Sunday, May 29, 2011

Homemade Hardcover Book

I promised in my previous previous post that I would post about a hardcover book I made myself. Apparently I ran out of things to post before making a better looking one. This blog was starting to look like it would change its name to 'Cookies Crafties'. However, I don't think I am done with my cookies spree yet, so you might find it again in the future (possibly near).
The prototype hardcover book has only 3 faults (that I have found until now):
1. I did not cut the board to have sides in 90 degrees to each other, so the cover is odd shaped
2. the cover/first paper was not big enough to fully cover the board (as seen on the last (open) picture)
3. I cut the board wrong, it should have been in 3 parts, not 2, to make it look like the frequently encountered hardcover books.
But hey, it's a pretty good first try. After this, I will try to make thicker ones with pretty covers, so wait eagerly for it, okay?

it's just a thin trial

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wedding Cookies ++

I really like to see wedding cookies, more than wedding cupcakes. Because it's weird and cool (and cute too). It would be cooler if someone actually used the cookies as the wedding cake, somehow, rather than just a wedding favor. Here are some of sightings I like.
If you watch DC Cupcakes, you might remember them making a two-tier wedding cupcake once, decorated with white fondant, pearls, and purple mini flowers. The cookie in the bottom right looks like that.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cupcake Cookies

 Isn't it the cutest thing? I really like the little drips, makes it look like a ice cream. Nyum.
The only problem I see is how to eat it, other that taking it apart first, but that's a waste of cuteness tho.
The link has a how-to on making it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Egg tarts and my previously insect-infected laptop

Remember my post about egg tarts? I made them!! People said they were
 delicious too, but I didn't use any of the recipes I gave you, I used this one. Because I was too lazy to make my own puff pastry this time, I bought a pre-made one and searched a recipe with a pre-made one :P It's okay, just say all the methods needed to make it, people will just believe you did it yourself. The filling was nice too, though I wished I can make caramel to add on it.

 Now that you have been pleased and delighted by the egg tart picture, I couldn't post anything in a while because my laptop was "infected" by insects. They are everywhere. Lots of them. So I had to seek professional help (because I lack computer knowledge) on cleaning it all. This was probably the one in a million problem faced by those professionals too. The weirdest things is that, they got inside the battery slot. I mean, it's supposed to be sealed, right? I also had my suspicions that they got even further inside, but I can't check on that, so.. I'll just let them be. No, they are not alive inside it, they're the kind that died in a night.
 So how did my laptop got insected you ask? I also don't know. My brother was borrowing it, and we left it on and went to the movies (the whole family did). When we got home, his room was filled with those insects, wings shed, crawling on the floor, bed, and my laptop. -___- But it's cleaned now

 I should be able to make a posting schedule somehow so I don't forget O:) I made my own hardcover prototype book yesterday and might post it (after I make a better looking one). I will also accept orders if you want. :D Also, I will hopefully post a how-to on the origami frog next week. Just hope I remember, because I should have a lot going this week and the next.