I’m Amanda, and I put the AMANDA in A MANDAtory Activity (and I like a good bad pun).
As part of my gift and craft making for friends and family, I fell in love with making candles and soap. Now, I want to share them with you. A Mandatory Activity sells artisan candles and bath products handcrafted, by me, in Maryland. My candles are hand-poured using 100% soy wax. Take a look around and find something to love.
Yoda Cupcakes! Love Them You Will. Do you share my experience where Star Wars unites people through generations? A Star Wars themed birthday party is almost always a safe bet, and Star Wars themed cupcake wrappers were one of the first projects I attempted when I got my Cricut about 5 years ago. I'll insert […]
Yoda Cupcakes! Love Them You Will.
Do you share my experience where Star Wars unites people through generations? A Star Wars themed birthday party is almost always a safe bet, and Star Wars themed cupcake wrappers were one of the first projects I attempted when I got my Cricut about 5 years ago. I'll insert pics below with 2 caveats: #1 they are old, pre-blog, pre-new camera, pictures that I took with my old iPhone and never intended for the internet, and #2, in the second one I look like a gigantic spaz and am purposefully pulling a face for my Aunt JuJu, manning the camera 🙂 . This is easier for me to do knowing that as I write this I currently have 15 subscribers, all of whom know me pretty well. This will be an embarrassing choice if this is the blog choice that gets traction, but if you read my first blog post https://amandatoryactivity.com/the-blog-post-nobody-will-read/, you will understand that I'm not interested in hiding anymore anyway, so you get it all. Not every photo is run through a filter, and not every project is perfect. Part of my mission here is to share some ideas, even when they fail a little...so we can problem solve together.
These cupcakes I designed to hold those little tiny Halloween glow sticks (and in pic 2, i'm somewhat frantically pulling them out, cracking them, and putting them back into their holsters. The effect was not bad, especially as the lights went down for Happy Birthday singing).
My purpose for sharing these old pictures with you is to mention that baking and crafts often cross the dividing line for me. I love taking a baking project and adding a Cricut element, or novel cupcake or cake topper made with the Cricut. When I decided to take a chance and start the blog, everyone's advice online is to "niche-down" and pick ONE TOPIC and stick with that, but I'm not following that advice. I can't do that because one project often leads to another, and sometimes my Cricut projects become edible. 🙂 So, I'll try to stay organized at the very least and put the projects into the appropriate heading buckets, but this one is cake decorating AND papercraft. There's no way around it.
For today's Mandatory Activity, we are making a cupcake, sticking a small Master Yoda (or Master Yoder as it came out in the video -face palm) cookie on the cupcake as a topper, and then making a cupcake wrapper and a robe to stick onto it's front. The effect in a group is fun. Who wouldn't love a fleet of Yodas?
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I use the Cricut Explore Air, and I love it. If you don't already have a Cricut, I would get the bundle so you have all of the mats and tools you need to get started.