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 more special.

Traditionally, a humble birthday cake was baked and sent along – maybe a swirly marble cake if you were really lucky!

Then came the cupcake revolution – beautifully decorated and irresistible – they were welcomed by teachers because they were so easy to distribute.

More recently, ice blocks, jellies, chips and even lollipops have been replacing birthday cakes – these options are ideal for time poor parents and children that can’t eat (or don’t like) cake.

Pinterest is overflowing with ideas for creative and delicious birthday treats that children can take to school and share with their class mates. But if making fiddly cake pops is not your idea of a good time, you must try these easy “marshmallow pops”. They are so simple that your children can make them with just a little supervision.

Easy Marshmallow Pops - Great for birthday parties!

Ingredients

Marshmallows

Chocolate freckles

Chocolate for melting

Paper straws

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Method

1. Insert straw firmly into marshmallow.

Easy Marshmallow Pops

2. Melt chocolate (in microwave or on stove top).

3. Dab some melted chocolate onto the top of the marshmallow.

Easy Marshmallow Pops

4. Stick a chocolate freckle on top.

5. Allow to set.

Enjoy!

Easy Marshmallow Pops

What birthday treats do you send in to school or day-care for your children? Do you make your own or do you purchase something from the shops? Do you go for traditional cake or a more modern take on birthday treats?

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Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

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 smaller cake by using only 1 packet of biscuits but if you are making for a group of people – use 2 packets.  Enjoy!

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

Ingredients

600ml thickened cream
½ cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup pitted black morello cherries
2 x 250g pkt chocolate ripple biscuits
1 cup raspberry jam

Black Forrest Cookie Cake Ingredients

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream, caster sugar & vanilla with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold in cherries.

Black Forrest Cookie Cake instructions

  1. Spread a biscuit with a generous amount of jam & a heaped teaspoon of cream.
  1. Sandwich 2 biscuits together & place upright on your plate. Repeat process with jam & cream, sandwiching biscuits together to make a log of approx. 14 biscuits long.

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

  1. Repeat process to make 3 logs, leaving 5 biscuits aside.

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

  1. Cover entire cake with cream. Crush remaining biscuits over the top of cake.
  1. Refrigerate overnight until set. Slice diagonally to serve.

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

Black Forrest Cooke Cake
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.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 600ml thickened cream
  2. ½ cup caster sugar
  3. 2 tsp vanilla essence
  4. 1 cup pitted black morello cherries
  5. 2 x 250g pkt chocolate ripple biscuits
  6. 1 cup raspberry jam
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream, caster sugar & vanilla with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold in cherries.
  2. Spread a biscuit with a generous amount of jam & a heaped teaspoon of cream.
  3. Sandwich 2 biscuits together & place upright on your plate. Repeat process with jam & cream, sandwiching biscuits together to make a log of approx. 14 biscuits long.
  4. Repeat process to make 3 logs, leaving 5 biscuits aside.
  5. Cover entire cake with cream. Crush remaining biscuits over the top of cake.
  6. Refrigerate overnight until set. Slice diagonally to serve.
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More Recipes by Amanda

2 Ingredient Scones

Apricot Chicken Hurry (in a hurry)

Lemon Cheesecake

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Post written by Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am mum to 3 young kids and author of a new cookbook called ‘Food before 5’ and the Facebook page Aldi Home Cook.

‘Food before 5′ is a cookbook with 85 recipes that are easy, affordable and realistic for any home cook. It includes lunch boxes, starters & sides, main meals and desserts that can all be made ahead of time. It is the perfect tool for busy families with that afternoon school rush, people that like to cook in bulk and freeze, students learning to cook and basically anyone who loves simple, tasty recipes.

‘Food before 5’ is only $19.95 (free post) and available from www.foodbefore5.com.au. Please also check out my facebook page www.Facebook.com/foodbefore5. 

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 used Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape

Scissors

Instructions

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

1. Tie a piece of twine between two kebab sticks about 1-2 cm from the top. The sticks should be spaced just less than the circumference or length of the birthday cake. Trim off any excess twine from each side of the sticks, allowing for a little overhang.

2. Cut sections of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape about 5cm in length.  This doesn’t need to be perfect because the tape will be trimmed.

3. Fold a section of tape in half over the twine, starting from the left side of the length of string. Continue this process until the string is filled with flags, keeping the tape evenly spaced about 1 cm apart.

4. Using scissors, trim the flags evenly at the bottom so all the flags are the same length in a squarish shape.

5. To make a triangle, use scissors to angle from the middle bottom of each flag, to the upper edge. Do the same to the other side to make a complete triangle.  I prefer a slightly square bottom on my flags so I started this process just off centre. Repeat with all the flags.

6. Optional: make an additional line of flags by repeating the above steps.

All that is left to do is pop your cake bunting on you cake and there you have it! Gorgeous! 

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

More Washi Tape Decoration Ideas

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Washi Tape Cake Bunting

Washi Tape Straw Flags

Washi Tape Bunting Wrapping Paper

Washi Tape Bunting Loot Bags

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

Washi Tape Bunting Birthday Party Theme

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 soooo good so everyone tells me! Part of the fun is you get to smash the cookie dough into the ice cream.

This would be a fun idea for birthday parties too.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Ingredients

40 grams butter

100 grams (1/2 cup) white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

150 grams (1 cup) plain flour

75 ml (1/3 cup) milk

100 grams choc chips (optional)

Instructions 

1. Cream butter and sugar together with a beater. (I used Thermomix Speed 6 for 6 seconds).

2. Add vanilla, salt and flour and half the milk and combine. (I used Thermomix  Speed 6 for 6 seconds).

3. Add the remaining milk, a little at a time, until the mixture is a dough (you may not need all the milk).

4. Stir in choc chips if desired at this point. (The stir function on the Thermomix works well.)

5. The dough should be well formed but still quite sticky.

I recently made 2 batches: one with choc chips and one without.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

6. Place cookie dough on a section of glad wrap or baking paper. Cover and press down so the dough is quite flat (1-2 cm).

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

7. Freeze for at least half an hour.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

8. Remove dough from plastic and cut into small sections on a board (roughly 1-2cm cubes).

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

9. Place cookie dough bites in a plastic container and rerun to the freezer for whenever you want to use them.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

10. When serving, it’s fun to smash it all together. I used a sturdy plastic plate. Add ice cream, a few cookie dough bites and smashed it together with a spoon before serving in a bowl or cone. Keep unused cookie dough pieces in the freezer.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Everyone was very (very) pleased.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough for Ice Cream
Serves 10
Make your own cookie dough to add to vanilla ice cream.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 40 grams butter
  2. 100 grams (1/2 cup) white sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. Pinch salt
  5. 150 grams (1 cup) plain flour
  6. 75 ml (1/3 cup) milk
  7. 100 grams choc chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar together with a beater, food processor or Thermomix.
  2. Add vanilla, salt and flour and half the milk and combine.
  3. Add the remaining milk, a little at a time, until the mixture is a dough (you may not need all the milk).
  4. Stir in choc chips if desired at this point.
  5. The dough should be well formed but still quite sticky.
  6. Place cookie dough on a section of glad wrap or baking paper. Cover and press down so the dough is quite flat (approx 1-2 cm thick).
  7. Freeze for at least half an hour.
  8. Remove from plastic and cut into small bite size sections on a board (approx 1-2 cm cubes).
  9. Place cookie dough bites in a plastic container and rerun to the freezer when required.
  10. When serving, smash ice cream and cook dough together with a spoon on a sturdy plastic plate or board.
  11. Serve in a bowl or cone.
Notes
  1. Note: Keep unused cookie dough pieces in the freezer.
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Funny Face Biscuits

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5
Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

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 they way they like) or special school holiday/weekend fun.

Basic Biscuit Recipe Ingredients

125g butter, melted
¾ cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 ½ cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbspn icing sugar (for decorating)
Lollies, teeth, licorice, sprinkles (for decorating)

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

Method

  1. In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Stir in flour & baking powder until a soft dough forms. 

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins.

  1. Preheat oven to 200oC. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  1. Roll out dough onto a floured surface approx ½ cm thick. Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or rim of a glass (approx 7cm diameter).

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Place on baking trays & bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven & allow to cool completely.

Decorating

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Mix icing sugar with a little water to make a thick paste. Use this paste to stick lollies & sprinkles onto biscuits to make funny faces.

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

This recipe is from the eBook Kids Party Food and can be purchased from www.foodbefore5.com.au for only $5.95.

Basic Biscuit Recipe
A great basic biscuit recipe. Great for decorating!
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
48 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
48 min
Ingredients
  1. 125g butter, melted
  2. ¾ cup caster sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 2 ½ cups plain flour
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 2 Tbspn icing sugar (for decorating)
  8. Lollies, teeth, licorice, sprinkles (for decorating)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.
  2. Stir in flour & baking powder until a soft dough forms.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins.
  4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  5. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  6. Roll out dough onto a floured surface approx ½ cm thick. Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or rim of a glass (approx 7cm diameter).
  7. Place on baking trays & bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating with icing or melted chocolate.
Notes
  1. Decorating
  2. Mix icing sugar with a little water to make a thick paste. Use this paste to stick lollies & sprinkles onto biscuits to make funny faces.
Be A Fun Mum http://beafunmum.com/

More Recipes by Amanda

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About Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am mum to 3 young kids and author of a new cookbook called ‘Food before 5’.  

‘Food before 5? is a cookbook with 85 recipes that are easy, affordable and realistic for any home cook. It includes lunch boxes, starters & sides, main meals and desserts that can all be made ahead of time. It is the perfect tool for busy families with that afternoon school rush, people that like to cook in bulk and freeze, students learning to cook and basically anyone who loves simple, tasty recipes. 

 ‘Food before 5’ is only $19.95 (free post) and available from www.foodbefore5.com.au.  Please check out my facebook page www.Facebook.com/foodbefore5

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting

Cheesecake 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 flavour) 

Method

1. Beat the butter and cream cheese together with electronic beaters for approximately 3 minutes. The mix needs to be fluffy in appearance.

2. Add in vanilla essence and beat again.

3. Add icing sugar and beat on slow (alternatively, fold into mix with a spoon).

4. Add zest of lemon and mix in well.

5. Place in airtight container and pop in fridge until cold. For extra ‘cheesecake’ flavour, leave the mix over night in the fridge and makes piping much easier.

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

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Easy Cupcake Recipe

(Edible) Crystallised Pansies Decoration

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About Renee Nugent

Hi, I’m Renee and I’m a self confessed fun maker. Whilst I’m not the world’s best gardener (I’ve killed cactus), I believe that getting my kids gardening is one of the most important experiences I can give them as a parent. It’s my way to teach them about the environment, food production, healthy living, science and sustainable practices in a fun and physical way. I love that they are willing to taste our garden produce and that we incorporate many of our garden ‘treasures’ into our craft activities.

So don’t let past gardening failures burden you, we’ve all killed plants and that’s OK. Just get out there and garden with your kids, because…..well…..it’s fun!

Find more of my garden fun here www.aboutthegarden.com.au

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.

Temporary Tattoo Banana for the Lunch Bo

  • Corn & Cheese Scrolls (used this recipe)
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Boiled egg
  • Banana
  • Carrot mini muffin

Banana Tattoo - fun lunch box idea

More Lunch Box Ideas

2 Ingredient Dough Scrolls

Cheesy Toasted Sandwich Bites

Bread Crackers

Leftover into lunch boxes

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Date, Oat & Coconut Balls

Ginger Snowballs

ginger snowballs recipe

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

Ginger Snowballs
Serves 35
Delicious ginger snowballs.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 Weet-bix
  2. 250g packet gingernut biscuits
  3. 1 cup dried apricots
  4. 395 can sweetened condensed milk
  5. 1 cup grated/desiccated coconut (for coating)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or Thermomix, combine the biscuits & Weet-bix. Thermomix: turn slowly to 7 for 10 seconds. (Note: If you don't have a processor, place ingredients in a zip lock bag and crush gently with a rolling pin).
  2. Add apricot and combine. Thermomix: turn slowly to 7 for 10 seconds.
  3. Add condensed milk and mix together. Theremomix: turn slowly to speed 9 for 10 seconds.
  4. Form the mixture into small balls with your hands and cover in coconut. Makes 30-35.
  5. Refrigerate for half and hour before serving.
Notes
  1. Tip: Add ½ cup chopped crystallised ginger for more of a ginger taste
  2. Freeze: I freeze these and put them directly into the lunch box of a morning.
Adapted from Sanitarium
Adapted from Sanitarium
Be A Fun Mum http://beafunmum.com/
 Apricot & Ginger Balls

Lunch Box Idea 

Lunch Box idea - flat bread

  • Flat bread (great served with bean dip, tomato sauce, tzatziki, hummus)
  • Cheese
  • Carrot
  • Boiled Egg
  • Grapes
  • Ginger snowballs

Mini Nutella Brownie Bites: 3 Ingredients

Nutella Brownie Bites

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.

Nutella Mini Cupcakes (Thermomix)
Delicious, decadent and easy.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (280g) Nutella (or other hazelnut spread)
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 10 tbsp (60g) flour
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. Add all ingredients to Thermomix
  3. Mix on speed 6 for 5 seconds.
  4. Scrape sides down and mix for another 3 seconds
  5. Spoon mixture into mini cupcake cases
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (until centre is cooked and cake springs back when touched)
Notes
  1. For the non Thermomix method, simply mix together all ingredients and the rest of the recipe is the same.
  2. If you're making it into a larger size, the cooking time will have to be adjusted.
  3. Add nuts, a smear of Nutella or white choc bits to the top!
Adapted from Instructables
Adapted from Instructables
Be A Fun Mum http://beafunmum.com/

Nutella cupcakes - 3 ingredients

Nutella cupcakes - 3 ingredients

Icing

nutella cupcake recipe with white chocolate icing

White  Chocolate Icing

I made white chocolate icing to dollop on top of the Mini Nutella Cupcakes.  This was a bit of a slap together so I’m not swearing by this recipe but it worked for me and my taste testers thought it delicious.

Ingredients

30 grams white chocolate

1 tablespoon of water

115 grams Icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method

1. Melt chocolate.  I do this by boiling a small saucepan of water.  Then sitting a ceramic or stainless steel bowl (large enough to go on top of the saucepan) keep stirring until chocolate melts. It only takes a minute or so. 

2.  Add chocolate mixture with all other ingredients and beat until combined.

This is a quite a thick mixture because I wanted it to sit a certain way but you could add a little milk if needed.

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.

frozen yoghurt bites

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Pineapple & Watermelon Heart Puzzle

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

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. Make heart shaped pieces of watermelon using the cookie cutter.  If the cookie cutter doesn’t cut cleanly through the fruit, use a sharp knife to loosen.

5. Place the watermelon heart piece inside the pineapple slice.

Tips:

  • Don’t throw any off-cuts away (even the pineapple core).  Pop in a container, and places in the fridge or freezer and use in juices, smoothies or recipes.
  • Freeze for a fun frozen treat.

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

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Strawberry Kebabs

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! 

Strawberry HeartsUsing 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

Strawberry Kebab

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Pineapple & Watermelon Heart Puzzle

Easy Cupcake Recipe

Easy Cupcake recipe Thermomix

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 cups self-raising flour (300 grams)

Pinch salt

Method

1. Cream butter and sugar

2. Add eggs & vanilla and mix

3. Add Milk and mix

4. Add flour & salt and mix

5. Divide into cupcake cases (makes 12-16).

6. Cook in a 170°C oven for 15 mintues or until slightly golden on top and the cakes spring back to touch.

Thermomix Method

1. Add sugar and butter to the bowl.  Mix on speed 9 for 10 secs.  Then add the butterfly and mix on speed 4 for 30 seconds.

Tip: If you need to soften the butter, use 37 degree on speed soft for a minute before adding the sugar.

2. Scrape down sides of the bowl with a spatular. Add eggs, vanilla and milk and mix on speed 5 for 5 seconds.

3. Add flour and salt and mix on speed 6 for 5 seconds.

4. Divide into cupcake cases (makes 12-16)

5. Cook in a 170°C oven for 15 mintues or until slightly golden on top and the cakes spring back to touch.

thermomix cupcake recipe

thermomix cupcake recipe

thermomix cupcake recipe

thermomix cupcake recipe

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How to make cupcake flags out of decorative tape

(I used 3M Scotch® Expressions Packing Tape in the pic above)

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.

Make cupcake flags out of decorative tape

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 to desired shape.

Make cupcake flags out of decorative tape - on beafunmum.com

 

A fun way to tie in decorations for your next party or gathering.