Easy Carrot Cake for Easter & Garden Parties

Easter is only a few days away and how better to welcome the bunny than with carrot cake!

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If you’re a great baker, make your mom’s carrot cake recipe and flat ice it with a rich buttercream frosting . . . if you’re not a great baker, no worries. This cake idea is still for you! Just order your flat iced carrot cake from your local grocer or bakery.

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You can keep it simple like the top two carrot cake images, or you can create a cake topper!

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You can even embellish carrot cake cupcakes. The Easter bunny will appreciate all of your carrot cake . . . no matter the size! {grin}

To embellish this easy carrot cake and these carrot cake cupcakes, you’ll need:

  • Orange and green (this one is glitter) cardstock
  • Sharp scissors (dull ones will tear your paper and make your cut choppy)
  • Lollipop sticks (available in the baking section of your local craft store)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Orange and white sixlet candies (available at your local candy store)
  • Tip: Use a cake stand with a small lip so that the candies don’t roll

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To make the carrot decorations for your cake and cupcakes:

  1. Cut out the carrots. For the small cupcake carrots and side of cake carrots, think snowman, three bumps. Once you have one you like, use it as a template so your carrots are all the same size. For the larger carrots for the top of the cake, cut five bumps.
  2. For the carrot leaves, cut out a lopsided heart.
  3. Attach the leaves to the carrots.
  4. Attach the carrots to lollipop sticks. For the side of the cake, cut the lollipop stick in half and hot glue the flat end to the back of the carrot. For the top of the cake and cupcakes, glue the lollipop stick to the back of the carrot.
  5. Insert the lollipop sticks into your cake and cupcakes.

As always I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Easter Bunny Bottoms – A Cinnamon Roll Treat

My favorite fun food ideas are those that are spontaneous when I’m just trying to make my kiddos happy. {grin} My Easter Bunny Bottom Cinnamon Roll Treat couldn’t get any easier!

Easy Easter Bunny Bottom - A Cinnamon Roll Treat | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Yep. You got it from the pictorial. The only difference in these and normal cinnamon rolls is cutting a mini marshmallow in half and adding it the center. Oh yeah… and the giggles you get when you ask your kids if they’d like another “Bunny Bottom.”

By the way, if you have a kiddo with dairy food allergies like I do, the Kroger brand is yummy and has no dairy!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Butterfly Cupcakes

With spring here and Easter just around the corner, this weekend I whipped up some pretty and super easy butterfly cupcakes for the family.

Easy Butterfly Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Every year I plant lantanas in my front flower beds. When I was a child in Alabama my grandmother had a variety of lantanas all around her yard and lining her drive. They were beautiful AND they attracted butterflies! Little yellow and white butterflies… so dainty and fragile. I can’t wait for them to arrive this summer.

Easy Butterfly Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

So in honor of spring I decided to make some simple butterfly cupcakes in five easy decorating steps: 

  1. Ice – coat cupcakes with white icing.
  2. Dip – dip and roll cupcake tops in yellow sugar, coating the cupcake all over.
  3. Wing it – add two yogurt or chocolate covered pretzels for the wings. These are lemon yogurt. YUM!
  4. Body – using pearl yellow sixlets, create a segmented body with four candies.
  5. Antennae- add two small chocolate sprinkles for the antennae. I prefer using tweezers so I don’t destroy the icing.

Tip: For perfect color on your cupcake wrappers, bake in white wrappers and once cooled set inside pattern or colored wrappers.

Easy Butterfly Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Plus, these pretty little cupcakes are perfect for my bugs, bees and butterflies party supplies that I shared on Friday.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Bugs, Bees & Butterflies Spring Party Supplies

Whether you’re hosting a bugs, bees and butterflies birthday party or a Easter celebration, this party supplies collection will have your guests buzzing!

Bugs & Butterflies Party Supplies | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

My bugs , bees and butterflies party supplies collection includes:

  • cupcake toppers (4 designs, 8 per sheet)
  • cupcake wrappers, (2 designs, 2 per sheet)
  • napkin rings (3 designs, 6 per sheet)
  • straw slips (4 designs, 12 per sheet)
  • favor tags (1 design, 8 per sheet)
  • cello toppers, (1 design, 2 per sheet)
  • placecards (a blank sheet so that you can overprint your own; personalization available in the a la carte section of the Shoppe)
  • pattern sheets (2 designs)
  • invitation and thank you notes sold separately

No bees and butterflies parties planned, but you have a little camper… or artist… or rock star running through your halls?! The shoppe has over 35 birthday party supplies and holiday party supplies kits. Come have a look!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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25 Chicken Recipes Perfect For Hosting Sunday Dinner

I think you all know I’m a southern girl. And in my family, Sunday dinners are always hosted by the matriarch of the family.

My grandmother had Sunday dinners down. She hosted for so many years and she knew just what we all liked. My grandmother is now in heaven and my mom now hosts. She makes some of everything. You’re hard pressed to leave her house hungry.

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But for Easter this year, I’m hosting Sunday dinner and I’ve collected 25 flavorful and moist chicken recipes on Foodie.com to build my menu around. I think I’ll make a few test runs before I select the winning dish. I’m sure the family won’t mind. {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Bunny Birthday Party in Orange, Pink & Black

I’m in love with this sweet Bunny Birthday Party hosted by Shelley of Crazy Wonderful.

Bunny Birthday Party

This party is simple and sweet and full of fun. You can “hop” over to Crazy Wonderful for all the details.

Carrot cupcakes – of course.

Pin the tail on the bunny game – cute.

Bunny sack races – fun!

Antique bunnies – family heirloom – love.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Easter Bunny Cake + Free Printable Templates

We celebrate Easter for all the right reasons in my house, by giving thanks to the Lord for the gift of His son, but we still like to have a little “bunny” fun too. So today I’m sharing a fun and creative Easter Bunny cake idea that you can make in less than 10 minutes!

Easy Easter Bunny Cake with Free Printables | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Yep. This craft is quick. Run by the bakery and pick up a simple white flat iced cake, print my free bunny designs, cut and/or punch them out, put them on lollipop sticks and you’re a rockstar!

Easy Easter Bunny Cake + Free Printables | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Download your FREE EASTER BUNNY PRINTABLES now and hop {grin} over to my original post for all the step-by-step instructions and more pictures!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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How To Make Crepe Paper Flower Lollipops {DIY Party Favor}

I love crepe paper crafts. It comes in so many bright colors, it’s inexpensive and it’s easy to craft with. What more can a girl ask for?! {grin} For spring and likely my Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, these little crepe paper flower lollipop favors will be gracing my table. I might even add name tags and use them as placecards! {Just thought of that as I type…}

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Okay, let’s get crafty!

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make these crepe paper flower lollipops, all you need is:

  • Crepe Paper (in a variety of colors)
  • Tape
  • Lollipops (these pretties came from Candy Galaxy)

Yep. That’s it!

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And to make them, that’s a simple list too.

  1. Cut 8″ strips of crepe paper.
  2. Fold it in an accordion style, about .25″ for each back and forth bend.
  3. Loosely wrap it around the base of the lollipop and tape.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for layered effect as shown.

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And you’re done! Pin the following image so you don’t forget to make these for your next party!

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easter craft ideas for kids

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Hi everyone! It’s Bridget! Kim is out of town, busy with her new craft videos at the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores studio, so I’m sharing a bit today!

This week is Spring break and in our house, that means lots of fun Easter crafts for kids to stay occupied! What better way to brighten our dreary snow-filled Ohio days than with simple, colorful crafts? Inspired by my 10-year old’s love of sock monkeys, I found these ridiculously cute sock bunnies. Hop on over {I know, I’m a riot} to see the whole tutorial.

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With three kids of different ages and stages, I have to have some variety; so,I pulled a few other easy crafts together for you to see, too:

As always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easter carrot goody bags + template

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Hi there! It’s Deanna from Mirabelle Creations. I’m excited to share a no-sew fabric carrot that’s perfect for Easter candy and egg hunt goody bag favors! Kids will love opening these little carrot treats, especially when filled with their favorite jelly beans!

I chose something a little different than the traditional orange carrot this year. I created a Seersucker & Bow Ties Easter party collection  and decided to make my carrots out of seersucker too!

What You’ll Need To Make Your Own Fabric Carrots:

  • Carrot Template
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Green ribbon or yarn
  • Hot glue gun

Easy DIY Instructions For Fabric Carrots:

  1. Print out the free carrot template. Cut out the larger 5×7 rectangle pattern using the fabric of your choice. Repeat for as many carrots as you are planning on making.
  2. After you have finished cutting out the fabric, cut out the template for the smaller square with the diagonal corner. Trace the shape onto plain white paper and cut out.
  3. Run a small line of hot glue along the edge of the paper. Press side with glue onto the wrong-side of the fabric. Gluing the paper to the fabric will make the fabric stronger and able to hold the shape once it’s rolled.
  4. Roll the paper from the shorter side to the longer side, making a cone shape. Run a small line of hot glue along the inside edge to secure.
  5. Tie off the ends of the fabric with green ribbon.

You can find me at Mirabelle Creations and as always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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