NEVER FAIL Seven Minute Frosting (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

If you feel like thanking me for this never fail recipe, I’ll take your thanks in the form of a cake slice!

Get the recipe for this HEAVENLY Angel Food Sprinkle Cake and Pink Cloud Frosting HERE!

DIY Flower Balloon Party Backdrop (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

I’m throwing a Happy Spring party this week and needed a cool party backdrop for fun party pics! It had to be colorful AND affordable. BOOM! #nailedit

Get the DIY HERE!
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DIY Flower Balloon

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

I’m obsessed with all things balloon shaped. Before this post, I could pop out a balloon dog on demand. Now, I can do a flower. Who knows where I’ll go next!

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Balloon Flower DIY

What you need: 
#260 balloons (Twisting balloons are measured by the inflated size, so the 260 is 2 inches in diameter thick and 60 inches long when inflated.)
Balloon air pump
Small 5″ round balloons (optional)
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What to do:
Here’s the deal, I could walk you through a step by step of making a balloon flower, but it was THIS guy’s video that showed me how to do it. We watched this video about 3 times and practiced making a flower while we were watching. David naturally nailed it because he has experience as a former employee of Party City (a story for another time), but it took me a few more times.
Watch the video HERE!

Now the fun part! Just start making flowers! I wanted to make a backdrop for a Happy Spring party, so we used the colors of Spring. How fun would it be to cover an entire wall with balloon flowers for the perfect affordable and colorful party backdrop!

Watch how it all came together here!

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Valentine’s Day Haters Cake (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

Why you gotta be like that?

Gnome Soup (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey and Teresa Earnest Photography

How is it that when a child is small they will latch onto one particular song that brings them so much joy? In my son’s case it was the theme song from a little cartoon called David The Gnome (AND an obscure 10,000 Maniacs song, but that’s another story). I didn’t let Anthony watch much television as a child, there were just too many other things to see and do, but David the Gnome was one exception. It was a little cartoon about the fantastic adventures of a friendly gnome doctor, his beloved wife Lisa and his fox, SWIFT, who traveled around the world creating peace between the gnomes, healing injured animals and fighting against the trolls. When Anthony was a toddler, he would hear the opening song of David the Gnome and go into this kind of joyous giggly trance (the kind adults get these days by paying loads of money to eat root bark in Costa Rica). I remember it like it was yesterday. Just the sweetest thing EVER. 🍄Fast forward to last night (Anthony is now in graduate school). I played him just the audio on this silly little video and he had a big smile on his face and asked me if David the Gnome had a fox named SWIFT. Children do remember more than we think. Anthony, because you love mushroom soup and I love you…this video is for you.

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