Friday, December 18, 2009

*Holly Create*

Made this cute card for my niece's birthday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

*Holly Bake*

Love to make Sugar cookies for the Holiday's
Here are the one's for Halloween.Here's the Recipe....
1 cup Butter or Margarine-room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

With mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy, Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt stir until combined. Dived into 2 disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. On floured surface roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake 10 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.

Royal Icing:
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp plus 1 1/2 tsp. Meringue powder
3 Tbsp. warm water
Combine all ingredients in mixer with wisk attachment and mix on low speed until blended. Increase to medium speed and beat until icing holds thick and soft peaks about 4-6 minutes.
*If icing is too thick or dry add a few drops of water. If to runny add powdered sugar.

Tint with food coloring gel and decorate as desired.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Hi, my name is Holly and I'm super excited about starting my own blog. I have done a blog for my family for over a year now and have been wanting to create one for all of my own personal creations. Cottage Thrift Girl will be all about the things I love to do...baking, thrifting, before & after's, simple crafts, sewing, quilting, garage sales, good deals, trash to treasure and many other creations. Follow along for some good recipes, cute ideas and great finds!

*Holly Bake*

Here are the latest cupcakes I made and they were yummy! At first I thought they were a little too sweet, but I think it was because I had already had too much dough and pre-frosting tasting! I had one the next day after lunch and thought they were perfect. The sprinkles were Reeses Ice Cream toppings that were in my cupboard (I don't know if they make them anymore) but would be delicious with chopped up Reeses Pieces cups. Here's the recipe:
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Sift together:
2 c. flour
1 1/3 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Add and beat until combined:
1/2 c. shortening
1/3 c. peanut butter
2/3c. milk
Add and beat until combined:
1/3 c. milk
2 eggs
Pour into 24 lined cupcaked pan and bake at350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Peanut Butter Frosting:
Beat together:
1/2 c. butter, room tempeture
3 oz. cream cheese, room tempeture
1/2 c. peanut butter
3 c. confectioners sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
Beat until smooth and creamy. If too thick add more milk. If too thin add more confectioners sugar.

All Thingz Related

*Holly Create*

My husband made these great doll beds for our neices this past Christmas. I painted them and made the pillows, mattress and quilt. He is in the process of making 10 more beds and hopefully we will be able to sell a few.

*Holly Create*

Here are a few kid stools that my husband and I have created. He builds them and I get to do all the fun decorating. I love decoupage and all of it's wonderful uses.