Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ahoy It's A Boy Baby Shower

Back in January I put together this last minute sweets set up for my brother and his fiance's baby shower bbq. Its seems fitting that I share it today as they finally welcomed a beautiful baby boy, earlier tonight.
I'm pretty darn excited about being an aunty! I'm already coming up with first birthday cake ideas. I now have a little niece and baby nephew to spoil rotten.
The 'ahoy! its a boy' theme came about because I really wanted to make sailor onesie cookies, the anchor cookies and other details were just made to match. The baby shower/bbq just happened to be on the hottest most humid day of Summer, so although the cake melted a little it turned out okay considering. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rainbow Bunny Bait Rocky Road

I'm so excited its almost Easter, I love Easter! It's the prettiest of all the holidays.

Its a great excuse to go crazy with pastel colours, not that I need one, because we all know Easter bunnies love pastels.
Not only is this pastel rocky road pretty, its yummy too! I'm snacking on some as I write this. White chocolate is always a winner for me and the wafers add a nice crunch. There's the only one thing I'd change next time I make it, I'd swap the jelly beans for something softer. The jelly beans look cute but get a little to hard in the fridge.

While this rocky road great for attracting Easter bunnies, it also makes a perfect Easter gift being so quick and easy to make! The cute packaging options are endless, in a pretty basket, box or bag, the person receiving this is sure to smile.
For the Rocky Road printable recipe
360 grams white chocolate
190 grams jelly beans
150 grams mini rainbow marshmallows
125 grams vanilla and strawberry wafer biscuits
1/4 cup shredded coconut
rainbow confetti sprinkles

To make the rocky road- Line a flat 20 x 30cm container or tray with baking paper.

Slice the wafers into quarters.
Mix the wafers, jelly beans, marshmallows and coconut in a large bowl.
Break the white chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate 20 seconds at a time until it is smooth and melted. Take care not to burn the chocolate.
Add the melted chocolate to the bowl with the other ingredients and mix until everything is well coated.

Pour the mixture into the prepared container and flatten out as much as possible with a spatula. Sprinkle over with the confetti sprinkles. Cover the container with a lid or cling wrap and place in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
Once the rocky road has set remove it from the container/ tray and place on a cutting board. Cut into easter shapes using some sturdy cookie cutters. If you dont have cutters slicing the rocky road into squares looks just as cute. I found that it was easier to cut the rocky road after it was out of the fridge for a few minutes.

Keep the cut rocky road in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pastel Peppa Pig Cake

This Peppa Pig is one popular girl!
This is another quick share of a cake I made a few weeks ago, funny thing is I'm working on another Peppa cake right now.
Happy 3rd Birthday Lilija, I hope your special day was extra lovely!