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Elsa Frozen Birthday Cake

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My daughter loves Frozen so a Frozen birthday theme was a must this year, along with an Elsa Frozen Birthday cake. Making a child's birthday cake is a time consuming task, but I have such fond memories looking back at my cakes in the family photo album that I want the same for my children. But I am always looking to minimize the stress as much as possible. So here is my minimal-stress Elsa Frozen birthday cake. Notice that I didn't say easy?! I don't think something that you do so infrequently and with so much at stake could ever be easy, but it can be made easier!
I've made this Elsa birthday cake minimal-stress by sourcing a doll from a local toy shop that I was happy to cut the legs off (if need be), taking a trip to the supermarket first to see what decorations were readily available rather than wasting time hunting down hard to find decorations, and using balls at the bottom of the skirt to hide any messy joins between the icing and the cake-board. I've also …

Grandma Birthday Card

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Grandmas love to receive handmade cards from their grandchildren. I've just put up the instructions for a lovely Grandma birthday card, or Grandmother mothers day card, on mykidcraft.com. It's a fun craft for parents and children to do together as it uses the prints of both parent and child. A Grandma birthday card from child and grandchild is sure to delight Grandma!

This particular card features a hyacinth but there are lots of flowers that children, or children and parents can do together. The next time you see a picture of a flower, stop and think if you could finger-paint it with some prints of various parts of a hand.
For the full instructions, go to http://mykidcraft.com/fingerpaint-hyacinth-grandma-birthday-card. I'll be promoting my posts on mykidcraft.com on my blog now as I feel they are a great content fit.

Strawberry Muffins

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I've started contributing articles to RecipeYum. I've been doing it for a while now and I think my blog readers would really like to see some of those article so I'll start letting you know when I've added recipes. I've just put up a recipe for strawberry muffins on RecipeYum. It shows you how to make fresh strawberry muffins and the results are simply splendid. I've tried to make strawberry muffins before and failed, but this recipe is an easy strawberry muffin recipe that produces perfect results every time. In fact it is now one of my favourite muffin recipes. 

If you'd like to try this strawberry muffin recipe then please visit http://recipeyum.com.au/failproof-strawberry-muffins.

I hope you find this recipe makes the best strawberry muffins you have ever tasted!


Playschool's Little Ted Birthday Cake - ABC for Kids Birthday Cakes

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I recently finished making a Playschool Little Ted birthday cake for my youngest's birthday. I was very happy with the result so I thought I'd give a shout-out to the Kathy Knudsen and her fabulous book The ABC Book of Children's Cakes. If your kids are glued to ABC 4 Kids, then this is the birthday cake book for you. Playschool's Little Ted was the second cake I've made from the book. I've also made the Peppa Pig cake and I was just as pleased with the results.


Kathy Knudsen's book features a range of popular characters from ABC 4 Kids. Hoot and Hootabelle and Giggleosurus are there along with Jemima, Humpty, Fergus the Frog, and Big and Little Ted from Playschool. There are also a range of characters from different shows like Bob the Builder, Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy, Peppa Pig, and Charlie and Lola. Even if you never make a cake from this book, your kids will delight in looking at all the cakes from their favorite TV shows! The cakes look fantastic and…

Liquorice Strap Stockist in Australia

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If you are making a child's birthday cake that requires liquorice straps then I hope this post is of use to you. I've just been able to purchase Darrell Lea Liquorice Straps at Coles. You might need to visit a large Coles store for them though. When I was about to give up on finding liquorice straps, I thought about using black, ready-to-roll icing as an alternative. It would have worked well for my particular cake.

Hope your cake turns out splendid :-)