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Playing Around with Christmas Gifts

I was gifted with Graphic 45’s Fairy Wings paper, and two cute “Centerpiece” dies from Heartfelt Creations for Christmas this year – just had to have a go!

This first one actually has some paper from Fairy Dust, but he image is from the Fairy Wings. That white lacy piece is one of he dies from HFC. Flowers are by “moi” – lovingly hand shaped using HFC wild rose dies, and small clematis dies.

Here’s the inside.

This next card is 99% Heartfelt Creations, using their Peonies paper collection. I just had to add a bow, lol! Very very similar, but sometimes to post on certain FB pages, 90% of the project has to be using their products.

Here’s the inside.
Isn’t she a beauty? I really like how the color turned out on this rose.

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Purple & White Wedding Cake

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted on this site, and I promise, I’m going to do better. It’s not that I haven’t been crafting, I just haven’t been blogging!

One of my more recent projects was my son’s wedding! It was a sad testament to that old adage: if you don’t use it, you lose it!. But we did our best, and remembered a few things along the way.

The first thing: I don’t like working with marshmallow fondant. Say what you will, taste wise I suppose it is superior to traditional fondant, but it doesn’t stretch easily, and you have to roll it too thick for my taste. I believe I’m going to experiment with “Buttercream Fondant” next – it seems like a logical next step, for those who want the beautiful pristine surface of fondant, but don’t want the thick overlay. However, fondant can’t be beat for preserving moisture in a cake when you have to work on it for a couple of days. Also, it allows any wedding cake that needs to be frozen for a year, to come out of the freezer unscathed!

Generally, I tell people that fondant covered cakes are kind of like Easter Eggs; you really don’t want to eat the shell! So peel the fondant off your frosting, and enjoy your cake (you don’t really need all that sugar now, anyway!).

Our grooms cake was designed to resemble a chess game in progress – if you look carefully, the Queen, has taken the King!