Kissing don't last; cookery do!
~ George Meredith
Wow, wow, wow! We had amazing entries to the Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe (FTR) #5 challenge – 51 of them! Call us bias, but we couldn't resist Crystal Beshear's "What's Cooking" card – so perfect for a recipe challenge. It has Cupcakes! Need I say more? Oh, and other fun ingredients, like ModPodge, rickrack, puff paints, Prisma pencils, and lots of lots of fun patterned paper.
Playing along with the Catered Crop "Follow-the-Recipe" challenge is a piece of cake, or in this case, cupcake! Use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, shapes, etc.) listed in Crystal 's recipe to make your project. You don't have to use the same brand names and you don't have to use all the ingredients. Just pick a few ingredients and then add your own spices to cook up something uniquely yours. We love seeing how you can take the same ingredients and make something completely different.
- Pattern Paper – Go Crazy with Patterns!
- Colors – Anything Goes! Mix and match, try some black accents
- Stamps – Aprons, images from the kitchen or cupcakes
- Color Mediums – Prisma Pencils, pens (like Sharpies or Jelly Roll), black ink, distress inks
- Embellishments – pearls, ribbon, rickrack
- Misc. Supplies – Puff Paints, Glossy Accents, ModPodge
- Tools – border punches or die cuts (or use paper trims)
- Techniques – mixing patterns, coloring with Prisma pencils
- Theme – cooking or cupcakes
- Shapes – Squares
Peggy Marsh, one of our Top Chef design team members, has a great tutorial for using Prisma pencils that will truly change your life – paper craft speaking that is. And we'll be back with some tips for mixing and matching pattern paper. This could get crazy.
Be sure to list your recipe or tell us what ingredient you used from the sample recipe. Don't forget to link back to this post or include the "I Followed the Recipe" button on your blog (see the side bar to the right). Any questions? Just check out the Catered Crop Challenge Home Page.
As always, the winning entry gets an "I Baked it Best" button to put on their blog and will be the inspiration for the next challenge. But, there's more. Hold on to your forks because this challenge we get to have our CAKE and EAT it too. Yep, a randomly selected selected participant will win a $30 gift certificate to spend at Eat Cake Graphics. Holly's creations are adorable and hilarious, and yes, there are cupcakes! Check out Holly's Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques for some of her design team's lovelies (including even a few of mine) and some ideas for what you might get with your gift certificate. Choose mounted, unmounted or even quilt squares.
Just click on the link below to join the Catered Crop challenge. You have until Thursday, March 3, 8:00 PM CST. Swing back by here next Sunday when our Catered Crop Top Chefs will have their culinary delights to show you using Crystal's recipe.