Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion

I love love love this movie! It doesn’t screen nearly enough! When I saw Street Food Cinema scheduled it I bought my tickets, about, 3 months early.

And I finally got to make an idea I had for for-ever! Michelle WineBerger wine labels! Download the pdf label below for your own Romy and Michelle party!

Writers note: Seriously I have had my ‘Michelle’ dress since 8th grade when I wore it my graduation dance. Circa 1997. Sooooo there! 🙂

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(click below to download wine label PDF)

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Picnic

Cinespia opened its season with Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The red bikini was an obvious reference, it took me a little while to figure something out….but I did it!

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Red Bikini Sugar Cookies

My Keep Their Shape Sugar Cookie Recipe.

 

For the Red icing I used  a method called “flooding”. I am new to it, so I will link to the youtube video I used below.

Basically you use runny royal icing, ice the border of the cookie, wait for it to dry and then fill it in with more icing. Great for that super smooth look.

 

My Progress tracked below: 🙂

 

Burger Sauces

I loved the scene at the Burger joint where Judge Reinhold talk about what the secret sauce is made of. So I made competing Fast Times Burger Joint Secret Sauces with labels!

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FT All American Burger Secret Sauce

FNF: Bloody Number 5 Cake

My boyfriend’s Horror Series (Friday Night Frights @ the Cinefamily) turned 5 this week. They threw a Part 5’s party so it had to be a 5 and it had to be bloody! They showed the 5th movie in all of the great horror franchises so it had to have sugar to help everyone stay up!

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Number 5 Cake Recipe

This was a surprisingly easy assembly.I started with a circle and square cake pan.

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Once baked and cooled, (1) slice the square cake in half, (2) punch the center out of the circle, I used a glass and (3) cut a quarter of the circle or “o”. Here’s a great recipe from Happy Home Fairy.

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Add white icing, bakers tip: For icing with a smooth finish, whip the icing before hand, and start with a huge chunk on your icing wand. It makes it easier to spread when you have a bunch extra. Heres a video to help:

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I did the edges in black, I wanted the cake to have a super “fancy vibe” so the blood splatter felt more “red wedding” so to speak. Bakers tip, for chocolate icing, don’t kill your self adding endless food dye to white icing (gross) make chocolate and add black. Much easier!

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The Martian : Potato Garden on Mars Cupcakes

I went to a Golden Globe Screening party at the Cinefamily Hosted by Doug Benson. He hosts a tasting and records his podcast Dining with Doug and Karen on the back patio.

They were so impressed I made it to the Headlining Picture on that Episode.

Give the episode a listen here!

 

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The Martian Potato Garden on Mars Cupcakes

1.) Make normal chocolate cupcakes, mix is fine, throw an Mint flavored Oreo at the bottom of the cupcake cup and put batter on top.

2.) Take normal and vanilla Oreos and separate the cookie from the filling. Take the equal amounts of each type of cookie and crush them together. It makes a nice sandy texture.

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3.) Sprinkle as much as possible on the Cupcakes, do it while they are still hot and once cooled pile even more on.

4.) Take a butter knife and gently make lines down the center of the “dirt”.

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5.) Take a bundle of mint, once cleaned and dried, spread on your cutting board and gently cut “stalk” pieces off. i.e. Long stems, small branches.

6.) Gently push the mint into the “dirt” and carry *very carefully* into the party!

Bakers note: Mint wilts very quickly, the closer these can be made to the event the better!

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Lost Boys: Candy Apple Stake Through the Heart

I found these for a Snow White Party, but always thought they’d be better for vampires! So for a Lost Boys dessert I made these!

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Instructions

  • Slice an apple vertically into 4 thin slices.
  • Brush with lemon juice then allow to dry several hours.
  • Melt down some Wilton Red candy melts and dip slices in it.
  • Buy some thick skewer (stakes) in the cake pop section of the craft store. And stab them in BEFORE candy melt dries, or else it will crumble and ruin the effect.

Back to the Future 2: Hydrated Pizza Cookies

I absolutely love Back to the Future. I really enjoyed the past couple monthes and all the fun reunion events going on.

On October 21, 2015 I went to a party and made Hydrated Pizza Cookies. They don’t exist, so I had to invent them! 🙂

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Pizza Sugar Cookies

Starts pretty simple, make some plain sugar cookies.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Preparations

  • Once cooled add red icing.
  • For toppings I used:
    • Organic Fruit Roll Ups, they’re thicker then normal fruit roll ups. (And I used a cleaned chapstick lid to punch them out.)
    • Candy Dots, and I sliced the green ones with Meat scissors for the green peppers.
    • Shave white chocolate on top.

 

Pizza Hut Hydrated Pizza Bags

  • First print logo stickers. I found the logo here.Pizzahutpizza
  • I used photo shop to create a template of the logo for printing. Buy some printable clear sticker paper, here’s an example.
  • Print a few copies, and cut out each logo.
  • Grab a regular role of tin foil:
    • Gently pull out a sheet and trim it about 6 inches long and 10 inches wide.
    • Fold the foil in half, so it is 5 x 6 inches.
    • Then fold the bottom and the right side over half a inch and secure it with a small piece of clear tape.
    • Flip the “bag” over and peel Pizza Hut logo from the clear sticker paper and place in the center of the tin foil bag.IMG_20151021_141213

 

  • Slide in the cookies and arrange as so!

 

 

 

Carrie: Bucket of Blood Cookie Shots

Carrie Party! I had to serve something themed for Carrie and I decided to go waaay out of the box. I was been watching this Popsugar Tutorial for Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots and I got my idea!

Carrie’s Bucket of Blood Cookie Shots

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Take your average sugar cookie recipe

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1½ c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  1. Form the cookie shots inside the molds, making the walls of the cookie shot about 1/4 inch thick. Chill for 20 to 30 minutes before baking.
  2. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown. Remove from the oven, and let cool completely.
  3. Spray the outside of the cookies with Silver Edible Spray Paint. Let that dry.
  4. Melt some Wilton Red candy melts and then pour the melted candy into the well of each cookie. Twist the cookie so the inside is coated then set it down and pour extra around the edge for the bloody effect. Chill cookie shots until the melts has set.
  5. Mix together heavy cream, vanilla vodka,  and Wilton Red Gel Food Coloring.
  6. And pour it in!

 

Fight Club: Soap Cake

First off! All credit, and I do mean alllll credit goes to Three Baking Sheets to the Wind: Sugared Cinema, Fight Club Blog Post. This is her recipe and I am merely a mimic swimming in her wake. My attempt at the Fight Club Cake. The pictures are mine, the recipe is hers.

Fight Club Soap Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 pound cake loaves (Sara Lee Cake Mix works great!)
  • Fruit Jam
  • A batch of Quick Pour Fondant
    Pink Food Coloring (I used Wilton Rose)
Preparation
  • Bake normally.

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  • Slice a thin layer off the top of one of the pound cakes.  You want a smooth, flat base for the letters to rest on.  Trim a little off of both ends, rounding out the corners so that it resembles a bar of soap.
  • Cut the other loaf into 1/4-inch slices.  Carefully cut out the letters using an Exacto knife or something equally sharp.  You should be able to get 2-3 letters out of each slice

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  • Apply a glaze to the cake.  This will help the fondant stick to it more uniformly.  To make the glaze, put a few spoonfuls of jam into a bowl and thin it out with a little bit of water.  Microwave for 15-20 seconds then lightly brush onto your cake.

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  • Carefully arrange the letters one last time then transfer the cake to a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.  Prepare and dye the fondant using the recipe I linked to above.
  • When the fondant is ready, pour it evenly over the cake.

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  •  To clean up and define the areas between the lettering, I cut a drinking straw to about a 4-inch length and used it to blow out the excess fondant.  It sounds odd but it’s really not.  It’s a lot like the last 30 seconds of a drive-thru car wash when the leftover droplets are blasted off your windshield by that enormous air cannon.
  • To make “suds”, pour some heavy cream into a bowl and whip it until it starts to foam.  Skim the suds off the top and spoon them onto your soap.

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Follow my Fight Club Party Ideas board on Pinterest!

Apocalypse Now: Fatigue Candy Bark and Pinwheel Sandwiches

For Apocalypse Now, I didn’t want to deviate from the fatigue theme. I liked the idea of making a candy bark, because of its ragged and broken appearance. I also wanted something for “dinner” so I came up with Fatigue themed pinwheel sandwiches.

Fatigue Candy Bark

I had to create Fatigue Candy Bark first. I started with green and light and dark brown candy. I used brown, green and yellow peanut butter M&M‘s, Chocolate Oreos, and Green and Yellow Gummy Bears.

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Started with a 9×13 baking pan lines with foil. I used pretzels for the bottom layer, and poured melted mixture of:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

. Covered the pretzels with 3 different shades of melted Wilton Candy Melts.

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Spread the candy in its matching color.

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Once it hardens. Break it up and viola! Final Result.

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Another recipe option, I only have a small picture of.

Fatigue Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • Green Tortillas
  • Mustard
  • Roast Beef
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese

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Follow Laura’s board Camo/Fatigue Themed Stuff on Pinterest.