Monday, April 16, 2012

Lost Themed Birthday - Free Printables

My mom came up with the idea of a lost-themed birthday party for her significant other, so I scoured the internet for ideas, inspiration and fun printables.

The whole thing was a surprise but we tipped off the birthday boy around 8pm, about 2 hours before the party would start. We arranged for him to be given a mysterious letter from the Dharma Initiative inviting him to the party and an authentic looking boarding pass.

I can't take credit for the amazing boarding pass, the editable template can be found here.
Luckily I found Max Pictures who has designed and made available for free, tonnes of professional Lost / Dharma printables. Check out the list. You could literally label your entire pantry with these printables!

We kept it simple and used the beer lables to cover the birthday boy's beer:


Finally, I took the opportunity to do some inspired baking. I created these delicious chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese icing. Using smashed up toy planes and some plants my mom had on hand, we decorated plane-crash themed cupcakes:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Cookies

I really like using royal icing to decorate cookies. You can find my tutorial on how to flood cookies here.

For easter, I created these fun bunny cookies and a few butterflies:

For the bunnies, I flooded the white first. Once it was mostly dry, I used pink royal icing to make the ears and nose. Finally, I drew on faces using edible food markers (I had to assure people it wasn't a sharpie).

Easy and professional looking! Again, I love royal icing.