Bunny Rabbit Cake

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This little bunny rabbit cake is an easy peasy bake. It would have to be, or I wouldn’t have been able to make it! I made it for my little Lilah’s 3rd birthday – because she is totally obsessed with bunnies. There were bunnies everywhere. This would make a fab centrepiece for an Easter Party too I think (check out our little video on throwing an Easter Party on our YouTube channel).

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Happy 4th Birthday, Harper!

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So four years ago at 12.58am, this little one turned me into a Mama. And I can’t believe I’m now a mum of a little girl almost at school. I feel like I’ve blinked and these early years have gone in a bit of  blur. So I’m going to put the brakes on til September so we can just hang out (I so wish we were the Gilmore Girls!)

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Life In Pictures: Grayson’s 2nd Birthday

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At the start of the year we had a little party for Grayson’s 2nd birthday. As the younger child, he’s spent the last couple of years being dragged to every class, playdate and social gathering that Harper’s been invited to, so it’s quite rare for him to be the centre of attention.

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Grayson!

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And just like that, our Littlest Little Button, Grayson, turns two. Having his birthday straight after New Year means no sooner have the party poppers gone away, the party hats are back on and any New Year’s resolution to not eat cake goes out the window. Today, we’re celebrating with a little party and a big cake with our nearest and dearest.

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1,096 Days of Crafting

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Hooray!! Today we’re celebrating our third blogiversary (Yes we made that word up. And?!).  In the three years since starting the blog, we’ve written 4 books, won 2 awards and worked with some brands we love. We couldn’t have imagined when starting this online diary what path it would have taken us down and we are so grateful to everyone who has ever read our blog.

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A Unicorn Birthday Cake

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As you may have seen from my last post, Amelie had a unicorn birthday party at the weekend, so I had an urgent requirement for a unicorn cake. I did some research online and in books and I couldn’t find a single tutorial that wasn’t either scarily impossible or just… scary (seriously – google unicorn cake – there are some shockers!). So I went in blind and winged it, and I was very happy with the result.

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Life in Pictures: A Unicorn Birthday

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Who doesn’t love unicorns! They’re Amelie’s favourite ‘Animal’ (which lead to a very disappointed trip to London Zoo a while back). So when she turned 4 this week, we threw her a big unicorn themed bash in our garden. She told me the night before that she’d changed her mind and now wanted an owl theme. So… yep. Great. I invited lots of her little friends and thankfully the sun shined bright the whole day, so it was all good. It would have been a disaster if we’d all been crammed in the house!

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Incredibly Easy Teddy Bear Cake

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I wanted to make a teddy bear cake for Lilah’s 2nd birthday. When she was born she had to wear leg braces for 6 months, which pushed her legs out so that she looked like a little teddy. We’ve called her Lilah bear ever since, silly as it may sound – it’s just stuck. So it had to be a bear cake. She likes dinosaurs more but I wasn’t about to attempt that!

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Life In Pictures: A Birthday Day Trip

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I’ve slumped on the sofa to write this post after one of the busiest weeks in a while. This little girl turned 3 on Thursday, and to celebrate we had a big Peter Rabbit party with her friends, who spent the majority of the party hopping around like bunnies. On her birthday itself, we had a much quieter day with just the four of us, and spent it at Drusilla’s Zoo in glorious sunshine and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

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Life in Pictures

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My littlest turned 2 this weekend, which seems to have come out of nowhere. I feel a bit emotional that I no longer have a baby, but that’s silly right?! Especially as she hasn’t been a baby for about a year. And now I have this lovely little thing who seems to adore her slightly useless mummy.

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Millionaire Shortbread Cake

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It was Tia’s birthday at the weekend and we have long had an agreement for years that we would always bake each other a birthday cake. This year I created a millionaire shortbread in a cake form because it’s one of her favourites – a chocolate sponge and buttercream with a shortbread, salted cameral and chocolate ganache filling. I called upon two of the baking greats – Nigella for her salted caramel recipe and Mary Berry for her fail-safe sponge.

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365 Days of Ups and Downs and a Birthday Cake

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Blimey! We made it through the past 365 days, and what a whirlwind it has been. Yesterday my littlest Little Button, Grayson, turned 1. We celebrated with a mini party, with cake, balloons and musical statues (on Harper’s request!). I don’t know if it’s reaching this milestone or the time of year but looking back over the previous year makes me realise that this parenting thing has sure brought a lot of ups and downs. Who knew that negotiating a toddler, a newborn, trying to work, and just getting dressed everyday on no sleep was tricky? I can’t say I’ve been at my finest at times in 2015, and always have that mum-guilt, but adding Grayson into our little family has made me more determined to be bigger and bolder everyday.

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Toblerone Cupcakes

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It was Button buddy Laura’s birthday a little while ago, and if there’s one thing I know, its that laura LOVES cake. She also loves biscuits, tea and toblerone. As tea and biscuits would make for an odd (or amazing?!) cake, I thought I would have a go at some toblerone cupcakes. They tasted pretty good, even though I overbaked them a bit (I forgot to put on the timer, oops.) I adapted this recipe from a staple caramel sponge cake.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Swirl Cake

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I know, I know, I had you at salted caramel.

Everybody loves salted caramel. It just hits all the right notes – and its just…caramel…. with a bit of SALT! The logical step is to combine this oozy goodness with chocolate, and then cake, and you have a little piece of heaven on a plate. Or a really big piece, if you like.

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Do I Really Have a 3 Year Old?

Blimey, apparently I do! Amelie turned 3 on Tuesday (happy sad face). We celebrated with a little joint party with her friend Robin. They had a lovely day and the sun even decided to put his hat on, hip hip hip hooray.

So I have a 3 year old. I’m sitting here trying to think of something to say that isn’t a massive cliche, and I’m struggling. Its all true, I can’t say it another way. Time does fly, things do change without you noticing. That tiny little baby is a big, pant-wearing, sentence-forming girl and it has come out of nowhere. I’m terrified I’ll blink and she’ll be a teenager, how do I slow it down! Note to self: Start treasuring every single moment…

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