Thursday, December 29, 2011

Post-party New Year's Day PREP

Planning a New Year's Eve party can be oh so fun! But it's the planning of the post party recovery that is often forgotten. Brew a pot of coffee and set to chill before you go out to celebrate. It will be chilled in time to help get you back on your feet New Year's Day! 

Coffee Punch:

Combine and dissolve, then chill:
2 quarts hot coffee
1/2 cup sugar

2 quarts coffee ice cream 
1 quart chocolate milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla

(Whipped cream: Optional!)
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DIY Sushi cupcakes for your New Year's party!

Whether or not you eat seafood does not matter in order to enjoy these sushi cupcakes! This is the perfect cupcake to bring to or make for your New Year's Eve party! Gummy fish, coconut and green "wasabi" frosting are all you need for these adorable treats!
What you need:
Mini cupcakes
Frosting (canned or homemade)
Green food coloring
Fresh coconut
Gummy fish and various gummy candies
Sandwich bag

How to channel your inner sushi chef:
1. Prep gummies (cutting some in half)
2. Set aside frosting to color green
2. Frost half of cupcakes with white (or vanilla/coconut) frosting
3. Top frosted cupcakes with shaved coconut 
4. Color frosting into a lighter shade of green 
5. Using a sandwich baggie as a piping bag, cover the remaining cupcakes with green frosting

Don't forget to display your cupcakes on something cute like a cake plate or tiered platter! 

Happy New Year!! xo
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Something new on the blog! LP - Savory Eats! Keep Team Lola Pearl on your radar when planning your next entertaining experience! We'll be posting our favorite savory recipes for you to enjoy! 
Check out the latest updates: As seen on tv, recipes for Clams Casino Dip and Cream Cheese Olive Penguins! 

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Spotted: Holly Jolly "Home Alone" cupcakes!

Nothing says the holidays like a viewing or two of "Home Alone".  Same applies to these adorable mini chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes! 
These DIY toothpick quotes are great!!
Photo courtesy of
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all!

It's Christmas night... Which means time to eat your gingerbread house!
 Merry Christmas! 
May your day be full of laughter and cheer! 
xo, L
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Don't forget to leave cupcakes for Santa!

This shot makes us wonder... What kind of cupcakes would Santa choose??
Red Velvet, Eggnog, Candy Cane, Gingerbread...
Don't forget to leave cupcakes for Santa tonight! ;)
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Let it snow!

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DIY idea: Rudolph Gingerbread cookies!!

Rudolph had a red nose so bright it helped guide Santa's sleigh at night. These creative reindeer gingerbread cookies will make your smiles so bright it will light up the room with joy and smiles.

What you need:
Gingerbread cookie dough (store bought, or homemade)
gingerbread man cookie cutter
brown royal icing (recipe found here)
holiday sprinkles
Pastry bag (or sandwich bag)

Be creative and don't limit yourself to the types of sprinkles we used... Have fun with it and don't forget to share your pictures! :) 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This year, give art for Christmas!

We here at Lola Pearl are tremendous art supporters. Especially local artists, and especially while shopping for the holidays.

This is why you must meet Vanessa Sullivan. She is a dear friend and supporter of Team LP and is one of the most talented women we know. Vanessa has won various awards for her artwork in local and national art shows. And deserves every accolade!

Take a look at this peacock painting! So gorgeous!
She now works mainly in watercolors and acrylics, but also has experience with ink, pastel, oil, and clay.
What tickles our fancy is that Vanessa is also a professional cake artist!

There is still time to buy a painting for Christmas!
Check out more of Vanessa's art on her website,

Happy shopping!
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bake Me A Christmas: Chocolate covered pretzels!

Make these as a gift or a last-minute holiday party!

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Bake Me A Christmas: Christmas card inspiration

It's that time of year again, and while your Christmas cards should be going out in the mail by the weekend, it is perfectly normal to be stumped with a creative design. Team LP is loving everything ornaments  this season, including this homemade card! 
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Christmas Dessert Table ideas!

There is a lot to love on this dessert table!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

As Seen on TV: Vixen's Delight RECIPE

One munch of this easy holiday delectable and you will be hooked, guaranteed!

What you'll need:
8 oz box of cheese crackers
8-11 oz White chocolate chips
2 cups of cocktail peanuts
Mason jars
Christmas Ribbon

Here's a pic of the ingredients on set of "Winging It, Buffalo Style"!

Learn how to make this treat after the jump!
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Do you know the way to Candy Cane Lane?

In love with these Candy Cane cupcakes! xo
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bake Me A Christmas 2011 kickoff!!

We had a great time decking the halls of the "Winging It, Buffalo Style" set this morning! What a perfect way to kick of this year's "Bake Me A Christmas"! 

Keep checking in with Lola Pearl throughout the holiday season for featured desserts, recipes, DIY crafts and gift ideas! 

This Christmas cupcake ornament is one of the crafts we featured on today's segment.  Take a look at the instructions after the jump! What a super easy way to get the kids involved in holiday gifts for the family! 
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CUTE ALERT Snowman Cupcake by Riley and Chloe!

Absolutely loving this drawing by Riley and Chloe (ages 8 and 4!) Thanks, girls!! :) xo
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Lady Gaga Christmas!

This should be on every monster's Christmas list AND Christmas dessert table! This pic of a chocolate heel was snapped at "Gaga's Workshop" at Barney's in NYC.
A quarter of the sales will go to her new Born This Way Foundation, an anti-bullying campaign.

For more shots of the Gaga-inspired yuletide, click here! "Santa can you hear me......"
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Spotlight On: "Hot Cocoa" cupcakes!

Hot cocoa with marshmallows is a wintertime staple. 
We prefer the cupcake version!!
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