Cake pop Balls

Hey everyone

Hope you are all having a good week. Todays blog post as you can probably tell by the title is cake pop balls. I have decided to make cake pop balls as I find it a bit hard sometimes to make them stay on the sticks, but if you wanted to you always could just pop them onto one.

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What you will need:

  • 1 Cooked cake / cake trimmings
  • Chocolate to melt
  • cream cheese
  • Decorations – Sprinkles

Firstly what you will need to do is, with your cake (you could make one, packet mix or buy one) is you will need to break it up into small crumbs. Then add in the cream cheese, just enough so that the mixture comes together and can be rolled into balls. Then place the rolled balls into the refrigerator so that they can go a little firm.

Then either over a double boiler or in the microwave slowly melt your choice of chocolate. If you decide to do it in the microwave ensure that you only place it in there for roughly 30 sec with a power 70% to make sure that the chocolate doesn’t burn. Then using a spoon roll the balls in the melted chocolate  until they are fully coated.

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Then is the fun part, decorate them before the chocolate begins to set with your favourite sprinkles or lollies.

I hope that you have enjoyed this quick and easy post and if you have any ideas or anything you would like me to blog about please let me know.

Thanks for reading xxx

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DIY Birthday Cards

Hey everyone

Hope you are all doing well. We all have been in that situation when you are frantically trying to find a birthday card before heading off to a party, so today I have for you some simple and cute birthday cards that you can quickly whip up before heading out.

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  • Paper/card
  • Washi tape
  • Fine liner/pen
  • Stencil
  • envelope

Firstly to make this candle card you will need to cut pieces of washi tape and stick them onto the paper, I cut some on an angle to give then a dripping wax kind of look. Then using a fine liner I marked on the candle wick.

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Then using a stencil I wrote Happy birthday, obviously you could also handwrite this, but I liked the printed font look, that the stencil gave.

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You can get as creative or as simple as you want. Just cut the washi tape and stick it horizontally to create a birthday cake.

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You could also cut triangles and create a bunting, its really up to how creative and how much time you have to create a masterpiece that your friends will love.

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Then its time to write a personalised message inside and pop it in an envelop. I hope that this post has inspired you to get creative and make up some birthday cards that are super cute and your friends would love to receive.

Thanks for reading xxx

October Calendar

Hey Everyone

Hope you have had an amazing week, another month has flown past meaning it is time for the next calendar. So here it is, the October Calendar, hope that you are able to start planning for an organised and fun month ahead.

Also who can believe I have had this blog now for 1 year, shout out to all of you who have been there from the beginning, your support has been amazing and I could ask for a better audience. Love you guys xxx

October Calendar

October Ipad Calendar

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Thanks for reading xxx

Unicorn Cupcakes

Hey everyone

Hope you are all well, today I decided to try and make these super cute unicorn cupcakes that I have seen around the internet everywhere, hope you enjoy.

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What you will need:

  • Cooked cupcakes
  • Ready to roll fondant
  • Corn flower
  • Edible gold powder
  • Vodka for the gold powder
  • Black food dye / edible pen
  • Butter cream icing

Firstly what you will need to do is kneed and roll out your fondant. A tip is to use corn flower if the fondant is a little sticky, if you are using already opened fondant and it is too hard and crumbly place it into the microwave for a few seconds at a time on a low power.

Then you will need to make ears, horns and faces for the unicorns. For the faces, roll the fondant and use a circle cutter to cut a circle. Then using black food dye I used a paint brush to paint the eyelashes onto the face of the unicorn.

To make the ears, I rolled the fondant into small balls and then squished and shaped them into a triangular shape. Then for the horn I rolled a long sausage that was thin in the centre and went fat towards the end. Then fold the sausage into half and twist.  Once you have made the components mix the edible gold powder with a tiny drop of vodka, then using a paint brush paint the ears and the horn.

I also placed some of the gold onto the face of the unicorn just because I love gold. Place the faces onto the cupcakes with a small amount of butter cream. Then with some butter cream icing and a small star nozzle, pipe a small pile of icing onto the forehead of the face and then place the horn and ears into the icing. Note that if you are not planning on displaying the cupcakes for a while, assemble them just before as the fondant will go soggy.

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And then they are ready to eat and impress your friends. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and if you have anything you would like me to try please let me know in the comments below.

Thanks so much for reading xx

Vegan Pancakes

Hey everyone

Hope you are all good. Today I have for you a vegan pancake recipe from Eat Smart by Niomi Smart. They are supper quick, easy, healthy, and taste amazing.

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I think they are perfect for breakfast any day of the week because they only take roughly 10 minutes to make. They would be perfect for school, sleepovers and work breakfasts.

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What you will need to make 10 pancakes:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 90ml soy/almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Firstly you will need to place into a NutriBullet your rolled oats and blend them into a powder. Then add all of the other ingredients. I used 1 defrosted banana but you could use a fresh one.

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Then all you need to do is in a frying pan melt some butter and place the mixture into the pan. let the pancake cook for a while until you flip them as they are a bit fragile. Once they are cooked serve with your favourite topping. I went with frozen blueberries and I personally think that they taste amazing, you could also add banana, maplesyrup or strawberries.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks post and if you have any other recipes you think I would like, I would love to hear in the comments below.

Hope you have the best day ♥♥♥

 

Quinoa Chips

Hey Lovelies,

Hope you are all well, today I have for you a quick and simple snack idea, Quinoa Chips. I feel like quinoa has really come into the latest health food trend so I thought it would be the perfect time to try this recipe. The original recipe is from Laura Teodora. 

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I love that is it supper quick and healthy and is a snack that is home made and still tastes amazing. I feel that when you are feeling a bit peckish it is soo easy to go to the pantry and pull out a box of chips or crackers. This got me thinking about all the unnatural flavouring and unknown ingredients that are hidden inside, So I decided to make my own.

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What you will need:

  • ½ grams of quinoa
  • 60 grams of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • Flavouring: Salt, paprika, herbs
  • Baking paper

Makes roughly 20 chips

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First what you will need to do is cook the Quinoa, the packet should have instructions on it. The Quinoa I used said to simmer ½ cup quinoa to 1 cup water or until the quinoa is well covered. The place on a stove and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa has soaked up all the water.

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Then in a small jug combine all other ingredients and using a stick blender blend until a smooth consistency, I would recommend adding water to make the mixture wetter and a runny like consistency ( in the picture above they are too thick and glugy). Using a spoon place small piles and using the back of the spoon spread into a chip like shape.

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Then with you flavouring of choice sprinkle on the top. Then in a preheated oven cook at 180ºC cook for 20 minutes or until hardened and crunchy.

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And then you’re done. I feel that this is a super quick, easy and healthy way to snack throughout the day and tastes so good with some dip on the side. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and if you try them out I would love to see, by tagging me in your Instagram post with @awhiterabbitblog. If you have any other recipes you think I would like, comment them below.

Hope that you have an amazing week.

Thanks for reading xoxox