Friday, 25 October 2013

Sugar and spice and everything nice


Spider sugar cookies, made by Little Flower and me for the school cake sale yesterday, marking the end of the first half term (inspired by Coco Rose Diaries, thank you!).


Autumn-spiced apple-cinnamon cupcakes with honey-cinnamon frosting (recipe from The Love Bakery Cookbook). Of course with a sprinkle of gold fairy dust!

Everything nice

Little Flower’s birthday is approaching. She loves rainbows more than anything, so we are having a rainbow theme. This is the Pinterest-inspired party invite, with my own spin on the cloud concept (please forgive the smudging of certain personal details, we only have space for her four little best friends!).

I’m joining the lovely Hannapat of Cosmos & Cotton when I can for her Friday Bakes (see the fun button on my sidebar!). The cake sale was a sell-out success, and these little spider cookies are great fun for kids to make – it’s just melted chocolate and Minstrel candies, with little sugar balls for eyes. The cupcakes were enjoyed by my village craft group at our monthly get together last night.

I am so excited about Little Flower’s birthday, is there anything happier than a rainbow? And I have some very colourful ideas swirling around in my head...

Have a magical weekend,

Chrissie x


  1. Eek, I hate spiders (a throwback to my life in Africa!) but yours are just so sweet! And those spicy cakes look yummy too. What a fab idea for a party, sounds like lots of fun to plan too. Enjoy!
    Happy weekend lovely,

  2. Love the cookies - and the cakes! - great idea for the little spiders. Hope that little flower's party goes well, the invitations are so cute, but I would expect nothing less from you - you are so creative! Have a great weekend. xx

  3. Can I reach into the computer and grab a cookie? They look so yummy. Little Flower's birthday sounds like it is going to be lovely.

  4. Chrissie those biscuits are such fun, must have some. Have a fab weekend, lots of love

  5. The cookies and cupcakes look so yummy good Chrissie - those little spiders are gorgeous! Now I'm looking forward to seeing more about Little Flower's birthday party and I'm willing to bet it'll be something really special, having seen what you've done previously! Warm hugs, Joy xo

  6. Aww, such a cute invitation! The cookies and muffins look delicious. I love the spiders, how adorable!

  7. Oh those look really yummy!! I really want a cupcake now! Hope the party will be really good :)

  8. Those spider biscuits look so amazing Imand so beautifully done. I know they will be s reamed at in this house by most, but what good fun for this time of the year. Little flowers invite looks so sweet. I really hope that you have a wonderful birthday party and that you all have heaps of fun!! Ps remember to link in these yummy biccies xoxo

  9. I've just shown my daughter those lovely biscuits, they're brilliant! Loving the idea of a rainbow party, and wish I had the recipe for those cupcakes :) xx

  10. Your spidy cakes are fab! Must make some with my daughter. Really cool. Aw a rainbow theme sounds lovely for a party sure your daughter will have a wonderful time :) xx

  11. Those cookies are amazing ..... just love them.
    No there is nothing happier than a rainbow :o)
    happy weekend
    love jooles xxx

  12. Brilliant, i'm off to bake .

  13. What a fab cookie idea, I might try and make some of theses for the mini's at Halloween. Cute invite and party concept, hope she has lots of fun.
    Clare x

  14. Love LOVE those spider cookies!
    This time of year is so much fun!
    Stay safe in the hurricane!

  15. love the rainbow invitation! Heather x