Jun 18, 2018

Create a Cupcake Carrier!

Oh - this project was such a long time in the making - the stories that became attached to it.....well - there are many, lol.  Many more than I intended.  Just as well that the Cupcakes are a "series" that my local camp girls will be doing - so I will have some time to share some of the highs....and the lows that went with them along the way!
First - we are back from a fun (if a little warm) family trip with my mom, sister, nieces and grandnephews - and then a very warm Father's Day round of golf at the Brickyard yesterday - while there was a race going on.  It's not often you can golf inside the track while they are racing - so that was a treat.  Also not often that you can yell to each other on the course.....  But for now, there are not any other plans to travel for the summer.  Wanderlust is known to hit quickly though - so who knows?  The next trips on the books are back to back and literally days apart - with my brother and his family to Orlando and then fly back here for just a couple of days and turn around to go back to go to Orlando again with all my girls for On Stage in Orlando!

A round about way to tell you - THAT is where this project came from.  It is actually a project from Shelli and Sara's presentation at On Stage in Salt Lake last November.  Sara presented it then, I jotted down to do it....time flies by.... and I never got to it.  She then shared it during a Facebook Live.  I saved that - and you can watch that HERE and get the pattern from it as well.  If you can not get the link to work - you can go to Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! CEO on Facebook and scroll down to the posts on January 31st.  She has the video and then a second post with the patterns and pictures.

We did do this project in May - as it is a great use of our Designer Series Paper.  We used retiring papers then - for those projects we used the Sweet Soiree, those samples are on my Facebook page.  Unfortunately my Kitchenaid stand mixer broke just after we returned from Ireland.  My husband ordered the parts to fix it - they were on back order.  It became a long nightmare of dealing with Kitchenaid and their customer service.  

So - in May - I wasn't able to make the cupcakes, the girls just made the boxes.  I went to the local grocery store and bought a single (rather ugly) cupcake.  I came home put it on my table to put it in the box and my dear cat started licking off the frosting.  Apparently he LOVES cupcakes.... 
Who knew?  Once I boxed it up - it became apparent I had keep the entire project where he couldn't get to it and he became obsessed with finding it.

Here is the video for THIS month's project - you will see he again makes an appearance - and I have to protect the cupcake....

After I filmed I realized that the scoring bits are out of the camera range - sorry about that - but we will be making the box again!  I was going to skip a month - BUT (here is some scoop for you..... designer series paper is on SALE in July) so we will be making them again.  I will film again - but this time it might not be cupcakes in the boxes~

The cupcakes are a lemon sour cream cupcake frosted with a cream cheese lemon curd frosting.  I didn't have any jarred lemon curd here but I did have a bag of "orange" lemons.  They were Meyer Lemons - but everytime I put them out for tea everyone thought they were oranges?  I can be an impatient cook - which is not helpful in making lemon curd.  But this batch of lemon curd was AMAZING.  Maybe it was the lemons?  But I didn't quite add all that was called for to the frosting because I wanted to save some of the curd for some crumpets.  Of course I have yet to make any crumpets. : )   Close my eyes and it can take me straight back to Scotland!
The boxes are super simple.  They ARE one of those projects that each time you make them they become easier and easier.  So don't give up after one time.  

The base is made with our fun little mini pizza boxes, so they are super sturdy.  The window sheet is scored.  

It is also one of the fun times that you get to see BOTH sides of the Designer Series Papers!  In May we used the cut our portion of the window to make gift tags to attach.  This month we had lots to do on our other projects, so just tying the twine around gives it a nice 'bakery' feel.

I will be sharing the recipes - my lemon curd recipe is the one I did bring back from Scotland with me in the 80s.  I know that it's all the rage to make it in the Instant Pot these days....as I stood over the 'hob" stirring and stirring - I did wonder if it might be worth a try.

So - let's wrap up this kind of all over the place post..... 1)If your Kitchenaid mixer breaks - thanks to one of my friends/downline - don't mess with kitchenaid.  She told me how to get it replaced easily.  I was seriously going to blow mine up and film it for this website, lol.  2) sorry about the position of the camera AND the cat in the video! 3) when things are going bad...just keep going - the cupcakes eventually make an appearance!

Til then - remember the June online special.  
All online orders that use the June Host Code X3XDAZDG
will receive a Simple Shammy from me in July!

Just a few more days to get a catalog from me that will include a coupon book for this catalog year. All orders placed online the hostess code over $35 will get the catalog and coupon book - offer expires June 30.

Product List
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Mini Pizza Boxes
Window Sheets
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Nature's Twine
Big Shot

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