Archive for January, 2013

31Jan

How to | Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

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Earlier this week I featured my daughters Rainbow Party, and I promised there would be some “Tips & Trick’s” to follow.

I’m going to start by sharing How To make these completely moreish Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows.

Rainbow Marshmallows

Rainbow Marshmallows

You Will Need:

Bag of Marshmallows
Bar of Milk or Dark Chocolate
M&M’s (or smarties)

How To:

Simply arrange you marshmallows on a large plate or tray.
Break your chocolate into squares and place in a microwave safe bowl, and place in the microwave for a couple of minutes. The time the chocolate takes to melt is completely dependent on the wattage of your microwave. I would check every 30 seconds to be on the safe side.
Once the chocolate is melted stir quickly to get rid of any tiny lumps.

Then the FUN begins!

Simply dip the top of the marshmallow (obviously a flat side) into the chocolate, and place bottom side down on the plate. Do a few in quick succession and then start decorating.
Place the M&M (or smartie) in the middle of the marshmallow.
You need to do this whilst the chocolate is still slightly soft in order for the M&M to stick.

Leave to set (away from little fingers) and then serve.

So easy and so effective

So easy and so effective

I like to use M&M’s as their colours are vibrant.

This is also a super easy sweety treat for the kiddies to make!

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Authored by: Shayne on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 16:01
Categories: How To
29Jan

Under The Sea Cupcakes

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One of my recent orders was for Under The Sea Cupcakes.

And this is what I made. I decided to use for bright colours and only only colour per ‘animal’, so that it would give the ‘wow’ effect when on the table.

Under the Sea Cupcakes

And wow it did. My client was absolutely delighted with them and couldn’t wait to show her colleagues! I have to say that the octopus was definately my favourite of them all!

For the frosting, I used a combo of a blue and white swirl to make it look like the sea.

I had a ball making these and was thrilled with the outcome!

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Authored by: Shayne on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 09:01
Categories: Cupcakes
28Jan

Rainbow Party

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This past weekend it was my daughter’s 7th Birthday. A couple of months ago she decided that she wanted a Rainbow Unicorn Party. So that is what we did. We had such fun planning everything. My daughter assisted me with all the goodies – from what to say on the invite, to the sweeties on the table and also the decor of her cake.

So i thought I would share the party with you, including the cake and eats. I shall be doing a separate post with the tips and tricks for the eats, and creating the Rainbow Invites, Buntings etc.

Enjoy!

Rainbow Bunting

Party Packs & Rainbow Juice

Gift Basket

Rainbow Pegs!

Rainbow Birthday Table

Two Tier Rainbow Unicorn Cake

Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Marshmallows

So easy and so effective

Painting Table

The many uses of empty jam jars!

Painting Essentials

Busy hands

The completed work of art

Yummies for the Mummies

Simple, but elegant

Your comments (and questions) will be welcomed.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 11:01
Categories: Cakes
21Jan

Baby Shower Cake Pops

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Cake Pops are just divine. Not too much cake, or too little. No mound of icing, just a nice hard layer of chocolate with a bit of heaven inside.

Vanilla & Chocolate Cake pops for a Baby Shower, simply adorned with royal icing decor.

Chocolate Cake Pops with Sprinkles and Sugarpaste Decor

Vanilla Cake Pops with Sprinkles and Royal Icing Decor

Simple, but oh so sweet!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 12:01
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21Jan

Bunting Baby Shower Cupcakes

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A friend is expecting her first baby, and I was asked to make the cupcakes for her baby shower. She is very creative herself, and I know how much she loves buntings (don’t we all?).

Aren’t they cute?

Bunting Cupcakes - Carrot with Cream Cheese frosting.

I simply too twine and made the butings from washi tape – and tied them round toothpicks. So effective, yet so simple.

Baby Boy Cupcakes

The balance of the cuppies were Vanilla Caramel simply adorned with Sugarpaste Buttons & B’s.

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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21Jan

Rainbow Cake

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Well, actually a Pegasus Cake (which was added upon delivery).

A dark chocolate 10” cake, filled with chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Rainbow Cake

Decor was relatively simply, as the Pegasus that was being added was rather large.

Covered and decorated with Sugarpaste.

I loved the simplicity and the colours – so very pretty and girly.

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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21Jan

Nemo Birthday Cake

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Happy Birthday to dear Jay!

And to celebrate this day, he chose a Nemo Themed Birthday Cake.

Vanilla Nemo 3rd Birthday Cake

Vanilla, covered and decorated with Sugarpaste.

Cute huh?

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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21Jan

Garden Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

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In September (yes last year! am very behind with posting) I did a Garden Wedding Cake and Cupcakes.

My brief was brief. A colourful garden wedding. Cake & cupcakes to match.

What fun I had with this. The wedding cake was carrot (the groom’s favourite) and the cupcakes were an assortment of vanilla caramel, red velvet, chocolate and carrot.

Mini Carrot Wedding Cake

Cupcake Tower

Toadstools and Flowers

Blossoms and Butterflies

Bugs and Bees

The cutest dragonfly you ever did see

Snails and Ladybugs

Toadstools, Bumble Bees and the other cute dragonfly

My client was thrilled with the finished display, as was I :)

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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