Sunday, June 15, 2014

Try This DIY| Mango Moose cake

Today is my dad's birthday and it is father day too. So, I wanted to do something special for him and since its summer time decided to make a  "Mango Moose Cake". Follow along for this amazing recipe.

Materials required to Try This DIY:

  • Mangoes- 1 large
  • Mango Pulp ( It is easily available at any Indian store)- 30 Oz
  • Heavy Cream - 1 Quart
  • Gelatin- 2 pounches
  • Pound Cake ( I was too lazy to bake a cake, so just bought one) - 1 loaf
  • Electric Whisk
  • Removable bottom cake pan (I used a 9" pan from target
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Water

For Decoration:

  • Strawberries (2 berries)
  • Blueberies (15 berries)
  • Apple (1/4th)
  • Mango(1/4th)
  • Mint leaves (5-7 leaves)

Instructions required to Try This DIY:

  • Slice the Pound Cake. Each slice should be at least 1 inch wide. Arrange the slices evenly on  cake pan

  • Peel mango and cut fruit away from pit. Cut fruit into small chunks and arrange them over the cake layer and set aside

  •  Put water in a small microwave safe cup and sprinkle two pouches of gelatin and microwave it for about 30 seconds.

  • Empty mango pulp into a bowl and add the gelatin mixture and whisk until blended. Separate the mixture into 1/4th and 3/4th portions

  • In a chilled large bowl, beat the heavy cream until the mixture forms soft peaks, using a handheld electric whisk.
  • Add 3/4th of mango gelatin mixture into the whipped cream and fold in gently until completely blended

  •  Scrape mango mousse over mango layer and smooth it into an even layer and refrigerate for about half an hour

  • Take the pan out of refrigerator and pour  the remaining 1/4th of the  mango gelatin mixture over the moose layer
  • Decorate it as you wish. ( I sliced mango and Apple into thin pieces and arranged them one after the other.  Added a few blueberries at the bottom and the top of the slices. Also, added a couple of  strawberry slices at the bottom and finished off with mint leaves)

  • Refrigerate it for3/4 hours before  you devour it :). Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest. 

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Try This DIY: AcceCELERYzed Skirt

     Sometimes you don't need to buy a new skirt, but you need to 'spring' one from the back of your closet to get 'Spring' ready.  Today's post is to AcceCELERYze a skirt using hand printing. Hand printing is a fast and easy way to personalize something and this is my third post using vegetables for hand printing (go here  or here for my earlier posts). Get Spring/Summer ready with this amazing DIY.

    Materials required to Try This DIY:

    • Skirt 
    • Celery bunch attached to the at the base
    • Celery stalks
    • Fabric Paint( I used Copper and bought it at Michaels)
    • Dimensional Fabric Paint ( I used Gold and bought it at Michaels)
    • Newspaper
    • Foam Brush
    • Palette 

    Instructions to Try This DIY: 

    1. Cut celery bunch all the way through about 3/5 inches up from the base where the stalks are attached. The base of the bunch will be the rose stamp. Set aside the extra celery stalks 
    2. Using the foam brush, apply a thin even coating of copper fabric paint to the celery stamp 

    3. Place a newspaper between the skirt and press the celery stamp onto the skirt,(If you think the stamp rose needs a  little more color, reapply paint over the stamped design using a paint).

    4. If the stamped rose needs a few more “petals” use the extra pieces of celery to add them where needed. Apply the color to the end of a single celery stalk and stamp on extra petals

    5.  Using the dimensional fabric paint draw an outline around each petal.

    6. Repeat the above process to add more roses. 
    7. Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest. 

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    Try This Gift Wrapper DIY

    We all love receiving beautifully wrapped gift as much as the gift itself.  This Valentine's day, show the special someone how special they are to you by wrapping a beautiful gift in a custom handmade wrapping paper. Today's post is on  how to dress up your V-day gift.

    I know, another tutorial using "Heart shape", well, its the month of love and what better represents love :)  

    Materials required to Try This DIY: 

    • Plain Paper
    • Crayons
    • Cotton
    • Print an outline of a shape and cut out the shape 

    Instructions to Try This DIY: 

    1. Place the pattern on the paper 
    2. Using a crayon draw a thick outline
    3. Holding the pattern in place, and using cotton follow the procedure shown in the video below
    4. Repeat the process throughout the paper

    5. Now that the wrapping paper is ready, time to wrap the beautiful gift. Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest.

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Try This Valentine's Day Card DIY

    Valentine's Day is less that a month away.What better way to tell your special someone how much you love and care for them, than to make them a hand-made card? Cupid's job is made easier with today's DIY tutorial.

    Material Required to Try This DIY:

    • Colored cardstock paper 
    • Embroidery Floss
    • Needle
    • Scissors
    • Pencil
    • Printed Shapes or text (I used heart shape)
    • Eraser
    • Colored Paper

    Instructions to Try This DIY: 

    1. Take the printed paper and cut out the shape.
    2. Place shape you cut out on the cardstock paper and draw the outline using a pencil

    3. Using the needle, punch holes along the outline (they don't have to be equidistant, but make sure you have equal number of holes on both the halves)

    4. Using an eraser, erase the outline
    5. Load the needle with embroidery floss and knot the ends of the floss
    6. Insert the loaded needle a show in pic below 

    7. Pass it through the opposite hole 

    8. Follow the pattern shown below

    9. If the floss reaches the end, tie a knot as shown below

    10. Repeat the process. Completed heart will look like as shown in the picture below

    11. Since we have done some embroidery on the card, inside of the card will look a little shabby.To cover it up, Take a colored paper (not necessarily the same color as the card) and stick it on the inside of card using glue

    12. You don't have to limit yourself to just heart shape . You can try the same process with letters or different shapes.
      Hope you guys have fun trying this DIY. Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest.