Looking for a fun way to spend a cold winter day? Tap into your creativity and make something special - from sweet treats to home decor. To help you get started, a variety of Missouri companies offer kits that include the supplies you need and instructions to guide you along the way.
Order a kit from Sweetology, with locations in O'Fallon and Town and Country, to create beautifully decorated cookies, cupcakes or a gingerbread house. The kits include fresh baked goods and a supply of frosting, sprinkles and other toppings. The company also proves that learning can be delicious with a selection of Science Cake Kits that provide the ingredients and instructions for making an erupting volcano cake, cupcakes that feature the life cycle of a butterfly and more.
If you've always wanted to learn how to quilt, the Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton can help. The company offers kits to make quilts in several different sizes as well as wall hangings, placemats, cosmetic bags and more. Check out owner Jenny Doan's popular YouTube Channel for quilt making tips.
Gooey butter cake is a St. Louis specialty served in restaurants, cafes and coffee shops throughout the city. According to local lore, the cake was created by accident in the 1930s when a local baker accidentally reversed the amounts of butter and flour in his cake recipe. Make one at home with a mix from the Ann & Alan Baking Company in St. Louis. Try the original flavor, double chocolate or white chocolate raspberry.
Craft a leather wallet, billfold, clutch or journal cover with a kit from the Springfield Leather Company. Choose from an array of colors and styles. The company also offers a large selection of beads and supplies for jewelry making.
Let's Make Art in Hamilton will bring out your inner artist with kits to create a watercolor painting. Each kit includes watercolor paper, paint, a reference card and instructions. Tutorial videos provide additional guidance. The shop offers dozens of designs including landscapes, flowers and animals.
Create handcrafted cocktails with a kit from J. Reiger & Co. in Kansas City. Kits contain a bottle of J. Reiger whiskey, gin or vodka and other ingredients to make a variety of drinks, including the Horsefeather Cocktail, Moscow Mule and Old-Fashioned.
Written by Liz Coleman