How Budgeting Re-Invented Birthdays

Birthdays used to be a free-for-all for my husband and I. For months before the big day, I’d jot down notes about possible presents for him. The gifts would pile up in secret stashes around the house – small things at the bottom of my underwear drawer, big things behind my tall stack of pants and the surplus hidden in the nooks of my office.I love spoiling my favourite people on special days…

International Doughnut Day Cake: Doughnuts on Doughnuts on a Doughnut

I'm quite pleased to have squeezed the word 'doughnut' into the title of this blog post four HOLE times! My SEO is going to be off the charts. I love doughnuts. So much! Which is exactly why I try to do blog posts about them as rarely as possible. With cakes, I can take a couple bites to make sure it's yummy then give the rest away. But with doughnuts, I can't stop myself! I must, and I will,…

Mother's Day Idea: Your Mum's Favourite Biscuit... on a Biscuit!

You can't go buying your mother a packet of biscuits for Mother's Day. But you CAN bake some simple sugar cookies, whip up a quick batch of pink cream cheese frosting and plop her favourite biscuits on top! And, in fact, you should. I made a big batch of these babies and went to town plopping Tim Tams, Kingstons, Oreos and Iced Vovos on top. If you don't already know what your mothe…

Easy Homemade Pop Tarts with Crazy Icing

These days, I find it hard to justify the consumption of real Pop-Tarts. Don't get me wrong... I love them. They're SO good. But their ingredients list is a little offputting and I figure, why mess around with that shiz when you can make your own and enjoy them almost as much? My homemade pop tarts are very easy to make and they taste something like the real thing. Some people might thin…

4 Simple and Sneaky April Fool’s Day Pranks

If you’ve got the time and the inclination, I fully encourage you to go big with your April Fool’s Day pranking. But if you don’t have the time to plan anything elaborate, you can still surprise, shock and confuse your friends with minimal planning – all you need is this list of 4 Simple and Sneaky April Fool’s Day Pranks! 1. The Ol’ Phone Background Trick (gets 'em every time)Change…

Snickers Cake - Looks and Tastes Like a Snickers Bar!

Sorry to do this to you... but this cake is probably all you're going to think about for the rest of the day. It's my Snickers Lookalike Cake! White sponge cake, topped with salted caramel and peanut and covered in milk chocolate. It's the perfect union of Snickers and birthday cake! Make it for a Snickers-obsessed friend or absolutely anyone who's human. Snickers Cake Ingredients1…