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:

  1. craft activities and baking!

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  2. my kids like helping me cook

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  3. Tanya Camilleri23 June 2015 at 11:19

    I love baking cakes. It can be messy but fun

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  4. Going on a bear hunt

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  5. jane templeman23 June 2015 at 12:08

    going to sporting events

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  6. Making and baking although it's all rather messy

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  7. we like to camp :)

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  8. going on picnics

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  9. we play lots of board games

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  10. rebecca beesley23 June 2015 at 21:51

    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

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  11. lynsey buchanan23 June 2015 at 22:07

    We like to do baking

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  12. Plastig Ffantastig23 June 2015 at 23:34

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

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  13. Laura Pritchard24 June 2015 at 09:49

    We like to take them geocaching.

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  14. we enjoy swimming :)

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  15. Football, board games.

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  16. We enjoy geocaching

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  17. leanne williams24 June 2015 at 20:31

    We like to do baking

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  18. Andrew Stockton24 June 2015 at 20:39

    Painting and sticking

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  19. We like gardening and baking together.

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  20. Adventure hunts in the outdoors :)

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  21. Rebecca Cusick25 June 2015 at 08:10

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

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  22. Martina Pichova25 June 2015 at 14:04

    baking and jigsaw puzzles

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  23. Harley Richardson25 June 2015 at 14:06

    Playing in the garden x

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  24. Christopher Read25 June 2015 at 22:16

    Drawing and painting

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  25. Rachel Butterworth25 June 2015 at 23:09

    Arts and crafts.

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  26. Michaela Hannah26 June 2015 at 05:32

    Making dens

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  27. lots of arts and crafts!

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  28. Baking cookies of course!

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  29. We love baking and making Lego models

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  30. 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

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  31. We love to bake

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  32. Susie Wilkinson28 June 2015 at 14:20

    We do a lot of crafting together

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  33. Play Monopoly

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  34. Crafting and outdoors stuff

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  35. 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). :)

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  36. charlotte qualter1 July 2015 at 21:19

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

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

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  38. arts and crafts

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  39. Louise Fairweather2 July 2015 at 14:41

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

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

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  41. Sarah Archibald2 July 2015 at 21:23

    painting and playing outside

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  42. Cooking, adventures in the woods

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  43. we love painting and baking.

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  44. Building dens in the woods

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

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  46. Samantha Loughlin8 July 2015 at 09:21

    Baking cookies

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  47. Riding on our bikes!

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  48. 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 :)

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  49. Jennifer Ingram13 July 2015 at 23:49

    Drawing, and playing with building blocks.

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  50. Monica Gilbert14 July 2015 at 22:34

    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.

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  51. lindsay chadburn15 July 2015 at 04:09

    we all go riding on our bikes on local trails fab

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  52. Arts and crafts

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

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

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  55. 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

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  56. playing hide and seek :)

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  57. Crafts, gardening or cooking

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  58. Victoria Prince16 July 2015 at 18:58

    Cooking :-)

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  59. Nicola Holland16 July 2015 at 19:29

    Den building in the woods

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  60. Going for walks to the park

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

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  62. I enjoy art projects and junk modelling the most.

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  63. Claire Thomson Little16 July 2015 at 23:25

    painting

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  64. Aideen McElhone17 July 2015 at 02:32

    Playing with our goats :)

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  65. Robyn Logan Clarke17 July 2015 at 10:18

    Making hand prints for wrapping paper and cards

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  66. Painting/messy play! :) x

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  67. I love baking with my son

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  68. Playing outside with nature!

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  69. Catherine Gregory17 July 2015 at 16:46

    Baking :)

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  70. Going to the park and playing on the swings.

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  71. Days out, picnics and running around!

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  72. Making crafts or reading are my faves

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  73. Denielle Nicol17 July 2015 at 23:10

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

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