Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

Another recipe from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. (If you haven't checked out her book, you should! It's so mum friendly!)  This is the ultimate chocolate ripple cake but with a BIG difference – cherries and jam! Whack it all together and you have an absolutely delicious dessert. It doesn’t need to be perfectly assembled as it will all be hidden under the mountain of cream. You can also make a … [Read more...]

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

I adore the look of bunting on a cake. It's such a simple way to take a cake from looking nice to absolutely gorgeous!  This type of cake decoration is great for baby showers, kids birthday, teens and right up cakes for adults and general celebrations. You can easily make cake bunting yourself with decorative Washi Tape and I'll show you how. Materials 2 x Kebab Sticks Twine - half a metre Washi Tape (colours of choice) - I … [Read more...]

Cookie Dough Recipe (for Ice Cream!)

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

I'm not a huge ice cream fan. If I'm eating dessert, I like a proper dessert with ice cream as an accompaniment. My husband is different.  A bowl of ice cream makes him very, very, very (VERY) happy.  He's easy to please. And the kids love ice cream too. I have been playing with an cookie dough recipe for ice cream so we could have a ice cream night at home for a treat. And this is a rare treat because it's horribly unhealthy! But … [Read more...]

Funny Face Biscuits

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5 This is one of my favourite recipes that my children and I have fun cooking & decorating together. If I want the faces to look perfect, I’ll do them myself but most of the fun comes in seeing what the kids themselves create. They also make a great (& inexpensive) party favour for little ones, a fun birthday party activity (have the biscuits made and have kids decorate them … [Read more...]

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting Are you a cheesecake fan too? I LOVE cheesecake, so I came up with this yummy frosting recipe for cupcake decorating.  Ingredients 125 grams of room temperature non-salted butter 200 grams cream cheese (lite is fine) 1 cup icing sugar (Low GI version tastes fantastic & you can use less) 1 tsp vanilla essence ¼ tsp zest of lemon (not necessary, but adds extra … [Read more...]

Lunch Box: Temporary Tattoo Banana

Temporary Tattoo Banana - fun for the lunch box

I've used temporary tattoos to decorate boiled eggs around Easter time and they work on bananas too. This is fun for the lunch box or just to make the fruit bowl look uber cool.  Follow the packet instructions and apply to the banana just as you would skin. Corn & Cheese Scrolls (used this recipe) Sugar snap peas Boiled egg Banana Carrot mini muffin More Lunch Box Ideas 2 Ingredient Dough Scrolls Cheesy … [Read more...]

Ginger Snowballs

Apricot & Ginger Balls

These ginger snowballs are not the healthiest option (I often make alternatives, like apricot balls or date & oat balls).  However, they are great for parties, a fun treat and I do put them in my kids lunch box sometimes (the children love it when I do.  They are simple to make and freeze well too. Recipe Card   Lunch Box Idea  Flat bread (great served with bean dip, tomato sauce, tzatziki, … [Read more...]

Mini Nutella Brownie Bites: 3 Ingredients

Nutella cupcakes - 3 ingredients

These are rich to eat and quick to make.  The texture is somewhere between a cupcake and a brownie.   I make these mini brownie/cupcake bites for an afternoon treat for the kids sometimes.  I do recommend doing them in a mini cupcacke/muffin size rather than regular size because they are rich and delicious. Great for parties and that sort of thing too.   You only need 3 ingredients. Icing White  Chocolate … [Read more...]

Frozen Yoghurt Bites

Snacks for kids - frozen yoghurt bites

I'm always looking for after school snack idea for my children (there's over 60 ideas here: After School Snack Ideas).  I served these frozen yoghurt bites with fruit last week and they were a hit.  They are delicious gobbled up on their own, or added to fruit salad. More Frozen Yoghurt Pops … [Read more...]

Pineapple & Watermelon Heart Puzzle

Valentine's Day Food - cute heart pineapple and watermelon puzzle

Ingredients Whole Pineapple Watermelon Heart Cookie Cutter Small sharp knife Instructions  1.  Trim the skin off a whole pineapple and slice thinly so you have roundish pieces. 2. Use a cookie cutter in the centre of each pineapple slice to remove the core.  If the cookie cutter doesn't cut cleanly through the fruit, use a sharp knife to loosen. 3. Cut a slice of watermelon, ensuring the thickness is even. 4. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry Hearts: I've been doing this for my kids on Valentine's Day for over three years now.  It's simple, and really, you have to remove the stalk off the strawberry anyway!  Using a knife, cut a V shape in the top of the strawberry.   Ideas I sometimes thread the strawberries on a kebab stick and freeze them for a fun treat. Serve with melted chocolate or hazelnut spread  More Pineapple & Watermelon … [Read more...]

Easy Cupcake Recipe

thermomix cupcake recipe

This is the cupcake recipe I've been using for a long time.  Now I have a Thermomix (you can my review of the Thermomix here if you're interested) I'm converting some of my favourite recipes over and below is both methods on how to whip up these deliciously decadent (yet simple) cupcakes. Ingredients 3/4 cup white sugar (170 grams) 125 grams butter (cubed) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk (120 grams) 2 … [Read more...]

Decorative Tape Cupcake Flag Toppers

Cupcake Flag Toppers Make these cute cupcake toppers in a jiffy. Toothpicks, tape and scissors is all there is to it!  This is a great way to tie in cupcakes treats into the theme of the party. For an easy cupcake recipe, click here: Easy Cupcake Recipe. Materials Toothpick Decorative Tape (I used Scotch® Expressions Tape) Instructions 1. Take a small piece of tape fold around the top section of the toothpick. 2. Trim tape … [Read more...]

Cookies in a Jar (Recipe & Printable)

Christmas Idea - Cookie in a jar - beafunmum.com

 I'm sharing the recipe for the M&M Cookies in a Jar the children and I made one year at Christmastime. Cookies in a Jar Materials 500 ml (or larger) jar Cellophane or material Ribbon Cookie gift card template Jar Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Pinch salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 200 grams M & M’s Instructions 1. Layer all ingredients into jar 2. Fasten lid … [Read more...]