If you are thinking about a Hallowe’en party, you need to choose a spooky cocktail! The secret is to make a large jug and have it ready to serve with glasses pre garnished. When guests arrive, just pour and look fabulous 😉 Here is a little round up of Spooky Cocktails to fancy your party and keep your… Continue reading Spooky Cocktails!
Unicorns…they are everywhere! But the best place to find a unicorn is in a four tier chocolate cake! This year we celebrated our daughter’s birthday with afternoon tea and floral crown craft. When moving from primary to secondary school, only a few girls kept in touch, so an afternoon tea was the perfect post summer… Continue reading Unicorn Birthday Party
Since starting a book club with some friends, I have renewed my love of reading and it feels wonderful! Actually its more than just the books, it about people coming together to share their experience and the fascinating different interpretations and understandings. Some of us might love the book and others can’t wait to get it over… Continue reading How To Start A Book Club And Your First Ten Titles
A Halloween rag garland is quick, easy and effective! I use this bunting as part of a grander (sounds weird 😉 )Halloween display, but its just as festive with a few bats cut from black paper! You will need: Orange and black cotton (the image shows purple ribbon, but when it came to using it I… Continue reading Halloween Rag Garland
While making a batch of cupcakes for an event at my children’s school, I veered off my plan…a very common occurrence! Instead of pink butter cream icing made with food colouring, I threw in a few raspberries that happened to be in a bowl on the kitchen counter. The raspberries were enough to transform the icing into a… Continue reading Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Butter Cream Icing (Frosting)
Easy Peasy Mince Pies! Many years ago mince pies were filled with beef and game. Over the years they have evolved into a sweet pastry, filled with stewed fruits, suet and a dash of whiskey or port! The mince mixture is made a few months in advance to allow the flavors develop and the pastry… Continue reading Mince Pies…Easy Peasy