FREE Jubilee Party Pack

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With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee just a couple of weeks away I have busy designing this regal printable party pack and to celebrate the event I am offering the pack as a free download to all new subscribers  (until the 5th of June.)  The pack is perfect for Brit’s abroad, little impromptu events and can be combine […]

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Madeleine McCann – A little girl lost

Today in a break from my usual posts I am supporting the campaign #Blogging4Madeleine it was started by Amummyview and  Tea and Biscotti to raise awareness of Madeline McCann a young British girl abducted while on holiday. For those of you outside of the UK who may not be aware of Madeline McCann here is a brief […]

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Woodland Dessert Table

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What an honour my little ‘Woodland Dessert Table’ has been featured on Sweet Designs. I put the table together for my children a little while ago for no other reason than I found these really cute chocolate woodland animals and marshmallow mushrooms in a lovely little sweet shop in Dulwich.  The table was actually really […]

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How to Make Play Dough (Play Doh)

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This is possibly the easiest play dough recipe ever. It takes about 5 minutes to make and best of all there is no cooking.  Just throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Simple as that. It’s great for making with kids and will last for ages. You can add glitter to the mix […]

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How and when do you find the time to….

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Have you ever wondered how other people organise their day? How they manage to get it all done? Well Far from home mama tagged me in on a meme that asked the question ‘How  and when do you find the time to…’ It was originally started by Ms Dolly Daydream of Sex, drugs, rocker and […]

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How to Decorate Biscuits (the easy way)

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If you want to know how to decorate biscuits quickly and easily just follow this simple tutorial. You can add more decoration to your  iced biscuits when they are finished but personally I think simple iced biscuits look more effective and if you are planning to ice biscuits for a party or event it is […]

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Cookie Cutter Biscuit Recipe

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If you are using cookie cutters to make shaped biscuits then it is essential that you choose a biscuit recipe that will hold its shape during the baking process. This is particularly true if you plan to decorate your biscuits with rolled icing as you will be using the cookie cutter to cut the icing […]

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How to Decorate Cupcakes – Easy Buttercream Swirls

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Here is a quick, easy picture tutorial on how to decorate your cupcakes with cute buttercream swirls. It will make even the most basic of cupcakes look fabulous. You will need: Your butter cream of choice. You can add flavouring and colourings. If you are adding colour you may want to consider using gel colours. […]

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How to Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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The first time I made and tasted Swiss meringue butter cream I knew it would be the only buttercream I would ever use again. It is smooth and light and not to sweet which means you can eat loads of it. It can be a bit tricky the first time you make it but once […]

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How to Make Basic Buttercream Icing

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I am doing a series of posts on how to decorate cupcakes with delicious buttercream swirls. This first post looks at how to make a basic buttercream icing. Post 2 will look at how to make the most delicious Swiss meringue buttercream (it is honestly the best buttercream ever) and the final post will be […]

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