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Milky Way Christmas Sleighs

10/12/2013 3:09:20 PM

We’ve all seen the cute little milky way cars at parties, but have you seen all the variations?? There are many, but of course at the moment you can’t go past the Christmas Sleighs! They’re perfect for your Christmas table, class party, thank you gift, or just for some festive cheer. Being so quick and simple to make means they’re perfect for the kids to help with.

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Sometimes when it comes to thinking about what food we're going to serve at parties, we get a bit caught up in all the 'treat' foods and it can be easy to forget that healthy options can be just as fun. Let these ideas inspire you to include some healthy options at your next party too...

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A new spin on an old favourite

10/09/2013 1:00:03 PM

Who can go past the old favourite 'tea cups' for your little girl's party? Check out this awesome new spin on them!

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Who has a cake stand fetish?? Or maybe even obsession?? I must confess, I sure do! We just adore Rosanna cake stands and are very proud to have stocked a great range of their stands for quite some time now. And we know you all love them too, since they are some of our best selling stands.

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INSPIRATION: An Icecream Party

21/02/2013 11:46:13 AM

My middle daughter turned 7 at the end of January, and every single year since she's been born it has been boiling hot! Her last party was a mermaid pool party, so we needed another 'cool' party theme to try and given her love of all things sweet we decided an icecream party would be perfect. (Yes, like mother like daughter...)

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2nd Birthday Collaboration GIVEAWAY

18/09/2012 10:57:14 AM

Birthdays are a time to reflect and celebrate, right? Well, that's exactly what we're doing as our 2nd birthday rapidly approaches! Don't miss our biggest ever competition!

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RECIPE: Panna Cotta

23/08/2012 10:13:05 AM

Panna cotta is one of my all time fav desserts! I love how smooth and creamy it is - its sweet but without being sickly or over the top. Of course, panna cotta is also very easily adaptable for party food! You can serve it as part of a dessert buffet or party spread in small plastic glasses or glass jars with a spoon tied around the neck with a beautiful ribbon. Its sure to be a hit, and not just with the kids ;)

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RECIPE: Orange Jelly Boats

27/07/2012 3:19:15 PM

Are you looking for some cute party food ideas? These orange jelly boats are super cute, great for both boys and girls, and quick and easy to make! It doesn't get much better!

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Our baby has a name!

20/07/2012 3:37:36 PM

We have a winner in our "Name our Newest Baby" competition...

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We are very proud to introduce you to the newest member of the Sweet Desires family ... and think a celebration is in order with a competition!

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RECIPE: Meringues

09/05/2012 9:40:46 AM

If you're after a versatile food that will fit in with any theme and any age group, then look no further than sweet little meringues! Here is the recipe I use, passed down through the generations in my family <3

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INSPIRATION: Vintage High Tea

17/04/2012 7:39:47 PM

a vintage high tea! This super versatile theme can be used right across the board - for sweet little girls who love tea parties, celebrating 16th, 18th or 21st birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, right through to Grandma's 80th and every where in between! Obviously tweak the ideas, but lots of components are very adaptable.

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I need your help please!

29/02/2012 4:06:07 PM

We've been selling cupcakes at markets for well over 12 months now, and still don't have signage for our flavours that I'm at all happy with. I've been trying to think of a simple sentence full of describing words to sum up each flavour so when someone reads it on a little sign by our cupcakes at markets they know what a treat they're in for. So pop your thinking caps on, get your thesaurus out, and leave your suggestions right here on the blog! If I use your sentence, I'll be sending you a voucher for a free cupcake in that flavour for you to use at any market we're at.

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A Valentine's Day tutorial

14/02/2012 11:05:05 AM

In case you've been under a rock or hiding in a cave, today - 14th February - is Valentine's Day! It is a day for the romantics where cards, chocolates, gifts and flowers are exhanged with loved ones, sometimes from mystery admirers... The history of Valentine's Day (according to Wikipedia) is quite interesting, dating back to AD 197 with the Valentine of Rome and the Valentine of Terri, both of whom were martyr's. It wasn't until around 14th and 15th century that there became romantic links to the day. Nowadays in America, Valentine's Day comes second only to Christmas in terms of the number of cards sent, where it is estimated by the US Greeting Card Association that approx 190 million cards are sent each year, which I must admit I find staggering!!

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And the winner is...

14/02/2012 10:06:25 AM

You may have seen our Back to School sale on our facebook page, and if you did you most likely would have seen our referral competition where you had the chance to win 50% of your sale purchase price back! We had lots of gorgeous products on sale, including loads of our divine cake stands, apothecary jars and drink dispenser, as well as some clearance products that we're moving to make way for exciting new things in store soon!

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We have a WINNER!!!

24/10/2011 5:46:36 PM

The question was posed ... fruit cake v's mud cake this Christmas? We put it out there to see what you'd prefer, had a fabulous 60 responses, and punched the numbers in to www.random.org to find a winner.

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Our national media debut...

24/10/2011 5:22:53 PM

A few months ago now I had an email pop up in my inbox that surprised me. It was from a stylist at a national magazine asking for some of my cake stands for a shoot she was styling  on "Top Ten Cake Platters".

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Lego themed party inspiration

30/08/2011 10:29:08 AM

My understanding of boys (as limited as that my be! lol) is that Lego is a universal love. So why not turn that into party inspiration?! Start with the bold primary colours and get creative. Theme it from the beginning, with invitations, and go right through with decorations, food, games and finishing with party bags and favours. There really are endless possibilities here!

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Have you seen our super cool sandwich cutters?? Well here are your instructions on how to create a healthy AND fun party puzzle sandwich! You'll get kids eating all sorts of things they wouldn't normally touch since they look so fun!

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The one downfall of the wonderful big wide world of the internet is that you can't "touch and feel" items to be sure you are getting a high quality product. So how do we get around this? Easy ... by reading reviews that others who have purchased the item have left.

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Before Sweet Desires was even born, while still in the "I would so love to own a gorgeous party/baking/gift store" phase, I spent countless hours searching for the best suppliers of stylish wares. I contacted the ones I fell in love with, and thought my customers would also love, and some came to the party (excuse the pun!!) like Paper Eskimo, and others didn't, like Sambellina.

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How many birthday cakes does it take?

15/06/2011 12:28:57 PM

How many cakes to you have for each child's birthday?? So there's a cake for their actual birthday to share with the family on the day, there's something to share with their friends and teacher at school/kindy/child care, and there's a cake for their party! How do you manage it - do you do cakes for all of these ocassions, or just one or two, which one is the main cake or are they all spectacular works of art?

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Inspiration and Tutorials

15/04/2011 12:58:38 PM

Do you love to make your own cakes but sometimes lack either inspiration or know-how? Or maybe you just love drooling over pretty pages?! Check out this fabulous website which has free tutorials on how to make the cutest toppers, either for cupcakes or big cakes. There's a super cute turtle, racing car, train, flowers and lots more with step by step instructions (including photos) so you can make professional toppers in your own kitchen!

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Guess who I met...

06/03/2011 3:31:19 PM

So I've been attending quite a few markets and shows in the last month or so, but yesterday I had a stall at the Moot Yang Gunya Festival just down the road at Mundulla, SA. The theme for this year's show was "Food From Our Backyard" and was right up my alley! The show committee have, and always do, work tiredlessly to ensure each year's show is loads of fun and appeals to a diverse audience and this year was no exception. The main attraction yesterday was none other than celebrity chef Simon Bryant, of "The Cook And The Chef" ABC TV fame. There was a nice big marquee erected with a stage similar to another TV show, "Ready Steady Cook" and show goers were encouraged to bring along a box of food from their back yard and Simon, along with a couple of other amazing chefs (Ian Perry, Paul Burchel & co) created some awesome dishes. After all the produce was dropped off first thing in the morning (and there was loads - duck eggs, eggplant, figs, tomatoes, meat and sooo much more!), those who brought the 'best' produce were invited to help them cook. What a thrill!! With three cook offs during the day, the marquee was overflowing each time, with keen show goers lining the walls and spilling out of the doors to see the action.

 

I was so busy on my stall that I only manage to sneak off to stick me head in the least crowded door for about 5 minutes. Simon was cooking lamb parcels and something with potato, I think to quote him "something quick"! They were running out of time by then. The aroma in the marquee was awesome, and while I was hopeful my 5 minute peak would give me a 'fix' it really just made me wish I could see more!!

 

Knowing how much Simon loves chillies, I was inspired to bake some chocolate chilli mud cupcakes. I had these on sale at my stall throughout the day, and it was quite amusing watching people's reactions as they worked out these little babies had CHILLI in them! While I had secretly hoped SImon would stroll by my stall, I knew he would be super busy with his own committments so I had taken one packaged up for him which I delivered as he was packing up ready to leave. He was so lovely and I really enjoyed meeting him. My kidslets thought it was pretty darn cool too (they still hear the music at the start of "The Cook and The Chef" when the reruns are on and call out to me "Mum, you're favourite show's on" and sit with me to watch it!). Simon was kind enough to stop for a happy snap, sign a business card for me (that won't be getting handed out!) and keep on his merry way. We are both off to the South East Field Days at Lucindale in just under two weeks. and we made a deal for another chocolate chilli mud cupcake then. Looking forward to it!

 

Our whole family are huge fans of Simon's - we love his food, his laid back character, his philosophies and how down to earth he is. It was an absolute pleasure to meet him.

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Lollipop, Lollipop, L-L-L-Lollipop!!!

14/02/2011 10:20:48 AM

The countdown is on!!! In 6 short sleeps (and yes I'm fairly confident they will all be short!) we're off to our first Lollipop Markets to be held at The Shores Function Centre, West Beach. You will find us at Stall 35 in the Woolshed Room.

The Shores Function Centre, cnr Hamra Ave & Military Rd, West Beach. 10am til 3pm.


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A fabulously easy recipe for a traditional party dish - jelly slice!

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