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New Craftsy Class:: Fabulous Bows & Fashion Details

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Fabulous Bows Craftsy Class

Just popping in to tell you about a New Craftsy Class:: Fabulous Bows & Fashion Details!   I get asked lots of cake decorating questions all the time, and bows are one of the most popular subject!  I know how to make a few (see my poofy bow tutorial here) but I desperately wanted to sign up for this class in real-life at Cake Fest and learn about these bows.   Sadly, it sold out super fast and I missed out!!

At that time, I had no idea that Eva Salazar had  a Craftsy class in the works with the exact same subject matter!  Yesterday I nearly bounced off the couch I was so excited to see this in my inbox!  It is next in my long list of Craftsy Classes I own!

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PS – although I didn’t get into this Fabulous Bows class at Cake Fest, I did manage to get into Shawna’s class and I’m probably going to make a complete fool of myself that day when I meet her!!

Anywho, let me tell you a bit about the class (from Craftsy):

Create your most stylish cakes alongside fashion-forward decorator Eva Salazar. Learn how to texture your designs with eye-catching ombré ruffles and luscious scrunched ruffles. Create designs abloom all over with vibrant fondant flowers. Add designer decadence to your work with pillowy, polka-dotted fondant billows and delicate wafer-paper variations. Next, master the art of the gum paste bow: Create basic yet beautiful two-loop bows with graphic stripes, flowing tails and a shimmering brooch. Add dramatic dazzle to your portfolio with four- and eight-loop bows. Plus, learn how to make a fondant bow with a long, rippling tail — a breathtaking accent for extra-tall tiers. Top sumptuous textures with runway-inspired bows for cakes that always steal the show!

This class includes 7 HD lessons (totaling near 3 hours) with anytime, anywhere access!!   And the bows… oh the bows….

Fabulous Bows

It’s just perfect, isn’t it?  I’m in awe!

Anywho… Fabulous Bows & Fashion Details is on sale right now for only $19.99 (33% off) so be sure you register while there’s a discount!  Remember, with online Craftsy classes, you can…

  • • Learn for life! With lifetime access to your classes, you can watch lessons at your preferred pace and easily revisit your favorite concepts with just a click.
  • • Kick up your feet! Enjoy classes anytime from the convenience of your home or even on-the-go with our mobile apps.
  • • Get personalized guidance! Ask your expert instructor and fellow students questions to receive all the answers and feedback you need to succeed.
  • • Conquer new concepts! Learn easily with helpful diagrams, engaging graphics and downloadable materials that walk you step-by-step through gaining skills.

If you’re ready to take a class, hurry and grab it now while it’s on sale for 33% off!   But if you’re still not sure, please sign up for a free class and get a feel for Craftsy!  I’m sure you won’t be disappointed! 

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Christmas Crunch Popcorn Snack Mix

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Christmas Crunch Popcorn Snack Mix

I’ve made popcorn snack mix like this about a million times and for every occasion under the sun – including Easy Easter Bunny Snack Mix and this Fall M&M’s & Popcorn Snack Mix and of course… my favorite Candy Corn Snack Mix – but for whatever reason, I can’t remember ever making it for (or around) Christmas.

But then yesterday, after talking to Amy, who was making some while we chatted… I just could.not.quit. thinking about it.  I got a “hankerin'” for it, as my Mama used to say.  When I woke up today still thinking about it, I told the kids I wanted to make some, so they helped and we mixed up some Christmas Crunch Snack Mix!

Christmas Crunch White Chocolate Popcorn Snack Mix

I already had the Christmas M&M’s on hand … because that’s a staple in everybody’s kitchen around Christmas, right?  And we always have microwave popcorn and white almond bark. Those are also staples in our house.  As a bonus, I had pretzels (not so common in our house) but Amy’s mix had pretzels which made me really want  them too!

So, that was that… about 5 minutes later we had a delicious afternoon snack ready.  Unfortunately, being the mean blogging Mommy that I am, I tortured the kids by not letting them eat any until I took pictures and checked pictures and then too more pictures… just so I could share it with YOU!    Now that I think about it – my kids should be mad at YOU, not ME, right?

Just kidding.  I think ;)

Christmas Popcorn Snack Mix

Are you ready to make some of this totally addictive snack mix?  I promise you won’t be able to put it down!!   Oooh, and if you need snack for a party, or want to bag it up for class favors – kids and adults alike love this stuff!!   To see more pics with instructions and sweet little bags I made for Easter, check out my Easter Bunny Snack Mix post here – I have step-by-steps!

Okay – here you go:

Christmas Crunch Popcorn Snack Mix
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  • 8-10 cups of popped popcorn (microwave or homemade)
  • 8 ounces of white candy melts or almond bark
  • 1 cup M&Ms,
  • 1 cup Pretzels
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  1. Pop the popcorn and pour into a large bowl. I used microwave (the "extra butter" variety but you could use air popped or whatever is your favorite! Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Spread the popcorn out on the cookie sheet.
  2. Sprinkle the M&M's and pretzels evenly over the popcorn. Melt white chocolate and pour over the popcorn mix. I do this by chopping up the almond bark, then putting it in a microwave-safe measuring cup and microwaving for 1 minute. Stir and microwave again - in 30 second intervals until smooth and completely melted.
  3. Pour it over the popcorn, then gently stir it up to coat the popcorn. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles to make it extra festive!! :) Let it dry/harden, then break it up and enjoy!
  4. PS. If you want to speed up the drying/hardening, pop it in the frig or freezer for a couple of minutes!

Christmas Crunch Collage

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Aprons Sale

Well… I didn’t see this coming!   Now you can get a whopping 70% off  at Flirty Aprons!!   According to Flirty Aprons, this is their best-ever online Holiday Celebration!  This deal is starting NOW and going until December 22nd!

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