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I got an e-mail from a friend yesterday who told me she'd made some lolly cake over the weekend. Seriously i'm so bad! As soon as i'd read her e-mail i started thinking about lolly cake and how i should be a good wife and make it for my hubby.
A stop at the supermarket for ingredients and 10 minutes of baking, it was done!
Lolly cake is one of those things that takes you back to being a kid and i'd forgotton just how easy it is to make. So now it's my turn to tempt you into making lolly cake. I use the griffins recipe which is always a winner.
1 Packet (250g) of Malt Biscuits - crushed
1/2 a tin (200g) of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Packet (190g) of Eskimo lollies
Warm butter and condensed milk in microwave.
Cut up Eskimo lollies into bite sized chunks.
Mix butter, condensed milk, crushed Malt biscuits and lollies together.
Form into a log shape. Roll in coconut.
Chill in fridge for 4 hours.
When set, cut into slices and serve.
It's so close to Christmas and time to start wrapping the presents for under the tree. The thing is when you've spent money on gifts the appeal of buying more things for gift wrapping isin't so appealing.
Brown paper is your friend. It's inexpensive and with a bit of creativity you can make some amazing gift wrap. So here's some ideas i prepared earlier.
Bunting Gift Wrap -Put some string around your gift, find some black and white patterns print out & then cut out bunting shapes. Double side tape the bunting flags onto the string and voila!
Christmas Lights Gift Wrap - Draw a black line for the lights string. Get your favouite coloured paints and go back to finger painting days to create the lights.
Pom Pom Gift Wrap - Paint some circles onto your brown paper. Your next challenge is to create pom poms out of tissue paper. There's plenty of tutorials online about how to make these so have a play around and you'll perfect them in no time.
Newspaper Gift Wrap - Cut your recipient's name out of newspaper and then you've doubled up on gift wrap and a gift tag!
So have fun gift wrapping and have a Merry DIY Christmas
So all my Christmas gifts have been wrapped although they were looking pretty ugly with names on scraps of paper so i've been on the hunt for the perfect Christmas labels.
I love finding new and different labels every year and when all you need to do is print them off it's even better.
So there are all sorts in this series by Pretty Darn Cute Design in fact here's all the fabulous ones on one page:
So you're sold right? They're pretty darn cute. So now you can download them for FREE for your presents.
Download the PDF here, print them off and then happy gift wrapping.