Cupcake Piñata

Cupcake piñata DIY

Hooray, our latest project for Hobbycraft is now live on their blog! It’s a whacking big piñata cupcake. Perfect for an outdoor celebration. To see the full tutorial of how to make it visit the Hobbycraft blog.

We’re really lucky to have been shortlisted for a craft award for the Bibs2015 awards. If you two minutes spare, please can you vote us for Best Craft Blog (section 12 of the form). Thank you so much!

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Kinder Bueno Cupcakes

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It was Tia’s birthday recently and knowing her love of Kinder Bueno I made her these little gems. The sponge is packed with Kinder chocolate chunks and the buttercream is flavoured with hazelnut. In the words of my Little Button: de-lic-ious!

To make 12 cupcakes you will need:

Sponge:

  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 175ml milk
  • 4 Kinder chocolate bars, chopped

Hazelnut buttercream:

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Peanut Butter & Vanilla Cupcakes

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It was my husband’s birthday last week so I decided to combine two of his favourite things, peanut butter and vinyl records, to make these cupcakes. The cakes have a gooey peanut butter filling and are topped with vanilla buttercream.

To make 12 cupcakes, you will need:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 250g soft light brown sugar
  • 120g peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100ml milk

For the filling:

  • 12 tsp peanut butter

For the buttercream:

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Nap Time Crafts: Personalised Birthday Rosette

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It’s my lovely Little Button Diaries’ partner Tia’s birthday today! So as a little treat I thought I’d make her a personalised birthday rosette.

For this Nap Time Craft you will need:

  • Felt in 3 colours
  • Embroidery thread in 3 colours to match the felt
  • Needle
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Self-adhesive badge backing
  • Fabric glue

To begin, draw two circles of the same size on a piece of felt. This forms the centre of the rosette, so use a light colour so the stitching can be seen.

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