Happy Birthday Podcast Episode 2: Butter on Your Nose and Other Exotic 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…

Happy Birthday Podcast Episode 1: Birthday, What Even Are You?

What’s this birthday business about anyway? Commemorating the day of your birth makes sense, but throughout the centuries, birthdays have gotten pretty big for their boots. The cake, the candles, the singing, the presents, the Facebook notifications… birthdays are a big deal. Most importantly, CAKE. As far as we know, Romans were the first to decide that cake should be the official trea…

Easy DIY Participation Ribbons Party Favours

Sometimes your best isn't good enough but you shouldn't feel all bad about it. These extremely easy participation ribbons will make everyone feel great when you host your next pancake olympics or whatever it is you do to keep the spirit of competition alive amongst your friends. Get a PDF of the full instructions and patterns here: DIY Participation Ribbon Party Favor Supplies shee…

Cake-a-like: Pancake Stack Cake with Maple Custard and Extra Buttery Buttercream Frosting

How many different ways can you eat pancakes on your birthday?Here's one more way.But be warned!Plain maple syrup will seem very dull after you've tried this insanely yum maple syrup custard.Pancake Cakes Ingredients3 cups sifted flour3 teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon salt1 cup (225g) butter2 cups sugar4 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup milkPancake Cake Instructions1. Preheat oven to 325F/160…

DIY Pizza Bunting Party Decoration

You could hang actual slices of pizza on a string.But if you don't want to do that, this is the next best thing.Get a PDF of the full instructions and patterns here:Pizza Bunting Supplies 2 sheets of yellow felt1 sheet of dark red felt1 sheet of beige/cream felt150cm stringfabric glue or hot glue gunPizza Bunting Instructions1. Stack the 2 sheets of yellow felt on top of each other then pin patte…

Cake-a-Like: Eggs in a Frying Pan

The thing about eggs is... they're not cake. And the thing about frying pans? They're not cake either. It's a problem. When you saw the photo above, you probably thought, "Oh great, another day, another photo of something other than cake." BUT YOU WERE WRONG! That's cake! It looks just like fried eggs in a cast iron skillet but it's actually a fudgey chocolate skillet cake…