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How To Make A Little Mermaid Doll Ariel Birthday Cake

I recently wrote about Thea’s birthday party, and promised you a tutorial on her Ariel doll Little Mermaid cake. My mum used to make me a Flower Fairy cake every year, where the cake was made in a pudding bowl, turned upside down and made into the Flower Fairy’s skirt. I loved them so much, and knew Thea would too. Here she is in all her finished glory – I have to say I was very relieved she turned out as well as she did! It was actually fairly simple to put together, but  ...

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Happy New Year! (And happy birthday to PinksCharming)

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed the new year with something sparkly. I woke up with a migraine, and all my New Year’s Eve plans were scuppered. I spent most of the day in bed, and finally managed to crawl to the sofa late afternoon, knowing I’d have trouble sleeping that night if I slept any more. I flaked out about ten o’clock, and then got woken up at midnight by the fireworks outside our house. Oh well, I’ve never been one for New  ...

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Quick Christmas Gift Recipe: Peppermint ‘bark’

Here’s a super easy ‘Peppermint Bark’ recipe from my sister Debbie.  It’s perfect for wrapping up in pretty paper or bags and giving to teachers, neighbours, or anyone else who deserves a festive treat. Best of all, it doesn’t need baking and only has four ingredients! How to Make Peppermint Bark You will need: 200g dark chocolate 200g milk chocolate 100g white chocolate 12 candy canes First melt about 200g dark chocolate in a bain Marie (a bowl over a saucepan  ...

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Easy gluten-free walnut brownie recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? No one I’ve ever met, that’s for sure! I made these with Ava and Thea and they turned out very well, even if I do say so myself.   They’re to take to a BBQ and the host can’t have gluten, so I substituted Dove’s Farm Gluten Free Flour for normal flour and hoped for the best! Ava loved breaking up the chocolate and Thea liked shouting out the numbers as I weighed the ingredients.

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