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Fruit Sushi Kids Will Love

When you think of kid’s parties, sushi is not usually what comes to mind. Here is a great recipe that will surely be a hit at your next kids party.

Party Food: Fruit Sushi. These make a great after-school snack!

Cantaloupe Sushi

  • Cut chunks of cantaloupe
  • Cucumber: Use vegetable peeler to peel long thin slices
  • Wrap cucumber slices around cantaloupe and secure with toothpick
  • Sprinkle with coconut (or other form of sprinkle you desire)

Banana Sushi

  • Slice bananas into chunks
  • Use fruit leather (the kind you find in the produce section, where they don’t add any sugar)
  • Wrap fruit leather around banana
  • Sprinkle with coconut

Not only do they look delicious, but your kids will have loads of fun helping you make these healthier alternative treats.

Source: superhealthykids.com

Apple Monster Mouths

Here is a great and healthier alternative Halloween snack to try and make with your kids.

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Ingredients:

  • apples, cut into slices (as shown in picture)
  • sunflower seeds, shelled
  • fruit preserves (raspberry, or another preferred flavour)

Steps:

  1. Cut the apple into slices. It helps if the inside edge is a little bit flat so that the apple wedges can stand up on the plate. Note: I recommend spritzing the apple slices with a little bit of lemon juice to prevent browning.apple slice mouth
  2. Push sunflower seeds into the apple slices, around the edge near the peel. This creates the teeth.
  3. Put a small spoonful of jelly in between the two slices of apple and spread it out. Then gently close the mouth onto the jelly.add jelly
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For those who like a little something more, here are other alternative suggestions.

Despicable Me Minions

Here’s a great idea that will excite any child.

Just follow the images below to make your very own Minions.

All you’ll need:

  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 2 cups yellow candy melts
  • 3 blue Fruit-Rollups
  • 1 tube Betty Crocker Black Icing, fitted with writers tip
  • 24 small or large candy eyeballs
  • needed: sucker sticks

DIY 'Mallow Minions! Soooo Adorable!

Directions:

  1. Melt candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl, according to package directions.
  2. Dip one end of the sucker sticks into the candy melt. Press sucker sticks into marshmallows, and allow candy melt to cool.
  3. Dip entire marshmallow into the candy melt, until fully coated. Press the bottom of the sucker stick into a piece of styrofoam, allow candy melt to cool completely.
  4. Slice fruit rollups into 1/2 inch strips. Press strip around the bottom portion of the marshmallow to create blue overalls for your minions.
  5. Pipe a big, black circle (or two smaller black circles) onto each marshmallow. Press a candy eyeball (or two candy eyeballs) into the icing.
  6. Pipe a thin, black line from one side of the eyeball, around the back of the marshmallow, until it touches the other side of the eyeballs to create goggle lines.
  7. Allow icing to harden completely. Share!

With thanks to: http://www.tablespoon.com

Mini Nutella Cheesecakes

Need something fun, tasty and different for your next birthday party? Why not make yourself some mini Nutella cheesecakes that will be a hit at any party, for kids of all ages.

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Ingredients:

  • 250g packet of Oreos
  • 50g unsalted butter – melted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup of icing sugar
  • 150ml thickened cream
  • 1 x 400g jar of Nutella
  • 10 x mini cups (or baby jars)

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Instructions:

Process the Oreos, combine with the melted butter then evenly divide the mixture into the base of the baby jars.

Beat the softened cream cheese and icing sugar until light and fluffy, add the vanilla, cream and Nutella and beat until well combined.

Place in a freezer bag, cut off one corner and use this as a piping bag to fill your jars with Nutella goodness.

Refrigerate and serve cold with a wedge of an Oreo on top.

With thanks to: http://pagingfunmums.com/2013/09/24/mini-nutella-cheesecakes/

Making a Number Cake

 

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You may think it’s difficult, but to create yourself a number cake is actually quite simple. Here is how you do it.

What you need:

  • Swiss roll
  • Double layer sponge cake
  • Double layer slab cake

make your own

To make your own:

Swiss roll
Bar tin
1 x 340g buttercake cake mix-divided into two bar tins : 180C (160C FF) for 25-30 min.

Double layer sponge cake
2 shallow 18cm or 20cm cake pan
1 x 340g golden buttercake mix : 160C (140C FF) 40-45 min

Double layer slab cake
25 x 35cm shallow oblong pan
2 x 340g golden buttercake mix : 160C (140C FF) 25-30 min

Numbering Instructions:

One
1
1. You will need two purchase two Swiss roll style cakes for number one.

2. Place on cake onto the board. Cut a 6cm piece from the remaining cake to make the post longer. Cut a second slice and cut in half to make the base. Trim a wedge off cake for the top and position in place.

Two
2
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge slab for number two and make a template for the number.

2. Place the template on the cake and trim around the edges, discarding the portions of cake that are not required.

Three
3
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge cake for number three.

2. Take each layer of the cake and remove an 8cm circle from the middle. Remove about a 1/4 of one cake for the base of the three and about 1/3 of the remaining cake for the top. Position to make the number, trimming as required.

Four
4
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge slab for number four.

2. Cut the slabs in half lengthways. Position the four pieces into the number four using the pic as a guide.

 

Five
5
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge slab for number five and make a template for the number.

2. Place the template on the cake and trim around the edges, discarding the portions of cake that are not required.

Six
6
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge cake for number six.

2. Take one layer of the cake and remove a 6m circle from the middle. Cut a piece about 6cm wide to make the top part of the number.

Seven
7
1. You will need two purchase two Swiss roll style cakes for number seven.

2. Arrange the cakes on the board, trimming wedges from each roll and assembling to connect and make the seven shape.

Eight
8
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge cake for number eight.

2. Cut a 6cm circle form each cake. Then trim about 2cm from the side of each cake. Push the cut edges together to make the number eight.

Nine
9
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge cake for number nine.

2. Take one layer of the cake and remove a 6m circle from the middle. Cut a piece about 6cm wide to make the base of the number nine. Assemble as the pic indicates.

Zero
0
1. You will need to purchase a double layer sponge cake for 0.

2. Take one layer of the cake and remove an 8cm circle from the middle. Place onto the board. Cut two 6cm squares from the remaining cake and place between the two semi-circles to make the elongated shape.

Decoration Ideas:

  • Under the sea Add blue food colouring to frosting, swirling colour through for varying intensity. Decorations like pre-made sea creatures decorations, sour strap, and fish and crocodile sweets.
  • Butterfly garden Tint frosting in orange and decorate with pre-made butterfly decorations
  • Farmyard friends Tint frosting in leaf green and use pre-made farm animal decorations
  • Off and racing Tint frosting beige and use chocolate bars to make a racetrack, decorate with novelty cars and signs.
  • What a zoo Use white frosting and decorate with animals and tinted coconut.
  • Chocolate fantasy Spread with white frosting and top with pieces of chocolate or novelty shaped chocolates.
Source: That’s Life http://www.thatslife.com.au