The Handmade Hog Linky Party

Welcome to the very first edition of "The Handmade Hog" on Bouffe e Bambini.
I have been meaning to start this linky party since before Christmas and never got around to it. To help support my love of everything handmade I decided to start this fun linky party. Please join me and link up ANYTHING handmade or homemade. I would love to see recipes, DIY projects and craft projects of all kinds!!!
And if you didn't make anything this week, no worries, link up an old favorite!!!

There are no rules! Feel free to grab the Handmade Hog button and place it in your post or on your sidebar but it is absolutely NOT required!! EVERYONE is welcome to participate!!! This is just supposed to be a fun way to share your ideas and pick up some new ones !! 
So, please join me! LINK UP!!! I can't wait to see what you have in store!!!

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To kick things off I am linking up my 
Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes:
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and I will take any excuse to bake something pretty and fun. I have wanted to make rainbow cupcakes for a long time so I had the idea to make rainbow cupcakes with white icing for clouds and gold coins for the treasure at the end of the rainbow! Which is all associated with leprechans right? Well, that was my idea for St. Patrick's Day! But you could easily make these for ANY occassion!!! So fun and so easy! 

You will need:
1 box white cake mix
1 can of frosting
1 box of food coloring
12 chocolate gold coins
1 large zip lock bag or pastry bag
1 icing tip for piping
I will start off by saying this recipe makes about 14-17 cupcakes. It will not yield 24 as the box says because of all the transferring of batter. I suggest using 2 boxes of cake mix if you want 24 cupcakes. 
All you do is mix up the batter as the box says and then separate it into 6 different bowls, one for each color of the rainbow. Now add the food coloring. The directions on the back of the food coloring box worked great for me while I was mixing up my colors. Make sure they are VERY vibrant because they will fade slightly when baked. 
Now place one spoon full of whichever color you want on the bottom batter into the cupcake liners. I chose to have purple be the bottom. Next spoon in the second color. Repeat this until you have all the colors desired. Keep in mind that you have to use small spoon fulls or you will fill the cupcake too quickly and you won't be able to fit all your colors.
That's it! When your finished layering simply bake and cool.
 I don't have a pastry bag so I just used a gallon size zip lock and cut a tiny hole in the corner where I placed my piping tip! Fill the bag and apply icing to look like clouds. If you can't find a piping tip with a large enough hole simply cut one of the plastic ones to the size you want.
Feel free to grab the Handmade Hog button below and place it in your post but it is absolutely not required to participate! EVERYONE WELCOME!!!!
Just have fun snapping up some new ideas!!!!!

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Amanda said...

Congratulations on your linky party, the cup cakes look fab! said...

Great party! Your cupcakes turned out so cute. We made something similar but they were tie dye cupcakes.

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m&msmommy said...

Those cupcakes look AMAZING! :) I absolutely love your linky up button-SO cute! I put it on my blog becuase it was just entirely too cute to pass up! :)


Love it! Great idea even for kids school parties! Very fun and easy to make! I absolutely love the hog button and the concept as well! Glad you started it, especially for us mommies! :)

To Sew With Love said...

thanks for holding a fab linky party!

Melanie Dohojda said...

This is such a great idea. Love it.

Vanessa said...

I love these! And I'm sure my kids would too. I'm going to find out for sure though! They look great!

Melissa said...

love your linky party! Im planning on putting the button on my blog - too cute! =)
I l~o~v~e the cupcakes, awesome photos!

B:Mod Designs said... cute cupcakes hanna! what a great idea putting the gold coins...i'm going to try this with my kids!

Theresa said...

Two things...thanks for the linky partya and I love the button:) Second...we are soooo making those cupcakes tonight!


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