Lavish Parties and Prints by Talia

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New Spring Inspired Recipes and Crafts:
Spring is here and it's a great time to hangout with family and friends. Flowers are blooming, and the weather is nice so it's a good time to have your own party!

Treats:
Pastel Meringues by Tessa Huff
Ingredients:
3 Large egg whites
3/4 Cup caster sugar
 Pinch salt
1/8 Teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds removed
Add-ins:
1/4 Cup finely chopped pistachios – for sprinkling
1/2 Cup freeze-dried raspberries, minced –  for sprinkling
1/4 Cup chocolate shavings + the zest of one small orange – for sprinkling
 green, pink, and orange gel food coloring
Instructions:
1.  Preheat oven to 215 degrees F.
2.  Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
3.  Place egg whites, sugar and vanilla bean seeds in the bowl of an electric mixer. Whisk to combine.
4.  Add a couple of inches of water to a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Then place the mixing bowl on top of the saucepan to create a double-boiler.
5.  Heat for about 3-5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm to the touch.
6.  Return mixing bowl back to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until glossy stiff peaks form (about 5-7 minutes or until the bowl of the mixer is cool to the touch).
7.  Halfway through mixing, add in the cream of tartar and salt.
8.  With about 1 minute left, add in gel food coloring.
9. Stop mixer and removed bowl from stand. Add in the raspberries, pistachios, or chocolate shavings and orange zest and gently fold with a rubber spatula to combine.
10. Using a large disher, cooker scoop, or serving spoon, place dollops of meringue on the parchment-lined baking sheets. Then sprinkle with pistachios, raspberries, or chocolate shavings and orange zest.
11. Bake in a preheated oven for 1- 1 1/2 hours, or until the outsides are crisp and dry and the insides are chewy.
12. Serve immediately after cooling or store in an air-tight container away from any humidity.
Fresh Strawberry Cake by The Country Cook

Ingredients:
FOR THE CAKE:
1 box vanilla, white or yellow cake mix
1 (3 oz.) box strawberry gelatin mix (JellO)
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 pint fresh strawberries (or 1 cup crushed fresh strawberries)

FOR THE ICING:
1/2 block (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees
Spray 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Give your strawberries a good rinse then gently dry them with a paper towel.
Remove the stems and dice them up.
Then stick them in a plastic Ziploc bag and start crushing them up.
This will probably take you a minute or two.
In the bowl, combine cake mix with strawberry gelatin powder.
Mix until combined.
Then stir in your oil, eggs and water.
Once that is combined, add in 1 cup of your smooshed strawberries.
You will want to gently stir those in by hand.
Then pour batter into baking dish.

Bake for about 30-33 minutes.
Allow cake to cool completely before adding frosting.
To make the frosting, mix together your softened butter and softened cream cheese
It's easiest if you have an electric mixer.
Mix until smooth and creamy and lumpfree.
Then mix in powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk.
Mix until smooth and creamy.
Slather frosting onto cooled cake.
Then slice and serve.
Crafts:
DIY Flower Tea Lights by Glue Dots
DIY Tea Light
Supplies:
Glue Dots® Advanced Strength Dispenser
Faux silk flowers or petals
4 plastic spoons
Battery powered tea light
Pliers
Scissors

Flower Tea Light Supplies
Direction
  1. First, cut apart your faux flowers. Cut the bottom edge of each petal into a curve.Glue Dots Tea Light Stages
  2. Use pliers to cut the handles off the plastic spoons.
  3. Using Advanced Strength Dispenser, adhere a petal onto each of the spoon backs.
  4. Place two Advanced Strength Glue Dots on top of one another to form a thicker glue dot, and then adhere the spoons to the tea light. The extra helps with the curve of the spoons. The spoons should be evenly spaced around the tea light.
  5. Adhere additional petals around the base of the tea light to form the flower. Fill any gaps. It will take about two more rows of petals.



Flower Tea Light - Lit Up
Yarn Easter Eggs by Six Sister's Stuff

1.  Blow up water balloons. Blow them to the size you want your eggs. 

2. Make your glue. I’ve seen liquid starch, and mod podge, but I didn’t want to use those items so I went back to the basics. Pinata Paste. I first added 1 cup flour and 1 cup water and whisk together. (I used a round cake pan because I could see the flour chunks easier). Then I slowly added a little more water until I got the consistency of Elmer’s glue.

3. Yarn. Next I added my yarn into the bowl and let it soak for about a minute. My yarn was about 3 yards long per egg. Some people us a lot of yarn on their eggs but I didn’t want to use a ton. I like the fact that you can see through them. If you don’t have enough yarn.. no worries you can soak another piece of yarn and continue on the same balloon.

4. Put Your Yarn On Your Balloon. As I slowly pulled the yarn out of the glue I would run it through my fingers to get rid of any access glue. The less glue you have the cleaner your eggs will be.

When you are finished to put them on a cookie sheet. I put mine outside to dry in the sun and it didn’t take very long. Don’t forget to roll them over to get the bottom side of the ballon dry. I also let my balloons dry and harden completely overnight and inside so they won’t blow away. 

Yarn Easter Egg Tutorial | Easter Crafts

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Hi!

I was on babysitting duty today so what a great time to do a little crafting with my 3 yeard old niece. 
I wanted something she could be involved in and something that would keep her attention span and something she would like doing so I chose to make Blow Pop Flowers with her.

Supplies you'll need:
Blow pops or suckers
Cupcake liners
Scissors
Twist ties or wire
Green duct or painters tape
Hole puncher






Fold your cupcake liners in half and punch a hole in the bottom of them.




Cut a strip of tape and put your wire or twist ties in the middle then fold over.




Cut out a triangle in the middle (this is where you will wrap them around the sucker stick.



Once you have all of your material done you can start creating your flowers. Slide the sucker stick through the punched hole in your wrapper (I used about 6-8 liners per flower).
You can use as many or as little as you like.
Once your wrappers are on, tie your stems (green tape/wire with twist ties) just below your wrapper to create your leaf effect.



Where did she get that?

Photography/Styling: Lavish Parties and Prints By Talia
Owl Cupcake Liners: Target
Charms Blow Pops: Target
Twist Ties: Local Cake Decorating Store
Green Duck Tape: Target



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Have you tried the new Red Velvet flavored oreos?
I picked up a pack yesterday while in Target. I wanted to see what all the talk was about.
I'm not a fan of oreos but I love Red Velvet.
I gave them a try and they are delish. You can smell the scent when you open the package.
I took it a step further and make chocolated covered sandwich cookies using wilton white chocolate candy melts.






These would be great for a bridal shower/ bachelorette party along with these beautiful custom made champage glasses. 













We've love to hear from you about the new oreos. 
Comment below with your honest feedback.


Where did she get that?

Red Velvet Oreos: Target
Chocolate covered Red Velvet Oreos: Lavish Parties and Prints By Talia
Champagen Glasses: Vinyl Eloquence
Chocolate Candy Scoops: Lavish Parties and Prints By Talia
"I Dig You" Printable Tags: Online Search (If you know the source please tag below so we can give them credit)




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