Christmas Tree Cookies

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Christmas Tree Cookies This is my last post before Christmas and that's not far off now, just 30 minutes to go! :D The children are fast asleep snuggled in their cosy beds. Santa will be soon and will discover those indulgent brownie cookies I made especially for him. :) The kids will be up at the butt crack of dawn asking if Santa's been. 'Of course he's been' *wipes sweat from brow* I'll tell them watching their faces lighting up as they discover all the presents that mysteriously seemed to arrive overnight. *wipes more sweat off brow* The turkey is in the oven, as it has done over … [Read more...]

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream

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Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Pull up a pew and grab some hankies because I'm going to get all happy and deep on y'all. This exact day last year, I started this blog. I'd also never baked anything in my life before. OK, I may have made some box mix cupcakes wayyyy in the past but, even then, I managed to screw them up somehow! And we're not even talking frosting here. I also never even realised that baking, desserts and blogging would have become such a passion it has become. My hobby, my obsession… my hobsession? :D I never dreamed that I'd get to find such wonderful friends too. A … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

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Toasted Coconut Vanilla Bean Marshmallows Ever since my 2nd Foodie Penpals package arrived with a mahoosive amount of homemade goodies, I've been desperate to try making my own marshmallows. This is the first time ever making marshmallows so I wasn't quite sure what to expect and decided to adapt a basic marshmallow recipe from Martha Stewart. I had some desiccated coconut remaining from making my English Coconut Macaroons so had already decided I was going to put it to good use to create vanilla bean marshmallows with a generous coating of toasted coconut on top of the marshmallow … [Read more...]

Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge

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Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge No bake, no box mix, yet replicates the taste of cake batter. This melt in your mouth Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge is delicious and has a wonderful textured crunch from the sprinkles. Sprinkles make me happy. I love everything about them. The variety of happy colours, fun shapes, their sweet taste, the crunch, everything. They remind me of beautiful rainbows after a dull rainy day. Which is pretty ironic since they're rainbow colours. Which then leads me onto glitter, but I won't go there now! :) I've been having the urge for a while to make funfetti anything. … [Read more...]

Diamond Jubilee Crown Cookies

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Royal Crown Cookies Feeling blue today? Then add red and white to your blue and get patriotic! 'Cos baby, it's party time! Fly your flag with pride. Don't forget to dig out the bunting too. And while you're at it, I'll have a vodka and energy drink, thank you please! Monster Energy and vodka has recently been discovered (instead of Red Bull) and is now a new fave! Is it rude to make lip smacking noises while I type this thinking of Monster and vodka at only 4pm in the afternoon? If so, apologies but imma going to carry on all the same! So, I've never been into anything royal, unless … [Read more...]

Vanilla Macarons

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Vanilla Macarons Or Vanilla Macaroons, if you prefer? I prefer to say macarons since macaroons can be confused with a different dessert. Hello, English Coconut Macaroons anyone? This is my very first time ever making macarons so I thought I'd stick to being safe and go for vanilla macarons and next time get more creative since I hear that macarons are notoriously hard to make (maybe why I've been putting off making them, shh!) I also wanted to do some colours too but I thought I'd stick to making 4 colours as I wasn't sure of how it'd all turn out. I really had fun making these and they … [Read more...]

Strawberry, Chocolate & Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Cupcakes – School Bake Sale

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Strawberry, Chocolate & Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Cupcakes Aren't children wonderful? I love the way they spring things on you. For example, Wednesday evening the children returned home from school and casually stated that there was going to be a school bake sale. Great, I'll help and whip up some cupcakes. It was the perfect chance for me to use my new purchased pink cupcake courier, weyhey! I thought my cupcake courier might've sadly ended up being used as more of a storage device for my cupcakes than actually transportation. I was therefore excited that it would actually be used for … [Read more...]

Girly Pastel Tri-Coloured Swirl Vanilla Cupcakes

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Girly Pastel Tri-Coloured Swirl Vanilla Cupcakes Overly girlie, triple coloured swirl vanilla cupcakes. Pastel shades of pink and lilac with white complimentary colours. Sure to make any princess proud. When I was younger, I'm talking between 5-15 years old, I was a tom boy. I don't have any sisters but one brother that's 2.5 years older than myself. I played with boy toys. I had a boat load of cars, boy helicopters n' all! Not one Barbie in sight (nor action man! Yes, I was that tom boyish that even an action man was considered a "doll" is our household). I watched F1 racing, rally … [Read more...]