Pineapples were everywhere this season, so obviously I wanted in on the trend. After finding this cookie cutter, I knew a pineapple project was in my near future. I still had some gold leaf lying around from this project, so I decided on some cute gold leaf patterned ring dishes. Like all my favorite projects, this one was a cinch!
What You Need:
Gold Leaf Adhesive
Small Paint Brush
Step One:¬†Start by kneading your clay until it is soft enough to roll out. Use the rolling pin to roll the clay to a¬†little over 1/8″ in width, and a little larger than the cutter.
Step Two:¬†Cut out the pineapple shape with the cutter.
Step Three: Use your index finger and thumb to roll the edges of the pineapple upwards to create a bowl effect. Place on a baking sheet and bake the bowls following the instructions on your clay wrapper.
Step Four: We are going to use the gold leaf adhesive to paint a pattern onto the pineapple.
For one, I outlined the entire pineapple and then added a crisscross ¬†pattern. For the second I filled the whole top of the pineapple, then did small polka-dots for the bottom.¬†Allow the adhesive to become tacky, letting it sit for about 30 mins, or as long as your adhesive indicates.
Step Five:¬†Apply the gold leaf to the adhesive pattern on the pineapple. Use a brush (or be impatient like me and use your finger) to get rid of excess gold leaf. It is so fun to see your pattern take shape!
A few weeks ago, my best friend and I decided to take a quick trip to the beach. While I was packing, I realized I didn’t have a good beach tote. During my weekly trip to Target, I found this straw tote bag near the dollar spot for only $3!! I obviously bought the bag without hesitation but I wanted to brighten it up a bit, so I decided on painted stripes and oversized pom poms in a bright yellow. It was the perfect addition to our beach trip!
Ever since graduating from pastry school, I’ve been more open to trying new flavors I would have never tried¬†before. One of those flavors is everything lemon. From lemon bars, to lemon cake, it’s officially one of my new favorite flavors. That’s why when my best friend asked me to make some macarons for her sister’s bridal shower, I knew lemon had to be included in the flavor line-up. This meant I was in need of a delicious lemon curd.¬†The recipe is incredibly simple, and yields¬†delicious results.
Do you ever love an accessory, but deep down know you’ll never wear it…unless you’re at an outdoor concert or music festival? That’s how I feel about these pearl sunglasses. They would go great with a floral headband and crop-top, don’t you think?
Earlier this summer my best friend and I went to a free bootcamp class in the city. We were mostly motivated to go because after the class we would receive a free meal from Sweetgreen. The thought of their Blueberry Basel Lemonade is what kept me going throughout all the drill-like exercises. After that day, I was hooked on the summer drink. I would have never thought to combine blueberry and basel, but they are the perfect combination. Thankfully, Sweetgreen posted the recipe online, so now I can indulge in the drink anytime I want!