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Monday, June 29, 2015
My oldest had his 9th birthday a couple weeks ago. He is a Star Wars MANIAC! Which is funny, because neither of his parents knew anything about Star Wars until he introduced it to us last year.
For his birthday he really wanted a death star cake. I did my best and then my 5-year-old stuck her finger in it to taste test it before I got a picture, but that’s okay, it adds character.
The Death Star is made of Rice Krispies Treats covered in fondant. I just poured the treats into two cereal bowls and then put them together once they were not so sticky.
The stars are made of gold drages pressed into the fondant. I used spray-on food coloring for the black bottom layer, and silver spray-on food coloring for the death star. It’s so much easier than kneading it into the fondant, and most Wal Mart stores carry it in the cake decorating aisle.
We printed the Star Wars label off on card stock, cut it out, placed it on top of fondant, and then used an exacto knife to trace it.
The characters are real Lego figures, because that’s what the birthday boy wanted. Overall, it was actually a pretty easy cake to make.
Here’s my favorite recipe for fondant if you want to give it a try!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Saturday, June 27, 2015
The last two weeks I have been running Backlot Film Camp in Spanish Fork, UT. Every year we do a big red carpet premier for the kids to show off the videos they have created and feel like real movie stars. I will share some of the cheaper options we've done for you DIY'ers, but this year we were able to buy an actual backdrop, and rented out a theater. As you will see below, it was awesome!!
The second year we tried to up our game and so we glued/taped a bunch of papers together. It looked much better than the spray painted version but unless you're doing a small version I wouldn't really suggest it because it took FOREVER and we couldn't store it after. We had to just throw it away because it fell apart. :(
Red Carpet Ideas:
The first and second year we used a fabric carpet from Zurchers. It was cheap and actually looks really good in the photos, but it was really small for the price. It wasn't durable enough to save for the future but it worked great for the evening.
This year we used a red plastic table cloth that was 100 ft long. It doesn't look quite as good in the pictures but it was cheaper and longer so it worked much better for our purposes.
I also burn a DVD for each kid and so at the premier I have them sign their autographs on the back so that they get the full "famous" experience. They think it's pretty cool.
Good luck with your red carpet extravaganza!!
Friday, June 26, 2015
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As many of you know, my husband Ben likes to experiment when he cooks. The other day we needed something to take to sunday dinner so I let him go crazy. This is what he came up with and it was delicious!! He doesn't measure, but I pretty sure no matter how much you put in of each of these ingredients you can't ruin it!