Party Snack: Chip and Dip Inspired Sugar Cookies and Sweet Dips

There's never been a party in the history of the world that wasn't improved by chip and dip. Chip and dip is usually served as an appetizer, but I've booted it back a couple courses and turned it into a dessert. Your guests will have a fine time scooping up this strawberry salsa, cream cheese icing and green buttercream frosting with their triangle-shaped sugar cookies. Chip and dip…

Easy DIY Party Hats with Interchangeable Velcro Shapes

Store-bought party hats are cool but they do lack a certain... customisability.  Sure, you see some sparkly party hats, polka-dot party hats and rainbow party hats around and they're very special, but I think party hats can be even more special.  So I came up with these DIY felt party hats, made by hand (each one takes just 10 minutes) and delightfully customisable with little fel…

What are the Birthday Blues?

Whether you’re a one-time sufferer or an annual victim, the Birthday Blues eventually come for us all. But no matter how common this emotional phenomenon is, affected folk still feel guilty admitting they’re down about their big day. Birthdays are supposed to be the best, they think – so why do I feel so sad?Big build-up, big let-downThose expectations around birthdays being the BEST DAY EVER…

Cake-a-Like: Cup of Tea Cakes (Cinnamon Vanilla Teacup Cakes with Tea-Infused Custard Topping) + DIY Tag Patterns

There comes a time in everyone's life when you just gotta pull a trick on people you love. If you've been hankering for a treat but also feel like a trick, these tea cup cakes will tick both off your strange but amazing life to-do list. You bake the cinnamon vanilla cake right in the cups then top it with a delicious custard made with black tea, cream and sugar to draw on the flavours of…

Campsite Tent Cake with Tiny Campfire

Finally, a cake for the teeny-tiny sweet-toothed campers of the world to sleep in. Make this cake for a friend who loves to camp, a buddy who adores dioramas or ironically present it to a pal who hates the great outdoors. It's time-consuming and there are a lot of steps, but all of my cakes are technically very easy. You don't need to have pro cake-making skills; just a couple hours and…

Butter on Your Nose and Other Exciting Birthday Traditions

Birthdays here, birthdays there, birthdays everywhere! In Episode 2 of Happy Birthday Podcast, me and Jeremy planet-hop to discover some of the most outlandish, interesting and profound ways that birthdays are celebrated around the world.These are a few of my favourites:-AUSTRALIA: Being given the key to the house is still considered an important sign of coming of age in Australia. This t…