Archive of ‘Desserts’ category

Taco Sugar Cookies

| Cinco De Mayo, Cookies, Desserts, Drink

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Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. I grew up in Phoenix and we always have a big celebration for Cinco de Mayo. It is the perfect time of year to be outside by the pool. We have a pool party celebration with lots of food, of course beer, family, and friends. I love Mexican beer! Corona Extra was the first beer I ever tried and I immediately loved the clean, crisp taste. I also love the rich, refreshing flavor of Modelo Especial. It is a family favorite. For our Cinco de Mayo celebration everyone brings Mexican dishes to indulge in. Usually I am in charge of desserts. I am an expert at eating Mexican dishes but not at making them. Desserts are my favorite to make for all occasions. I love desserts that look like savory foods and that is why I thought it would be the perfect time to make cookies that look like little tacos. In the past I have made cupcakes that look like hot dogs and cookies that look like pizza. Now it’s time to tackle taco cookies! They add some extra fun to the dessert table! These have all the elements of a real taco in sweet dessert form. They also pair very well with Modelo Especial and Corona Extra. The flavors of these beers taste amazing with a little sweet bite. I don’t know about you but I need a little sweetness to balance out all of the spice from a Cinco de Mayo meal. My dad makes his specialty spicy shrimp that come with a warning label because of the heat level. Not everyone can handle the heat. I usually can have one before my mouth is on fire!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Rose Lollipops

| Candy, Desserts, DIY

Rose Lollipops

With spring right around the corner a lot of people will be doing some spring entertaining. Also right around the corner is the new Beauty and The Beast movie. We are so excited for the movie. It is one of my favorites from childhood and my daughter also loves it. She loves dressing up in her Belle dress and playing princess. I made these easy flower lollipops inspired by the movie and spring! They can be made with differently color flowers for different themes. These rose lollipops look so pretty, kids and adults would love them!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Lucky Charms Marshmallow Pops

| Desserts, St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Charms they are one of my favorite cereals from childhood. Also as an adult I sometimes like to indulge in my childhood favorites. These little lucky charms marshmallow pops are such a tasty treat. It’s tiny marshmallows on top of marshmallows, what?! You get a fun crunch to go with the soft marshmallows. I used green candy melts to give it a bit of St. Patrick’s Day fun. They would also look cute with just white so the Lucky Charms pop, rainbow color candy melts, or blue. These are fun to make with kids because they can help and snack along the way! I have a lot of Lucky Charms fun planned for the week! Come back for more ideas and free printables for Lucky Charm week.  These Lucky Charm marshmallow pops are magically delicious!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Free Printable Diamond Ring Donut Toppers

| Desserts, Donuts, Printables

Free Printable Donut Ring Toppers

You know what they say donuts are a girls best friend, or is it diamonds? Well either way us ladies love them both so why not put them together! I made these pretty free printable diamond ring donut toppers. They come in blue, pink, and silver. These would be perfect for a bridal brunch or any bridal shower. I love them so much I might have to make some more diamond ring decorations. In December my wonderful man asked me to marry him. I’m engaged and can’t wait to start my life with my love. Before the wedding we will be having some celebrations. Bridal shower, bachelorette party, let the games begin! Wow I’m excited for all of the food and desserts ;). Yes, that is where my mind goes first to donuts and cupcakes. Hopefully I can make the process a little easier on you all and my friends/family by coming up with some ideas and free printables.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Football Field Cupcake Cake

| Cupcakes, Desserts, Football Party

Football Field Cupcake Cake

The super bowl is right around the corner! That means time to bring out all the cute football party desserts and food. This easy football field cupcake cake is perfect for a football party. I made a couple mini cupcake cakes but you can do one lager one too! It’s the same process you would just use a whole batch of cupcakes for a larger football field cupcake cake. Mini ones are fun and you can spread them out at a party or on a dessert table. I love Super Bowl parties mainly for all of the food that people make. I can make little appetizers but usually I am on the dessert making team! These cupcakes are really easy to make and I put little M&Ms as players on the field! I thought that was a cute touch. I only wrote out a few of the field numbers because there wasn’t space for more, plus it’s easier that way. I will also share my secret for filling in the gaps of cupcakes when making a cupcake cake!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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How To Make Colorful Hot Chocolate

| Desserts, Drink, Winter

colorful hot chocolate

Sometimes in the winter things get too dark and dreary. I love color and that is why I am adding some color to my winter. This week is all about colorful winter fun! I love hot chocolate and marshmallows. Lots and lots of marshmallows! These colorful hot chocolates are fun to serve at winter parties. Make them with kids over winter break or just brighten up any cold winter day with colorful hot chocolate! I will show you how to make colorful hot chocolate  for some winter fun.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Penguin Cupcakes

| Cupcakes, Desserts, Winter

Cute Penguin Cupcakes

My daughter is obsessed with penguins! Here bed looks like the stuffed animal arctic. She is building up quite the penguin collection. I think it is so adorable. The only problem is she wants to go see penguins in their natural habitat and I had to break it to her that’s not going to happen. She wants to see those emperor penguins waddling in the wild. We are Arizona girls I don’t think I could handle the cold and it would be quite the impossible trip to visit penguins in Antarctica. When I was in South Africa there were penguins and they were the cutest. Hopefully someday we can visit the beach dwelling penguins! That’s more my style. I get cold when it is 50 degrees.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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DIY Disco Ball Cupcakes

| Cupcakes, Desserts, New Years

Shiny Disco Cupcakes

Time to get this party started! Who doesn’t love shiny disco balls? I personally use disco balls to decorate my desk but that’s just me. These disco ball cupcakes are a fun and easy cupcake for New Years or other shiny parties! A disco bridal show would be fun too! I served them on a shiny tray I made with sparkly washi tape. You can make any kind of cupcakes and all you need to do is add white frosting and some silver sanding sugar. You can also make them in gold or pink like the disco balls shown above. I think I will do pink next! These are really fun to eat while watching the ball drop on New Years. Although, I often don’t make it up that late the sugar rush might help!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Bakers Gift Guide

| Desserts

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Gift Guide for Bakers

I’m not a professional baker but I love baking up sweet treats. I have a major sweet tooth! Here are some fabulous ideas for the baker in your life. From plates, trays, and baking essentials. I also included some fun dessert clothes and accessories. This bakers gift guide has something fun for every kind of baker.

Ceramic Pink Serving Tray Dessert Fridge Magnets Dessert Love Menu Sign Sweet! Celebrations Silicon Bakeware Set Donut Pillow

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Easy Mini Winter Treats

| Candy, Christmas, Desserts, Winter

Edible snow village

I love winter time when it snows and the trees are covered with snow. It is the best and of course building snowmen! Last year we went up north to Flagstaff to the snow, I live in Phoenix and we have to drive a little bit to get to the snow. When we were there it snowed like crazy. My daughter absolutely loved the snow! We tried to build snowmen but we could not get the snow to roll into a big ball. I don’t know if my snowman building skills are rusty or if the snow was just too fresh. To celebrate winter coming I made some easy mini winter treats. Sort of a mini snow village with mini snowmen and winter trees. These winter treats turned out adorable. They were also incredibly tasty, Reese’s are my favorite. No baking involved here and really fun to make with kids.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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