How to make a 3D Moon Cake with Astronaut

I’ve shared the party games and food for my son’s Space-Themed Birthday Party. Now it’s time for my favourite part – the Moon cake. I originally planned to make a rocket cake, or make the solar system on a sheet, but when I saw this moon cake on Pinterest, I just had to make it. […]

Space-Themed Birthday Party Food

Last week, I shared the games we played for my son’s space-themed birthday party. Today, I’m going to share the space-themed birthday party food. Planets and Space Sugar Cookies I’m always looking for an excuse to make sugar cookies and practice my cookie decorating techniques (which still needs a LOT of practice!). When I started […]

Pretty Packaging for Christmas Foodie Gifts

Christmas is a great time of year to bake up a storm (thankfully there hasn’t been any pre-Christmas heatwaves here!). You’ve made mountains of cookies and other sweet treats, and it’s time to give them out to friends, teachers, neighbours or customers. You could throw them in a plastic bag and call it done, but […]

Snowflake & Snowmen Cookies

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When I was 11 or 12, I did a cake decorating course with some friends during the school holidays. We learnt piping by decorating cookies. It was a lot of fun but my skills are a bit rusty so I bought the Craftsy course Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies with […]

Elsa’s Ice Palace Birthday Cake

The next project from my daughter’s Elsa party is the cake. She requested a Dolly Varden-style cake, but Elsa Barbie dolls are hard to find, so I decided to make an ice palace birthday cake (on top of the North mountain). Let’s start by saying, this is a Frozen-themed cake, but it is not a frozen […]

Treasure Island Party

Jacob turned 5 a couple of weeks ago, and it was time for his first big birthday party, with friends from kindy. Jacob isn’t the type of kid to have big obsessions, so it was difficult to work out what theme to have for his party. I started by getting out the wonderful Kids Party […]

Butterfly Cake

With the birthday dress all made, the next important thing for birthday preparations was the cake. Months before her birthday, we looked through the legendary Women’s Weekly Kids’ Party Cakes book for inspiration. Celeste thought every cake was beautiful, so I may or may not have talked up the butterfly cake. Surprise, surprise, she ended […]

Number 4 Birthday Cake

After making a Choo-Choo Train Cake, Teddy Bear Cake and Smiley Face cake, the pressure was on to keep up the standard in birthday cakes. (Why did I do this to myself?) Months before his birthday, Jacob fixated on the Number 4 road cake Australian Women’s Weekly Kids’ Party Cakes cookbook (not surprising with his […]

Smiley Face Cake (Chocolate Cake Recipe)

When I asked my son what cake he wanted for his third birthday, he told me a smiley face cake. After the choo choo train cake from last year, my first thought was “Woohoo! Too easy!”. I didn’t know whether to believe him, so I asked him a few more times, and it was always […]

Teddy Bear Cake

Little Miss turned one last week (the days goes so slow, but the years go so fast!). My little darling loves cuddling teddy bears, and “bear” was one of her first words, so I had to make her a teddy bear cake: Unfortunately, this was the only remotely-decent photo we got of the cake (and […]

Guest Me Me Me-er: Mrs Bettie Rocker

It’s time to welcome my first guest blogger for Me Me Me Month: Becky (aka Mrs Bettie Rocker). I love all the sweet treats she posts, and just how real she is (although, to be honest, dorky, nerdy me would never be cool enough to speak to her in real life – I love that […]

Choo Choo Train Cake

Our little man turned 2 last month. We didn’t have a party, for a number of reasons, but I was still determined to make him a cool cake.  When my Mother-In-Law visited us last year, she bought an Australian Women’s Weekly magazine that had a little cookbook on the front with a selection of recipes […]