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  1. Good morning! 

    It's just a week until the children break up from school for the festive holidays and I've been working on some fun things to do before the big day arrives. 

    One thing we will be making are these adorable Christmas pudding marshmallow treats. They are so easy to make in just 2 simple steps, check out my tutorial below for how to make them and impress all of your friends. They make a fabulous gift or even something cute from your elf on the shelf maybe. 

    If you love this tutorial please share it with your friends.  

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    You will need 

    Small marshmallow teacakes. (M&S have 12 for £1 at the moment) 

    75g of white chocolate 

    Red and green fondant

    Small PME holly cutter 

    A small plastic bowl and spatula. 

    Directions 

    1. Roll out the green fondant and cut the holly sprigs, then using a tiny amount of the red fondant roll three berries and use a dab of water to attach them to the holly. 

    2. Break the white chocolate into tiny chunks then melt it in the small bowl using a microwave in 5 second bursts. 75g of chocolate will take around 15-20 seconds at most. When there is 90% of it melted but a few small bits still to melt, remove it from the microwave and mix it well using the spatula. The heat from the melted chocolate will melt the last few bits and bring the tempreature down so it is easier to work with. You can then spoon it onto the teacakes and place the holly on top ready for it to set. 

    Once they are fully set you can place them in some cellophane as a gift or serv them up as a festive treat. Either way you must, I repeat must try one! It's the rules

    Have fun and enjoy your festive baking. I would love to see how you get on, post your photo's of the finished puddings at https://www.facebook.com/mrsbakerscakes

    Merry Christmas to you all!

    Shelly x

  2. We've all been there, it's getting close to our child's birthday and the thought of throwing a party fills us with dread. Organising a children's party is hard work when you're doing it alone, you will find the costs mount up and the stress levels rise just as fast. What you need is a company who does it all for you, then you simply send out the invites and call in a pizza or some ready made food for after the main event. 

    Last night's Apprentice on BBC1 see the two teams organise and run children's birthday parties. Despite one team winning I feel it was an epic fail on both teams for many reasons, the first being they had huge budgets but seemed to not provide very much for it. The parent's all looked very stressed and when you're paying £2000 for a child's party it's really not how it should be. 

    What they should have done is come to see me and book in for a cupcake party, not only is it just a fraction of the cost but you get so much for the money too. A parent doesn't need to worry at all as I provide everything they need to have the best birthday party for their child. 

    Our party packages include: 

    Cupcakes for the children to decorate, 

    Aprons and hats for the children to wear during the class

    All the ingredients needed to make the cupcake decorations and icing

    Tools to help them produce show stopping cupcake toppers. 

    Full instruction by a professional cake designer on how to turn their cupcakes into something awesome. 

    A fun box decorating activity that lets the children show off their artistic flair. 

    A certificate to prove they are now one of my budding bakers and can decorate their cakes just like me

    Hand outs to take home with not only top secret tips for them to use but some wonderful recipes to try too. 

    Parent's love the parties I provide and I have had many mums go on to visit me for a class for themselves. The parties give a great introduction to cake decorating and better still is a stress free, mess free way to host your childs birthday party. I bring everything with me and I clean up and take it all away too. 

    On last night's Apprentice the teams didn't have a clue on how to host the party, with children looking like they were not having fun and paren't feeling like hey were forever handing over more money. With my children's birthday parties you simply choose the package you want and once it's paid you can forget about it all until the day when i take care of it all. 

    The teams last night were providing very poor party bags and charging £10 each with my party package there is no need for party bags, each child takes home their cupcakes to tuck into and a certificate and bundle of recipes and top secret tips which will be much more exciting for them than a glow bracelet or a party blower. 

    The majority of parent's just want a stress free solution to a children's birthday party where everything is provided under one price and without any extra costs. So for your child's next birthday party give me a call and let me take care of it all. 

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  3. Every year Halloween falls around the children's school holidays and we find ourselves in need of something to entertain them. Today I'd like to share with you my super easy Halloween cupcakes which you can complete in just 3 simple steps. 

    What's great about these cupcakes, is that if you're starting up in business selling cakes you can increase your sales with these and they are very speedy to make. Maximising your profits for very little extra time. 

    CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE TUTORIAL

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    If you enjoy this tutorial, get sharing it with your friends and have a spooktacular Halloween this year. 

    Shelly x