Homemade Frosting

Homemade Frosting
No cake is complete without the icing. Fortunately, you can create homemade frosting very easily. These recipes are so simple that even a novice cook will have no trouble whipping them up. Chocolate and Candy Frosting Ingredients Required to Make Chocolate and Candy Frosting dark chocolate (2 bars) a cup of chocolate candies butter (4 tbsp) half a cup of milk Instructions to Make Chocolate and Candy Frosting Put 2 dark chocolate bars in a saucepan. Add in, 4 tablespoons of butter and half a cup of milk. Reduce the heat to medium high and mix until the butter melts and becomes soft. Allow the mixture to boil and then, from the heat. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Put it inside the refrigerator for a few hours. Take the bowl out and add some more milk. Stir and add to the cake. Vanilla / Chocolate Flavored Frosting Ingredients Required to Make Vanilla / Chocolate Flavored Frosting sifted sugar (powdered, 2 cups) vanilla (half a tsp) milk (3 tbsp) Instructions to Make Vanilla...

Homemade Gift Certificates

Homemade Gift Certificates
A homemade gift certificate is one of the quickest and easiest ways to come up with a present. Whatever the occasion is, these certificates can make great gifts and help you make a dear one feel special and loved. Required Tools and Materials construction paper pen gift certificate book computer, (if you are using a ready to use template) decorative trimmings, color pens printer Instructions to Make Gift Certificates The first step is to get a gift certificate book. You can buy several of these for only a few dollars. However, you can make one quite easily. Get some construction paper and cut it with a pair of scissors. Write down your message and make sure that all the details are included in the gift certificate. Some of these include, the receiver’s name, your name, the content / message, the amount of money you want to gift (if you are doing so), the date, the occasion and so on.  Double check the contents for errors before you print it.  Add some decorations and trimmings...

Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans
Baked beans is a food that contains a special sauce and beans cooked in the oven. The dish can be served as an appetizer or as refreshment. It is very popular in some countries including America, Poland, Great Britain and Canada. Because of the popularity of the food, many processed food manufacturers introduce canned version of the dish. However, if you want to serve this delicious dish in your place, you can try the delectable and enticing homemade baked beans recipes. Homemade Mixed Baked Beans To make the food, you need 1 ½ cups dried pinto beans, 1 ½ cups dried kidney beans and 1 ½ cups dry great Northern beans as main ingredients. Additionally, the dish contains 14 cups water, ½ pound salt pork, a large onion, 1 ½ cups ketchup, 1 ½ cups brown sugar, three cups water, three teaspoons dry mustard and three tablespoons molasses. Aside from these ingredients, you need 1 ½ teaspoon salt, ½ pound bacon and three cloves garlic. Chop the onion and bacon. Mince the garlic. Put the...

Homemade Gift Ideas

Homemade Gift Ideas
In giving gifts, there is the option to buy or not. The latter would probably be your choice if you do not have the exact funds to spend. When this is your concern, and you still wouldn’t want to arrive at your loved ones’ place empty-handed, then, making homemade gift ideas would be a better option. With homemade gift ideas, you can actually stretch your imagination and create the perfect gift for the receiver. But what types of homemade gift ideas should you fill your thoughts with? Among the numerous homemade gift ideas, what can make someone else’s day better and brighter? Here are a few options: Making an Interesting Treasure Stone You probably have had those days in childhood when you would just merely play with clay and form it into different things that you can play with. This simple project is a little like that. For this, you should have a cup of flour, a cup of used coffee grinds, a half cup of salt, one fourth cup of sand, and a cup of water. To proceed...

Homemade Musical Instruments

Homemade Musical Instruments
Creating your very own homemade musical instrument does not require any special technical skills. As you will see, even the most mundane objects can be turned into musical devices. All it needs is interest and creativity. Homemade Drum Required Materials to Make a Homemade Drum The following are the tools and materials required to make a homemade drum: coffee can can opener goatskin metal radiator hose clamp paint 2 unsharpened pencils / chopsticks fabric, yarns Instructions to Make a Drum The first step to make your drum would be to slice and remove the lid of the coffee can. You can use the can opener if necessary. Next, immerse the goatskin in room temperature water. Keep it there until it gets a little flexible and elastic but do not make it thick. Put the skin over the can. Stretch it so the entire can is covered. Flatten the goatskin. When it is flat, add the metal clamp. If necessary, have your friend hold the skin down while you install the clamp. Before using this homemade...
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