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Friday Favourites: Making a Soccer themed birthday cake

March 31, 2017
Soccer themed birthday cake

I enjoy making themed birthday cakes for our grandchildren.  I’m not a professional cake decorator but the cakes are designed and made from love.  I love planning what I’m going to make and try to think of a theme that will be relevant to the grandchild. As they are getting older, they know that ‘Nanna Sue’ will be making a special cake.  So there is always an air of anticipation as to what their birthday cake will look like.  I…

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plan perfect high tea
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Plan the perfect High Tea & Impress Your Friends

  There is something special about ‘High Tea’ which has become so popular in recent years.  I love the British tradition of making ‘tea time’ special and using beautiful teapots, cups and saucers.  It brings back an age of refinement, very ‘Downton Abbey’ style and I always…

April 22, 2016
finger sandwiches
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Finger Sandwiches

When I think of Finger Sandwiches or Ribbon Sandwiches as they can be called, I immediately think of an elegant High Tea.  These dainty, crustless sandwiches are the epitome of an elegant by-gone era and a worthwhile inclusion to your next High Tea menu.…

April 22, 2016
mini quiches
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Mini Quiches

These mini quiches are so versatile as you can be creative with your filling.  They are perfect for snacks, parties, school lunches or that special ‘High Tea’ menu. I use pre-made pastry but you can make your own if you have time. Ingredients 1…

April 21, 2016
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Mini Scones with Jam and Cream

  I love the traditional Devonshire Tea – Scones  with jam and cream and no High Tea menu would be complete without this favourite. This is a twist on the traditional recipe as it uses only 3 ingredients.  They take no time at all…

April 17, 2016
mini choc mousse
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Mini Chocolate Mousse served in Shot Glasses

  Chocolate Mousse is a quick, easy and delicious dessert.  Try this variation serving the chocolate mousse in shot glasses for an extra special treat. This recipe is a perfect addition to a special High Tea menu. Ingredients 150gm dark chocolate 3/4 cup thickened…

April 17, 2016
Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen
Festive Season Recipes

Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Looking for some Christmas Gift Ideas that you can make? Here are some ideas from the Kitchen that are sure to be a winner. I love baking for special occasions and I especially love planning and preparing for the Festive Season.  Over the last…

November 30, 2015