Monday, January 17, 2011

Etsy sale on chainmaille bracelets

I just wanted to announce a sale in my Etsy shop.  All chainmaille bracelets are currently $10 off regular prices.  Sales prices are as listed.  These prices also apply to custom requests on chainmaille, such as colors or sizing requests.  While you are there, take a look at my new line of handmade soaps!  Happy shopping!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

What to do with the extra frosting?

Yesterday we decided to use up the last of the candy canes from Christmas by making these cupcakes.  Ok, ours don't look as perfect as the Soap Queen's, but the girls and I had fun and they turned out pretty good.  No need to adjust your television set, the candy canes really were blue.  I omitted the peppermint extract from the frosting and just made it vanilla because there was already peppermint in the cupcakes and the candy canes.

 So we had these yummy cupcakes, but we also had a ton of leftover frosting, and well, we can't let all that creamy homemade frosting go to waste now, can we?  What to do?  Today we made these lemon drop cookies, added lemon extract and a tad of yellow food coloring to the vanilla frosting, and glazed these tasty cookies.  Very messy dripping the glaze on warm cookies, but so much fun.  The waxed paper under the cookies contained the mess.

Be aware that a 9-year old may enjoy dripping the glaze so much that it may start pooling around the cookies. lol  We are not all about appearances here, we just enjoy the taste.

Thanks for stopping in, and don't forget to take a peek at my Etsy shop.  I have added some new soaps to go with the chainmaille bracelets, handmade wood products, and knitting patterns and knitted objects.