Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Elsa Frozen Birthday Cake


My minimal-stress Elsa Frozen birthday cake

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 stayed away from using ready-to-roll icing for the bodice to limit the types of icing I needed to work with (and colour).

For the full instructions on how to make my minimal-stress Elsa Frozen cake, be sure to check out my article on My Kid Craft.

My little girl adored this cake - I hope yours does too!

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.

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