Cupcakes are without a doubt one of my favorite desserts! They are the perfect size and, if paired with the right icing, they can fulfill even the sweetest cravings :) Today we are featuring how to make a super fluffy and delicious, homemade buttercream. Also, check out a super easy way of making your summer cupcakes look this awesome! Only two super simple steps!
Buttercream Ingredients (24 cupcakes)
Place your buttercream into a decorating bag. Make sure that your cupcakes are not hot before you start decorating or the icing will melt. The initial decoration is up to you. I chose to go with this super simple bubly design. If you would like to do this one, simply Hold Open your decorating bag approximately 1/4" above cupcake top at a 90° angle to cupcake surface. Pipe a ball of icing and stop the pressure. Then do the same on top but make this one a smaller ball. You might need to try this a couple times before you get it but once you do, you will see how incredibly simple this technique is.
With a sharp knife, cut a lemon in thin half slices as shown below.
Then, simply arrange your lemon slices on your cupcakes to your angle of preference. Done again! How simple and how cute is this? Enjoy <3
Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you weekend was as AMAZING as mine! It's time to get back into our daily routines, and what better way to start your week than with something free? I thought so! I made these super cute free printables for you all to enjoy on your next tea party or any gathering! Simply print them at home, (on heavy cardstock preferably) cut them out and you have a super cute tag that will add a unique and creative touch to your home baked goods. Download below and enjoy :)
In case you are not familiar with our customizable polymer clay bracelets we just wanted to explain a little bit of what they entail. We create these custom beautiful bracelets made with high quality stainless steel chains and each one of our charms is carefully handcrafted according to your specific request. We just wanted to share with you all a little glimpse of the amazing detail that goes into each one of these little charms. Enjoy :)
This tiny little angel puppy was created for a doggie mommy :)
We made this white tiger for a men's necklace. Order your unique necklace here.
A tiny shoe for a loving mother's bracelet. <3
A tiny portrait of a sweet little girl named Lauren :)
Adorn your bracelet with a charm of your favorite drink :)
This was a beautiful bra created in honor of breast cancer awareness month. To place a bracelet order, click here to visit our etsy shop. Thanks for visiting!
Ahhhhh Friday! Hello everyone! Hope you all had a lovely week. We just wanted to share with you all our latest Fashion advice for Brides-to-be. Enjoy! :)
Bridal Shower: This day is probably your first wedding festivity where it all seems to revolve around you. Sure, the attention feels great but what should you wear? It is super important to be comfortable on this day. You will have tons of people talking to you and you want to make sure you feel confident and beautiful. I say, go with something simple and sweet. Look for a comfy dress that makes you feel "you" while feeling pretty and girly at the same time. Choose some comfy shoes as well, greeting people, opening gifts and being the center of attention is not an easy task! Give yourself a little break by choosing an outfit that is both flattering and comfortable <3
Bachelorette Party: It's your last night out as a single girl! I say, go all out! There is no such thing as "too much sparkle" on this day. It's a day to have all eyes on you, shine and most of all have fun! I love a sparkly tulle dress as shown above, paired with accessories in your favorite color for a fun pop.
Rehearsal Dinner: Its probably the evening before your big day and things hopefully are going the way you want them to but chances are that during this day, you will have to realize that the big day is near and cope with the imperfections. I say, keep it classic. You can never go wrong with an ivory laced up dress. Keep it at a decent length and make sure to wear beautiful accessories like the custom made hairpiece shown above. This day is definitely all eyes on you and I would say the number one priority is to go with a classic, don't try to pull off anything crazy because at the stress level you will probably be at, you are gonna want to feel that "just right" feeling as much as possible.
My best advice: enjoy this time of your life! Don't let the moments go by too quickly and cherish every memory. I loooooooooove weddings! :)
Happy Thursday everyone! Today, we would like to take a moment and talk about what we are thankful for.
Personally, (Maria <3) I am sooooooo thankful for all the miracles around me. People have always thought of miracles as some kind of super power, like a person that can fly or bringing someone back from the dead. Even though I do believe in the supernatural I think we grew up in a generation that is not easily awed. We expect special effects in real life just like we see them in movies in order for us to be impressed and we forget to notice the "small" (actually bigger and better) miracles all around us.
I was inspired by a quote that my husband said yesterday, he said: "Impossibility is the perfect setting for a miracle" and that to me is very true. An impossible situation doesn't only mean that someone has to be dead. An impossible situation can be a broken heart, it can be a deep void in your heart that you have tried to fill with so many things and the void still remains. I am talking about spiritual impossibilities. Situations where as humans, there is nothing left for us to do, that is when the miracle happens.
I have seen so many times in my life when I am faced with an impossible situation and in the middle of my most desperate hour, someone gives me the gift of a precious, unexpected miracle: a word of hope, strength and perseverance. That to me is a miracle. I believe there is nothing in this world can truly heal a broken heart, only a God-sent Miracle.
- Maria <3
PS: Please keep in mind that with this blog post, my only intention is to share a little bit of what I have learned and what I believe to be true, with whoever is willing to listen. I do not mean to offend or cause trouble in any way. :)
Happy Wednesday everybody! Today I will show you how o make this adorable and super simple lil' birdie in a jar :) I've decided to make these as party favors for my adorable and beloved nephew's first birthday party! Happy Birthday Jesse Stephen! <3 I will post pictures of the party that will happen this Sunday, July 29th but for now, enjoy this simple yet super adorable tutorial on how to make your very own lil' birdie in a jar!
Hey Guys! Hope you are having a great beginning of the week. As usual, today is the day for fresh, from scratch, super delicious recipes! Here is another amazing & original recipe from our PR & AD specialist, Angie. Enjoy :)
Have these yummies ready in less than 15 minutes. You will not only have done dinner the right way, but in a record-breaking time-frame.
*If you love to cook and would like one of your recipes to be featured on Tasty Tuesday, comment below and let us know. We will be sure to contact you!*
Have a great rest of the week!
Hello :) We are back! We hope you are having a not-so-horrible Monday! Here is a little something from all of us at Mashia Crafts & Google Offers. Check out this super awesome deal from our friends at Ambiance Digital Photography. Whether you are a photography lover, amateur or professional this is your chance to take advantage of this awesome deal. For only $29 dollars now and for only 4 days more, you can become a lifetime member and take advantage of these awesome benefits! This means no recurring monthly fees, just pure photography awesomeness for as long as you live!
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Happy Friday everyone! Today is our very first Fashion Friday. A couple of weeks ago I created this super cute collage on Polyvore inspired in everything princessy :) take a look below <3 I hope it inspires you too!
Hey Guys! Today is our first official Thankful Thursday! Starting today everyone at Mashia Crafts will take a moment every Thursday and send out an inspirational thought your way. Today's thankful thought is about perseverance. Always persevere, no matter what comes your way. One of the greatest and most valuable lessons that my dad ever taught me was that if you always persevere you will reach your goals. Today we are thankful for obstacles because they are there to make you grow. Every time you overcome one you get better, faster, stronger :) Don't let obstacles determine your finish line, overcome them and keep running the race!