Milkshake Style Cupcakes and Project Dad Book Giveaway

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Milkshake Style Cupcakes and Project Dad Book Giveaway

Project Dad Book

As Sunday was Father's Day, Parragon gave us a book for Dad to review. Project Dad is a book filled with activities that Dad's will find fun to do with the kids. From building bug hotels, making kites and constructing a catapult game, there is something for everyone. Is it just confined to things you can do with Dad? Not at all. I have looked through the book and am quite excited at the thought of doing some of these activities over the summer holidays. My boys are always excited about empty cardboard boxes so I think a trip to Costco is in order so that we can have a go at constructing a drawbridge castle.

inside the project dad book

There are templates for making planes and shadow theatres, so the kids will not get bored with all the ideas contained in the book.

Obviously Father's have girls as well as boys and there are a variety of tasks that all children will enjoy doing. I went straight to the recipe section of the book and will be making the dinosaur fossil biscuits in the holidays with the boys.

We decided that we would make the fizzy pink cupcakes which look like little milkshakes.

How-to-make-milkshake-cupcakes


Little man chose some pink fairy case cases and we made up a standard cupcake recipe. The key here is that we put it in 10 cases rather than the 12 that I would normally do. This meant that the cake was higher in the case.

We then made up the buttercream using 4oz of butter, 8oz icing sugar, 1tbsp lemon juice and pink food colouring.

making milkshake cupcakes


We swirled the icing on the top of the cupcakes and then flattened off the top. The edges were then rolled in some sugar balls. Big man may have put his on the top too!  Finally we cut some straws up and stuck them in the cake. I think these are fun and would be great for a summer party.


milkshakes and cakes


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82 comments:

Tracy K Nixon said...

craft activities and baking!

ashleigh allan said...

baking!

kim neville said...

my kids like helping me cook

Kelly law said...

baking :)

Tanya Camilleri said...

I love baking cakes. It can be messy but fun

Ursula Hunt said...

Going on a bear hunt

maci234 said...

cycling

jane templeman said...

going to sporting events

Jo m Welsh said...

Making and baking although it's all rather messy

lauren tourle said...

we like to camp :)

Elaine Dale said...

going on picnics

laura banks said...

we play lots of board games

rebecca beesley said...

what a fun cute idea - i see those adorable milk bottles making an appearance again! We love to go on outings with the kids - just things like the countryside or beach. x

lynsey buchanan said...

We like to do baking

Plastig Ffantastig said...

Anything crafty - though I don't love cleaning up the mess so much!

Laura Pritchard said...

We like to take them geocaching.

laura stewart said...

we enjoy swimming :)

Jen said...

board games

Claire Woods said...

Football, board games.

Sarah Rees said...

We enjoy geocaching

leanne williams said...

We like to do baking

Andrew Stockton said...

Painting and sticking

fluffypinkmarshmallow said...

We like gardening and baking together.

Siobhan Davis said...

Adventure hunts in the outdoors :)

Rebecca Cusick said...

At the minute its baking & licking the bowl afterwards :)

Martina Pichova said...

baking and jigsaw puzzles

Harley Richardson said...

Playing in the garden x

Christopher Read said...

Drawing and painting

Rachel Butterworth said...

Arts and crafts.

Michaela Hannah said...

Making dens

Hekna said...

lots of arts and crafts!

Laura Asplin said...

Baking cookies of course!

Kay Panayi said...

We love baking and making Lego models

Angi said...

My daughter and I love baking for daddy (he is GF so trying to find awesome cakes so he doesn't miss out), sometimes we cheat and buy cakes just to decorate and we love washing the car

Corinne Peat said...

We love to bake

Cat Culmer said...

Messy play!

Susie Wilkinson said...

We do a lot of crafting together

Aaron Broad said...

Play Monopoly

h_igoe said...

Crafting and outdoors stuff

TRACY HANSON1 said...

We love being out in the garden unless the weather is absolutely garbage. In which case Phoenix likes to play "waitress" (we bought her a toy kitchen from the charity shop ages ago), or she likes to play with her Barbies or even draw (well scribble - she's not 4 yet). Maxx just likes to play about with stuff. Doesn't matter what it is, he can entertain himself for at least half an hour with one toy (he was 1 in January lol). :)

charlotte qualter said...

we love to visit the park taking bikes and scooters! or we like to bake xxx.

emma j lowe said...

going for bike rides and taking in the lovely scenes and taking about what we have seen.

Tammy Tudor said...

arts and crafts

Louise Fairweather said...

Oh bless - mine are often happy with just a cardboard box!

MrRichTea said...

Hide'N'Seek. Playing In Garden, Boys Stuff!

Sarah Archibald said...

painting and playing outside

Sara Janeg said...

Cooking, adventures in the woods

jodandrob said...

we love painting and baking.

Lucy carter said...

Building dens in the woods

Jo said...

Family board game night, before someone loose and chaos breaks out!!

Samantha Loughlin said...

Baking cookies

Katarzyna W. said...

Riding on our bikes!

SARAH LAMBERT said...

We like to go on nature walks to see what we can find, it's great coming up for Christmas as we go looking for pine cones to use in our craft projects :)

Jennifer Ingram said...

Drawing, and playing with building blocks.

Monica Gilbert said...

I really like involving my daughter in the projects I'm doing. She's enjoyed helping me cross stitch by pushing and pulling the needle, helping to paint planter boxes, swinging a hammer at nails, turning screwdrivers, handing us pieces when assembling items, and helping to put some of the washers on screws in her swing. Not bad for someone who's not yet 3.

lindsay chadburn said...

we all go riding on our bikes on local trails fab

Daniel Stacey said...

Camping

Laura S said...

Arts and crafts

jade said...

Crafts

Russell said...

walks, swimming, fishing and just quality time together as a family

Katie said...

At the moment we like playing outside with the water and sand table :)

Lucky Dan said...

I like to take them to feed the ducks and the horses I think its important to show children to be kind to animals from a young age

Diana said...

playing hide and seek :)

Jayne K said...

Crafts, gardening or cooking

Victoria Prince said...

Cooking :-)

Nicola Holland said...

Den building in the woods

Helen Allan said...

Camping

Jo Wakefield said...

Going for walks to the park

katie w said...

Exploring historic sites in our area, we turn them into mini investigators

Emma Fox said...

I enjoy art projects and junk modelling the most.

Claire Thomson Little said...

painting

Aideen McElhone said...

Playing with our goats :)

Robyn Logan Clarke said...

Making hand prints for wrapping paper and cards

Betsy Rose said...

Painting/messy play! :) x

Laura Craggs said...

I love baking with my son

Heather said...

Playing outside with nature!

Catherine Gregory said...

Baking :)

Tracey said...

Going to the park and playing on the swings.

Becky Wilkinson said...

baking or crafting x

Lizzy Cooper said...

Days out, picnics and running around!

hannah walker said...

Making crafts or reading are my faves

Denielle Nicol said...

Going out on nature trails, arts and crafts, dress up and singing and dancing. Soooo much fun!. Dxx