Easy Cupcakes – My Secret Cheat

This always reminds me of that part in Sarah Jessica Parker’s movie “I don’t know how she does it” – the bake sale where she buys s store made pie and attempts to make it look “homemade” lol Link from the movie .Well this is my SJP scene, I  make/use this method at almost every party and I tell you they winners.

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 This was once of those finds that comes by chance.It was the boys cowboy birthday party and I was attempting the mommy-juggling-act-of-note , baking , sewing up hobby horses(the kids party favours) the decor you name it, it was on my list.In the weee hours before the party my perfect cupcakes were over baked (nice way to say burnt) and rock hard.

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Instead of panicking I got up early went to my closest PnP and bought these queen cakes (they come 10 in a container) and then it was just a matter of icing them.

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I have to admit, it’s been the easiest thing – a cake and candy sale (sorted✔️) , a Valentines class party  (sorted✔️) , The list goes on and on and like I said previously everyone loves them.

The added bonus is the fact that my kitchen doesn’t look like a bakers explosion and  I’m not up baking and icing whilst everyone is in bed.

So the next time your child tells you at the last minute they need Cupcakes for school or you’ve had a baking disaster head over to your closest Pick n Pay.Nobody will think any less of you.

All you will then need is butter,icing sugar, food colouring and a few sprinkles.

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Happy mom!!!

 

Valentine’s Day – Coconut Macaroons

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These are probably my go to sweet treats for just about any occasion.

I tried them for the 1st time last year and they were winners all round.You can see the link here

If you follow me on Instagram you would have noticed I played with colour over the Christmas period and they looked divine.I actually had to hide them because they kept slowly disappearing throughout the day.

They are super easy to make – perhaps even a great idea for those Cake and Candy sale 7th Graders.

What you need:

  • 200g Pkt of Coconut
  • 1 Tin of Condensed Milk
  • Food Colouring – Optional
  • Sprinkles etc – Optional
  • Silicone Baking sheet – or a well oiled/sprayed Baking Tray
  • Spoons or a Small Cookie Scoop

To Do:

Preheat Oven to  200 Degrees Celsius.

Mix the Condensed Milk and the Coconut together in a bowl until all combined – this is the perfect time to add in your food  colouring if you so desire – I used Red. Spoon out into small-sized balls onto the baking tray , decorate as desired.I used pretty little Silver Candy Coated Heats (Nicoletta) and little white Fondant Confetti Sugar Hearts.

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So as you can see they are definitely Little Yummy Winners and perfect for Bake Sales etc and treating your family and friends.

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BON APPETIT