Sunday, 3 September 2017

Grandma Birthday Card


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!

Hyacinth Grandma Birthday Card

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.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Strawberry Muffins

Delicious Fresh Strawberry Muffins!

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!


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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

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.

Playschool's Little Ted Birthday Cake - One of the cakes in Kathy Knudsen's book The ABC Book of Children's Cakes.

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 are very realistic.

The book features cakes with easier decorating techniques such as buttercream icing, as well as the more difficult ready to roll icing. I'd never used ready-to-roll icing before. In fact, I didn't even know you could buy such a thing so I assumed all those professional looking cakes were out of my league. Fortunately The ABC Book of Children's Cakes gave me the knowledge I needed to attempt such a cake and the resulting Peppa Pig cake looked fantastic and just as good as the picture in the book.

Peppa Pig Birthday Cake - One of the cakes in Kathy Knudsen's book The ABC Book of Children's Cakes.


The Playschool Little Ted cake is an ideal cake to make for little kids - especially if you are time poor with older kids running around. A teddy bear is just the thing for little ones who don't yet have favorite characters. Older siblings will be delighted that the teddy bear is Little Ted - a character they will know well from TV. Teddy bear fur is just the thing for busy mums as messy icing is what is needed! There is no need to stress about getting smooth icing with no cake crumbs in it! The Little Ted cake uses simple butter cream icing in just one colour and really is as simple as it gets for realistic character cakes. I would definitely recommend it as a character cake for those more busy periods or as a first attempt at a children's birthday cake.


Kathy Knudsen's book The ABC Book of Children's Cakes.


I purchased the book from an ABC shop when they still existed but you can still buy it from their online store for $16.99 AUD.






Thursday, 25 May 2017

Liquorice Strap Stockist in Australia

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 :-)

Darrell Lea Liquorice Straps are available from Coles




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