Time for a little summer break...

30 June 2014

Hi and welcome to That Cute Little Cake !
If you are new here, thanks for visiting :) You will find lots of Party Ideas on my party page here.
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I am taking a little break from blogging during July. I will be back in August with Back to School ideas and 2 more parties in the making :)

Have a great summer !

{Recipe} Fresh Lemonade

25 June 2014

A few weeks ago, our neighbors gave us a big box of lemons from their lemon tree and we used them to make Fresh Lemonade.
It was the best lemonade EVER !
The taste of homemade lemonade beats store bought any day and it was a treat to know those lemons came from next door and had just been picked :)

As a thank you to our neighbors I decided to give them some pretty bottles of our lemonade.
I found these gorgeous free printables at WorldLabels . The bottles are Starbuck's Frapucino bottles and I found the perfect matching straws at Michael's…
I really love the printables, the downloadable file has every thing you need to set up a lemonade stand !

{Craft} July 4th Fabric Scrap Banner DIY

23 June 2014

You can find me at Catch My Party today where I am sharing the instructions to make this Fabric Scrap Banner.
Change the color scheme and you have a quick decoration you can make for any celebration.

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{One week to…Design a Girls Night Picnic} Picnic Time !

20 June 2014

I had such a fun time putting this picnic together ! And of course the best reward was the fantastic night we had at the park with my girlfriends… It was so nice to spend this mum time together :)

If you missed this week's posts, you can find my shopping list for this picnic here, my menu here and how to make all the cute labels here !

Cheers to friendship.. and to a great summer !

Styling and Photography: That Cute Little Cake, with special thanks to Becky for her help with the photography
Partyware and paper decorations: Party Pail
Fabric and ribbons: Jo Ann
Round Baskets: Michael's
Rectangular basket: These are our Easter baskets :) but Michael's sell similar ones.

One week to… Design a Girls Nights Picnic 

Disclosure: All words and opinions are my completely my own. Items for review were provided by Party Pail at no cost. No other type of compensation was received for this review. 

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{One week to…Design a Girls Night Picnic} DIY Labels

19 June 2014

Labels are a perfect little details to tie a theme together.
Of course they are not really "needed"… they are just so pretty they're essential to have :)

Now all you need is some scissors and cute scrapbook papers.
I found these 2 American Crafts mini paper packs at Target the other day and some of the papers match my fabric's colors perfectly. There are even pre-made "Hello" labels in the Spring pack !

So now is the time to think about packaging your treats.
My macarons are going into cute little pail boxes, so I cut simple rectangle labels from a yellow and white stripe paper and stamped "macarons" on it. I then use orange washi tape to attach the label to the box.

For my Eton Mess, I am going to have the cream and crushed meringue in mini jars, so I punched some circles to go on top of the jars and again, used stamps to add the treat name.
The strawberries will go into the chevron treat cups (see Tuesday's post for my shopping list).

To embellish the drink mason jars, I used the cute "Hello" labels form the spring paper pack and tied them to the jar with some yellow twine.

 I also added a splash of color to the lids by gluing some wide yellow and white striped card circles.

 Finally, I decided to add a little packet of nuts as a savory snack.

I used some pretzel bags and added a simple bag topper by folding a piece of card over the top.
Here is a little tutorial on how I attach my bag toppers. I don't like the staples to show on the front so I use double sided tape on the front part (I think the staples are still needed to shut the bag properly, I have tried double sided tape on both back and front but it does not look as nice).

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the result of all these preparations :)

One week to… Design a Girls Nights Picnic 

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{One week to…Design a Girls Night Picnic} Menu

18 June 2014

Having lined my baskets (see yesterday's post) I need to fill them with some lovely treats (of course I am the one bringing dessert !).
One requisite though: that those treats be gluten free.

Since the drink for the night is going to be Pimm's (British cocktail where the liquor Pimm's is mixed with lemon soda and to which fresh berries and mint are added), I decided to keep a British treat on menu and went for Eton Mess (lovely combination of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and meringue…). Not only is this a simple option to make (you just have to whip the cream !), it also easy enough to transport.

The second treat I will be putting in my baskets is French Macarons (now you see what I am going to fill those cute little pail boxes with…!!!). The beauty of those delicious treats is that they are made with almond flour, so they are naturally gluten free :)

(I found the Meringues and Macarons at my local Trader Joe's)

One week to… Design a Girls Nights Picnic 

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