DIY tissue paper pom poms

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How super fun and simply beautiful are these for a baby shower, bridal shower or just a girly birthday party. These images and how to pics are from Martha Stewart.com. {Oh, Martha!}

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tissue paper in desired colors (8 sheets per pom-pom)
  • 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire
  • Scissors
  • Monofilament
  • And all the step-by-step how tos, if you can’t get it from the pics, are on Martha Stewart.com. Happy crafting!

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    • 2 white cake mixes
    • 2 cans white icing {cream cheese is my favorite!}
    • Edible flowers (e.g., day lilies)
    • Sugar cookie dough {a roll/stick from the grocery works just fine; no need to make this difficult}
    • Gel food coloring
    • Icing tips
    • Resealable bags (freezer weight are best)
    • Tip connectors
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    • One 6″ springform cake pan
    • 10″ pedestal cake plate
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    As for the cake:

    1. Bake your cakes and allow them to cool completely before starting the icing process.
    2. Place freezer paper on your cake plate in two or three sections that you can easily remove after icing your cakes. This will keep your cake plate tidy.
    3. Place your first 8″ cake on your cake plate, ice the top and stack on your second 8″ cake. Now apply a thin crumb coat to the entire cake. Repeat this with your 6″ cake and allow both to set before icing your top coat. This will keep cake crumbs from appearing in your beautiful icing work.
    4. This cake has a very smooth icing, not fondant, but a skilled hand at a smooth coat. If you want this effect, use an icing spatula and work in one direction with even strokes. But, you could also have a more whimsical effect with your icing and it would look just as beautiful. Don’t be afraid to make this cake your own.
    5. Once iced, embellish your cake with your sugar cookies. If your icing has set, just use a fresh dollop as glue to hold your cookies in place.
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    Remember, don’t be afraid to be creative. Happy baking!

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