Category Archives: Working With Kids

3D Blood/Candy Filled Gravestone Cookies

I’m up to my blood-filled eyeballs in preparation for the big Birmingham cake show, but I wrote a guest post for It Takes A Village To Raise a Mother all about how to make 3D filled cookies without the need … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wild Eats

Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of this book for review. I was upfront that I only do honest reviews. All opinions stated here are mine and I have not been paid or compensated other than the free copy … Continue reading

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Bacon Pancakes, Makin’ Bacon Pancakes

Some of you may be aware by now that I have a slight fandom for Hugh Jackman and Wolverine. So it would not be that surprising that my friends would make sure I was aware of this: Good morning…. A … Continue reading

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That’s No Ordinary Rabbit Cookie!

Would you like to make some easy, adorable, candy-filled bunny cookies for Easter? Of course you would! These basic bunnies are a kid-friendly craft to share with the whole family. Start by making the base cookie pre-filled with candies of … Continue reading

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3D Candy Filled R2D2 Head Cookies

I was trying to think of a cheeky, nerdy joke headline and then I realized I shouldn’t bury the lead on this one: Oh but wait a second…it’s almost Christmas and I don’t want the food blogger police (which totally … Continue reading

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Vermicelli Hair at Birmingham Cake Show

Okay, going to a cake show where you’re not a volunteer or part of the core management team is a whole different experience than I’m used to! At the Cake International show at the Birmingham NEC – one of the … Continue reading

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3D Candy Filled Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

Recently I showed you how to use the Nordicware Cookie Cup pan to make 3D Candy Filled Baseball Cap cookies. I bought this pan of my own accord and have received no compensation from Nordicware. If you don’t have one … Continue reading

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Itty Bitty Widdle Waddles!

First, in the early days of my cake decorating, there was the Large Turkey. Then came the Mini Turkeys. Lots of them, in costume and in rainbow colours. Now behold…THE CAKE BALL TURKEY! I know, I know, you’re thinking, “Isn’t … Continue reading

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This Is The Very Model Of a Modern Melty Chocolate Cake

My daughter Peo is slightly obsessed with “The Pirates of Penzance.” But when she asked for her eighth birthday party to have a Penzance theme, I pointed out that most other kids her age – even at her very nerdy … Continue reading

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Kids’ Classes!

My classes for kids on making fondant animals just got listed at Make it Sweet: KIMBERLY’S KIDS – FONDANT FIGURES Kids should come join Kimberly Chapman in this fun hands-on class. They will learn the basics of making animal figures … Continue reading

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