NEW These Hearts Collection from Children Of The Tribe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The New Children of The Tribe, Winter 15 clothing collection named 'These Hearts', launched this morning. From the moment I saw the look-book, I fell in love! And I've been desperate for it to all arrive in our store! This Byron Bay baby and children's wear company is just absolutely nailing it with their designs, patterns and styles! It's a Winter collection, without being too wintery, because you know, they don't get that cold in northern NSW! So it is great for winter and the transitional months, plus they have some shorts and tanks because you never know when the sun is going to come out!!

I love their surf/boho style, I just wished they made styles in my size too! Like everything we stock, really!

Paisley Bell bottom pants

Chambray Denim 3/4 Dress

Eye of the Cacti Muscle Tee

Good Vibes Hooded Tee

Paisley Slouch Pants


Easy Miffy Birthday Cake

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Easy Miffy Bunny Cake

This year for Willows 2nd Birthday, I made her a Miffy bunny cake! She does love rabbits after all, and Rabbits don't get much cuter than Miffy! Plus, Miffy's face is really, really simple! The hardest part of the whole cake is cutting the bunny ears out. But, I found an easy way to do that too!

This cake is really easy. Its perfect if anyone is embarking on their first child's birthday cake! I know, it can be a pretty daunting task! I have now successfully made 5 birthday cakes, and I have another one to make in about a months time, and Ez is requesting a dinosaur...eeep!

For all of the 5 kids birthday cakes I have ever made, I have used the same really simple butter cake recipe, I'm not trying to be all fancy, butter cakes are a simple classic, here is link to the basic cake recipe that I use. BUTTER CAKE RECIPE . For this cake I needed to double the recipe. some for the head and then some for the ears!

I used a round cake pan for Miffy's head. And then a smaller square tin for her ears, but you could use another round tin if you have one on hand, or if you only have one cake pan!

Once I baked the cakes and let them cool it was time to embark on making the shapes. I put some baking paper on a bread board and taped it down underneath, and then placed the round cake at the bottom. I then used a sharp knife and cut it a little at the top and bottom of her face to make her head a little more of an oval shape.

For Miffy's ears, I found this template on Pinterest HERE opened it on another page and printed it out at 250% the size, I tried a few other sizes, but this was perfect. I placed the template on the square cake and cut around it with a sharp knife. Then I picked up the ears and moved them to the covered breadboard and put them in place! Thankfully they stayed together.

Next was time for the icing. I just used a simple Cream Cheese icing recipe with a bit of lemon for some extra zing! I'm no expert in icing cakes, but i put most of it on with a spatula and then spread it around to even it out with the back of a tablespoon.

Then, for her eyes and mouth I used liquorice. I just sliced the liquorice about 3mm thick in a round shape and stuck on her eyes, and then for her mouth sliced thin pieces and crossed them for her mouth.

Like I said, easy!!!

Some of my other cakes:
Easy Toothless Dragon Cake

And yes, we made Miffy cookies too! These little cookie/sandwich cutters I got on Amazing for less that $3 and Free shipping! Steal!

Gorgeous kids Knee High Socks from Mini Dressing

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Have you seen the cutest kids knee high socks from South Korean design company Mini Dressing, that have been a huge hit this season? If you haven't, then you are definitely missing out! These gorgeous Mini Dressing socks come in a range of animal prints like Raccoons (some call them Foxes), Bears and Snakes, they come in three different sizes from size 1 through to size 6.

They also have some other super cute accessories, like the felt bunny hats in the picture below!

SO far, Willow just has one pair, but I know her collection will grow pretty quickly!

Of course, as soon as I saw these, I knew we had to stock them our own Yellow Dandy Shop. I mean, can you blame me, they are just too cute to resist!

So you can find the Mini Dressing Knee Socks and Bunny Hats here

Mini Dressing Blue Bear Knee High Socks