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Decorating

Chocolate Buttercream

This is my ultimate Chocolate Buttercream. Great on cupcakes and cakes. It contains dark chocolate but it's not bitter, it's like a magical combination. Kids and adults adore this icing. Ingredients: 200g softened unsalted butter 400g icing sugar 2 tablespoons of cooled boiled water 75 g dark chocolate melted Method: Melt the dark chocolate –… Continue reading Chocolate Buttercream

Days Out, Fun Stuff, In Dublin

Malahide Castle & Gardens

I used my Tesco points to get some vouchers for Malahide Castle & Gardens. I've wanted to see what was behind the turnstiles for ages and also was curious about their new butterfly house. It cost us €5 in Tesco points instead of €20 on the day for a family ticket. as €2.50 in points… Continue reading Malahide Castle & Gardens

Days Out, Fun Stuff

Tesco Clubcard Boost – Family Fun

I love using our Tesco Clubcard points for fun stuff. A few years ago, I started saving our points for the summer and then using them with Tesco Boost Partners to have fun days out. In my opinion, it's such a shame to spend the vouchers like cash in store. It's way better value, to… Continue reading Tesco Clubcard Boost – Family Fun

Cakes & Bakes

Chocolate Birthday Cake

I've wanted a 'nice' crowd pleasing Chocolate sandwich cake for a while. I have a delicious heavier chocolate sponge cake but wanted a lighter cake that is quick to bake. Well, I found it. I like to take random cookery books from the library and try one recipe. This week's book was in the kids… Continue reading Chocolate Birthday Cake