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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Edible Banner Cupcake Toppers

I love banner cake toppers. There’s just something super adorable about teeny tiny bunting stretching across a cake. But you know what would make cake banners even better? If they were edible! Introducing the world’s first edible banner cupcake topper. These cuties are ready to party, and bound to brighten any fiesta! Like, Cinco de Mayo next week. Edible, papel picado? Yes please!

Edible Banner Cupcake Toppers- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Pull n Peel Twizzlers
  • Rainbow Sour Squares
  • Meringue Powder
  • Water
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Food brush

Directions

Gather materials. Pull apart Twizzlers into individual strings and set aside. Cut three small triangles out of each rainbow square to create fringe. In a small bowl, combine 1T meringue powder and 1T water. Use this mixture to glue Twizzlers to Sour Squares. Let dry completely. (1hr) Trim excess Twizzlers. Attach toothpicks to each side. Top cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!

Fave Five: Fruity Pebble Treats

Continuing this fruit theme we’ve got going on, today I’m sharing my fave five Fruity Pebble desserts! I was always a Cinnamon Toast Crunch girl, but I can’t help but love these colorful Fruity Pebble creations. I think fruity cereal makes way more sense as a dessert than a breakfast. So these bakers have got the right idea putting it on cakes, cupcakes and popsicles. Honestly, I’m not sure I’d be able to eat an entire bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch today. But I’d totally eat it on a cupcake. I should probably make that. Happy baking!

Fave Five: Fruity Pebble Treats- Paint the Gown Red

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Fruity Wishlist

Fruity Wishlist- Paint the Gown Red

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Anyone else feelin’ fruity this morning? There are just way too many fruitastic prints out there! And of course, want them all. I hope fruits are like florals and we never stop seeing them surface each Spring. I think I like wearing strawberries even more than I like eating ‘em. And I like strawberries a whole bunch. Do you have a favorite fruit? To eat or to wear? Please share!

DIY Citrus Slice Trinket Dish

DIY Citrus Slice Trinket Dish- Paint the Gown Red

Happy Earth Day, friends! Today’s a day to celebrate Mother Nature, and I’m doing so with my favorite Springtime fruits. Introducing citrus slice trinket dishes! I’ve never been a big jewelry person, but I have my fair share of trinkets. These colorful slices are the perfect way to display cupcake erasers, porcelain cranes, tiny bowling pins, and your fave pair of hot dog earrings. Because everyone has one of those, right? So after you’ve gone outside and rolled around in the mud, or whatever it is you do to enjoy nature today, make sure to leave time for a little citrus craftin’!

DIY Citrus Slice Trinket Dish- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Multicolored Craft Clay
  • Sharp Knife
  • Small Glass
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cupcake Tin
  • Varnish
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

Roll out red, yellow, orange and green clay to 1/4" thick. Cut out circles by tracing the edge of a small upside down glass with a sharp knife. Roll out white clay very thin. Cut out triangles. Arrange triangles in center of each circle creating a citrus slice. Gently roll slice to secure triangles. Place slices in a cupcake tin. Press each slice down gently in the center. Bake according to clay package instructions. Remove from oven and let cool. Apply varnish. Let dry completely. Enjoy!

Earth Cookies

Earth Cookies - Paint the Gown Red

Tomorrow’s Earth Day and while most people plant trees and pick up trash, I bake cookies that resemble the Earth! I’ve been wanting to experiment with dyed cookie dough for a while now. So I decided to try out the technique and create these pretty blue and green abstract worlds. My dough was a little wacky which resulted in bubbly bumpy cookies. But umm, I meant to do that. Topography! You should definitely whip up a batch yourself. They’re totally out of this world.

Earth Cookies - Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Green and Blue Food Dye

Directions

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add flour and baking powder and beat at low speed until fully mixed. Divide dough into thirds. Add food dye to each section until you have dark blue, light blue and green dough. Shape each dough into a ball and flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Working with half of each dough color, roll out dough into long skinny snakes. Twist dough together. Fold dough in half and twist. Do this about 3 times. Roll out dough and cut round shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheet and bake 7-9 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy! (original)