Category: Activities, crafts & baking

How to Make: A Sandcastle Cake

A friend and I made this sandcastle cake for a surprise 30th birthday party. We were both pretty impressed with how it turned out so I thought I would share how to make it. Blogging about it was a bit of an afterthought though so apologies for the lack of ‘in progress’ photos!

The good thing about this cake is that it doesn’t need to look perfect and completely symmetrical. You can use whatever size and shape cake tins you have, and your castle can be as adventurous and as detailed – or as simple – as you like.

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Happy Pancake Day

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I love pancakes, and Pancake Day is the perfect excuse to have dessert as a main meal! We have had a couple of trial runs over the past few weeks already and we will be scoffing pancakes for tea after this evening’s swimming lesson. Though I must confess, I am tempted to make some for lunch too! (more…)

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Crafty Valentine’s Day Canvas

This afternoon, the girls made a Valentine’s gift for their Daddy. I like involving them in Valentine’s Day and there are lots of cute ideas for children’s crafts and homemade gifts.

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Handprint Christmas Bunting

Pinterest has been inspiring me with its wealth of Christmas crafts, and I especially love the festive hand and foot prints. Having already sent cards and made tree decorations, I wanted another way to show off display some of Izzy and Clara’s artwork – so I made it into bunting to hang over the fireplace.

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Salt Dough Christmas Tree Decorations

Give your christmas tree a homemade touch with these colourful ornaments. Salt dough is quick and easy to make and its a cheap alternative to shop-bought clay.

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