Friday, November 12, 2010

Mark Your Calendar!

Pre-Black Friday Sale

Friday, November 19, 2010
40% OFF

Yes, it is a week before the traditional "Black Friday" so mark your calendars! We are offering this special a week early to ensure that all orders arrive for the holiday gift giving season.

Scope out the product offerings early and give a list to your Santa by next Friday!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gotta Have Heart!

Sandy Swart decorates cookies with some mini heart molds.

Cookies were molded with almond bark (white and chocolate) using molds from Spinning Leaf. To adorn the top, I used the almond bark molded in the Mini- Hearts 6 Pack and dusted them with gold luster dust. To attach the chocolate hearts to the top after dusting, I set them for a couple of seconds on one of my long icing spatulas that I heated under hot water then dried off. The small amount of heat on the metal spatula was enough to melt the back of the molded heart and stick to the molded chocolate covered cookie.

I made these to share with the crew that worked with me at the polls for Wards 1,2,3 & 4 at the elections in November. Impressed the ladies and they are simple to make with a lot of punch!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bottle Molds

Sandy Swart shows us some great uses for bottle molds.

A 1/4 sheet cake was used, cut in half lengthwise and stacked. The sides were imprinted with a paring knife then airbrushed to give a faux basketweave look. The bottle after embellished with edible image was placed on top and the packing was white almond bark grated and placed around the bottle.

Aunt Dee's cake was made to look like a wine bottle by wrapping the top with part of a plain edible image then painted with gold luster dust/everclear. Fondant flowers used to decorate the top of the airbrushed cake. The lavender flowers in the top swag and two pink flowers in the bottom cluster were made using the five petal blossom cutter and the 5 petal blossom veiner.

Picture shows airbrushed plaid background with edible image printed special for the birthday boy, Derek. Deke is his nickname so it's labeled "Deke's Home Brew." Gumpaste bottle cap painted with gold luster dust/everclear.

Elver's cake was plaid airbrush with half bottle again to look like a wine bottle. Play on words making it Elverberry wine instead of elderberry wine. He's a card player so this worked perfect. Again, edible image painted with gold luster dust/everclear made the top look like it was wrapped in foil.

As you can see the 1/2 beer bottle mold is more than a beer bottle. There are endless possibilities.

Sandy will be doing several demonstrations at the Kansas ICES Day of Sharing on Sunday, November 14th in Olathe, KS. One demonstration will have her making a beer cooler, bottles and sugar ice. For more information on the DOS contact the Kansas ICES Rep - Cathy Hansen at

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