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Chocolate Strawberry Roses Bouquet

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A fresh bouquet of chocolate strawberry roses makes a beautiful and creative gift.  Perfect for chocolate lovers everywhere. Chocolate strawberry roses ingredients: cake pop sticks 200g (7.05 ounces) chocolate: you can use tempered real chocolate or melted compound chocolate there … Continue reading

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iPad Cake Recipe

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All your favourite Apps on two iPad cakes.  A few weeks ago I asked you to name your favourite Apps and the response was absolutely huge!  So after adding them all up, here are the most requested icons squeezed onto … Continue reading

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Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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Do you ever find yourself peering through the glass at the ice cream shop wishing you could have a little taste of everything?  Now you can make your own ice cream, add an endless variety of flavours and sample them … Continue reading

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Rainbow Loom Band Cake

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Rainbow loom band bracelets are banned at my kids school.  The reason? Because they are not uniform.  They are however creative, good for fine motor skills and fun so all the kids still make them  They just don’t wear them … Continue reading

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Mini Hamburger Cake Recipe

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I’m not sure whether to call these a mini hamburger cake or chocolate cheeseburgers. Either way they will make a delicious sweet surprise for your friends. Makes 5 mini hamburger cakes Muffin Rolls: 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup white … Continue reading

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Rainbow Tie Dyed Heart Surprise Cake

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Rainbow tie-dyed heart surprise cake. A beautiful bright cake with a colourful surprise inside. You can swap the heart for any shape that you have a cutter for. Or you could make your own cutter using the instructions in the … Continue reading

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How to make Jelly Beans Recipe

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This is a great activity for the school break, make jelly beans at home.  Parent supervision is needed when handling the hot sugar syrup. My wonderful husband is away speaking interstate and I miss him greatly.  I go to bed … Continue reading

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Dora The Explorer Cake

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Here’s a super simple Dora the Explorer birthday cake idea.  Bright and beautifully colourful in the Dora logo colours, this dress is ready for any party or fiesta.  Making a gorgeous cake is fun but there’s always a big clean-up … Continue reading

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YouTube Cake Dessert Recipe

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First there was the instagram dessert with the logo all the way through, followed by facebook, then you asked for a twitter cake. To finish off my complete set of social media desserts here’s a YouTube cake, or should I say dessert. Did … Continue reading

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Chocolate Birds Nest

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Bird nests are so clever, it makes you wonder how our feathered friends actually get started. Patiently collecting and arranging twigs, leaves and other material to build a warm, secure home.  It reminds me of mums everywhere working hard to … Continue reading

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Gooey Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Recipe

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Gooey peanut butter chocolate brownies are best served warm with with ice cream. Gooey Chocolate Brownie Recipe 5oz (141.75 grams) or 2/3 cup butter 7oz (198.45 grams) chocolate 7oz (198.45 grams) or 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3 eggs … Continue reading

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How To Make Chocolate Candles

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Dazzle your guest with chocolate candles filled with white chocolate mousse.  They look complicated but they are surprisingly easy to make. You can have a bit of fun serving empty plates and then candles as the centre piece. This morning … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Birthday Cake

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I get lots of requests for easy birthday cakes, this one is so easy that my kids made it for their dad’s birthday. His favourite meal is spaghetti and his cake of choice is carrot cake. Spaghetti Birthday Cake Recipe … Continue reading

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Giant Gummy Bear Kit Kat and m&m cake

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“I made a giant gummy bear Kit Kat and M&M cake today while you were at school, do you want to see a photo?” “Woooaaahhh that’s awesome, can I have some when we get home?” “I gave it away” “What!!! … Continue reading

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Olaf Cake Frozen Disney Movie

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“Hi, everyone. I’m Olaf and I love warm hugs!” Just like the hilarious character from Disney’s blockbuster movie Frozen, this Olaf cake will light up the faces of everyone at your next birthday party with his big smile. And when … Continue reading

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Surprise Cakes App

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Welcome to How To Cook That Surprise Cakes App Bringing your cakes to life. Download the How To Cook That Surprise Cakes App to bring these markers to life. or PRINT your marker, PLACE it on your cake and PRESS the clapper icon on the Surprise … Continue reading

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Worlds Biggest Snickers Bar Recipe

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What’s even better than a delicious Snickers bar?  The world’s BIGGEST Snickers bar of course! The Guinness Book of World Records lists the largest Snickers ever made at 1LB, which everyone would agree is pretty big.  However, today’s Snickers bar … Continue reading

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How to Make Chocolate Scrabble

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This iconic chocolate Scrabble set is laden with potential as you create the perfect hand-made gift for your special someone this Valentines Day. Instead of an overpriced greeting card or red roses, you can craft your own personal message, package … Continue reading

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A Sweet Tweet Surprise Twitter Dessert

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Dinner tonight was greasy burgers from a take-away joint that’s been going since 1957 … there goes my new years health kick! #isittoolatetostartagainagain? And yet somehow, the thought that families have been eating from the same diner for almost six … Continue reading

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Chocolate Garden Recipe

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If Willy Wonka had a chocolate garden, then these amazing chocolate mushrooms would have held pride of place.  Your dinner guests will gasp in delight as you nonchalantly float to the table with a platter of lifelike mushrooms and toadstools … Continue reading

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Have a Wonderful Christmas

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Christmas is always so much fun with kids in the house.  My 2-year-old excitedly yells ‘Christmas Tree’ every time we go to the local shopping centre, but just don’t ask him to talk to Santa Clause. And he gasps with … Continue reading

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Chocolate Decorations For Cakes

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Here’s how to make chocolate decorations for cakes. Some people just don’t like fondant and if it is their special day then you need an alternative so you can make a cake that they will love. In this post we … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cake Macaron Tower Dessert Recipe

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Instead of a simple Christmas tree cake, how about a tower of chocolate-coated macaroons in the shape of a tree! If you’re dreaming of a white christmas, this tree features macarons topped with brandy ganache, coated in white chocolate and … Continue reading

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3D Thomas Train Cake Recipe

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Would your Thomas obsessed pre-schooler love a themed birthday party with an amazing cake in the shape of the famous little blue train? Well, you’re not alone. Thomas the Tank Engine toys are amongst the best-selling preschool items in the … Continue reading

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Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe

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The smell of gingerbread wafted through the house. “Can we put the Christmas tree up mum?” “It’s a bit early, but why not” You can make this delicious gingerbread Christmas cookies recipe part of your families holiday traditions too, use … Continue reading

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