Made by hands, expressed from the heart.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Little doll

I always love to make little girls dolls, maybe because I don't have a daughter. So I make myself happy making little girly faces, eyelashes and pink dresses. This time I needed a little cake decoration for a girl, so I used my favorite type of clay, Fimo polymer clay. I don't need to paint, just choose the color and have fun modeling.
After modeling the body, I covered with the dress that I made using two different colors.

Then the hair made out of the same clay but in black, and finally after baked and cooled, eyes and mouth were painted with a permanent marker.
And that is another happy birthday cake.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Let's make cake... and play with it!

So I got this nice super hero baking pan for Christmas from my job, and it is always a big hit with the kids.
Just to make a little more nutritious, I like to add some protein powder to the recipe. The final mix came out like this:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of corn meal
- 1 scoop of whey protein powder
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup of coconut butter
- 1 Tbp of baking powder
Mix everything together and bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. It is more dense than a regular cake.
I had them ready for breakfast, and right when my son entered the kitchen, a commercial of a horror movie appeared on TV. My first thought was to grab one of the cakes and cover his face, and pretend I was making a face mask. Then when the idea came out. I remembered one of the episodes of Brain Games, and they talk about how the brain perceives 3D images. So we decided to try ourselves.
We had a few minutes of laugh making these pictures.
And then we had breakfast together. My favorite thing in the whole world.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cool Off, Please!

These days of super hot Summer, all we want to do is nothing. But in these 3 months of Summer vacation, the kids deserve a little fun with mom.
My little one wanted to use my super hero baking pan: Marvel Baking Pan. But it was to hot to bake, and with my energy level, all I could do was mix water.So I decided to make ice. It was fun for the kids to mix food coloring in water, then pour into the molds. After a few hours in the freezer, the ice came out, and we could use them to put in our lemonades.

Very simple and impressive, at least for my kids.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Healthy Fourth of July!

I am trying as much as I can to celebrate with healthy treats, since the unhealthy delicious ones come in my face every time, from all sides ( and I can't resist).
So the fruit combination red and blue was the choice to this festive day. I cut a small piece of the bottom of a little watermelon, so it could stay standing up. Then using my useful melon baller, I took the flesh of the watermelon. Scooping everything out, I made a bowl with the green of the watermelon. Then I placed some of the watermelon balls, blueberries, and strawberries. Then to decorate, I placed pinwheels I got from Michaels.
Healthy dessert, so I can eat my giant marshmallows later.
I got enough pinwheels to use it on my dog. And she also got a skirt, from two types of ribbons I got from Michaels. And she looks very patriotic