DIY Wooden Deer Sign

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Welcome back Sunshine! Today, we are veering off my normal path of making treats and cakes to do a little work with wood! For todays project I am making a deer head out of wood! A sign to be specific. This is not a hard project at all and it will get tons of raves and reviews, so lets just do this!

I do not have a picture tutorial for this cutout due to having a busy work week with Halloween and everything going on, but feel free to watch my Youtube Video which shows me making this Deer head below! If you enjoy the video, give it a like…and don’t forget to subscribe to get updates every time I upload a project or cake!

You can find the printable template below! It is pretty massive! 

DEER HEAD TEMPLATE

Thank you guys so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this project and don’t forget to go check out my Youtube video and Subscribe there since that is where I am primarily active! šŸ™‚

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How to make a Ghost Cake

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Welcome my spooky sunshines!! Today I am showing you how to make a super easy Ghost Cake that even YOU can whip up for a Halloween Party! If I can do it, anyone can. Halloween is in a few days and this cake can be whipped up quick and easy, and its so cute! Its definitely party friendly and will be a hit with all your friends and family! I went with a ghost shaped almost ike a kid wearing a sheet, I thought it was cute and leaves alot of room for error which I am notorious for. So without further rambling, lets do this!

*DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a professional cake decorator and am in no way saying that I am. I am learning everything as I go and am a self taught home baker! *

Check out my video below to see exactly how I made this cake! If you are interested in seeing all my future content as I upload it, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel so you can be notified every time I upload.

Items Used:

  • 6″x2″ Round Pan
  • Oven safe bowl
  • 2 batches of cake mix in flavor of your choice (I’m definitely a chocolate lover)
  • buttercream
  • Rice Crispy treats
  • White Fondant
  • Fondant in colors of choice for hat and cupcake (I chose purple and orange)
  • Serated Knife for leveling & carving
  • Rolling pin
  • Small offset spatula for icing
  • Small knife for details
  • Number 21 start tip
  • Piping bag (or ziploc bag)
  • small cardboard pieces for support of cupcake and hat

Now I am going to try and explain this the best I can but for an easier alternative you can always watch my video tutorial on this cake.

LETS DO THIS:

Step 1:

First I baked all my cakes. I baked three 6″x2″ round cakes and also one cake in a porcelain oven safe bowl.

Step 2:

After cooling I leveled and stacked the cakes up with my serated knife. The three round first and then the bowl on top to be the round part of the head. ( Keep all the scraps from leveling it, you will use these to make a cake pop witches hat for your ghost)

*Go ahead and crumb all the scraps you leveled off your cakes and put them aside for later*

Step 3:

Freeze or cool your cake so it is solid enough that you can carve away at it and give it the ghostly shape you want. Then carve your cake! I tried to round the head a little more then it always was and thin out the middle just slightly so the fondant would drape over it nicely and hang loosely like a sheet.

Step 4:

Crumb Coat your cake and put it in the fridge to chill. Then give it a second coat. Then put it back in the fridge to chill again.

Step 5:

Now we can start working on the arms. I just used pre-made packaged Rice Crispy treats and shaped them into cute little nubs for arms, and attached them with a skewer I cut down to size.

Step 6:

Attach arms to cake and crumb coat them as well blending the icing into the cake.

Step 7:

Cover your cake in white fondant! I covered mine loosely to have the sheet covered ghost affect but this is completely optional, this just helped me leave a lot of room for errors and was still totally adorable. I trimmed the bottom to try and give it a wavy look and accentuated the wrinkles and made deep curls and wrinkles in the fondant.

Step 8:

Now its time to move on to the little details which is the funnest part about making cake!! I just used the large round end of my piping tip to cut out black circles out of fondant for the eyes. Then I cut small strips for my eyelashes and mouth. Then I used a small ball of white fondant for the little white in the eyes of my ghost…I mostly eyeballed it. HAHA GET IT!

Step 9:

Now that her face is done we are moving on to the hat! I used the cake scraps I leveled off my cakes and crumbed them up in a bowl. Then I added some chocolate frosting and mixed it until I got a thick dough consistency. Next I shaped them into  a hat and the bottom of my cupcake that my Ghost will hold!

*Put them on a sturdy thin piece of cardboard for support and freeze*

Step 10:

Once they are frozen and have hardened we are going to cover the hat and bottom of cupcake in fondant. I used purple you can use whatever color you want. After smoothing and trimming I moved on to details. I used orange fondant to put a trim around the base of my witches hat, and a little bow to cover the crease where I had cut the fondant.

Step 11:

I dyed some buttercream the same color as the orange on the witch’s hat to ice the ghosts cupcake in so that it all matches and goes together. Using a number 21 Star tip & a sandwich bag, I piped the icing on my little ghosts cupcake!

Step 12:

Attach your hat and cupcake. I just attached the cupcake to the ghost’s hand with a little dollop of buttercream,and the hat to the top of her head with a skewer that I cut to size.

TA-DAAA!! You’re done!

 

I really hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and remember, its a ghost, so it doesn’t have to be perfect! So just have fun with it and customize it to your liking! It will be a big hit and people will love it. If you make this cake or any other cake or project make sure to send it to me on Instagram at @burstofsunshine

Again thanks for stopping by guys and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel! šŸ™‚ Byyyeee!!

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Polymer Clay Sugar Skull Necklace DIY

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Welcome back Sunshine! Halloween is so close I can taste it…So I thought, ya know what I don’t have, a cute Halloween Necklace! Lets Make one shall we?

 

Items used:

  • White Polymer Clay
  • Skull Ice Cube Tray (found mine at the Dollar Tree for $1)
  • ball tools (optional you can use paint brushes too)
  • Acrylic Paint (in colors of your choice) & Black Paint Marker (optional)
  • Black Pen
  • Eye Pin & Chain (To make it a necklace)
  • Pliers

As usual you can watch my video on my Youtube account how I made this necklace or keep scrolling below to see step by step how I created it.

Lets do it:

Step 1: Condition your clay and roll it into a ball slightly bigger than the skull mold.

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Step 2: Press your Polymer Clay round into the mold and press it good. You want to make sure to fill all the little crevices to get the full imprint of the skull.

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Step 3: Trim off excess Clay, You can do this before or after removing it from the mold. (After would probably be easier).

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Step 4: Remove Clay from mold. You may need to fix any imperfections that may have occurred while removing the clay from the mold.

 

Step 5: Insert an eye pin and bake according to your clays instructions. Different brand clays can have different temperatures and baking time.

 

Step 6: (Optional) After your piece has completely cooled paint it with white acrylic paint. This is optional, I just done it because my white clay accumulated dust particles before baking.

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Step 7: Use a Paint marker and pen to design your skull however you want it. I was just doodling and winging it, but your design can be completely customized to your liking!

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Step 8: After your pen drawings have dried, Paint in the designs with colors of your choice!

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Step 9: After the paint dries I decided to trace back over my designs with the pen again to clean up any lines I may have accidentally painted.

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Step 10: (Optional) Glaze your piece.

Step 11: Attach jump ring to your eye pin with some pliers, and wear your beautiful new creation!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this, stay tuned next week for some deliciousness coming your way! Don’t forget to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel and follow my social media as well!

Thanks for stopping by guys! Stay sunny! šŸ™‚

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Fall Brownies!

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Hey sunshine! Yesterday was the first day of fall, which means of course we need to celebrate with a delicious treat..and whats better than brownies-nothing…Nothing is better than brownies! So today we will be making some Fall themed brownies. Hang along with me and see how I make these delicious little brownies! Don’t forget to follow my website or go subscribe to me on Youtube so you can get notified when I upload new videos and blog posts!!

What I used:

A box of Brownie mix (+ Ingredients!)

Buttercream

Food Coloring in colors Orange, Copper, and Burgundy

Fall themed Cookie Cutters (I got mine from the Dollar General)

LETS DO IT!

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy this post and check out my Youtube Video on how I made these super easy cute and delicious brownies!! Come back soon yall!

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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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4 Overnight Heatless Curls Hairstyles!

Topic of the day: Hair!

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Ahhh Hair, most of us have it, most of us hate what we have. As for me, I have frizzy uncontrollable hair. As much as I love to straighten and curl it for a polished look, it isn’t ideal everyday. Some days I just want to sleep in, and the damage the curling irons and straighteners do to your hair after everyday use is ridiculous. That is what brought this project on. I was straightening or curling my hair every day, 5 days a week, which was fine for a while. However recently Ive noticed some changes in my hair, its dry and frizzy (more then usual) around the ends, it refuses to grow, its damages and fried, and is now breaking off. I noticed the hair around the crown of my head had been breaking off to bang length. This was not working for me, so I decided to lay off the heat styling. But that left my hair looking crazy like I hadn’t even bothered to comb it after rolling out of bed. I work a respectable 9-5 job and cant be showing up looking like the hairy lion from the Wizard of Oz! So I took to testing out a few tricks I could do to my hair where it would practically fix itself, and here is the outcome!

So as I’m sure you are sick of the rambling I’ve done about my poor poor hair, lets get into this!

Goal: Find a heatless way to style my hair cute that takes literally no effort and lets me sleep in a few extra minutes in the morning, and go!

(Warning: All pictures are unedited, some are taken right before bed with no makeup and some right after waking up, Consider yourself warned)

 

Heatless Style #1:

According to the post from Pinterest where I found this idea, the girl calls this the Friar Tuck! this one probably had one of my favorite outcomes of the options which is why I’m showing it to you first! You just take a headband and wrap it around your head and then wrap sections around it, grabbing more and tucking it as you go. Then you go to bed, and when you get up the next morning, fight with it for a few minutes to get the hair out of the headband, run your fingers through your hair, and curls! The original post has a video on it that shows you exactly how to do it. You can find that at:Ā  http://www.byebyebeehive.com/2012/02/curl-your-hair-without-heat.html?m=1

Style 1

Results: I really liked the outcome of this one, probably the tightest curls I got from any of the methods I tried, and also you don’t even really feel the headband and it doesn’t bother you while trying to sleep.

 

 

Heatless Style #2:

Standard Braids. All I done was part my hair into two pig tails and braided them. then I went to bed. After waking up I just un-braided my hair and ran may fingers through it to seperate the hair! That’s it, pretty simple!

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Results: This one also gave me pretty good curls and was one of the most comfortable to sleep in because you aren’t worrying about the hair coming out. (& You look less crazy to your sleep partner!)

 

Heatless Style #3:

This clip option is simple, you just take your hair into two large sections, twist them up, and clip them on top of your head. Wake up the next morning, run your fingers through your hair, and bam!

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Results: This one gave me more of a loose waves kinda look. Still not a bad result though to have very little effort put into it. Just make sure you put the clips high on your head because if they are on the sides of your head they will hurt and be uncomfortable on your head when you sleep.

 

Heatless Style #4:

This is just another take on style #3. This was just an attempt at breaking my hair up into 4 sections instead of 2.

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Results: This gave me a crimped look, which I still liked..HOWEVER…let me stress not to put the clips on the side of your head like I have in the picture. This can cause for very uncomfortable sleeping arrangements. The clips will hurt your head as you are trying to sleep if they are low enough that you are laying on them. Take it from my experience, keep them on the top of ya head girl!

 

Now whichever one you try would depend on what kind of outcome you want on your hair. For a more curled I would go with #1, wavy I would go with 2 or 3, and crimped would be 4! Now I know, haha! Of course everyone’s hair is different and has different textures but give them a try and see which works best for you! It’s really easy, each take less then 5 minutes to do and it saves a ton of time styling your hair in the mornings! I think I’m in loveeeee! #lazy girl dream come true!

 

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