Tagged with Cake decorating

Christmas gingerbread cookies

Christmas gingerbread cookies

There is nothing more Christmassy than the smell of gingerbread baking. I made these Christmas cookies in an attempt to block out the Dubai sunshine and get that lovely feeling of Christmas in the villa. With the help of some Christmas music and a cup of tea Christmas arrived in Dubai. What you’ll need This … Continue reading

An easy cake anyone can decorate

An easy cake anyone can decorate

Don’t you just love this cake? I made this lovely sweetie cake for my husband’s birthday with a lot of help from the kids. I love the fact it was so easy to decorate and yet it’s so effective, so bright, so colourful and so tasty, there is something for everyone on this cake. How … Continue reading

The quickest cupcake decoration ever

The quickest cupcake decoration ever

Today I made some very quick and easy cupcakes. If you don’t have the time, the patience or the desire to spend ages decorating cupcakes but you’d still like to create something effective. The why not try topping them with something you can buy or already having lying around. Ok so I made the hearts … Continue reading

Quick and easy choc pops

Quick and easy choc pops

This week we had a bake sale at school, I always like to contribute it’s a good excuse to make something, well, decorate something. The fact is I am just too lazy to bake but I love the decorating and after all when children are your customers that’s the important bit. So this time I … Continue reading

Pinterest board – Cookies for fun

Pinterest board – Cookies for fun

This week we have a cake sale at the school. We put together a Pinterest board that could be an inspiration for busy parents that want to participate. It doesn´t need to be complicated. If you don´t have the time to make cake or cookies from scratch, just buy them ready and decorate in a … Continue reading

Lego party food

Lego party food

The Lego party food was great fun to make and went down well with all our guests, both young and old(er). Lego head pops These Lego pops were the star of the party and went within minutes. They’re made from a single small and large marshmallow skewered onto a cake pop stick, which I bought … Continue reading

Lego brick birthday cake

Lego brick birthday cake

The Lego birthday cake took two attempts, the first one I baked and started to decorate but I wasn’t happy with it so I threw it in the bin and started again. So after a panic search on the web I found this Lego brick cake, a much simpler approach which worked well and gave … Continue reading

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

It’s Harvey’s 3rd birthday the week after week get back to Dubai so I have been looking at ideas for cakes. As this year his interest in Lego has grown he is having a Lego cake, whether he likes it or not. So as a result I’ve been doing a lot of research, I have … Continue reading

Ladybird biscuits

Ladybird biscuits

These gorgeous ladybird biscuits will impress your youngsters and I reckon they’d also go down well at one of the hundred bake sales the Dubai schools seem to have in a year. You will need Digestives (or similar round biscuits) Icing sugar Red food colouring Chocolate buttons Black or dark brown and white icing writers … Continue reading

Thank you for being a star

Thank you for being a star

Here’s a great and simple gift. Harvey and I made the teacher’s at his nursery some star biscuits which the children had fun decorating themselves with coloured icing, sprinkles and non-toxic glitter. They were thank you gifts this time but these would be just as nice for birthdays, father’s day and a general gift of … Continue reading

Tutu birthday party

Tutu birthday party

Last weekend we celebrated Heklas 6th birthday. We invited her friends to a tutu party. Only girls were invited and by the invitation they were asked to be wearing tutu´s at the party. What a great fun we had with all the tutu fabric around the house, balloons, tutu cake, cupcake making, tiara making, coloring princesses, … Continue reading

Ariel birthday cake

Ariel birthday cake

Last year for my daughter’s 4th birthday I made my first ever birthday cake, she asked for a princess castle and with a little help from my friend Caroline, she got a fabulous pink sparkly princess castle. This year she asked for Ariel and wow what a challenge she set, but with a bit of … Continue reading

Coooookkkkiiiee mmoonnnssttteerrr

Coooookkkkiiiee mmoonnnssttteerrr

Yesterday was bake day at Maddy’s school and these Cookie Monster cupcakes I made sold out in minutes, what can you expect, a cupcake and a chocolate chip cookie, two treats for the price of one. You will need Fairy cakes (cup cakes) Desiccated coconut Blue food colouring Chocolate frosting Mint imperials Chocolate chip cookies … Continue reading