Tulsa Craft Mafia


Hi, it’s me. by sunshineandcarousels
June 16, 2010, 5:03 am
Filed under: Giveaway

Hello everyone.  I’m Erin, one of the newest members to the Tulsa Craft Mafia.  I’m excited to be a part of such a wonderful team. I wanted to share a little about myself and share some goodies with you.

I’m a twenty something wife and mother of one who loves art and anything crafty.  I enjoy cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing, reading, coffee and finding new music.  My first love is painting, from there I grew to love crafts and handmade goods.  I am the creator of Sunshine and Carousels Designs and my dreams and goals seem to get bigger every day.  I love anything pretty and colorful which is pretty easy to guess.

I want to share this quick any easy way to tweak a boxed cupcake mix.  I make cupcakes a lot, even though I’m not a cake fan…but I do enjoy finding fun recipes.  I’m a firm believer in cooking from scratch and from fresh foods, but sometimes you just need to make something in a jiffy.  I think you can easily take the tricks I’m sharing here and make your own yummy recipe from scratch as well.

Raspberry Almond Cupcakes

– French Vanilla Cake Mix
– 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
– Raspberry Preserves
– 1 can of cream cheese icing

Prepare the boxed cake mix as directed and add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. When the cake has been baked and cooled, take a knife and cut out a small cone like shape from the center. Spoon a little raspberry preserve in the middle and then place the top part of your cupcake back in the hole. (I tore off the middle piece so the cap wasn’t sticking too high). Ice them with some cream cheese icing and you’re done. Pretty easy…and pretty delicious. 🙂

Here’s a little peek of some lovelies that I make.  I make hair accessories, jewelry, statement pieces, sashes, shoe clips and so much more to come.  You can see more at my shop.

To find out more about me and enter my blog giveaway go check out this.

p.s.  The Tulsa Craft Mafia girls will be at the etsy craft party this Friday.  You won’t want to miss it.

xoxo,

Erin