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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Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches- Paint the Gown Red

The ice cream sandwich is a classic summer treat. There’s a place near me called Diddy Riese that specializes in them. I definitely spent much of my childhood waiting in a line out the door and around the corner, to get my hands on one. But my how they’ve changed since I was a kid! No longer are we constricted by the traditional chocolate chip cookie and vanilla ice cream combo. Oh no! Today the ice cream sandwich possibilities are limitless! I’ve seen ice cream sandwiched between pie, waffles, churros, macarons, even donuts. So I decided to jump on board and come up with my own unique take. World, say hello to wafer ice cream sandwiches! These mini pink and orange sweets are so colorful and delicious, you have to try one. Or two.

Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • Strawberry Wafer Cookies
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Sprinkles

Directions

Unwrap an even number of wafer cookies. Using a small cookie dough scoop, place balls of your favorite ice cream onto half of the wafer cookies. If you don’t have a cookie dough scoop you can use a small spoon. Top with reserved wafers to create sandwiches. Add sprinkles! Place finished sandwiches in the freezer to chill. Serve and enjoy!

DIY Popsicle Rings

DIY Popsicle Rings- Paint the Gown Red

July is all about the popsicles. So today I’m turning everyone’s favorite summer treat into a super cute accessory. Introducing, popsicle rings! These colorful clay charms are easy to make and can be turned into any piece of jewelry you want. My advice: get ready to make a whole bunch. They're great gifts and party favors!

DIY Popsicle Rings- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Sculpey Clay
  • Plastic Knife
  • Ring Findings
  • Hot Glue

Directions

Gather materials. Roll out popsicle pieces as shown in step two below. Carefully smush pieces together to form popsicle body and stick. Attach stick to popsicle. Add detail using the back of a plastic knife. Bake popsicles according to instructions on clay package. Let cool. Attach popsicles to findings using hot glue. Let cool. Enjoy!

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

DIY Pretzel Cupcake Toppers

DIY Pretzel Cupcake Toppers - Paint the Gown Red

Every once and a while I make something that comes out exactly how I imagined. These are rare and special moments as finished products are almost always adapted in some way. So when dream actually becomes reality, I get a little excited. Such is the case with today’s DIY. Guys, I am in love with these pretzels! They’re so perfect and adorable, it’s as if they popped right out of the Tootsie Roll wrapper….and they might as well have. Each one takes less than a minute to make! Bound to be the highlight of that Summer carnival party you’re throwing. Ready to roll?!

DIY Pretzel Cupcake Toppers - Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Tootsie Rolls
  • White Sprinkles
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet

Directions

Prepare work surface lining a flat baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Place Tootsie Rolls into the microwave and heat for 5-7 seconds. Unwrap. Roll out candy into long 3-4” snakes. Wrap each snake into a pretzel; grab both ends and form a “U” shape. Twist ends twice. Fold twisted ends down and press to seal. Decorate each pretzel with sprinkles. Top frosted cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!