Saturday, April 30, 2011

Movies: Fast Five

Yesterday, my sister and I went to see Fast Five. Here are the pictures:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Dinner

Easter Dinner


Green Beans

Yellow Rice

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread Muffins

My plate.

Easter Cupcakes.

I made cupcakes using a boxed cake mix.

In addition, I stiffen some store brought icing using some powdered sugar and placed the icing in pastry bags. I also used candy eggs to decorate the eggs.

Here are the cupcakes after I iced them:

And here they are after I added the candy eggs:

Pickled Eggs

For the pickled eggs I used:
Hard-boiled eggs
2 cups of vinegar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
red food coloring
I dissolved the salt and sugar in the water and vinegar over medium heat. I added red food coloring until the mixture turned my desired shade of red. I allowed the mixture to cool and poured it over the hard-boiled eggs in the jar.

I placed the jar in the refrigerator to allow the eggs to turn red.
Here's a picture of the finished product:

Dyed Easter Eggs and Finished Easter Basket.

Painted Blown Easter Eggs and Finished Easter Basket.

For the Easter basket I decided to use watercolors to paint blown eggs.

Once again I used Martha Stewart's Living magazine for inspiration.

Here's the finished Easter basket:

Happy Easter - Sugar Cookies

I wanted to make a Easter Basket similar to the one on the cover of Martha Stewart's magazine. So, I decided to make cutout sugar cookies using the chick cookie template from the magazine along with a rabbit template I found online.

Here are all the ingredients I used:
  • 2/3 cup flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Cream shortening and sugar in a bowl.

2. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla.

3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

4.Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. I also made some royal icing and tinted 1/2 of it a pale purple.

First, I outlined the cookie with icing.

Then, I used a thinner version of the royal icing to fill in the outline.

I allowed the icing to set for a few hours.

For the larger sugar cookie rabbit I decided to cover it with chocolate.

I placed the rabbit in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set.

This rabbit will later be placed in another Easter basket.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Eye Look and Haul

Products Used:
M.A.C. Soft Ochre Paint Pot - Eyeshadow Base
M.A.C Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow -Inner Lid
M.A.C. Pagan Eyeshadow - Center Lid
Revlon Matte Venetian Blue Eyeshadow- Outer Lid
Lancome Dusky Plum Eyeshadow - Crease
Maybelline Copper Diamond Eyeshadow - Highlight
WetnWild Gel Eyeliner in Black
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black Shimmer