Monday, January 3, 2011

Milk Men

I’m about to show you something really cute.

Like super duper cute.

Like one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a while.

It’s so smart and simple – I just can’t stand it.


Snowman Milk Glasses. A perfect mix of winter and whimsey.

Like I said, cute, huh?

You may have seen them already, but in case you haven’t, I couldn’t resist showing you these fantastic ones that my friend Cupcake Julie made the other day.

They were inspired by some that Amy Atlas made on the Today Show after being inspired by Celebrations at Home who was inspired by these from Better Homes and Gardens. (Check them out.)

I can’t wait to make some, too.


I love things like this that have so much impact … and with minimal effort.

You just need:
small milk glasses (these from Target work great)
powdered doughnut holes
milk, of course

To decorate, Julie used chocolate jimmies to press into the doughnuts for the eyes and mouth. The noses are orange coated sunflower seeds pressed into the dougnut and attached with a tiny bit of frosting.

She also coordinated their felt scarves with the same color striped straws. And to finish them off, she glued a few small buttons right on the glass.



I want to hug them.

And, then I want to chug them.

Hope you like them as much as I do.

P.S. Happy New Year!

Sues said...

Whaaat! These are SO adorable!! And they seem super easy too, as long as you have the right materials :) They’re the perfect winter decoration for after the holidays!

January 5, 2011 03:34 PM
Tami Caffall said...

I have been trying these all day. You cannot attach anything with frosting as it will not stick because of the powdered sugar….and the jimmies don’t show up very well….any suggestions? I was thinking of making a cake ball instead, frosting always sticks to those. Give me your thoughts. Love your stuff, have a great day.

January 5, 2011 10:09 PM
kim w said...

These are sooo cute. I can’t wait to make them for next year. I started a snowman collection this year (by accident of course). These will be perfect.

January 5, 2011 11:14 PM
Theresa Barlow said...

these are so cute! I have a day care, so I will for sure be making these soon! I am thinking about making some chocolate and strawberry ones! :)

January 6, 2011 11:24 AM
Rebecca Neafus said...

I saw these recently and thought,young or old…just about anyone would love these. But where do you find the little milk bottles? I really like the idea someone added about a baby shower with pacifiers…too cute!

January 6, 2011 01:54 PM
Linds said...

hey Bakerella! Check out these Cupcake Hats!!!!

January 6, 2011 05:17 PM
Mittens said...

Rebecca… maybe you could use those little glass juice bottles? Rinse them out real good and I’m sure it’ll work fine :)

January 6, 2011 10:04 PM
Michaela said...

Hi! These look delicious!

January 7, 2011 09:51 PM
SHANA said...

made me smile, the are so cute

January 7, 2011 10:17 PM
Jenni Price said...

What a clever and whimsical donut “art!” Now that is adorable!

January 7, 2011 11:31 PM
Jennie said...

I just made these for my son’s preschool class. They were a big hit! :)
I ended up using small Mott’s apple juice bottles for the kiddos.
They were the perfect size for little kids and safe in case anyone dropped theirs.

The Pom Wonderful bottle works great too!

Btw, the

January 7, 2011 11:58 PM
Jennie said...

Btw, pics are Bakerella’s FB page. ;)

January 8, 2011 12:00 AM
Katrie said...

Its very cute. I like this idea.
I have two sons who I’ll try to make them.
Maybe he will drink more milk.

January 8, 2011 01:20 AM
BlissfulBabe said...

Oh girl. Cute as always! And SOOOO much cuter than BH&G!!

January 8, 2011 12:29 PM
kat said...

Hug and chug, teehee!!! Love them too. SO adorable.

January 8, 2011 09:17 PM
Jessica said...

I love these so much I can hardly stand it!

January 8, 2011 11:02 PM
Marcy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! What a GREAT simple idea. Tim Horton’s is gonna make some bucks off of me!! ;-))

January 8, 2011 11:07 PM
jane said...

krásná v?ci?ka!!!!ur?it? vyrobíme a už te? se t?šíme

January 9, 2011 08:09 AM
Dasha said...

I like it ^_^

January 9, 2011 02:49 PM
Jenny said...

I think you mean that you’re about to SNOW us something really cute. Amirite guys?

January 9, 2011 03:04 PM
Mittens said...

Nice one Jenny ;)

January 9, 2011 09:55 PM
Masina said...

Oh these r 2 cute. I luv wut u do! Keep it up!

January 10, 2011 12:22 AM
Paula said...

Ohhhhhh! Must buy glass milk bottles!!! Right now!

January 10, 2011 04:51 PM
Izzy said...

I think im going to put vanilla milkshake in there

January 10, 2011 09:08 PM
Julie Miller said...

Thank You sooooo much for this post. I fell in LOVE with these snowmen bottles, as I do with just about everything you post :), and went right to work making them. My 3 year old son was so excited when the family gathered for breakfast to see these. But the best, best, best part is that he DRANK the milk!!! He never ever drinks milk, not even chocolate milk. He went from formula to water and it is a constant battle. So again thank you so much, I am beyond thrilled :)

January 11, 2011 05:00 PM
Anita Fredericks said...

These are waaaaaay beyond words! Your work is impeccable – I love it. And your photos are so creative – you are an inspiration!

In Australia it’s a little hot for snowmen, so I created the Australian “Watermelon men” version. I hope you like!

January 14, 2011 09:17 AM
thea said...

Could you use fondant or something instead of felt for the scarves?

January 14, 2011 03:23 PM
Anonymous said...

So cute. I would love to have one of them. They are really cute. How do you make them to kepp there shape and form?

January 18, 2011 08:32 AM
bob said...

my wife makes cake pops and they taste nasty

January 18, 2011 08:33 AM
cinderella said...

thats stupid

January 18, 2011 08:34 AM
Sheila said...

What a great idea for a winter party. If you want to try a different straw for fun (keeping the white snowman theme) I just found “Got Milk? Cocoa ‘magic milk straws’. As you sip through the straw it makes it into chocolate milk with less sugar than chocolate syrup. You can find the straws through the website I found them at my local grocer — Sudbury Farms. Can’t wait to make these!!

January 23, 2011 05:08 PM
Auntie Puddin' said...

Another wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing!

January 24, 2011 10:34 PM
Kruzon said...

The milk bottle snowman is a good simple idea.

January 26, 2011 01:22 AM
Julie said...

Anyway to get permission to copy some of these recipes… they are way cute and I don’t have a good memory.

January 31, 2011 02:50 PM
Adriana at European Recipes said...

These are so cute and simple to make, I will make these for my grandaughters. I am sure they will be a huge hit.

February 1, 2011 09:06 AM
Nie?ka said...

I would say: fuck serious museum (etc) ehibitions:P It’s great!!! Poor me:P I cook chicken soup now, do you know it?:)

February 2, 2011 07:54 AM
gulten said...

Really cuttest l love it

February 3, 2011 05:42 AM
Lisa said...

Do you have any great ideas how I can convert these snowmen into bunnies for Easter?

March 9, 2011 02:05 PM
lila said...

Adorable. My friend would love these!

March 10, 2011 09:39 PM
Gina said...

How cute would these be to do as baby face cake pops for a baby shower?!?!?

August 18, 2011 07:24 PM
Make handmade said...

Great tutorial and gift for Chrismas. i like it very much and i will have it. thanks for sharing…

August 24, 2011 10:17 AM
Uggs Boots On Sale for Cheap said...

These are pretty inspiring! I want to hug one too!

November 10, 2011 06:27 AM
Michele said...

These are adorable!! I used individual glass vases that are the same shape but smaller and used a piece of fruit striped gum (I cut fringe on each end) for the scarf. Thanks for the inspiration!

December 30, 2011 10:09 AM
Cindy said...

Omigosh i love these they are cool and do they work with cakeball

June 7, 2012 02:09 PM
Abby @ Belle & Beau Antiquarian said...

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Come visit us!

November 1, 2012 03:33 PM
In cloud 9 said...

OMG so cute ! I want to eat my computer screen now!

December 25, 2012 10:22 PM
In cloud 9 said...

OMG I love it so adorable! I want to eat my computer now!

December 25, 2012 10:23 PM
Abigail said...

I like what you posted up on everything so today my teacher told me we had to bring our favorite dessert ressipie so I dicided that maby I should do cake pops you are my life savor thanks alot!!

May 2, 2013 10:30 PM
Abigail said...

ohh by the way the bottles are so cute im gonna make one someday when I have time for it!!!

May 2, 2013 10:32 PM
KJ said...

I love these, but I am disappointed that I can’t finds the jugs at Target. how long ago did you make these. These would be so cute for my day care kids. Any other suggestions for the bottle?

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