Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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Mini Firework Cakes

Mini Firework Cakes- Paint the Gown Red

Before you all head out for the weekend, here’s one last 4th of July treat to make. Or think about making. Or just drool over. These bite-sized red, white and blue fireworks cakes are fun, festive and adorable. Your guest will love biting into the colorful cake and light whipped cream frosting, they’ll be going back for seconds. So end your 4th of July celebration with a bang- watching fireworks, and eating them too! Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Mini Firework Cakes- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar *3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat milk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Red Food Dye
  • Blue Food Dye

For Whipped Cream:

  • 2 Cups Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla

Directions

Yield: 24 mini cakes (72 layers)
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray silicone daisy molds with baking spray. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter and vegetable shortening. Add sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixing glass combine milk, buttermilk and vanilla. Add alternately milk mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture until smooth. Separate batter into three smaller bowls. Add food dye to each bowl and stir until fully combined. Fill piping bag with medium tip with batter. Pipe batter into prepared silicone molds filling each cup ½ way. Bake for 13 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Carefully remove mini cakes. Fill piping bag fitted with a medium size star tip with whipped cream. Stack red, white and blue stars piping whipped cream between each layer. Gently push down slightly to secure layers. Top each mini cake with whipped cream. Serve and enjoy! (Original)

DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland

DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland- Paint the Gown Red

Introducing the cutest 4th of July DIY from sea to sea... Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland! Isn’t it adorable!? I may be biased, but I’m in love. It’s already hanging in my kitchen, and there’s a 50/50 chance it’s going to live there permanently. If you’re hosting a BBQ this weekend, this garland needs to be there. Or if you’re just looking for something festive to hang in your kitchen. You can totally copy me. Ready, America? Let’s do this!

DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • White Foam Balls
  • 4oz Paper Cone Cups
  • Red and Blue Paint
  • Sponge Paintbrush
  • Bakers Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Directions

Gather materials. Paint ⅓ of each foam ball blue. Let dry completely. Paint the opposite ⅓ of each foam ball red. Let dry completely. Leave the center white. Place hot glue around the inside edge of paper cone and glue to a completed ball. Repeat. Place a dollop of hot glue to the top of each snow cone and attach string. Keep the pattern the same- I kept the red part of each snow cone always on the left. Keep the spacing consistent- I measured the length of the snow cone to see how much space to leave between each one. Let glue dry. Hang and enjoy!

DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland- Paint the Gown Red

4th of July Treats To Try

Good morning everyone! Hope your week’s off to a lovely start! I’ve been struggling to plan my 4th of July menu over here. There are too many yummy things to make! Should I bake a pie or a berry shortcake? Both? No, not both. That’s too much food. Sadly we’re not having a party this year. Our apartment essentially gets blocked off for festivities down the street. I’m really excited to walk around and see how our new neighborhood celebrates one of my favorite holidays, but wish our friends and family could come. Next year! Here are some delicious treats to help confuse you too. How do you choose your menu? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Fave Five: Moon Phase DIYs

Hooray it’s Friday! This week went by fast! It happens whenever I miss a day. I spend the whole week feeling stressed and behind and then all of a sudden it’s Friday. But it’s all good. We had beautiful, sunny and clear days all week, which was amazing! Of course, today it’s overcast. Why do you do this to me, Marina?! Hopefully it’ll clear up by tomorrow. It’s LA beer week and Nick and I have plans to bike to a local brewery. So I’d really appreciate nice weather, ok? Ok! Cheers to a lovely weekend!

Fave Five: Moon Phase DIYs- Paint the Gown Red

A Beautiful Mess

Patriotic Bunting from Baking Cups

Patriotic Bunting from Baking Cups- Paint the Gown Red 4th of July is coming up and I’ve got a super fun DIY to help you decorate. Introducing patriotic bunting made from baking cups! When folded in half, baking cups become the exact shape and texture of bunting. No tricky cutting or intricate folding required! Pretty nifty, no? It took me about 15 minutes to make this garland and cost next to nothing since I used baking cups from the dollar store. A pretty cute way to decorate the dessert table, if you ask me. You could even whip up a batch of cupcakes to match!

Materials

  • Red White and Blue Baking Cups
  • White String
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Directions

Gather materials. Fold baking cups in half. Beginning a few inches from the end, tape folded baking cups onto string, alternating colors. Continue until you’re bunting reaches a good length, or until you run out of baking cups. Trim string a few inches from where the bunting ends. Use reserved string to make a loop at each end of bunting. Tape to secure. Hang and enjoy!

Patriotic Bunting from Baking Cups- Paint the Gown Red