MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SWEET TREAT: DIY SUCCULENT & CACTUS CUPCAKES!

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You guys are in for a real treat today, metaphorically of course, I can’t physically give you these sweet treats but the good news is that you can easily whip yourself up a batch because Jenni from Two Little Cats Bakery is here to tell you how! These cactus and succulent cupcakes would make the perfect wedding favour, or maybe you could serve them up at a bridal shower?! Either way, I can tell you first hand that they’re absolutely delicious and they’re just about the prettiest darn cupcakes I’ve ever seen!

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YOU WILL NEED:

12 cupcakes (we used vanilla but you can use your favourite flavour!) // Buttercream icing // Fondant icing // Green food colouring // Crushed up biscuits (go for a digestive or ginger nut if you want a lighter ‘sand’ or Oreo if you want something that looks more like soil) // Piping bags and nozzles // Cocktail sticks // White sprinkles // Flower cutters //

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FOR THE CACTUS CUPCAKES….

1. Bake 12 cupcakes in any flavour you like and leave to cool completely

2. Crumble up 3 of the cupcakes with your hands into a bowl and set aside

3. Take the 9 remaining cupcakes, and spread or pipe some buttercream on top (you don’t need too much)

4. Dip the iced cupcakes into the biscuit crumbs to make them look like they are covered in sand. Make sure you give them a good roll around in those crumbs to get all the edges.

5. In your bowl of cake crumbs, add a small amount of buttercream (about a teaspoon) and mix them together – use those hands, just make sure they’re clean! If you can easily roll the mixture into a ball in your hand and it keeps it shape then you’ve got enough buttercream. If your mix is still too dry, and a little more buttercream and repeat. Don’t be tempted to add loads at once – you need less than you might think.

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6. Start rolling your mix into the rough shape you want your cactus to be. Most cacti will start off either as a ball, a flattened ball, or a stumpy sausage. Don’t make them too big – if you’re not sure then hold it against your cupcakes to check you’re happy with the size. When you’ve used up your mix put them on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof and put them in the fridge to harden.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DONUT WEDDING CAKE

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If you’re as obsessed with Pinterest as I am then you would have seen the trend of the donut wedding cake cropping up in your feed so we thought it was about time we show you guys how you can make your own! I am SO IN LOVE with this idea and the great news is it’s something that you can easily create yourself if you’re on a budget! Shop around the supermarkets and find out where the best donuts are for you, we got these ones from Sainsbury’s and they were 24 donuts for £5! Total bargain! Here’s how easily you can do this…

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YOU WILL NEED:

A cake stand // Enough donuts for your guests // Fresh flowers of your choice (we went with roses) //

STEP 1:

Create your first layer of donuts, filling out the cake stand as much as you can but being careful not to squash any donuts!

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STEP 2:

Next add on your next layer on donuts, we found this looks best if you place them in between the placements of the layer below, i.e. making sure that donuts are not lined up with each other.

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MAKE THESE FUN BOOZY ADULT POPSICLES

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If you’re already dreaming of the weekend then today’s recipe is for you! Lauren is here from Toast From The Host sharing with us how to make these delicious boozy adult popsicles and since the weather seems to be well and truly settling into Spring now is the perfect time to whip up a batch! Over to Lauren…

My love for childhood treats has stuck with me…even outside of childhood. Hence my love for cotton candy and amping it up to create alcoholic cotton candy. It has always been fun to create something new in the kitchen. As summer time is rolling around, here in Texas, we need anything to help cool off. Here comes some boozy popsicles to help beat the heat and a great backyard kickback treat!

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YOU WILL NEED:

1 bottle of Moscato de Asti by Cupcake Vineyards (or any sparkling white wine) // Fresh Strawberries // 1 small container Fresh Raspberries (handful) // Peach Schnapps // Ice Pop Molds // Granulated Sugar // 2 Fresh Peaches // Lemon Slices & Mint for garnish // Gold Edible Sugar //

STEP 1:

Prep & rinse fruit (slice strawberries, peel and slice 2 peaches). Place at the bottom of the pitcher.

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STEP 2:

Pour a full bottle of Moscato de Asti into a glass pitcher…yes the ENTIRE bottle.

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MAKE THESE FUN EDIBLE GLITTER ICE CUBES!

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Woo! Happy Friday guys! If you’re planning on having a beverage or two this evening or maybe you’re throwing a little party then why not make these fun edible glitter ice cubes?! They’re the perfect way to add that extra sparkle and glitz to any event! You can’t deny that they would be awesome for a hen / bachelorette party right?! Over to Holly from Club Crafted to share how to make them…

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Hey there! I, Holly, am not afraid of glitter. While I try not to go overboard, I’m not afraid to make a mess and use it in my craft projects and even some of my baked goods. Edible glitter is the perfect topping for cakes, cake pops, chocolate candies and so much more to add color and sparkle. That’s when I thought, I just need a way to add glitter to my drinks now! Edible glitter ice cubes were the answer to adding some flair to any drink without changing the taste.

Because edible glitter is essentially pure sugar, simply be aware that, depending on the amount used, it may increase the sweetness of your drink. I used my favorite silicone gem mold to create the ice cubes and then added the sugar. When added to liquid, the edible glitter slowly melts and changes the color of the liquid, which creates a pretty effect when using multiple colors. Because the glitter dissolves in liquid, it’s important to wait to add the glitter until after the water has frozen into ice. Otherwise, you’ll have colored ice cubes that are no longer glittery.

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YOU WILL NEED:

Filtered water // Ice tray or silicone mould // Edible glitter //

STEP 1:

Pour filtered water into an ice tray or silicone mold. Move to the freezer to solidify completely.

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