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Giant Kit Kat recipe

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Is this the world’s biggest Kit Kat? To make your own all you need is wafers and chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate.  The tricky bit is getting that lovely crisp Kit Kat shape. To help I’ve done all the … 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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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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Youtube Cupcakes

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YouTube is a crazy, hilarious, fascinating, educational, weird and inspiring world, often all at the same time. I just love how the ‘How To Cook That’ YouTube channel has become so interactive over the years. From teenagers sharing their teary … Continue reading

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The Fault In Our Stars Cake TFIOS

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The Fault In Our Stars is a best-selling novel by young adults author and YouTuber John Green. Scroll down to see a little more about the book and movie that topped the box office. In response to the tsunami of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Book Recipe

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This chocolate book, like all good novels, has a delicious twist inside.  Each page has a completely different flavour.   The ‘leather’ cover is pure milk chocolate, making this book a unique and decadent surprise for your friends and loved ones. … 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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Lego Batman Cake

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This fun Lego Batman Cake is actually quite easy to make and is sure to light up any Lego, Batman or superhero party. It’s 5am and I’ve snuck downstairs without waking my boys to write this before the Batman video … 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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How to Make Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe

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Learn how to make home made chocolate Easter eggs with a surprise inside.  Easter egg hunts are so much fun, with the biggest egg always last.  One year when I was a child my mum carefully set up an Easter … Continue reading

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Divergent Movie Cake

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Which Divergent movie faction are you? Candor: I don’t want to write out this recipe tonight, I want to go to sleep. Honest Abnegation: Someone may want to make this cake and they’ll need the recipe so you must help … 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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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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There aren’t many guarantees in life but here’s one … if you use my secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need to hide them or they’ll all be gone before the day is out. Rich, chewy, chocolatey, with a … 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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7 Best Frosting Recipes Taste Tested

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A good frosting completes the cake. The best frosting recipes give that moist mouthfeel, enhanced flavour and burst of indulgence with every bite. Today we are putting seven frosting recipes to the test to find out which frosting tastes the … 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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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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