• Parenting Pin-It Party #128

    Halloween is at the end of this week so I bet that you are all preparing in some way or another for it. Although I didn’t “celebrate” as such before I had the girls I am now preparing for two Halloween parties for the end of the week. If you are a parent like me I am sure that in some way you prepare for it too. So this is why my pics for today are strongly related to Halloween. Potato Stamping Jack-O’-Lantern Faces This is such an easy craft for kids of all ages and i bet that most kids will love it! 5 Spooktacular Halloween Perler Bead Pattern…

  • Bundt Halloween Party Cake

    Like all the kids my girls love cake and as it’s Halloween week thought I should make them a colourful Halloween cake – black , orange and green! Spooky! Bundt Halloween Party Cake   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Bundt Halloween Party Cake Author: Otilia Stocks Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients For the cake 350g self raising flour 350g soft butter 350g caster sugar 6 eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 50g cacao powder Wilton Gel Colour - green, orange, black For the chocolate icing 75g milk chocolate buttons 100g white chocolate buttons 50g of butter 3tbsp of sour cream orange…

  • Halloween Citrus Cupcakes

    Last minute Halloween Citrus Cupcakes they should really be called. Just after I let my eldest go to school with her grandmother I started making these. They are inspired from Fiona Cairns Monster Cupcakes and they are just fab!   It all took about an hour and a half under the close supervision of my youngest – only 22 months at the moment and very clingy at the moment. Some of the tasks were done with her in my arms of course. Ingredients for batter: 250g unsalted butter, softened, diced 250g self-rising flour 1 tsp baking powder finely grated zest of 2 large oranges and juice of 1/2 250g golden…

  • Muddy Chocolate Cake

    Muddy Halloween Chocolate Cake

    I am loving taking the time to make/bake/cook a recipe every week for Foodie Friday. It is very exciting actually as I need to keep up with the theme too. This week I baked for you a Muddy Chocolate Cake inspired by a cake found in Roald Dahl’s – Completely Revolting Recipes: And here is the recipe I end up with:  For the sponge: 225g plain chocolate 175 unsalted butter, softened 225h caster sugar 4 tbsp plain flour 6 eggs separated For the Coating: 225g dark chocolate Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons 225h double cream(smantana grouse) What else you will need: Halloween sweets 20cm cake tin greaseproof paper saucepan skewer wire…

  • #FridayFoodie – The Halloween Edition

    Hope you all had a nice Halloween! I meant to write this post last night but run out of time as we had too much fun i guess. As you know we decorated the house so if we did we had to have a party as well. While Kara was at nursery i even bake a pumpkin cake and carved a pumpkin! Oh yeh i was quite scared of that last part as it was my first ever carved pumpkin. It is my first time painting Kara’s face but she loved it! I know is not the best ever! Anastasia is a bit tired as you can see but she loved…

  • Pumpkin casserole recipe and preparing for Halloween

     My husband is the one that is the specialist when it comes to Halloween but as he is not here with us i need to be the one that needs to take care of everything and try and make the celebration special for my daughters. Kara is really looking forward to tomorrow especially because i said that we will have a party! She doesn’t even care that it will only be for the three of us. So while Kara was at nursery today i try to make a pumpkin stew which wasn’t really on Kara’s taste as she thought it was too sweet but Anastasia devoured her portion. The recipe…

  • Spooky Fruit for Halloween

       When I heard about the Spooky Fruit Competition on Alex and Alexa Life&Style Blog i thought that this is something Kara will really enjoy doing. And she did. I just wish we had more fruits and more inspiration…and daddy around to carve the fruits better than mummy and Kara did. But it was something mummy and Kara really loved doing together and although the crafting is not the best – but how can it be out of the hands of a 4 and half year old helped by her mummy. Here is what we managed to do: