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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Super Cute, Super Mini Donuts

For the love of all things small! (Ach du liebe bissien! as my dad would say) I am having so much fun with this mini donut maker! How stinkn' cute are these! I received the Smart Planet donut maker and was at first rather skeptical. It received mixed reviews and looked like the George Forman grill I had back in college! I was advised NOT to use the enclosed recipe, so I looked up a bunch of baked donut recipes and made a hybrid of my very own and this is what I came up with! They are way smaller than I had ever imagined them to be. One can fit on a teaspoon. But who cares! They are so cute and are now considered by me a "diet" donut!
Granted, if you have the baking pan you can use that as well, but then you are not making 6 donuts every 4 mins!

Vanilla Spice Super Mini Donuts

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ground clove and salt. (You can sift it if you have a sifter, I just mix it all up).
Add the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla to the mixture.
I melted the butter and then warmed the buttermilk in a bowl added it to the mixture.
Then hand mix the batter with a spoon until everything is combined. Don't over do it. I let my Kitchenaid take the night off with these.

I placed the batter in a ziplock bag and cut the tip off to pipe into each cavity. I closed the machine for 3.5 mins each. They were ready when they bounced back when pressing on them.

For a donut baking pan I saw to bake at 425F for 5-8 minutes then let stand for 4-5 mins.

I had another bowl with 4 tbsp melted butter and another bowl filled with cinnamon sugar. I dipped the donuts into the butter then threw into the other bowl and shaked it until covered.

For the glaze I used
1 cup powder sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
2 table spoons milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
Then I added food coloring until it was the color that I wanted

MUST TRY THIS!!! Oh just wait until you see some of the other goodies I have been doing with this thing!!
In the meantime, Stay inspired and stay Posh!

Monday, September 26, 2011

"Sweetly" Spread awareness! Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am sure that you all know someone who has been affected by this or have been affected by it. For October, I ask that everyone joins together to "Sweetly" spread awareness by baking some pink cupcakes for your friends, family, coworkers, strangers... To help decorate (as you can tell, I am not skilled in icing as yet, still working on that) I have provided some FREE Printable Think Pink Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers to use! Please spread the word! Maybe we will have pink cupcakes in every state! Hopefully one day soon we can look back and see Breast Cancer as something in the past.

To learn more about breast cancer a great resource is Susan G Komen http://ww5.komen.org/

Go to my site for the Free Printable Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers. http://www.theposhevent.com/fun-free-projects.html Please be sure to send me pictures! I would love to post them on the blog and on facebook! Feel free to also share your stories on here.

Thank you for you kindness! Think Pink!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yes! I have Chevron Designs!

Chevron Place Cards
I have been asked quite a bit lately about doing my printables in a chevron design. And now I have started to add them to my shop. I absolutely love how they are turning out. I have them all available in my new standard color list of 17 colors! Chevron is one of the biggest things this fall and would make a great addition to your events! Come by my Etsy Store and check them out!:-)

(Top Left to Right to Bottom) - Chevron Wine Glass Slippers, Chevron Napkin Rings, Chevron Gable Box, Chevron Pillow Box, Chevron Pyramid Box

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Join me on Pinterest!

Oh my, I am addicted to Pinterest! So many great ideas and inspirations shared by everyone! From the super cute, to great home ideas, and fashion statements! I am starting to put my own boards together. Come on by and see!
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Posh Inspirations: Office Chair Makeover

We have been crazy busy over here! This is great, although I also really miss my sleep! We have been working on three very exciting projects. Plus my Yanna started preschool!! I can't believe how time flies! We have been looking into office chairs for the studio for some time now. But it seems as though they are either drab and boring or they are ridiculously expensive. So while doing my daily looksie on Pininterest I got inspired to do it myself! Being a DIY girl, it somehow passed me to think that I could just do an office chair makeover myself. So this weekend I picked up some fab fabric and started small.

Everyone, meet my folding chair from college (hey, small budget, small space) notice the great craftsmanship of my father's duck tape repairs. She's a beaut! And a great starter chair before I tear apart my office chair and end up having to sit on the floor if it is too much to do.

I took the chair apart with a screwdriver. Placed the chair seat and back onto the piece of fabric (1 yard) and cut out what I thought would work. I wrapped the chair pieces in fabric then took the trusty staple gun and started to shoot it. I followed where the existing fabric was tacked down. I placed the trim back on and then screwed each piece back onto the frame. Voila! My new folding chair!

Here are some other fab chairs that people have done.

On howjoyful.com she did an amazing job with her office chair! I love how she even thought about painting it. I have taken some notes for my office chair! She has a tutorial as well on her site.

Lindsay with BetterAfter.blogspot.com may be THE place to go to see what you can do with old furniture! I am in awe of the blog! I really love this little office chair. I am going to have to redo my couches after the inspiration for this site!

Megan with Doityourselfdivas.blogspot.com has this sharp number! Plus a great layout of all of the materials you would need to do this. Definitely check it out!

Well, I will probably be distracted now and will look up fabrics to redo all of the chairs in my house. Reupholstering may be my new love! I would love to see your projects!
Be inspired and Be Posh!
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