Easy Rudolph the Reindeer Christmas Cupcakes

Monday, November 27, 2017
Rudolph Reindeer Cupcakes

The words 'School Bake Sale' can strike fear in the hearts of many parents! I experienced our very first Christmas Bake Sale as a part of our School Fair this week. A few weeks before the fair I decided to make Reindeer Cupcakes (you know when you assume you'll be well rested and have plenty of time to make them), and promptly told my kid. Bad Idea, because they weren't going to forget it. A few days before the fair, in one of the busiest weeks we've had,  including my husband having to travel interstate last minute for work and one child breaking their arm!!!! I really started to regret my choice. Turns out however, that these Reindeer Cupcakes were actually relatively easy and didn't take much time at all. They aren't "perfect" by any means, but they are FUN and the kids loved them! Which is what Christmas baking is all about right!

Rudolph the Reindeer Cupcakes

Cupcake Recipe:

Vanilla Cupcakes
225g unsalted butter, softened
150g caster sugar
225g Self-Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
4 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

I put everything in my Cuisine Companion and mix on 3-4 for the first few seconds so flour doesn't fly everywhere , and then  level 10-12 for about 1-2mins with the mixing blade. But any good mixer will do, or by hand if you are that way inclined. Just mix until its all smooth.

Spoon it into cupcake cases. Bake for 20 mins at 175 degrees celsius (350 F) 

I iced it with a Chocolate Buttercream Icing, there are plenty of easy recipes online, I just used cocoa powder not actual melted chocolate as I was feeling a bit lazy!

Now to the Reindeer Faces.

The eyes are white chocolate chips with a dot of dark writing icing on top.
The Noses are White Chocolate Melts with a M&M stuck down with a dab of writing icing. 
The Antlers are Pretzels cut in half and just press them into the icing to stick!

Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes

Plum NYC Tutu's in Australia

Monday, November 20, 2017
Plum Nyc Tutu's Australia

Plum produce some of the most gorgeous Tutu's around! Plum Tutu's are inspired by what little girls want in real life! And most little girls I know, definitely want a Tutu with a magical Poof, I mean look at all that tulle! As soon as I saw them, I knew we had to have them on our shelves, they make me wish I was 5 years old again. 

We have the Nellie and Naomi Tutu's from the new Holiday Collection that are Red and Grey Velvet! Amazing!! And the perfect dress for the Holiday Season! 

For ballet or dance classes, or style with a jacket and boots for a cool everyday look! Our opinion is that Tutu's are just too cute to be only confined to a dance studio! 

Shop Plum NYC Tutu's here in Australia HERE at Yellow Dandy Shop. 
With Free Australian and Worldwide shipping for all orders over $100 AUD
And of course we have Afterpay and Zippay available. 
Plum Naomi Red Velvet Tutu Australia
Plum Ophelia Tutu Australia

Plum Nyc Nellie Velvet Grey Tutu Australia

Mini Rodini AW17 Darling Britain Collection

Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Second Drop of the Mini Rodini AW17 Darling Britain Collection has just launched here in Australia, and globally. And, as per usual we are blown away by Mini Rodini's amazing designs and their commitment to sustainable and fair-work conditions, in their manufacturing. Which, is huge, considering a lot of the fashion industry has a terrible track record when it comes to those areas. Mini Rodini is above the rest! Not to mention their impeccable quality and super soft organic cotton. 

This collection features so many adorable prints, for both girls and boys. And, even though it is their Autumn/Winter collection and here in Australia we are heading into Summer, there are still some great Summery pieces and mid-seasonal items! But, don't delay, because Mini Rodini always sells quickly!!

MIni Rodini Butterfly T.Shirt

Mini Rodini Dog T.Shirt Beige

Mini Rodini Dog Sweatshirt - Pink

Mini Rodini Dog Sweatshirt

Mini Rodini Fox Velour Sweatshirt - Pink

Mini Rodini Fox Velour Sweatshirt - Green

Mini Rodini Butterfly Leggings

Mini Rodini Dogs Leggings

Mini Rodini Dog LS bodysuit

Mini Rodini Butterfly Dress

Mini Rodini Bluebel Wovenl Dress

Mini Rodini Knitted Dog Scarf

Easy Sprinkles First Birthday Cake

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

When we were on our travels earlier this year (which I will blog about soon), our littlest one turned One! There was no extravagant party, and just a few small presents, because thats all we could fit in our luggage. But, I did however, make a cake! I didn't really think it was fair to buy him a cake when the other kids both had very thought out homemade special Birthday cakes. So we went for something simple. And apparently naked cakes are all the rage, and so that just helped make icing this cake even easier!! Easy birthday cakes are becoming my specialty!

Once again, I used my trusted Butter Cake recipe, the one that I've used for every one of my kids cakes, except for the ice cream cakes of cours, and it never disappoints. (You can find it HERE ). I made butter cream icing. Placed a number 1 template that I cut out of a sheet of baking paper and then covered the whole thing with sprinkles, or as us Aussies like to refer to them as 100's and 1000's, and then soooo carefully peeled the paper template off!!! Really easy, but I quite liked the simplicity of it!

Archer was so excited! But, he wasn't quite sure what to do with the cake and ended up smashing up most of his piece into pieces and then rubbed it all over himself! But, at least he enjoyed it! So did all the other kids, because you know CAKE!!!!

Check out some of my other Easy Birthday Cakes here:

Here it is: Brand New Nununu SS17

Nununu is one of my favourite brands, and most importantly my kids favourite brands! My 5 yr old son almost lives exclusively in Nununu clothing! And, I don't mind because their quality stands up to all the tests he puts it through. Plus it looks great, fits great and it super comfy!

The new Nununu SS17 Season has just arrived, and it is nothing short of amazing. Great cuts, and fit and we love their monochrome, hardcore style! Definitely not cutsie baby and kids clothes! Clothes made for your little skater dudes and girls and future Rockstars!!

One of our favourite pieces from the new seasons is the Splash Tulle Dress. It is monochrome perfection.

Shop The New Nununu SS17 Collection HERE - also get Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over $100 Australian Dollars.