And just like that – whoosh!! (back to school)


And just like that – whoosh!!

The school holidays are over and we are into week two of term three.

For us, the holidays went by quickly as it’s our busiest time of the year. At our July workshop for kids, we trialled running two themes which seemed to work out well.

A handful chose the camping theme while the majority went with Unicorns and Rainbows.


Thinking of lunchbox snacks for our kids can get a little tiresome so we thought we’d share a recipe we have recently tried –  muesli bars!

With all the baking going on in our kitchen we need something quick and easy for a change so….  wait for it…..

We’ve found a recipe with only 2 ingredients – dates and oats, that’s it!

pic for recipe

You’ll need 3cups dates (600g) and 3 cups oats (420g)
  1. Place dates into a food processor and process until it has a jam-like consistency (you may need to add a touch of hot water if it is dry)
  2. Add oats one cup at a time until it’s all incorporated and the mix starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Press mixture into a tin (lined with baking paper).
  3. Sprinkle top with oats and freeze for 1-2 hours.
  4. Cut into fingers and roll in extra oats to coat. Wrap individual fingers in baking paper and store in an airtight container.
We do like to change a recipe now and again so we substituted half the quantity of dates for cranberries, raisins and apricots and then chose to roll the bars in sesame seeds instead of oats.  We do love experimenting.

We are so excited about our next Fondant Modelling Class for Adults on the 9th of August (7pm till 9pm) as the theme is Mermaids and Under The Sea.
Who doesn’t love Sebastian from the little mermaid !?

Under the Sea – Book your place here

Our calendars are filling up with birthday party decorating classes! So, contact us if you are looking for a fun birthday party activity for the kids!

We can help entertain with a fondant modelling and cupcake decorating craft class tailored to the party theme.

An added bonus is the children get to take home their edible art as the ‘party favour’ so you don’t have to worry about party bags – winning!