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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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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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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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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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Hunger Games Cake Catching Fire

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When Harry met Katniss … in a heavyweight publishing bout, the brave girl with the bow and arrow did what many had thought was impossible, outselling Harry Potter in just a few short years. This Hunger Games cake is a … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Recipe plus two more easy apple desserts

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The best apple pie recipe you’ve ever tasted plus two more super fast and easy apple dessert recipes. Apple turnovers are a favourite in our house served on a cold night with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Gluten free … Continue reading

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High Heel Shoe Cake

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“Is that a Jimmy Choo shoe?” a friend said from behind me when she walked in. I’d never heard of Jimmy Choo before making this cake so was impressed at her ability to recognise a fondant shoe without seeing the … Continue reading

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Modeling Chocolate Recipe (make modelling chocolate)

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Modeling chocolate tastes better than fondant but is not quite as easy to work with, so I find it good for smaller projects.  It does not set hard like fondant does so you can’t use it for some applications.  Normally … Continue reading

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Youtube Cake & 100th video

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This week is my 100th YouTube video! So to celebrate I have made a very chocolatey youtube cake that incorporates some of my favourite chocolate recipes and inventions from the past two years. If you have been following for a … Continue reading

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3D Lightning McQueen Cars Cake Tutorial

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To make this Lightning McQueen Cars Cake you will need: Cake: cake pans 11″ x 15″ (I had two so I could bake two sheet tins at a time) chocolate cake x 3 Template: Frosting: 2 x my  chocolate buttercream … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sphere Tutorial Chocolate Ball

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Chocolate Sphere Finally it’s here… the chocolate sphere tutorial from the top of the instagram cake.  Now some of you thought I’d filmed it at the same time as making the instagram cake, and that would have been smart, but … Continue reading

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Patterned Roll Cake Recipe

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A patterned roll cake is a fun way to make a colourful cake without using fondant. My boys requested one with the ‘dumb ways to die’ characters on but my favourite is the striped roll cake. Recipe for pattern on … Continue reading

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Chocolate Butterfly | How to Make Dainty Chocolate Butterflies

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Chocolate butterflies sound kind of dreamy and magical. Paper thin chocolate wings fluttering by, landing on your cupcake to adorn it to perfection.  Or hiding in the garden to surprise and delight party guests. Butterflies are dainty, so the chocolate … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Cake

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Without so much as a taste, we kissed Hello Kitty goodbye. Sure, the cute cartoon cat is adored around the globe and frequently requested on my YouTube channel, but in our boy-filled home this lovely cake was never going to … Continue reading

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Pink Ombre Cake Recipe How To

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Inspired by the ombre fashion trend this pink ombre cake is super easy and will delight your friends at your next party. You can just as easily turn it into a blue ombre cake or purple ombre cake but for … Continue reading

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Despicable Me 2 3D Minion Cake Decorating Tutorial

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Despicable Me 2 is coming soon and my middle boy loves the cute minions so this year he wanted a minion birthday cake. There have also been some requests from subscribers for a 3D upright cake tutorial and despicable me … Continue reading

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