DIY Simple Syrup Squeeze Bottle

Hey Sunshine!
This is the EASIEST DIY project you will ever see in your life! It is so easy that the video is only a minute long and it really doesn’t even need explaining!! First off do you know what Simple Syrup is?

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What is Simple Syrup?

Simple Syrup is just a sugar water mixture that you put on your cakes before you ice them to keep them moist and delicious!! You may have heard of this before on ‘How To Cake It’ with Yolanda Gampp! She has instructions on how to make Simple Syrup on her website. She also sells a Simple Syrup Bottle that she has cleverly named “Sir Squeeze A Lot” which is on my wish list! So if you are too lazy to do a DIY bottle-1 why are you here on this post, and 2 go over to Yolanda’s site and buy a pre-made bottle! I myself am on a tight budget and never buy something I can DIY for next to nothing!

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Simple Syrup Recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Water
  • 1 part Granulated Sugar

*You can choose however much you want to make, I usually do 1/2 cup at a time because I don’t make ridiculously huge cakes!

Directions:

I put 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts a rolling boil I remove it from heat and let it cool completely. Then I just pour it into my DIY Simple Syrup Bottle using a funnel and then drizzle on my cooled cakes as I’m about to ice and decorate them.

ON TO THE BOTTLE!

All you need is:

  • A small water bottle.(You can use a full size but I definitely prefer a small one, Mine is around 10 oz).
  • & A Needle!

LETS DO IT:

  1. Clean out your bottle and take the original label off of it. (Optional: You can add your own cute personalized label for it, I may do that eventually. Its not a necessity though).
  2. Use the Needle to poke between 5-9 holes randomly throughout the lid. *Be careful please*
  3. Fill bottle with Simple Syrup using a funnel. Put the lid back on, and you have your own Simple Syrup Squeeze Bottle!

Thanks for stopping by guys & I hope you enjoy this quick Simple Video showing how I made this super quick and easy Squeeze bottle for next to nothing! Subscribe to My Youtube Channel for more DIY’s to come, Stay Sunny!

 

(I by no means mean to disrespect Yolanda in any way, If you want to go buy her bottle I fully encourage it because I love Yolanda and if I could, I’d go get one myself! This is just a more budget friendly alternative for us cheapskate DIY-ers)

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How to Make a Number 8 Batman Cake!

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Hello Sunshine! Got a little guy that loves Batman? Well this cake is pretty simple and any mom can pull it off. It of course does not have to be a number 8, Keep in mind you can look on Pinterest for plenty of references of how to make a cake shaped like any number you desire by using regular round or rectangular pans. So no matter the age of your little man, maybe this will give you an idea on where to start. Again let me repeat I am not a professional cake decorator or baker in any way. This is just a hobby I like to do for fun, along with crafting (which you will see some of that too). So I hope you enjoy the making of this Batman cake!

Watch my Video Tutorial below or my on Youtube Channel!

 

You will Need:

Two 9×2 Inch cakes! (In whatever flavor your heart desires)

Yellow Buttercream

Black Fondant

Yellow Fondant

Simple Syrup (optional)

Shortening (or powdered sugar) *to grease surface*

Batman symbol template (which you can find by googling “Batman symbol template” on Google Images)

Star Template (I made mine on paint but you can also search “Star Template” on Google Images)

Alphabet cookie cutter set

Round Cookie Cutter (If you are making an 8)

Scissors

Exacto Knife

Off-set Spatula & Cake Scraper

Cake Board

Cup of Water & Paint Brush

Rolling Pin

Fondant Smoother

I know that looks like a lot of things to have but I guarantee you that you have most of them around your house! So let me try and break this down for you right quick!

  1. Bake two 9×2 inch cakes! I colored mine Black with Wilton Gel Food Coloring (so when you cut into it, it would be black and yellow)
  2. I cut these cakes in half just so there wouldn’t be so much cake and not much buttercream. I used a circle cookie cutter and cut a circle out of the center of both layers. I repeated this for the 2nd 9″ cake also.
  3. I filled the middle of the cake with simple syrup & then buttercream, assembled it back together, another layer of simple syrup and crumb coated it. Then I let it chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes and done the final crumb coat on it. Smooth out the final crumb coat the best you can. Again repeat all of these steps for both 9″ cakes. (*If you do not know what simple syrup is you definitely need to check out How to Cake it with Yolanda Gamp!
  4. Next I grease my counter and knead some black fondant. Roll it out with a greased rolling pin and carefully lay it on the cake. Then I smooth it out until the entire cake is covered and smooth. Trim any excess Fondant from the bottom of the cake.
  5. Now its time to assemble the cake on the cake board it will stay on, So I moved the cakes over to the board, smooth out any imperfections I put in it while moving it, and fit the cakes together to make an 8. Now we will start to see the cake come together.
  6. Next I took my Batman and Star template and cut them out with Scissors and an Exacto knife.
  7. Roll out Yellow Fondant and using the stencils & cookie cutters cut out stars, the Batman belt & Buckle (along with the bat for the symbol) and the name.
  8. Roll out black Fondant and using the stencil cut out the buckle outline for the belt.
  9. Now using water and a paint brush apply your fondant decorations on your cake to your liking. You can watch my video to see how I done it.
  10. Finally, take some of the yellow buttercream and a piping bag with a star tip. Then I trimmed out the bottom outline of the cake with this yellow buttercream to give it a finished look. And you are done! Sounds a lot harder then it is.

 

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Monster High Two Tier Cake Tutorial!

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Hey Sunshine! It is here! The long awaited Tutorial video for the making of my Monster High Cake! I uploaded the video on Youtube a few days ago but due to a few family medical issues I have not been able to update much. Keep in mind I am NOT a professional in any way as you can clearly tell in the video. I am new to making cakes and I am just doing it as a hobby *No worries, no plans to quit my day job any time soon* LOL. This is the 2nd Cake I’ve ever made so it is NOT perfect in any way but it made a little girl very happy and that’s what counts right?! So I hope it just helps some of you for inspiration so go out and make a little girl (or boy, I don’t judge) happy!

 

DONT FORGET: To check out the video to learn how I made the Monster High Skull logo topper that is standing up on the top of the cake out of fondant. It is in its own separate video and you can find that Here.

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*Keep in mind my website and Youtube will not be dedicated solely to cake decorating. I am a crafter of all sorts and I love to create things and work with wood, cake, clay, paint, power tools, and just anything crafty. I may post cakes or I may post DIY projects. It’s just whatever my heart desires at the point in time. I have been doing cakes more frequently and haven’t had much time to really do much DIY’s between work and cakes but I will get back to those too, so if you are here for wood projects or crafts no worries those are all to come as well.

 

(I just completed another cake also, I tried a few new technological things so hopefully it will help the quality of the video to be better but we will see as I have not yet reviewed the footage to see how it looks, but if all works out well hopefully I will have that video completed and uploaded in the next week or two, then I am going to try and start doing regular crafts as well again.)

Stay Sunny!

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Monster High Cake

Hello Sunshine! This cake was made for a lovely little girl’s 7th birthday who loves monster high! The doll is optional, however my friend wanted a doll on the cake! I just thought I would share some pictures of it, I have been working on a video for it, I have yet to review the footage but if it works out I Will upload a quick video of me running through the process of making it.

Disclaimer: It’s not perfect and I am by no means a cake decorator or professional in any way, actually this is only the 2nd cake I’ve ever made, so please be a easy on me.Monsterhighcake

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Stay tuned for a video on me making it. Stay sunny!

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Motivational Quotes to push through the week!

Hello Sunshine! Its Thursday! We’ve almost made it through this week.

Sometimes when I’m feeling down or like I need a pick me up I like to look at motivational quotes! I usually pick one for the month and put it as my wallpaper on my cell phone just to keep me inspired to hustle and keep going with life. So I thought I would share some Sunny Thoughts with you today by sharing some motivational quotes that I personally like and feel inspired by, I hope they inspire you also!

 

(These all came from Pinterest but I will link the pins below the pictures.)

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I love to look up quotes to inspire me to get up and do something or make progress! Because whats better than accomplishing your dreams? So go out and make your dreams happen, I believe in you! Stay Sunny!

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Wooden Monogram-updated!

Remember the C Monogram sign I posted last week? Well I decided against my husbands choice to leave it plain and added sunflowers. I think it really made it look sooo much better! So I am providing an updated picture. I also made a new letter for someone else, she requested it stay plain because she wants to string some patriotic lights on it-cool with me. I’ll post an updated pic after she puts the lights on it if she sends me one. But here are the 2 finished Monograms- the C from last weeks post updated and a J!

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Wood Initial Welcome Sign & Wooden Blessings Sign

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In Kentucky, people are huge fans of the wooden, rustic, country look…you’d think we’d be sick of wood with all the trees at mountains at our every turn, but nope. So these were both gifts, one made for a friend to give to her Father for Fathers day and another for one of my husbands family member who is having a household shower this weekend. The C, is for the household shower, clearly..I wanted to add a Bow or a flower or burlap or something but my husband says to leave it plain because the woman who it was made for, doesn’t like flowers or bows or anything like that. He says she likes things simple, so I kept it as simple as possible. Anyways, the heart is wood burnt, excuse that it is not perfect but it was my first time using a wood burner.

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No there again is not a tutorial. I am busy busy busy and even when I cant share tutorials I still like to share what stuff I am working on. I do not have a good camera and I continue to stay disappointed in the pictures I produce with just my Iphone! So please forgive that there may not always be a lot of tutorials. But for now, enjoy and Stay Sunny!

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Frozen Cake!

Know a little girl who loves Disney’s Frozen?! Well this cake is perfect. It is super easy, and got tons of compliments. I know it is by no means perfect but it was my first cake I’ve ever made so I think it coulda been worse.

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So not all of my posts are going to be tutorials. Really a lot of my projects have deadlines which makes it hard to stop in between steps and take pictures or log what I am doing. However while in the process of deciding what I wanted this cake to look at I turned to Pinterest, where I wasn’t looking for tutorials, but just pictures for ideas of things I could do for this cake. So with this I am giving back what I took, ideas and inspiration. I will try and work on some tutorials but for now, this 5 year old LOVED this cake. It has been almost a week and people are still talking about it. Not too bad eh??!!

Speaking of Pinterest, follow me to see some of my projects I’ve pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/burstofsunblog/

 

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DIY Wooden Door Hanger

I made a door hanger for my grandmother for Mother’s Day. I personalized it with all her great grand kids names on it, and it has went crazy. Everyone is asking for them so I have been left and right busy busy busy! So sorry for my absence and lack of tutorial for it. I started to make a tutorial for it but part of the way through forgot to keep taking the pictures! If you would like a tutorial on this just let me know, here is the final product!

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I created a stencil for what I wanted and traced it out on a piece of plywood. I cut it out with a jigsaw, sanded it down, and painted to my hearts desire. Then I added a top coat of Polyeurthane to coat it and protect the design and screwed two small eye screws on the top. Tied it up with twine and Ta-Da!! She LOVED It and it has been a hit with all my Facebook friends! Give it a try! It’s super fun to create something so awesome!

 

Again thanks for stopping by, stay sunny!

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