Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Baking

This weeks theme at Cooking With Cricut is baking. You know - holiday cookies, pies and cakes. For my design team entry I decided to bake some Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. (recipe from All Recipes) My work is having a Chili Cook off & Pumpkin Baking contest this week and I wanted to test out the recipe. (side note, I will probably use more pumpkin next time around)

The tent that identifies what I baked was cut using SCAL 2.0. First, I brought in the Baking Bear digistamp from I sized it to be 3 inches high, copied the image and then flipped it vertically. I then added a 9x8 inch rectangle and welded the images together. This creates a tent that is 3 inches high, about 10 inches long (including part of the bear image) and 1.5 inches wide. After cutting image I made three score lines at 1.5, 4.5 and 7.5 inches from the top.

I then took the bear image and cut two of them out of tan paper. Then ran them both through the printer so I would have the digistamp! I made two as a backup in case I didn't like my coloring. But I was pretty happy with how the first one colored, so I colored the back of the other bear. It created a cool front/back of the image! (p.s. did you see his little tail!)

I also printed out the title of the recipe on the tan paper and used a corner punch to create the shape. To finish it off, I used black Viva Decor Glitter-Liner. I wasn't sure how the tent would turn out when I first started this project...but I am VERY happy with it!

In addition to the tent, I made decorations to go into the cupcakes (is there a name for this?). All three images are from Create a Critter. The apple and pumpkin are cut at 1 1/2 inches and the leaf is cut at 1 3/4 inches. I cut extra sets of the original layer to serve as the backing. This allowed me to hide the toothpick.

I hope I've inspired you to bake along with us this week and participate in the challenge at Cooking With Cricut. Also don't forget the Bloghop we'll be having this weekend...there will be giveaways!


Tammara said...

Those look so yummy and I love the cute little cupcake picks!

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

omg... love the tiny butt on the back!!!!! girl this is so cool, love the idea of how you did the card w/ the rectangle.

-- dalis

Abby said...

This project is sooo cute!!! Love that idea you used of putting file at the end of the paper! said...

Yes, this is so cute, I did see his tail!
Gaby~ fellow DT member

K Andrew said...

How creative you were with the image Adrea! I love this--those little faces on the cupcake pics are just soooo cute!

all the cricky best,
your fellow cwc dt

Creative Cutter Retreats said...

Sooo Creative! I haven't tried digi stamps this definitely makes me want to!!! Cathie

beanie said...

How adorable and those Cupcakes look yummy

Jeri said...

Love your little added touch of the faces on the picks. How adorable

Beth said...

How much fun!!!! to do for all the holiday baking that is coming. Thanks for sharing.