Since this week's theme is Wedding Week, we wanted to be sure to share with you a yummy Tuesday Treat that would be perfect for your rustic wedding!
These Cupcakes in a Jar are absolutely adorable!
They aren't your usual treat in a jar where you receive just the ingredients - these are actual cupcakes in a jar!
When we saw them over at My Cakies we thought that they would be great as a wedding cake substitute or as a sweet party favor for your guests to take home.
To make this super fun treat you will need...
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tbsp red food coloring
- 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
- 1 pound cream cheese, softened
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
SUPPLIES: -8 oz mason jars - Spoons - Round Stickers - Baker's Twine - Pastry bag and decorative tips
Once you have all of the ingredients and materials, head on over to My Cakies for the instructions on how to prepare your cupcakes and icing. She gives a great step-by-step with pictures and tips along the way.
We hope you enjoy these yummy treats!
~ Your Friends at Faulkner's
PS - For more information on having a beautiful wedding at Faulkner's Ranch click here.
With Valentine's Day just behind us we just can't get the love out of the air here at the Ranch.
That is why this week is Wedding Week!
With wedding season just around the corner, we have a ton of inspiration to share with our brides-to-be. So, whether you have already booked your wedding at Faulkner's or are considering us as one of your venues, please be sure to check out some of the cool ideas that we will be sharing over the next few days.
To kick start our inspiration we have one of our favorite websites. We came across it the other day and needless to say, we are already obsessed! We can't stop reading and looking through the pictures. Everything is absolutely gorgeous!
This time of the year everyone is trying to think of a creative gift for their special Valentine.
Well look no further! We have just the one you need!
(And you'll both enjoy it too...)
A Coupon for a Good Ol' Roll in the Hay!
Get it? A ROLL in the HAY? We told you it was a Do It Yourself project! Hey, who says we can't get a little raunchy at the ranch?
To make this you will need:
A few Tootsie Rolls (your "roll")
Some yellow or natural colored raffia (your "hay")
A bag or container
The coupon card
We bought all of these materials at JoAnn's. We love it there because a) all of their Valentine's stuff is on sale already and b) we can use multiple coupons on the stuff that isn't marked down yet. (By the way, be sure you download the JoAnn app for your smart phone if you're going shopping! It is always updating with new coupons.) The costs for our materials were... Candy: Reg. $2.99, 25% off, total $2.24 Raffia: Reg. 1.99, 40% off coupon, $1.19 Valentine's Box: Reg. 1.49, 50% off, $.74 So, this project came to a grand total of...*drum roll please*...4.17 And it could be even cheaper depending on what you have lying around your house? After all, you can use anything, even a clear plastic baggie, to put it in!
First, cut your raffia into small pieces about 1.5" to 3" long like so... This will be your "hay."
Place your hay into your container, whatever it may be, and put a few Tootsie Rolls in there. Make sure that you can see them from the outside.
Now print off your coupon. You can use the text from our sample below or you can write your own! And who says it has to be for Valentine's Day? Why not make one for every week of the year?! ;o)
Now give it to your special cowboy and get ready to have some fun!
That is why we love this recipe! It takes our classic Chex mix and adds some serious love to it! Plus, you can get wild and extra creative by adding in more Valentinesy ingredients - there are all kinds of cute candies and Valentine’s themed snacks out there that would be perfect to add in!
To start out though, you will need:
9 cups Rice Chex cereal (gluten free)
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter or matgarine
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ cup red, white and pink candy-coated chocolate chips
¼ cup red or pink jimmies sprinkles
Once you have all of your ingredients, click on over to Betty Crocker for the recipe. Plus, she's got some coupons linked up that will save you some dough!
We hope that you enjoy this yummy snack! Trust us, it will make everyone around you love you even more!