Sunday, 31 August 2014

Teddy Bear Cupcakes

Obviously, I'm no baker, but I thought that these could be made with children or for children. We made these for a teddy bear picnic for the children. They are in the flavours chocolate, because it's my favourite, and vanilla, because it's my cousins favourite. 
For the chocolate bears you will need: 
Chocolate cupcakes either homemade or bought
Chocolate icing either bought or homemade
Chocolate buttons 
Chocolate drops 
Colourful sweets, we found ours at Asda
And chocolate sprinkles  
These are really easy to make you spread some icing over the cooled cake, sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles on top to look like fur. Then you take two chocolate buttons, one for the nose, and cut the other in half for the ears. Finally use a chocolate drop on to of the chocolate button for the nose and give you chocolate bear eyes. 
                   

            


For the vanilla bears, you will need: 
Vanilla cakes either bought or homemade
White icing either bought or homemade
White chocolate buttons 
Chocolate drops
Colourful sprinkles 
And the colourful sweets we used for the chocolate bears eyes. 
And a optional buttons with sprinkles on. 
                       


                                          

First you need to spread the icing onto the cake and add the sprinkles, for this way I used the chocolate drops as eyes, sprinkled buttons for ears, a white chocolate button for the nose and a colourful sweet for the nose. 
                                        
On this one I changed it by using the sweets for eyes and the chocolate drop for the nose.
On some I used plain white chocolate buttons for ears, or used the sprinkled buttons for the nose. I thought I gave each bear an individual look.




Sunday, 24 August 2014

Minecraft Party!

Back in Febuary, it was my Brothers Birthday, after he decided he didn't want to do anything for his birthday, my auntie and I decided to throw him a Minecraft Party. It was mostly family, but his best friend from school also came. My auntie took my brother, his friend and a couple of our cousins, to the play factory while the rest of us set up the surprise.
 We decorated the living room in Minecraft themed decorations. You can't buy minecraft party decoration, so me and my cousin spent ages making paper crafts, banners, balloons, plates, cups and even a life size creeper for the party! 

                    

My mam found the pig and cow teddies and even though they aren't the exact ones from Minecraft I think they looked great and adds to the theme. 
                      
                     
I spent ages trying to get this to look like a creeper face and straight! Even though it isn't straight that much I am very happy with the way it turned out and no one mentioned the fact that it wasn't straight. 

                     

We used black balloons and crepe paper to create spiders around the room. These were really easy, just get a tall person to help!  I got this idea from http://www.southernrevivals.com/2013/09/diy-minecraft-birthday-party-how-to.html 
                           

My cousin and I spent days making this creeper as it wouldn't dry! All you need; a box for the head, a long tall box for the body and two small boxes for the feet. For the face we used black tape, but you could use paint. My brother actually still has this stood in his bedroom still, so he loves it! 


                     

As you can see in the background of this picture we added creeper faces to the ballons, some faces were added with tape and some with black marker pen. Both work fine. The Happy Birthday sign can be found here http://catchmyparty.com/blog/free-minecraft-party-printables-from-printabelle

                      
                       
We printed out colouring in pictures of the internet in minecraft themes for the younger children to do. The cookies are for the children to 'decorate their own Steve'. Also we have pass the parcel for the children to win prizes!
                        

This amazing idea was found here http://www.fps-x-games.com/2013/08/minecraft-creeper-tnt-party-popper_10.html  They are just party poppers with minecraft themed wrappers around and I found these to be sooo cute!

                       

For food, we decided it would be really cool to make or minecraft themed and this is what I came up with...
                   

                      



I made these marshmallow ghasts and the kids aboslutely loved them. All you have to do I get a white marshmallow and cut at the base three small line and then decorate with icing for the face. They are really easy to do but look great. I got this idea from here: http://ezscrapbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/epic-minecraft

              


In the game you can eat fish, pork chops and chicken, so for fish we used chocolate fish and fish fingers, for pork chop we used sausage rolls and for chicken we used chicken dippers.

                        


We used carrots obviously for carrots, chocolate sticks and fingers for sticks and I found this really cool idea in making a TNT box and putting red cables in for TNT. Which I thought looked really cool.
                    

We had cookies, used golden coins for gold and blue millions for diamons. I was so stuck for red stone and emerald, we ended up using jelly beans in green and red. 

                     

For drinks we decide to dye juice green and call it creeper juice to add to the theme.

                      

There is no popcorn in the game but I found this sign and decided to use it anyway. I also made mini cupcake and decorated with edible photos of characters from minecraft which I found on ebay. 

                       

 I didn't want to put each different block on each tray so I put all the types of blocks I made on one big tray. These include marshmallow squares, milk chocolate square, white chocolate squares and mars bar cake squares. This was my first time making marshmallow square and it was absolutely delicious.

                              

These coal blocks may look really weird but they are actually just marshmallow blocks with a bit of black food colouring and rolled into balls. 

                     
These mushrooms are marshmallows dipped in red icing and topped with broken bit of white chocolate buttons. I got this idea from http://www.southernrevivals.com/2013/09/diy-minecraft-birthday-party-how-to.html



This was my brothers cake that I made and he absolutely loved it, I saw the tutorial on youtube and attempted to do it.

                      

We had minecraft set up on the TV for them to play. 
                     
Along with party dances and games. 


          
                             

                                           Here is the Birthday Boy! 

Here is some links to labels and paper crafts I used:

I got lots of the ideas from this blog  http://www.southernrevivals.com/2013/09/diy-minecraft-party-part-2-supply-list.html so go check it out.