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Buzz Lightyear Spaceship Cake

Here’s an easy and inexpensive cake to make for your Buzz Lightyear fan. No special cake pans are required; the design is very basic.

I modeled this cake after a toy I found through a google search.

Bake your favorite cake in a 13 x 9 pan. Allow your baked cake to cool 10 minutes, then invert onto a baking sheet.

Cut the cake into three sections.

Move the 2 small pieces from the top of your rocket down to the base…attach them with a couple dollops of icing.

Crumb coat the entire cake.

Etch guide lines into the iced cake with a wooden skewer. Then decorate with colored icing.

I added a couple of small clean PVC figures to my cake. Not amazing so much, but definitely fun and easy!!

See? So simple. And I promise, your little spaceranger will love it!

These gorgeous pink and white Mickey Mouse cookies were given in lieu of cards at my family’s Valentine party this year. My favorite aunt brought them.

She used the cookie recipe on the Disney site and topped them with a colorful rolled fondant. The cookies turned out perfectly and looked too good to eat! Somehow, we all managed. ūüėČ

I’ve copied Disney’s butter cookie recipe here:

Ingredients

2 cups of butter (4 sticks)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
4 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Beat butter together with the sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy.

Add egg yolks and extracts and mix well.

Sift flour and salt together and add to butter mixture, beating until just combined. Wrap well with plastic and chill until firm (if rolling or shaping).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make cookie cutter cookies chill dough until firm (at least 1 hour). Roll dough to about 1/2 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes.

Cool on waxed paper and decorate

Welcome to the first edition of “Repurpose¬†It!”

For my birthday, my wonderful husband replenished my Sharpie addiction with the big 24 pen bonus pack. If you can imagine, I have tons of crafting things.  So, where to keep 24 Sharpies (all colors of the rainbow, btw) was a predicament.  A trip to the recycle closet was in order.  And inspiration hit.  15 oz vegetable/fruit cans would look lovely on my shelf with some pretty paper wrapped around them.  Cans are so useful for holding things of that nature!

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What you need:

2 15 oz veggie cans – cleaned well.(note – its not too important to get all of the paper off the can. The little bit that is stuck to the glue will be covered up with the scrapbook paper)

1 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper

mod podge or decoupage medium of your choice

foam brush

embellishments (optional)

 

What to do :

I have a pre-cut template of 4″x10″ ¬†for my scrapbook paper. That should fit a standard can. Since every can could be different, test your template before you cut your paper.

  1. Cut your paper to fit the cans.
  2. Using a moderate amount of medium, cover part of the can, paying close attention to the ridges.
  3. Start wrapping the paper around the can.
  4. Smooth the paper around the can, pushing out any bubbles.
  5. Repeat these steps until the can is covered.
  6. Let the can dry for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Once dry, apply a thin amount of medium over the top of the paper.
  8. Allow to dry before applying another coat.

 

I usually apply 2 coats of medium over the top of the paper.  If you are wanting to add embellishments, apply accordingly. On these cans, I used sparkle paint, and this should be applied after step 6. To add ribbon or gems, add once the entire can is completely done.

These can be very unique, decorative items in your every day life & look at how green you can be, too! Get creative – there are many different can sizes out there!

Do you have decorated cans in your home/office? What do you use them for?