Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My first craft attempt

Welcome to my first exciting attempt at a craft. Now don't get real excited, just a little excited. Some of you may not know this but my picture is in Hobby Lobby (and other crafty stores) with this over my face.

I heard that Martha Stewart had a bounty on me at one time. That may or may not be true.

Anywho, as I have gotten older more and more of my friends are alone, their spouses have passed on, children are across the country, all sorts of reasons. So many of my friends are hundreds of miles away. I want to do something extra special and if they were closer I could bake them a cake or a pie or cookies. That's just what us southern gals do. But we are all watching our weight and who wants a whole cake sitting in the house just calling our name? I put a lot of thought into this. And tada.....

Have you ever seen these things in the store?

They come in 4 flavors I think. It has cake mix and frosting in the container, just add water and microwave it. Now it is not one of those good ole Southern 12 layer chocolate cakes, but it is easy and you can buy them in minis for just a bite of cake.
First, take container out of the cardboard box. I typed up the instructions on the computer and printed it on pretty paper. Then I took one of those full sheet labels and made a cute Happy Birthday to (insert person's name) and cut it in a circle to fit the cake container, then stuck it on the container. I had some paper stickers and stuck them on the cake container and jazzed it up the best I could.
Cake, candle, card and postage was less than $5. There are a zillion ways you could make this special and those of you with creative abilities I can only dream of the things you can do.
Well what do you think? Has this already been done and I missed it? I sure have to get this whole picture taking thing figured out.


  1. Jeanette,
    I haven't heard of this before, so I think you can claim creative title to this excellent idea! It is a craft project that keeps on giving....! Love it!
    dee dee

  2. Well slap me silly, that is just the cutest idea ever! I give ya'll a blue ribbon for your first attempt.

    Enjoy this day!!!

  3. Well look at you! I'm gonna start callin you Martha!

  4. LOVE it! Don't forget to get the coupons for these at to save even more money! Ha!

  5. Hi Jeanette,

    What a cute idea! I love these little quickie cakes! Whenever I get some good coupons fro them and they go one sale, I run to the grocery store to stock up! LOL

  6. wohooo!!!
    what a wonderful idea... Martha! LOL

  7. Oh, what a cute idea! Anyone would be so tickled to get this creative birthday wish!
    Good job...Martha!

  8. Hi, Jeanette,
    What a great idea! I have seen these in the store a while back, but I had forgotten about them. I will be looking for them. (Right now, I have a whole plate of brownies staring at me. :(

  9. What a cute idea - Thanks for sharing it with us! You did good! :-)

  10. What a great idea! How fun to send this to someone for their birthday! You clever girl!

  11. Too adorable!! I'm saving this idea
    xoxo Pattie

  12. That is a fabulous idea!! How nice to get that. Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

  13. i LOVE those warm delights--there's nothing quite like some instant gratification of the chocolate variety. :)
    great idea, jeanette--that sign will be removed before you know it!

  14. Dear Martha..I mean Jeanette.. :) (I'm such a smarty pants!) No..I have never seen those. Never, but I will look for them.
    I would probably get the tin, make cookies, pack the blasted things, when I could just get one of these..and leave it to them to do when they were in the mood for chocolate! Late at night! I would love something like that so why wouldn't my friends. :) Thanks for the great idea!

  15. What a great, and yes...crafty idea! And i love these little cakes too! Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous. I'm gettin' ready for Frugalicious Friday tomorrow! Hope you'll join us!

  16. I have tried these and they are good. I think we need a picture of your finished product!


  17. My husband is the one in the family with the sweet tooth. He loves these. Whenever they are on sale or I have coupons, I get him a couple.

  18. Wow...that is a great idea..creativity at it's best my friend. xo

  19. That such a cute idea! I've had those. They're so quick since it's microwave.


  20. I love the banner on your blog...:) I also want to say I am sorry to hear of daughter passing on your sidebar...How sad...That is too young...I would love to invite you over to Screaming Meme...I am actually having a giveaway, if you want to enter...I hope to see you over at Screaming Meme...Meme

  21. What a cute idea to send to a friend on their birthday....I love it!! Next thing we know you'll be living your month like Martha...Oh never mind...somebody else with more energy then you and me combined is already doing that....Thanks for becoming a follower on daughter's blog!! Sue