Monday, July 2, 2012

Okay, Let's Bake a Card!

Welcome to my kitchen...
For today's card you will need the following supplies
 Tortilla flour, water, Quinoa, food coloring, fondant paste, sea salt, sprinkles, sesame seeds and flower cookie cutters.

Step 1 - Make a half serving of tortilla dough using 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of water.  Mix, roll into a ball, let sit under a cool towel for 15 minutes.  Roll out onto parchment paper and divide into 6 sections.

Step 2 - Roll each section of dough into a different color of the rainbow by dropping drips of food coloring onto parchment paper.  I didn't have red so I had to use the fondant paste. When finished coloring the dough, press your hands into the color blobs and finger paint!

 Step 3 - Cut the flower shapes using the pretty pretty dough you've made!

 Step 4 - Bake your colored tortilla flowers at 350 degrees for about 2 mintues.

 Step 5 - Let tortilla flowers cool.  Remove from pan and place them back on the parchment paper.  Grab your glossy accents and get ready to decorate.

 Step 6 - Now add a drop of glossy accents and then decorate the top your flowers with dark sprinkles, pearl sprinkles, Quinoa, Orange dyed Sea Salt and Sesame Seeds.
Aww, aren't they pretty!  At this point they are no longer made for human consumption so maybe set back a few for the family to snack on before you decorate them!  What fun they would be on top of a salad. 

 Step 7 - Alrighty then, the baking is over and now it's time to assemble them on a card.
Here is an example of what you could make, but the options are endless.  Just adhere them with hot glue and you're done! 
Remember the styrofoam plate, the red solo bowl and the box of tea?  I've even included them as the base of the cake and the two little candles at the top.  The tea bag is peeking out from under the sentiment.  Why is there a strip of my old jeans draped along the side of the card with a denim bow? Well, it all comes together to meet the criteria of 4 AWESOME challenges that I would love to enter this card into and I think you should too! 
Here they are...

Our Creative Corner-
"You MUST use something you would use IN baking in your creations. Get creative - use food coloring, paper liners, or sprinkles. Know any cool techniques with egg whites, flour or sugar? You need to explain your 'ingredient' in your description of your creation."


I've rotated the sketch so it looks like a cake

Frilly and Funkie
Let's See Some Textures (With a Twist)
One of the textures must be a material or fabric
Yeah for old jeans!!

And last but not least...
Catered Crop
Use RAINBOWS or The Colors of Rainbows

Thanks so much for stopping by my kitchen!
I really hope you take part in these challenges...the possibilities are endless.
Now, go cook your meal and bake a card. ;)

Hugs n' Happy baking/crafting/stamping...
Lisa xx

23 comments:

Chrissy said...

Well, for one, your oven is the cleanest oven I have ever seen...or did you sneak to the appliance store with your tray of loveliness and take a photo, thats what I would have top do...lol..number 2...such a wonderful project, I love the finger painting. and the wee flowers are just so pretty..and number 3...a gorgeous card with nearly edible flowers...they look just super Lisa..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Well, well, well and OMG!!!!How can one comment on such a creation and do it justice, the amount of effort alone is daunting.
You appear to have put your whole pantry on this card Quirks!
It is utterly and completely mind-blowing.
This is not a card it is more an illustration of artistic ability; an idealistic and impractical idea and you have without exception made it work amazingly well, you are the most resourceful person I have come across; a virtuoso certainly when it comes to atypical challenges Q.
A wonderful card.
Thank you so very much for taking this theme by the scruff of the neck and tying it down completely. We at Our Creative Corner are thrilled with this effort.
Smiles:)
Sue
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richardbreaks said...

You are a WILD woman!!! I am just blown away....

Dawn said...

Wow!! You never cease to amaze! Another AWESOME project.

Hugs, Dawn

Lisa S. said...

Are you freaking kidding me??? Where on earth do you come up with this kind of mad scientist brilliant genius stuff. You AMAZE me and I absolutely look forward to what you'll pull off next. Those flowers are DA BOMB and you are the most artsy fartsy person I know. :)
Kudos to you for knocking these 4 challenges totally out of the park.
Huge Hugs L2,
L1

Linda McClain said...

Ah, man, now I'm hungry for cake! You are a genius my friend. I love it.

Tracy said...

Now you know that despite the warning that this in inedible Jethro is going to try it. :-) Bread dough roses have been around forever so why not tortilla flowers. Thanks for sharing your fun inventive way of meeting those challenge requirements. Hope you're having a great week Twang!

Yvonne Garner said...

So very creative! Bravo! Best wishes, Yvonne

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh this is super cute!!

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Shelby said...

I'm agreeing with Chrissy...your oven is either new, you have OCD with cleaning ovens or you don't bake:) Love how you've done these flowers and your creativity of course never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for the tut in case I ever decide I want to be that creative.

Shelby

Anita Houston said...

I have no words good enough! You have totally blown me away Lisa! Holy bakingoli!!!! Truly amazing! The thought you put into this, the time, the materials, the time, the materials, and oh yeah the time...all wow!!! This takes the proverbial cake! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week, AND for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!! Amazing, refreshing, and beautiful work!

Lisa Jane said...

Oh i thought i was mad .. you take the biscuit lol.. pardon the pun.. what a fabulous idea.. i just love those flowers...
and the recycling.. who would have thought it would make such a beautiful card
Lisa x

Sue C said...

Fabulous Lisa ! Love how you've done this totally awesome ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Supber, so creative,,,,, I want , i want I want......mmmmmmmmmmm

Alyce said...

LOL! This is AWESOME!! Great work Lisa...did you nibble any leftover flowers? I want to try them! They look like little macaroons mmmm :) Love this!

Jeanne J said...

OK ... talking to myself.... Oh Heck No!! The girl cooks too!???!?!!! You baked your own flowers! How awesome is that? Is there anything that you can't do???? You are brilliant! I mean it!

Terry said...

I just love this home baked card! What a brilliant and beautiful idea! Amazing! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

Holly Kean said...

Wow! You really took this challenge to another level of interpretation. What effort! What creativity! What a result! Great card and beautiful "cake". Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Cheryl said...

Wowza! I don't even now what to say. Your card is so lovely and creative. I love the flowers you made.

Marjorie said...

Oh wow!! This is just so, so...wonderful, your idea's are incredible and look at the finished project..."AMAZING"...
Love it hun:)
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is brilliant and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner... :)

Margaret said...

Totally with Lisa S on the comments!!! And there is NO WAY you would get an oven picture at my house...
Over the top awesomeness and one fantastically creative card! I'll be looking for it in my mailbox next month ;-)

Sandy said...

I love this and I want to do it too!!!!! I do love folk art and this is definitely folk art. It reminds me of the folk art coming up from Mexico. The bright colors and stylized figures. I just gotta do this. Way too good.
Sandy