November 01, 2010

Busy Bug Babble....Gypsy Update!

Hello Crafters,  this is just a reminder about the Gypsy update! If you haven't done so already, update or register your Gypsy if you have one @ Cricut.com.
You will get 6 new Gypsy.  Bug Hugs!


  • Smiley Cards (new!)
  • Blackletter
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
  • Printing Press
  • Christmas
  • Indie Art

All current gypsy owners included! Simply register your Gypsy and get access to all downloads.
Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st.
New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Simply connect your Gypsy to your computer and you’ll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you’ll be able to download all images for all six cartridges! And with Gypsy, you’ll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there’s no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.


Project #35 - Halloween Cupcakes

Happy Halloween Crafters.  I know it's after Halloween, but I have been so busy with the kids and I just wanted to post this since I think they are just adorable.  Hope everyone has eaten enough candy!!  The kids  absolutely loved them.  They were so easy to make.  Here are the instructions.
        1 tub Duncan Hines Classic Dark-Chocolate Fudge frosting or any frosting of your choice
         Parchment Paper
         Icing Bag & #2 frosting tip
         2 cup(s) white-chocolate chips
         spiderweb template
























































Put spiderweb template on cookie sheet. I copy a bunch of webs and cut them out separately.
























 Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper on top of templates.
 Microwave white-chocolate chips in a bowl for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave in 20-second intervals until almost melted. Stir again until chocolate is completely melted.
 To make each web, use frosting bag and tip, to trace white chocolate along design, making sure to connect all lines. Repeat process until you've created 24 toppers. Chill them in refrigerator for 10 minutes

To Glaze Cupcakes:
  1. Transfer frosting into a bowl, microwave for 10 seconds, and stir; repeat until thin enough to pour. Dip cupcake upside down into frosting, submerging the top but not touching liner to frosting. Let excess drip off before turning upright. Continue until all cupcakes are glazed.
Carefully lift off cobwebs from cookie sheet and secure with a little frosting on top of cupcakes.  Enjoy! Bug Hugs!