Showing posts with label #chocolate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #chocolate. Show all posts

Monday, 3 April 2017

Make Your Own Chocolate Lollies This Easter.

Everyone enjoys Easter eggs at Easter but why not change things up a little and make your own lollies to give out to friends and family?!


We were recently sent the Chocolate Lolly Maker from John Adams to have a go with and see how good our lolly making skills were.

Inside the box you have everything you need minus the chocolate to make the lollies,
Lolly Wrapper Unit
4x Lolly moulds - hearts, flower, bunny and pony
2x lolly mould holders
8x message moulds
Chocolate melting unit
Spoon and stirrer
Re-usable sticks
Gift bags for wrapping
Ribbons.


We used milk chocolate chips to make our lollies.
We filled the chocolate melting station with hot water from the tap and the boys each took a turn in stirring the chocolate until it melted.


The boys each picked a mould and a secret message and then poured on the chocolate using the spoon provided.
We then placed them in the fridge, but if you place them in the freezer you'll get better results.


After half an hour the lollies were done and ready to wrap up.

The boys were telling me how they wanted to make some for their teachers, but they had to make sure they were 100% tasty before handing them out.

They turned out really well and we were all really impressed with them.
The boys wrapped up their lollies and made me tie the ribbon around them before heading out into the garden to have a taste test.


All the boys gave their lollies a thumbs up and now Alex and Oscar are keen for me go and buy some more chocolate chips so they can make some more ready to hand out to family over Easter.


So if your after gifting something different this year, definitely try out the John Adams Chocolate Lolly maker.

You can buy one from The Entertainer for £20


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Num Noms ~ Whats Your Flavour?!

It's Pancake Day!!!!

And to celebrate one of my favourite days of the year, I've teamed up with Num Noms to bring you some Num Noms inspired pancake toppings!


I did plan to go all out and make the pancakes from scratch but due to lack of a non stick pan (thanks to our new oven being an induction hob, none of my old non stick pans work on it.) I did try and use one of the copper bottom plated ones but they just burnt and stuck to the pan.
So I had some ready made scotch pancakes from Tesco, just incase!


Our first Num Noms inspired topping was Chocolate sauce and mini marshmallows after Ru's favourite Num Softy Mallow.


Getting him to not eat the marshmallows was tricky, but I we managed to get some on the pancakes before he scoffed the lot!


Our second inspired toppings were Bounty melted Chocolate and Strawberries inspired by ....
Coco Cali Num and Van Berry gloss up Nom.
We had lots of mini bounty bars left over from a tub of celebrations, so I decided to melt them up and spread them on.
Ru wasn't really a fan but I rather enjoyed this one!


Our last pancake topping Ru picked... Raspberry Jam and Mini marshmallows.
Inspired by Light up Strawberry Snow Num and choco-Razz gloss up Nom.
Ru decided that he didn't care much for the jam and just ate the marshmallows.


Ru had great fun trying to decided what his favourite flavour combination was.
It was nice to watch him getting involved with food....something he isn't really that keen on, maybe if I covered everything in marshmallows he'd be a bit keener lol!

I think the chocolate spread and marshmallows was the over all winner!



Whats your flavour?!?!




**I was sent Series 3 NumNoms and a food voucher in return for this post.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

In The Kitchen // With The Twins

It's half term for us and so that meant I was able to get the twins into the kitchen to bake up some yummy cupcakes with the help of Vivid Toys Real Baking sets.

To help make up our yummy creations we used the
and the

Inside the Great Baking Set was everything we need to make cakes from measuring spoons to an amazing egg cracker!
The boys always cracking eggs ..... why I don't know, but when they saw the egg cracker they thought it was the best thing on earth!
They were dying to have a go.



I have to say it is pretty nifty.
Easy to use and no mess, unless your like Alex and get a bit too enthusiastic with the cracking and it goes all over the table and mummy!
Oscar cracked a perfect egg!



The cake recipe is used it once again my go to cupcake recipe
4oz of Sugar,
4oz of softened butter,
4oz of self raising flour
2 eggs.

Once the cakes were in the oven we got on with our chocolate decorations.
I melted the chocolate chips in a jug of hot water and then we filled in the chocolate moulds then placed them in the freezer for 5 minutes.
I should have brought more than one bag of chocolate chips, as it didn't stretch that far, but we managed to make enough to cover most of the cakes.


The chocolate pen was easy to use, and there is a great selection of moulds, from boyish ones to girly ones, to Halloween and Christmas ones!
I can see us making some chocolate sweets to give as gifts for Christmas.

Once the cakes and chocolate were done, the boys got to decorate them.
They didn't do too badly, some cakes did get eaten in the process and this was the end result!


Scrummy cakes and great fun!


**I was sent the products for the purpose of this post, in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Friday, 7 October 2016

In The Kitchen With Ru-Bear || Cake Pops!

I know on my last baking post I promised a twin bake off but getting a spare minute with the twins since they started school has been a bit tricky.
They'll come home hyper and be uncontrollable for half an hour then they'll crash.

So yesterday when the baking urge hit me I decided Ru could be my handy helper.


There was no need to even pop to the shops as I had everything I needed in the house already!
I used my no fail cupcake batter recipe.
Cake pops are pretty much round mini cupcakes!

What I used;
2 medium eggs, slightly whisked.
4oz butter,
4oz sugar,
4oz self raising flour.

To decorate;
Sprinkles.

Vivid toy group Cake pop moulds and sticks*


Pre heat the oven to 180*c
Mix together the butter and sugar,
then gradually add the slight whisked egg until nice and smooth.
Once smooth fold in the flour.


Pour the batter into the mould and place in the pre heated oven for 10 - 15 minutes.
As the cake pop moulds only have 4 sections I ended up having to do this 3x.
It wasn't much of an issue though as they cooked so quickly!


Whilst the Cake pops were cooling down, I started melting down the chocolate.
One of the best ways to melt chocolate is to place a bowl over boiling water and keep stirring until smooth.
By the time the chocolate was all melted the cakes had cooled and were ready to be decorated.

I pour the chocolate over and then Rupert took charge of the sprinkles!
We then placed them in the fridge for half an hour.



The end result was pretty amazing!
We'd never made cake pops before but they went down so well, they'll be definitely be top of our baking list!

Ru had first dibs and as you can tell by his face, they were pretty tasty!


You can find the Cake Pop kit over on amazon for £9.99
Baking chocolate from Divine Chocolate Website for £2.00

**I was gifted these products for free for the purpose of this post