a short hiatus

Hi everyone! We haven’t been posting much, I know. We’re just having a little problem with our website and can’t upload photos. We’re going to get everything working soon, but in the meantime, you can keep up via our Facebook page! We’ll keep posting there. Thank you so much for bearing with us and also for helping us get to 1,000 likes!

Lots of summer lovin’,

Elle, Ina, Sam, and Lorrie

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Type Kita

A few weeks ago, I was invited to be a contributing artist for an event called Type Kita, a typography art show in which all the pieces were to be sold and the money donated to victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Sadly, schoolwork was intense that week and so I wasn’t able to make a piece, but we did set up a little booth at the event, held at 10A Alabama in Quezon City, and sold cookies that I hand-lettered on the spot.

Type kita:

Chalkboard art inspired:

Letter cookies! Always my favorites.

Our cute booth backdrop!

If you’d like to order custom cookies (we love doing those!) ¬†please email us at elle@pinkteacupshoppe.com or use our order form!

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Baby JD

We made some onesie cookies for my new baby cousin, all packaged up with some iridescent confetti and tucked neatly into blue boxes.

Welcome to the world, JD!

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chrina’s bridal shower

We styled a bridal shower for Chrina a few weeks ago (congratulations, Mrs. Henson!). Here are some photos from the day:

The party favors:

The prettiest centerpieces that we wanted to take home:

The sisters-to-be prepping the tables:

Some bling for the napkins:

And a few gems for the table:

Then there’s there’s the dessert table! Some pink tassels:

Handpainted roses on sugar cookies:

An apple tart:

Handpainted gold-dotted spoons for the pannacotta!

The prettiest cookies ever:

Jonathan + Chrina

Diamond doughnut toppers for some Valentine doughnuts from Krispy Kreme!

The bride with her family:

The dessert table!

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leafy greens

Hand painted cookies for your holidays!

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Krispy Kreme and your holiday parties

Remember one of our first ever blog posts? Here’s a delicious way to fancy up your Krispy Kreme boxes for your parties!

Cut two-inch circles from your Krispy Kreme box. Punch holes on sides of each circle cutout, and string with ribbon, yarn, or crochet thread.
Instant decoration for your holiday table!

There’s no need to transfer your doughnuts to another serving plate. Serve them straight up in these prettied-up Krispy Kreme boxes!

This serving style can be done with both the dozen and half-dozen box.

Cut off the sides of the top cover.

Using a cutter, cut around the top and sides of the logo. Don’t cut below the bottom part of the logo.

Fold in the bottom portion of the box cover, just below the logo. You may glue or use double-sided tape to keep the flap in place.

Cut off cover. Trim the cover to fit inside the box.

Cut open the four corners of the box.

Round off the corners for a pretty look.

Punch holes in the upper corners.

Thread your favorite holiday ribbon through the holes. Here we used white velvet ribbon.

Line your tray box with a cellophane sheet.

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craft club// christmas edition

First order of business: painting snowmen families on mini canvases.

Tongue-depressor mangers:

Pipe cleaner halos:

Lastly: snow kittens.

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wrap it up

We hosted a gift wrapping workshop a few weeks ago, where we taught gift wrapping techniques and ways to save money, with little tips on throwing small holiday get-togethers and a little bit of Christmas traditions.

Demonstrating some wrapping:


Learning how to make gift toppers:

Stripy straws for the refreshments:

The hot chocolate bar (one of our own Christmas traditions!), outfitted with cookie bits, crushed peppermints, and mini marshmallows, and some hazelnut syrup.

Yummy dessert supplied by Krispy Kreme (tutorial on how to make these boxes coming up!):

A tree made of cupcake liners:

Sparkly star decor:

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o christmas tree

The fifth of December, and the Christmas decorating is well under way! Our theme this year is white, and we thought we’d show you our tree.

Our ornaments are mostly handmade this year, with the wooden spools we wrapped in sheet music, and the ruffle crepe paper garland, and the velvet ribbon medallions with vintage buttons.

One of our traditions is every year, my parents give us one ornament, so that one day when we get married, our trees don’t have to be empty on our very first Christmas.

My mom’s personal new favorite are these white felt stars she dusted with gold glitter:

We’ll be back with DIY’s for our ornaments and our other little holiday touches! Happy December!

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m + j

A few months ago, our friends Marco and Jam got married in New Zealand, and here are some snapshots of some of the details!

The ring pillow:

A hand-painted sign:

I painted some wooden Lord of The Rings shields to serve as the groomsmens’ boutonnieres. The bride and groom are big fans (did I mention they got married in New Zealand?). These were so much fun to create.

The groom and his parents:

Napkin rings:

The table numbers were 3D, popping out of their small white frames with the glass removed:

Place cards:

The dessert table sign and bunting:


(photos by Jamie Jermain Photography)

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