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Valentine's Card

Ruth-Anne Ford

Valentine's Card

This little Valentine's Day card is a gift to yourself and the person who receives it. Taking the time to create this card was the best part of my day. Meditating on decisions like, 'should I do yellow or snake skin paper next?' is a sweet respite for my busy brain. The design is a simple creative process within a controlled format. I hope you enjoy creating this also! Show me if you do! Supplies Needed: Paper - I used a combination of construction paper, a Costco magazine and an old calendar. Be creative with what you use. Glue stick...


Wilton Gingerbread House HACK

Ruth-Anne Ford

Wilton Gingerbread House HACK

                                  I used this gingerbread house purchased at my local grocery store. I wanted my gingerbread house to have a more sophisticated look, here is what I did! Be creative in building your house and look for what you have in your house that may work. In addition to what is in the kit, I used: pink food coloring, white fondant and saltines. Build the house on a decorative plate or wrap the cardboard it comes with in aluminum or even wrapping paper!   1....


Come Say Hi!

Gibran Hamdan

Come Say Hi!

I am so excited to be participating in the PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair on December 7th and 8th from 10am - 5pm. See more details about the event here: phinneycenter.org/winterfestival I will have all of my of my Holiday Collection items - royal icing cookies, enrobed tea cakes and macarons. Come see me! I will be in the lower brick building.


My Royal Icing Cookie Journey

Ruth-Anne Ford

My Royal Icing Cookie Journey

I started to fall in love with royal icing cookies a couple of years ago when I started watching lots of cookie frosting videos online. I thought, these cookies look amazing, but I bet they are not very good. So, I started researching recipes, looking for a dough that held its shape after cooking and that was super tasty. I finally found a recipe that I love. I add fresh orange zest and vanilla paste to my dough. The royal icing that I use dries hard to the cookie and acts as a perfect seal to keep cookies moist. The...

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