Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
-Abraham Lincoln-

Happy 4th! Make it memorable!
anne and em


Kristyn said...

Darling 4th decor!

I must know, how do you make the frosting for those cupcakes??

Thanks! :)

Bloom said...


This is the go-to chocolate glaze around here. It is sooo easy and delish and I love how it looks!

From the Joy of Cooking:
-Bittersweet Chocolate Glaze or Frosting-

In the top of a double boiler or in a microwave on medium, heat, stirring often, just until the chocolate is melted and smooth:

6 oz bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I use 1/2 a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips--guittard or ghiradelli) and
6 tablespoons milk

Remove from heat. With a rubber spatula, stir in 2 or 3 pieces at a time:
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Continue to stir (do not beat) until perfectly smooth.

When it is still fairly warm, I like to just dip the tops of my cupcakes in. It's so fast and easy! If you let it cool longer, it becomes thicker like a frosting. I much prefer the glaze.


lish and toby said...

Recently came across your fun blog. Love this pennant banner. Where did you get your cute fabric? Do you ever do tutorials on here?