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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MAKE THESE FUN ST PATRICK’S DAY GOLD COIN MARBLED COOKIES

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As March is upon us, (say WHAT it’s March already!!) it’s time to go searching for that pot of gold. No need to look too far – you can create your own pot of golden coins with this simple cookie DIY! They’re so easy to make and they taste absolutely delicious! Today, Lauren from Toast from The Host is showing us how to decorate these fun oreo cookies…

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YOU WILL NEED:

1 bag of White Chocolate Melts // 2 Food Gel Colors in Green and Gold // Toothpick or Bamboo Skewer // Parchment Paper // 1 Glass Bowl // Golden Oreos // 1 Tablespoon // Optional: Lemon Extract //

STEP 1:

Lay out a sheet of parchment paper and lay out Oreos on sheet.

STEP 2:

If using a microwave, melt entire bag of White Chocolate Melts in Glass Bowl being sure to stir every 30 seconds until all chocolate has melted and is smooth. Spoon 3-5 tablespoon(s) of water to thin out chocolate. Continue to fold and stir chocolate until it is a smooth batter-like consistency.

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STEP 3:

Squeeze one drop of gel colors into bowl and begin to swirl both using a “figure 8” method using a toothpick or bamboo skewer.

STEP 4:

Dip golden Oreos (once) into swirl mixture and lay flat on parchment paper to encourage the chocolate to harden. Need to move faster? Place in the fridge to speed up the hardening process.

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PRINT THESE FUN PARTY BOTTLE LABELS JUST IN TIME FOR NYE!

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And just like that, Christmas is over! How crazy is that?! I feel like it flies by every single year! Did you have a good one? I always feel a little sad when Christmas is over because there is always such a build up to it but….with that being said it is now it’s time to look forward to the all important new years eve! It’s time to get excited about what next year will bring, get all dressed up and celebrate the possibilities and the end of this year with family and friends!

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If you’re going to be throwing your own party this year then why not jazz up the decor even more by adding these fun, colourful graphic labels?! They really add an extra element to the drinks and are waaaaay better than the normal boring wine or champagne bottles! These would even work for any party, not just new year! You could perhaps use them at the hen party or as bridesmaids gifts or even as favours for your guests! So many possibilities and who doesn’t love a little party slogan, am I right?!

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DIY MARBLED CHOCOLATE SKULLS

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You guys, I still don’t think I’m fully prepared for the fact that Halloween is pretty much a week and a half away! I mean honestly, where has the time gone?! I’m still planning my costume for this year and am thinking of going as some sort of evil mermaid! What are you planning on dressing as this year? Are you throwing or attending any sort of Halloween shindig?? Today we thought it would be fun to share a chocolate favour tutorial! These could be given as gifts at your wedding or just served on the dessert table for a spooky twist! They’re also SO EASY to make! Here’s how…

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YOU WILL NEED:

White Chocolate // Dark Chocolate // Skull Moulds (ours were from Denny Craft Moulds) // Black Food Colouring // 2 Jugs //

STEP 1:

Melt your white chocolate in one bowl and your dark chocolate in another bowl over pan of boiling water or in the microwave.

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STEP 2:

Next, add your black food colouring to the dark chocolate just to create a darker shade. Watch the consistency carefully here because the more we added the more stiffer and harder to work with the chocolate became.

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GIFT YOUR BRIDESMAIDS THESE BEAUTIFUL PETAL CONFETTI NECKLACES

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Happy Monday guys! I’m so excited to be kicking off the week with another DIY in collab with Shropshire Petals! They have the most insanely beautiful natural confetti which we’ve already created a fun floral ice bucket with, featured free abstract confetti cones and even made temporary tattoos with their natural confetti! Now today is all about creating something pretty for your bridesmaids with these petal pendants!

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YOU WILL NEED:

Natural confetti in your choice of colours // A pendant kit (we got ours from Ebay) // Chains for your pendants // All purpose glue //

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MAKE THESE CUTE BOHO COOKIES!

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Festival season may be over but I’m still clinging onto summer & with the weather being so hot this week it certainly doesn’t feel like summer is over! If you love the bohemian style as much as we do then you’ll love today’s DIY! We’re welcoming back Obsessive Cookie Designer to the blog (you can check out her awesome instagram here!) I think these cookies would be awesome for a boho bridal shower or hen party! They would also make cute favours! Here’s how to make your own…

YOU WILL NEED:

Boho Cookie Cutters (these were from Cookie Cutter Kingdom) We chose a tipi, feathers, a bull’s head, an arrow and a scroll for the dream catcher // ½ cup butter // 1 cup white sugar // 1 egg, well beaten // 1 tablespoon milk // ½ teaspoon vanilla extract // 1 ½ cups flour // ¼ teaspoon salt // 1 teaspoon baking powder //

For the icing…

1 box of powdered sugar (1 pound) // 2 egg whites // 1/2 cup of water // Food colouring //

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For the color scheme, we used cool blues and purples, coupled with a vibrant pink, however depending on your wedding or event colors, the color options are endless! Click here to see how to bake the cookies, then follow the decorating instructions below to learn how to complete each cookie!

TO DECORATE THE TIPI…

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STEP 1: Start by piping the white icing on, leaving a small triangle in the middle for the door.

STEP 2: Pipe in the pink icing next onto the door.

STEP 3: Add your purple and green lines to the top of the tipi

STEP 4: Finally, paint your gold touches onto the top and the bottom!

TO DECORATE THE BULL…

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STEP 1: Start by adding white to the horns of the bull.

STEP 2: Next, fill in the pink icing onto the head.

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DIY BRIDE TRIBE TOTE BAGS FOR ALL YOUR GAL PALS!

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Tote bags are the bomb, they’re so handy and can look insanely pretty with a little love and DIY! Today we’re getting our neon rainbow vibes on and showing how you can make these fun bride tribe tote bags for your bridesmaids! Be sure to fill them with lots of lovely goodies for your gal pals too!

YOU WILL NEED:

Plain tote bags // Cricut Explore // Cricut iron on in bright colours // Cricut iron on in gold // An iron // Bride Tribe template //

STEP 1:

Start by cutting strips out of your colourful iron on using your Cricut machine. (Remember to face the shiny side down onto the mat) We used the colours neon yellow, neon pink, blue , orange & neon green and cut them out 0.75 inches by 15 inches.

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STEP 2:

Iron your tote so it’s nice and flat and easy to work with, then place one of your colourful strips onto the tote and start ironing! You’ll want to keep moving the iron over your strip for a good 30 seconds to make sure that the design has completely transferred.

STEP 3:

Repeat with the rest of your strips varying the colours as you go.

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DIY FLORAL COASTERS FOR YOUR TABLE DECOR!

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I mentioned this before in our free printable placemats post but some parts of your table decor can be completely overlooked or even missed out and i’m not saying that you need to have coasters across all of the tables, BUT if you did want to go ‘more is more’ then I think these floral coasters would be an awesome part of your decor! You could even double them up as favours if you wanted to! WIN WIN!

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YOU WILL NEED:

Balsa wood // Pastel pink spray paint (we used Rustoleum) // Cricut Explore // Cricut Vinyl in a section of bright colours and gold//

STEP 1:

Using your Cricut machine cut out several circles in the balsa wood.

STEP 2:

Spray paint the balsa wood in a pretty pastel pink shade and allow to dry.

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PRINTABLE CHOCOLATE BAR WRAPPERS FOR YOUR FAVOURS!

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Edible favours are one of the most popular and in my opinion easiest favours you can give at your wedding and the good news is they don’t have to break the bank either! These favours cost us only £1.40 each to make and could be made for even cheaper if you bought the chocolate in bulk! Plus, who doesn’t love ombre and chocolate?! Here’s how you can make your own…

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YOU WILL NEED:

Chocolate bar of your choice (preferably one that has a gold foil wrapper underneath! We used galaxy honeycomb!) // Double sided tape // Scissors // Free printable ombre wrapper templates (available here or below) //

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STEP 1:

Download the templates and print them out onto paper, the wrappers are sized 20.5cm by 15cm which fit the galaxy bars perfect but you can easily adjust the size to fit your chocolate bars if you need to!

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FREE PRINTABLE CHOCOLATE BAR WRAPPERS FOR YOUR FAVOURS!

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Edible favours are one of the most popular and in my opinion easiest favours you can give at your wedding and the good news is they don’t have to break the bank either! These favours cost us only £1.40 each to make and could be made for even cheaper if you bought the chocolate in bulk! Plus, who doesn’t love ombre and chocolate?! Here’s how you can make your own…

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YOU WILL NEED:

Chocolate bar of your choice (preferably one that has a gold foil wrapper underneath! We used galaxy honeycomb!) // Double sided tape // Scissors // Free printable ombre wrapper templates (available below) //

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STEP 1:

Download the templates and print them out onto paper, the wrappers are sized 20.5cm by 15cm which fit the galaxy bars perfect but you can easily adjust the size to fit your chocolate bars if you need to!

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