Baking · My other ramblings

The Disorganised Parent’s Guide to Birthday Cakes

My biggest ‘baby’ turned 7 yesterday, and that meant a cake was needed. Easy, you might say, go to Asda. But no, I wanted to make a homemade one so I could try out my new Wilton icing measuring mat that Mr C and I bought in Hobbycraft just because we had a discount voucher…… Continue reading The Disorganised Parent’s Guide to Birthday Cakes

Baking · My other ramblings

The Non Avengers Party

Things have been a little quiet lately for me on the craft and blogging front as I have been preparing for today’s 5th birthday party. For many it’s the stuff of nightmares, a hellish mix of active children, far too much processed sugar and a village hall. It was possibly one of my crazier crazy…… Continue reading The Non Avengers Party

Baking · Card making

Exploding Toolbox Birthday Card (and a Cheats Birthday Cake!)

Yesterday was Dave’s birthday, so more cardmaking (and baking) was in order. I’d just received my copy of Papercraft Inspirations and was searching (and desperately hoping for) inspiration when I saw that there was a tutorial for an exploding box card on their YouTube channel. I had a quick watch of the video, but didn’t…… Continue reading Exploding Toolbox Birthday Card (and a Cheats Birthday Cake!)