With Father’s Day coming up, I thought I would repost what I did for my man last Daddy’s Day in case some of you are in need of some inspiration.
Here I am below slaving away in the kitchen. (I know, I know, I’m smiling in spite of myself. Marshmallow fondant is a messy thing to make and my technique was definitely lacking in the neat department. Notice the powdered sugar all over the floor behind me as well. Too bad I had just cleaned my floors!)
If you’ve never made marshmallow fondant, try it! This was my first time ever working with fondant and it turned out great. Marshmallow fondant is easier, cheaper, and tastes way better than store bought. Peggy’s Baking Corner is a great site that gives you the recipe and tips. Even though my man isn’t really a tie-kinda-guy, these cupcakes were just too cute not to make. The crowns, however, are certainly fitting because to my two-little-men Daddy is King.
Here are some close-ups so you can fully appreciate the cupcakes in all their dressy cuteness.
Here is Hubby’s gift basket. Yes, my man is a dark chocolate and red wine kinda guy! Gotta love him for it :).
And here is the completed photo project I made using one of my fabulous sponsors scrapblog.com. I printed out the “Daddy” letters on the computer in Word using a 600pt font, cut them out, and took pics of the boys on my flokati rug. Then I designed the pictures using scrapblog.com. Seriously people, if you haven’t checked out Scrapblog yet, you need to. I usually just use one of their predesigned templates and stick my pictures in, but not this time. This time I did it all from scratch and am truly pleased with the end result. Daddy will LOVE it!
I glued three $2 frames together using some gorilla glue and got the exact look I was going for. Love it when my mind’s eye and the reality of a project match-up.