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Easy DIY Spring Wreath

12 Apr

Since my obsession with Pinterest began sometime last year, I have become a bit of a junkie for DIY home decor and such. This includes wreaths for my front door. In the Fall I made one (that didn’t turn out quite as well as I would have liked) and since Spring is in full effect here in the Gulf Coast, I decided I’d better do another one to brighten up the front of my house. In addition to some potted flowers, a garden flag and a few luscious palms, I like to keep a wreath on my door to add a little color and curb appeal to my humble abode.

Naturally the first place I turned for Spring wreath inspiration was Pinterest! I’m a hydrangea lover, so when I came across the one below, I was sold!

Spring Wreath

I also really loved the fact that it looked very simple to create myself. So, I set off to my local Hobby Lobby with my Pinterest app ready to roll on my phone for reference. It wasn’t hard to find the materials for my creation and I only spent around $35. (Have you seen how much already-made wreaths are at the crafts stores?? Like $80. That’s ridonk.) My husband and I are big fans of the color blue so I decided to use blue flowers instead of purple.

Here’s what you’ll need to create this beautiful Spring wreath:

Spring Wreath Supplies

Wicker Wreath – $6
Cream Hydrangea Silk Flowers – $8 each
Blue Hydrangea Flower bundle – $7
Wooden Craft Letter – $2
Floral Wire – $2.50
Roll of Burlap – $8 (optional – I wrapped some around the top of mine to hang it)
Paint (not pictured – I used some leftover sample paint from Lowe’s that cost $5)

As far as tools, you’ll need wire cutters, scissors and a glue gun.

Spring Wreath Tools

First, cut the stems off of your flowers, but be sure to leave a little bit of the stem so you can stick it in the wicker wreath.  Arrange them on the wreath how you like them.  Next, cut off  some floral wire and use it to secure the flower to the wreath.  Do this by wrapping the wire around the wreath and through the flower several times.

Spring Wreath Flower

Attaching flower to wreath

Once your flowers are in place it’s time to paint your letter and attach it. Yay, you’re halfway done already! Told you this was easy. In a well ventilated area and on a paint-proof surface paint your letter and allow it to completely dry.

Painted Letter for Spring Wreath

When your letter is dry, attach it to the wreath using your glue gun.  Position the letter and spread glue on some of the larger twigs that touch the letter.  Let it dry for a few hours.

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Finally, wrap the burlap around the top of the wreath twice and then tie it in a knot, leaving some length on the ends to dangle.

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All done!! Now go hang it on your front door and get ready for your neighbors to come ask you where you got your lovely wreath!

Spring Wreath

What Spring crafts will you be making this year? 

Pinterest Project: Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent

17 Mar

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Ah, the scent of fresh laundry, so clean and fresh. Did you know that what you are really smelling is the sweet smell of poison?? It’s true, most household brand name laundry detergents contain toxic chemicals. They don’t have to tell us about these chemicals of course (how convenient…), since it is not required that laundry products list ingredients on their packaging in the United States. So how can you tell what’s really in your detergent? You can research it online (go herehere or here to get started) or you can be like me and just stop buying brand name detergents altogether. I don’t mean that I stopped cleaning my clothes or anything (ewww) – I make my own using all natural ingredients. This way, I know exactly what’s in my detergent.

When I first decided myself and my family were going to try to lead a healthier lifestyle, of course Pinterest was the place I went for ideas and inspiration. While looking for a homemade detergent recipe the two most important things were that it was all natural and that it would save me bookoos of money (because laundry detergent is NOT cheap!). I decided on this pin, originally from The Frugal Girls. I could not believe how simple and inexpensive this is to make!

The Frugal Girls’ recipe calls for Fels Naptha soap, which can be found on the laundry aisle of Wal-Mart or similar stores for about a dollar (told you it was cheap). In my first batch I used Fels Naptha and it worked great, but I found out that it is not an all natural product. So this time I went looking for a substitute soap and found Grandpa’s Unscented Baking Soda Soap at my local health foods store. It is vegetable based and boasts to be a natural dirt, grease & grime remover. Sounds good enough for my laundry!

Here is my recipe for an all natural, homemade laundry detergent:

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You will need:

  • 1/2 Cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (around $4 at Wal-Mart)
  • 1/2 Cup Borax (around $5 at Wal-Mart)
  • 1/2 Bar of Grandpa’s Unscented Baking Soda Soap (around $4 at health stores)
  • Bucket or some other container with a lid to store detergent in (I used an old Tidy Cats litter container – fully cleaned)

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Grate half the bar of soap over a large saucepan and add 6 cups of water.

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Heat and stir until the soap dissolves. Next, add your Washing Soda and Borax, and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.

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Now pour 4 cups of HOT water into your clean bucket, then add the soap mixture from the stove and stir well. Finally, add 1 Gallon + 6 cups of water (that’s 22 cups total for all you math rejects…like me) to the bucket and stir it up good.

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Viola! You’re all done! Put the lid on and allow it to sit for 24 hours. It will have a watery, gel-like consistency. This batch will last about a month and a half in my house, and I use a dry measuring cup to scoop 1 to 1-1/2 cups per full load of laundry. Also, you still have a half bar of soap left for your next batch and your Washing Soda and Borax will last many more batches.

I encourage you all to try making your own all natural detergent , it’s a much healthier alternative for you and your family and it will save you some major $$$ over time.

What Pinterest projects have you tried?

Weekend Meals: Lasagna Roll Ups

20 Feb

Like a lot of women, I enjoy cooking. I wish I had more time and energy to cook fancy meals throughout the week, but thanks to a hectic work schedule we stick to quick and easy healthy meals in our house on weeknights. On the weekends, however, I get to go all out. I like to cook a big casserole, stew, or pasta dish on Sundays – something that can easily be reheated on Monday night for leftovers. Because who likes to come home and have to cook dinner after a Monday at the office? Not this girl.

Again, like a lot of women, I have become completely obsessed rather fond of Pinterest, and use it primarily for looking at geek humor and things I’ll never be able to afford to find cooking inspiration. What did we do before Pinterest?? Oh that’s right, I forgot for a second about those big bulky things called “cook books”. Any who, I have found a lot of great recipes that I plan to start sharing here on my blog, and I’ll start this week with one of me and my husband’s favorite dishes so far – Lasagna Roll Ups.

Lasagna Roll Ups – what a genius idea! This was originally pinned by Jaclyn at Cooking Classy and you can go to her post here for full cooking instructions and more great photos like the one above. I made this on a Sunday a few weeks ago and it turned out amazing. I’m always a little wary of trying out new recipes for the first time and never think they’ll turn out anything like the picture.  12 roll ups were more than enough for me and my hubby to have for dinner both Sunday and Monday – and there were even leftovers for me to take for lunch on Tuesday.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes (I’d recommend Contadina Brand)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) container Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup fresh flat leaf parsley (aka Italian Parsley, it’s about 1 small handful), chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups freshly grated Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup freshly, finely grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup freshly, finely grated Romano Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drizzle one tablespoon olive oil into a large non-stick fry pan. Heat over medium high heat, crumble ground beef over oil, add chopped onions and cook mixture stirring occasionally and breaking up meat, until browned. Drain fat from beef. Pour beef mixture into a food processor and pulse for about 5 seconds until it is ground into fine pieces. Pour beef mixture back into fry pan and add crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, basil, oregano and 1 tablespoon olive oil and stir. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste then cover with a lid and simmer over low heat while preparing pasta and cheese mixture.
  • Cook lasagna noodles in a large pot of boiling water along with 1 tsp salt and 2 tablespoon olive oil to al dente according to directions listed on package. Once noodles are cooked, drain and immediately line noodles in a single layer on waxed paper or cookie sheets.
  • Prepare cheese mixture (I do this while pasta is cooking) by stirring together Ricotta cheese, egg, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper with a fork in a large mixing bowl until well combine. Stir in chopped fresh parsley. Add in 1 3/4 cups grated Mozzarella Cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese and 1/3 cup Romano Cheese, stir mixture until well combine.
  • Stir meat sauce and spread 1/3 cup evenly into a 13×9 inch baking dish by tilting pan back and forth. Spread 1/4 cup cheese mixture evenly onto each cooked lasagna noodle, then spread 1 heaping tablespoon meat sauce along the top of cheese covered noodle. Roll noodles up jellyroll style and arrange seam side down in baking dish. Cover rolled noodles with remaining meat sauce (about a heaping 1/8 cup over each) then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese evenly over roll ups. Tent lasagna roll ups with foil (don’t allow foil to rest on cheese or it will stick you just want to loosely tent to prevent the cheese from browning) and bake for 35 minutes in preheated oven. Serve warm garnished with additional chopped fresh parsley.
    Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Instead of canned tomatoes I substituted one jar of Newman’s Own organic marinara sauce. It’s very important to grind your meat/onion mixture up so that it can be easily spread on to the noodles. I don’t have a fancy food processor – my electric food chopper did the job just fine for me. And be sure to not over-cook your noodles! You don’t want them to fall apart as you are getting them on the wax paper and rolling them up. Here’s how mine turned out. (I apologize for the crappy cell phone photos – next time I’ll do better I promise!)

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Before they went into the oven.

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Ready to eat!

The total prep time was about thirty minutes for me, with a little bit of a cleanup (this meal produces lots of dirty prep dishes). But once those suckers come out of the oven and you take your first bite, you’ll realize it was well worth the effort. We loved this meal and I have a feeling I’ll be making it for years to come. I hope you and your family enjoy it, too! Thanks, Cooking Classy!

Stay tuned for more weekend meals on the blog and quick and easy weeknight meals, also!

Pretty DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

13 Nov

Thanksgiving is just a week away and I for one can not wait for some turkey and homemade stuffing! Thanksgiving was always a big deal for me growing up – my family would all gather together to eat wonderful family recipes, tell stories, and just enjoy the company of each other. I have so many fond Thanksgiving memories of my cousins, aunt and uncles, and grandparents.

Each Thanksgiving in our home the main show stopper has been the food (mmm, Mama’s sweet potato casserole!). I remember the table always being decorated in a beautiful Fall tablecloth with little touches here and there to add to the spirit of the season. This year, I wanted to carry on the tradition and make sure my own Thanksgiving table look festive with a pretty centerpiece. I love the idea of bringing nature indoors, and found a few ideas that I really like. And even better – they are pretty easy to make, too!

Click each image for DIY instructions.

Acorn Votive – image via

via Mandy on Pinterest

 via Mandy on Pinterest

via Mandy on Pinterest

Which is your favorite? I really like the tree where each family member writes what they are thankful for on the leaves. What a great way to bring the true meaning of Thanksgiving to the dinner table!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

DIY Project: Simple (And Cheap!) Fall Decor

12 Sep

September is finally here and that means that it is officially okay for me to start putting up some Fall decorations at my house. I love Fall and everything about it – warm autumn colors, crisp, cool air, cozy Fall sweaters, and sipping pumpkin spiced latte or apple cider. Even though the weather hasn’t exactly cooled off much where I live on the Gulf Coast that’s not going to stop me from bringing the outdoors in with some festive Fall decorating. I have recently become a Pinterest junkie (took me long enough, right?) and have been pinning lots of seasonal and holiday DIY projects that I hope to try out this year. My goal is to hand-make crafts using items that I might already have laying around the house, or that I can buy at a low price from local stores. This past weekend I got started with a few projects, which I’m sharing with you below.

On Friday morning while I was at work, I checked my personal inbox (hey everyone needs a break every now and then) and saw a new post from Jen at Cuddles and Chaos, which thoroughly distracted me from my work that I should have been doing (thanks, Jen!). She made these really cute spray painted silver pumpkins that looked like something you’d find at Pier 1. Check out her post here. She found the pumpkins at a dollar store, and it inspired me so much that I ran over to the nearby dollar store on my lunch break and found a pumpkin of my own to make all Fall-tastick. Here’s how mine turned out…

I already had the can of silver spray paint left over from a previous home improvement project, but you can find this at Lowe’s for $5.98 a bottle.

Next up, I wanted to make an acorn filled candle votive thanks to this lovely pin on my Pinterest Fall board.

Here’s what you will need:

I already had the votive and candle at my house (wedding leftovers, I believe) and collected the acorns from my own backyard. Be sure to rinse the acorns and let them dry completely.

Lastly, I tried another Pinterest inspired project. This one is simple and lovely – a Mason jar filled with natural wheat.

I decided to add some twine to mine instead of the ribbon shown in the picture above. Again, I already had the jars and some twine at home, so I just had to buy the wheat at a nearby craft store. You can find it in the floral section for around $5 a bushel.

I think all three projects make great accents for a living room or kitchen and love how inexpensive they were to create! Also love how they bring a little bit of nature inside my home. Here they all are in their new spots around my house.

What do you think? Are there any Fall DIY crafts that you are going to create this year?

Want To Win An Amazing Scarf? Find Out How Here!

1 Dec

Hello, again! It’s me, Cassie from Because I Saw It On Pinterest! Remember me? My blog is all about recreating things that I pin on Pinterest. My bestie Mandy here at Good Girls Inc has been dying for me to share one of my latest posts with you all – this fabulous scarf that I made from a t-shirt. And guess what? Since it’s now officially December and the holidays are here, we are celebrating the spirit of giving by giving away one of these amazing scarfs completely FREE! All you have to do is leave a comment here or on the original post on my blog Because I Saw It On Pinterest by Sunday December 4th at 11:59 pm CST. We’ll randomly choose a comment and announce the winner on Monday morning, December 5th. It’s that easy!

Ok, here’s how I made the scarf:

So I decided to make a t-shirt scarf…because I saw it on Pinterest.

“How to make a frilly scarf from a t-shirt”: Original pin from The Pink Peony of Le Jardin.

I originally made this scarf and posted it on my blog two weekends ago. Unless you live under a rock, you are probably aware that it was opening weekend for Breaking Dawn. Oh, how I have counted the days until I could see it on the big screen! Mandy and I actually went to see it together, and it was SO AMAZING! We were honestly like two twelve year old girls in the theater…it was quite funny (probably more annoying than funny for anyone sitting near us).

I really wanted to wear something cute to the show. I feel like I don’t get out much these days so going to a movie with my bestie is sort of a big deal. I saw this amazing t-shirt scarf and thought it would be perfect. And ironic, right? Because I’m covering up my neck to go see a vampire movie… I bet vampires get super annoyed by scarves.

Anyway, I noticed a serious lack of green in my wardrobe so I chose a t-shirt that was an amazing shade of green. Not grass green or lime green but somewhere in between. I will call it chartreuse! I got it at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. They are only $3.50 regular price so less than $2 after coupon. You can print one of your own here. (Some weeks they don’t have the 40% off coupon. It changes every Monday.) Or you could always recycle an old t-shirt you already have as long as it’s big enough.

All right, so gather a t-shirt (in a size XL or larger), scissors, and fabric glue or hem tape (and an iron if you use this option). And you all know what happened to my fabric glue, right?

This scarf ruffles because you cut out circles and then cut them into curls. So you’ll need a guide for cutting your circles. You can trace them out using a paper plate. I ended up just cutting them out freehand (but making sure they were at least as large as the plate).

I mean…am I really too lazy to trace my circles?

Yes.

The original post recommends a 9in plate but mine was more like 11in. The larger your circle, the longer your scarf will be. Just make sure you have enough shirt to accommodate your plate as you will need at least 10 circles to make this look nice.

First you need to cut off the hem like so:

I didn’t toss it. I ended up using a piece of it to tie all the layers together. But it’s up to you. (Pinterest has made me wary of throwing anything away. How about you?)

Next, I cut under the arms of the shirt and set the top part aside.

The original post doesn’t use this top part but I wanted a really full scarf so I found a way to incorporate it at the end.

The shirt was now essentially a tube. I stretched it really good and then I cut it up the side seam and made it one long piece of fabric.

Which made me think…you could really do this with just about any fabric you have! Like maybe you have, say…9 yards of knit left over from making your child a Halloween costume. You could totally use that!

I was able to get 6 circles out of this piece of the shirt. I used the plate to measure off the width I needed for each piece I was going to cut. Like this:

But like I said, I was too lazy to trace the circles so I just cut this piece of fabric in half. That gave me two squares. Then I cut each of the four corners off to make it sorta like a circle. Lazy. I know. But it totally worked!

Then I started on the side and cut about two inches in and around the circle. Like in a curly-q fashion. Can you tell?

When I made it all the way to the center, I held it up and was so excited to see that I’d made a ruffle! I ran my hand down the ruffle to stretch it a little and make it curl.

After I cut all the circles out of the main part of the shirt, I tried to figure out how to use the top portion of the shirt. I cut the sleeves off at the seams.

Then I rounded the edges and cut in a curly-q fashion. The sleeve didn’t make a circle but the fabric will ruffle as long as you cut in a circular motion. These ruffles are shorter, obviously, but I attached them to the longest ruffles. You’ll see.

Then I cut the neck seam off the top of the shirt and did the same thing-rounded the edges and cut in a circular fashion.

I was able to get two more circles out of each side of the top part of the neck, so 4 total. That gave me 12 ruffles in all (6 from the body, 2 from the sleeves, 4 from the top). They were various sizes depending on where I cut them from. The next step involved piecing the ruffles together in pairs so I made sure to pair shorter ruffles with longer ones.

I cut a small piece of fabric tape and affixed it to the end of a ruffle by pressing the iron (on the highest dry setting) to the tape for 8 seconds. Remove the backing, place another ruffle on top of the tape and press it for 8 more seconds.

This is a super important point to make. Put the fabric tape on the end of the ruffle that is the loosest (the part that was the outside of the circle). The ruffle gets tighter as you cut into the circle and that is the prettiest part so don’t hide it!

After I got all the ruffles paired up, I used a piece of the neck seam that I removed in the beginning to tie the bundle together around the middle.

I don’t have a fancy dress stand to model my creation on. I did take a picture of myself wearing it under a poster for Breaking Dawn at the theater, but I’m seriously grinning like a deranged vampire-obsessed lunatic…so I’m not posting it. This one will have to do:

What do you think?

I freaking adore this scarf! I love everything about it. I love that it is unique. I love the color! I. Love. It. LOVE!

I totally give this project an A+! It was cheap (could even be free), only took an hour or so, and it turned out AMAZING! So go make yourself one. You can do it!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below to qualify to win one of these amazing handmade t-shirt scarves. Happy holidays, girls!

If You Love Them…Bake Them A Cake!

3 Nov

Hey Everyone! It’s Cassie from over at Because I Saw It On Pinterest. I’m so excited to be guest-blogging on GoodGirlsInc! If you haven’t checked out my blog yet, you should! It’s all about documenting the recreation of things that I pin on Pinterest.

Today I wanted to share a post about a cake I made for my mom’s birthday. Here we go!

So I decided to make my mom a very special birthday cake…because I saw it on Pinterest.

This is a two-pins-in-one post 😉

“White Wedding Cake Cupcakes”-Original pin from Lori at RecipeGirl.

and…

“Rose Cake Tutorial”-Original pin from Amanda at I Am Baker.

I bake all the time! Its my favorite hobby. And I absolutely adore I Am Baker! Amanda is so clever. She is always hiding things inside her cakes (no, not like keys or money!). Seriously. Read her blog. Its amazing.

I saw that amazing rose cake a few months ago and I actually pinned it myself! I keep getting emails (like 3 a day) telling me that someone else has pinned it too. It’s a pretty awesome cake, and I guess I’m not the only one who thinks so!

I bought the special tip for making those roses (Wilton 1M) the same week I found this cake post. I haven’t tried to make the rose cake (until now) but I did make some rose cupcakes that were pretty cute. Want to see?

I made this princess cake, tiara cookies, and rose cupcakes for a little friend’s third birthday party. I had so much fun making these! Pink…it’s my favorite color. Anyway, those are the little rose cupcakes.

Where was I? Oh! Ok so why two pins in one post? Well, I am using the recipe from RecipeGirl and the decorating idea from I Am Baker.

You see, I’ve been decorating birthday cakes for a while and I always use boxed cake mix. Remember, I am the epitome of lazy. And this has worked pretty well…so far. But the last cake I made was a monster and the cake wasn’t as dense as it should have been which caused some stability issues. Cakes from a box tend to be a little on the fluffy side so I am hoping that this recipe from RecipeGirl will create a more dense cake with minimal extra effort on my part!

“What is the occasion for this cake?” you ask. My amazing mommy’s birthday is this week and she is coming to visit so I wanted to make her a very special cake.

Here is the recipe:

1 (18.25 ounce) box white cake mix

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated white sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups water

2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup sour cream

4 large egg whites

Need a visual?

Now, nowhere in her post does RecipeGirl say that this cake will be dense. I am just using my reasoning skills (which have been wrong before)…but it seems that adding an entire cup of flour and a cup of sour cream should weigh things down a bit.
Anyway, I am making a two layer 8″ round cake and a few cupcakes for her to take back home to my dad (because he’s pretty awesome, too!). I am a fan of the grease-and-flour method of prepping baking pans. This is the only way I’ve found to ensure my cakes don’t stick. I get a lot of Crisco on a paper towel and run it around the pan a few times. Then I dump flour in and wiggle it around until everything is coated. Ah-like-so:

You know how I mentioned that my mom was pretty awesome? Well to illustrate that point, look what she brought me!

Yes. Every baker’s dream. A STAND MIXER! Wooohoooo!!! If I could do a cartwheel, I totally would. (my mom is freaking awesome!)

Ok so first you need to wisk together all the dry ingredients.

Now I’m just showing off my fancy mixer.

Then blend in all the other ingredients. Since it’s my mom’s birthday (and for no other reason) I even removed the little white squishy yuckness from the eggs. She can’t stand the thought of eating those, no matter what. Happy Birthday!

Can you see how amazingly smooth that cake batter is?? Gratuitous mixer footage.

I filled two 8″ pans a little more than halfway and I still had enough batter for 9 cupcakes. The oven was preheated to 325 and I should have set a timer but…I am a lazyface.

After they started to smell really good (who needs a timer when you have a nose?), I tested them with a knife and tada! Perfection.

While the cakes were cooling, I started working on the buttercream. I mixed 2 sticks of salted butter, 2 tablespoons of milk, and 4 cups of powdered sugar in the separate bowl that came with the mixer (it has TWO bowls!). Then I added a little bit more powdered sugar…and a little bit more milk…and I did that a few times. I just work with it until it is the consistency I think I want for the tip I’m going to use (you’ll meet the tip in a minute).

When I had it the way I wanted, I put the smidgeniest amount of Wilton Rose and Sky gel food colorings and stirred by hand. I was going for a lavender color. I actually tinted properly! Can you tell? Whoop!

Since I’ve used this tip before I know that it can be a real buttercream hog! And I knew I wanted to give the cake a little flavor (I didn’t add any flavoring to this lovely buttercream). So I made a separate, smaller batch of strawberry buttercream to crumb coat the cake with.
I used 1 stick of butter, 1 tablespoon of milk, 1/4 cup of Duncan Hines strawberry frosting and enough powdered sugar to thicken it up a bit. Adding the tub frosting is so much fun! It’s totally cheating, but it adds just enough flavor to the buttercream and it makes it extra smooth.

Yep. I forgot to tint the crumb coat buttercream lavender. I hate that my brain never recovered from being pregnant. I wonder how much mental capacity I lost… Can’t even think about it!

Want to meet the beast?

That’s the Wilton 1M. My very favorite tip. LOVE! Get one. You can make pretty cakes too!

Ok the first roses should go on the side of the cake. Start in the middle and loop around until the entire side is covered.

Adding roses to the top is tricky. I started with one square in the middle and had to scrape it off. It didn’t leave me enough room for the roses on the outside. They would have been like…half roses or something really awkward.

So I started at the edge and did the entire circumference of the cake and then filled in from there. There are going to be holes and gaps between the roses. Just make some swoops with your tip to fill them in. (This is where tinting the crumb coat the same color as the roses would have been helpful.)

I just kept swooping and before I knew it, I had a fancy rose cake! That was easy!

And goodness, this cake was divine! It truly is wedding cake!!!

Way to go RecipeGirl! I give this an A+! The cakes were dense (in a good way) and I barely had to level them at at all. And the decorating was easy to do, thanks to I Am Baker’s tutorial.

Oh I wish I could share a piece with every single one of you! But now you know you can make one yourself. So get to it!

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