Day goody bags:

And from Be Different, Act Normal, download the free Valentine’s Day gift tags:

FAB Friday FREE Birthday Printables – Cake and Balloon Cupcake Toppers

This week, we have two FAB “generic” birthday tags for you that can be used as favor tags OR birthday cupcake toppers.

These free printable tags are 2 inches round, and come 20 to a sheet.  The download is in a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  (We recommend a circle punch, like THIS ONE, but scissors work too!  Punches are low cost and once you have one you’ll find zillions of reasons to use it).

You can punch a hole and add tags to your a gift or favors with string or ribbon… or use the design as a cupcake topper.  If you decide to print them on STICKER paper, these will make great seals for favor bags or boxes too!

Need a cupcake topper tutorial?  You can check out a quick and easy tut here:

DOWNLOAD THE YELLOW/CAKE tags here

DOWNLOAD THE RED/BALLOONS tags here

Happy Friday!

Fab Fun Friday FREE Printables – Americana and Patriotic Style

Just a few more days and Americans will be celebrating the 4th of July.  In case you are doing last-minute planning for your holiday event, I’ve got some links to FREE printables… Americana style!

From Kiki Creates, some GREAT ways to “dress a cupcake” for the 4th of July:

From Pizzazzerie, a TON of great tag printables, AND bunting printables!

Check out the FAB stars and stripes cones from Martha Stewart:

And from Made In A Day, some adorable 4th of July cupcake toppers / tag type printables (I love to dress up cupcake toppers with glitter glue or rhinestones!):

Happy Fab Friday!!

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Are you planning something special for Mother’s Day this year?  It’s just 13 short days away, and I’ve got some great ideas for you today, to help make Mother’s Day Breakfast or Brunch DIVA FAB!!

First up, an insanely easy (this recipe uses sandwich bread) yet wonderful recipe from Martha Stewart, a fun bacon, egg, and toast cup recipe.  Perfect for breakfast in bed for Mama, OR on a buffet for a brunch!


One Hungry Mama has done ALL the Mother’s Day Brunch planning work for you, with a Spinach and Cheese Strata, Salad AND Dessert recipe all ready to go.  The strata is prepared the night before and baked the morning of!  It will fast become a favorite brunch recipe of yours!

Speaking of dessert, I ran across a lovely idea for cupcakes – a cupcake bouquet!  Now, this is doubly perfect for Mother’s Day, because not only is a dessert, but it’s FLOWERS for Mom too!  From Edible Moments, check out the DIY Rose Cupcake bouquet.  Do NOT worry about frosting it the way she does – any way you frost the cupcakes will look great (especially topped with sprinkles or decorator sugar).  And…if you really want to make it EASY – purchase the cupcakes from your supermarket and then just assemble the bouquet (toothpicks and green tissue paper are needed).

And in case you want to make it slightly easier on yourself with JUST cupcakes and toppers, check out these adorable Mother’s Day cupcake toppers, from TomKat studio.  Scroll down to the end of her post for the free printables!

So, what are YOU planning for Mother’s Day?  We’d love to hear about it!

Tuesday Trend – Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Have you used fondant in your cake or cupcake decorating yet?  If not, why not?

About three years ago, I tried my hand at decorating with fondant and made a pretty fabulous (if I do say so myself) Princess Birthday cake for my daughter. (Ok, just the bodice of her dress was made with fondant, but I am still proud).

Since that time, the use of fondant and edibles for CUPCAKE toppers has grown like crazy, and this year, I plan do try again, BUT making individual princess toppers for cupcakes!

You know I found a few tutorials, right?  AND some super fab fondant artists from whom you can purchase fondant cake toppers, if you aren’t brave enough to try your own!

First off – let’s start you off with a super-easy, incredibly delicious marshmallow fondant recipe (or you can purchase fondant from a bakery or the baking aisle of a craft store).  Learning how to make cake fondant (or cupcake fondant) is fun and a money saver!

 

From Glorious Treats, a fondant tutorial, to help you get started!

From Crave. Indulge. Satisfy, one of THE best tutorials I found… how to make owl fondant cupcake toppers:

From The Crafty Penguin, a fun tutorial on ladybug cupcakes:

From Cake Journal, how to make embossed teddy bear fondant cupcake toppers (GORGEOUS!):


And remember when I said I was hoping to make some Princess cupcake toppers for my daughter’s birthday?  Well… I may just BUY them instead.  Check THESE out, from Edible Details:

And these from Parker’s Flour Patch, some rose and princess-theme toppers:

Cute, cute, CUTE!!