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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes Le Choix du President

Red velvet cupcakes

For the last couple of years during the Holiday season, we have been buying pre-made Red velvet cupcakes. They are so delicious and moist and don’t last more than two days in our house. Since November, I’ve been meaning to try a red velvet cupcake recipe from one of my favorite food blogs at petit4chocolatier.wordpress.com, take a look at her post and you will see how amazing they turned out. Unfortunately, these last two months have been filled by DIY Christmas projects around our house and my mother’s house, so I never got to it.

Last week, while grocery shopping, we found a red velvet cupcake kit. I was very excited because I was going to make my own red velvet cupcakes and it was under $9 for 24 medium size cupcakes. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare.

Le Choix du President President Choice Kit Red velvet cupcakes

Presidents Choice Red velvet cupcake kit

This small kit included the following ingredients:

  •  red velvet cake mix
  • icing mix
  • red sugar crystals 
  • 24 medium size muffin cups

you will only need to add water, vegetable oil, salted butter, softened and milk

For the instructions, please follow the “Presidents Choice” kit instructions.

The cupcakes were delicious and were gone too fast 🙂

Tip: don’t bake these for more than 18 minutes as instructed, I left them a little bit longer in the oven and didn’t come out as moist as they should’ve been

On another note, this is a small Christmas project inspired by one post by one of my favourite blogs pillowsalamode.wordpress.com, she gift-wrapped her paintings to fit her Christmas decor, I loved her idea so much, I had to re-create it in our house by gift-wrapping our mirror hanging in our living room and added a big red felt ribbon to make it look like a big gift. My son loves it so much, he climbs the sofa every day and tries to unwrap it. For the first time parents and parents-to-be, you can look forward to not having a clean house for a long time once your kid starts walking 😉 IKEA mirror wrapped as a gift

 

IKEA mirror wrapped as a gift 02

 

 

Red velvet cupcakes

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  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Thank you so much for mentioning my cupcakes. I appreciate it. I love the kit so much better!! They look delicious. Mine were made with red beets so they didn’t get too red. But they were good. Yours look amazingly rich and red. I love them.

    Love your Holiday Wrappings within your house. I did all that when my children were young. It is so much fun. I laughed that you son is trying to unwrap the paper. too cute. My youngest turned 21, so I don’t do as much now 🙂 Enjoy the moments like this; it is what it is all about {{virtual hug}}. You are wonderful parents!!

    December 17, 2012 at 6:10 am
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    I tried these out for the first time in my life and I am still on the fence about them. I have friends who rave about them like they’re a slice of heaven but I can’t figure out what they taste like to me. Mind you I’m am betting mine weren’t great b/c of my icing. Oy. I’ll go get the PC ones and let you know how that goes.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 ha!ha! you are funny! 🙂 tip: be careful with the butter in the icing, putting too much of it, makes the butter overpowering ! 🙂 let me know if you try them! 🙂

      December 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Oh! thank you Judy! you are so kind 🙂 thank you again 🙂 I wanted to try your recipe but never had time (December is always a busy month). I wanted to take a picture of Nate while trying to unwrap the mirror but was not able to take one 🙂 he is full of energy. thank you for the virtual hug, sending a virtual hug to you too! 🙂

    December 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm
  • Ruby says:

    Good I luv it !! Don’t stop!!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you very much! 🙂 so nice of you to say!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    The cupcakes . . . mmmmm! And your gift-wrapped mirror looks absolutely stunning! Thank you for the sweet shout-out . . . I love your blog back!!! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine

    December 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you Katherine! 🙂 & Thanks again for the idea! 🙂

    December 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  • decorilove says:

    Looks delicious. I love red velvet cakes!

    December 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you! 🙂 & thanks again for stopping by! 🙂

      December 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

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