When I'm not designing greeting cards at my work-from-home job, developing products and directing artwork during my day job or trying to sleep but without any real success (who needs sleep anyway?) - that's when I get to take a creative break and say "Paper Goodness!" The dedicated blog of my paper company, TamTam Design Studio, Paper Goodness represents the many divine inspirations dear to my heart. If you have any comments, thoughts, ideas, or inspirations - or if you make the coolest things ever - I would love to hear from you! Happiness and Hugs =) xoxo, tam
I have always had a great love of books, and keep lil' stacks of them in just about every corner of living space possible! I wouldn't have it any other way... Well, unless I could replace them all with all of these gorgeous Penguin Classics!!! Who wouldn't?!?!
Art supplies make my heart swoon. Last week I was in japanese-colored masking tape la-la-land. This week I'm loving basics like these. Aren't they just lovely in the natural packaging and just a "tip" of color?
It's always nice to know what the future holds, but I'm especially excited these days to know that ... a cute space, a bigger place, a yellow chair, and a new friend are all in it. (The very-near future that is!) These things all roll into one big smile on my face. Can you guess what it is?
2 boxes white cake mix 24 oz of clear diet soda (2 cans, ginger ale and sprite work well) gel food colouring 16 oz whipped topping 2 oz instant fat-free sugar-free pudding mix (2 smallish boxes)
The Dieting Mix the cake mix with the soda according to regular instructions on box. It will be lumpy afterward.
The Rainbowing Measure the total volume (by my estimate, 64 oz), then divide by 6 and measure into separate bowls. There are 8 oz in a cup, so 64/6 = 10 to 11 oz, or 1 cup + 2 tbsp.
Stir colour into each bowl with its own spoon. For the first colour into the pan, measure out 2/3 to 3/4 of your mix (in this case about 1 c) as close to the middle as you can. Drop in your first three colours, then work on the other pan with the last three colours. So if you’re doing rainbow order, the first pan should have red, then orange, then yellow, and now the purple, blue and green go into the second pan. As a recap, this is so both layers are roughly the same size.
Bake the cake as instructed on the box. Check it when the box says to, but usually it’ll need an extra 5 or 10 minutes because of the density of the soda method. Just keep baking, checking back every 5 minutes or so until a toothpick to the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before moving to a wire rack.
Wow! I can taste the rainbow already!
The Frostinging Meanwhile, make your frosting. Just mix the pudding mix in with the whipped topping for a few minutes. Dye if you’re into that.
Frost your fat-free cake with your fat-free whipped frosting. Eat immediately!