Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Recycled & Chocolate Cake

Here we are, the middle of the week, closing in on the weekend. Did you know it's National Scrapbook Day this weekend? Yep, on Saturday. Lots of scrapbook blogs and manufacturer's are planning special crops and giveaways! I know Doodlebug and Bella Blvd. are so go check out their websites for information. I hope to be able to do a bit of crafty playing too.

Back to the present...I have a crafty share for you today. Doodlebug challenged some of their design team members to make a project out of something we would throw away, recycle or send packing to the Goodwill.

I came up with these colorful shower favors using Doodlebug's new Hello Spring collection. Can you tell what recycled item I used to make them? As you can see I cut some felt with a Spellbinders flower shaped die and attached those felt pieces to some Sizzix die cut tags. I layered each felt flower with a Spellbinders circle die cut and adorable little bird stickers.

Details include baker's twine, flower brads, gems and mini wood clothespins.

Have you figured out what I made these favors with? If you guessed toilet paper rolls you are right! I got the idea from Pinterest.

These are so cute and fun, aren't they? I love the a la natural design of this one. These were made by Becky Shander who also creates unique jewelry.

Speaking of Pinterest, the gooey chocolate cake I made for Christopher's birthday was a Pinterest find. It's called Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake. The recipe is from Williams-Sonoma via Lick the Bowl Good.

This, my friends, is about a five pound cake! There are two packages of chocolate chips and one cup of baking cocoa in this cake! The recipe calls for five eggs, 1 1/2 cups of butter and 2 1/2 cups of brown sugar! There's also an entire tub of sour cream and a half cup of heavy whipping cream. This cake is pure sin! Look at all that chocolate ganache oozing down the sides!

Here's a picture from the Lick the Bowl Good blog...her single slice picture is better than mine. You can really see how dense it is! I wish you could stop by for a slice! We have a ton of cake to eat!!!

Thanks for dropping in! Have a great day!

Kathy :)


Audrey Pettit said...

I did guess toilet paper tubes! And what a fabulous use for them! Love, love your party favors, Kathy! They are so bright and happy and just plain cute! And wow on Christopher's cake! That looks so, so good. I bet he was in heaven!

Alice Carman said...

I want a slice of that cake!!!!! That looks so yummy! Totally love what you make with the felt. Great ideas!

Holly saveur said...

Super cute gifts...and please can I have a piece of the cake too...
it looks so delicious?

cnelson said...

Holy smackeral does that cake look yummy!! Amazing use of the to rolls...such a darling project !!

Alice Wertz said...

i'll never guess that those are made from toilet paper rolls!!!! super duper cute and clever. love love this fab project, Kathy! and wow! that looks like a super yummy cake!

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