Lunch Box: Sandwich Wrapping Art

sandwich wrapper art

This is a cute and achievable idea for the lunch box! Amanda, artist and mum of two, wraps her children’s sandwiches in baking paper to keep them fresh, and decorates the wrapper with cute designs. Many of these pictures are easy enough for the non-artist too! You can follow Amanda’s Instagram feed for even more daily ideas @painterpw […]

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Condensed milk, crushed biscuits, coconut and lemon – a match made in heaven. These balls are easy to make whether you have a Thermomix, food processor or do it by hand. They are great to keep in the freezer for when unexpected guests pop around or you just need something sweet to get you through […]

Fun Food Picks

Food picks - easy way to make food fun

If you want to make the lunch box fun with minimal fuss, food picks are brilliant! I’ve used them for years.  I don’t put them in lunch box every day…maybe once a week, depending on what I have packed for the kids.  They are great for things like cut up fruit, veggies and cheese squares.  There are […]

Caramel Popcorn (Refined Sugar Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, contains Nuts!)

Caramel Popcorn - Refined Sugar Free

  One of the things I’m working on this year is reducing the amount of refined sugar I use in baking and treat recipes. I noticed the I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook  launched (by Sarah Wilson, popular author and blogger at I Quit Sugar) and emailed to ask if I could share one of the recipes from the cookbook. Here it is! […]

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry hearts are super simple to make. They are great for dipping in chocolate, the lunch box, fruit salad or made into fruit kebabs.   Here’s a 30 second video on how to make them. 

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]